Description: In this article about pandora login, the author is going to walk you through the steps of submitting your music to Pandora Internet Radio. While the author is not new to praise and worship, she is totally new to being a Gospel Recording Artist.
This is Tamika Hall from Tamika Hall Ministry, we’re exploding worship in 3d, we are showing worship artists and worship arts ministries how to take their worship to the next level with using media, for those of you that have been connected with me for a while, first of all thank you so much, I appreciate that.
You have gone on this journey with me, I am now a gospel recording artist, I released my first single on April 5th which was last Saturday, I released my single Here I am, it’s been an exciting time, but for me this is brand-new, I know how to market a lot of things, I can help you market books, I can help you take your church ministry to the next level, but when it comes to music, it is something altogether different.
I will tell you one of the things that I’ve been saying from the beginning, I want to know how to get my music on Pandora, it’s funny that a lot of people say that they don’t listen to Pandora because they play commercials, other people say that they are not into the Pandora, others love it, they put it in their car, they use the aux cord, they plug it in to their vehicles.
It’s a mixed crowd but I personally use it and I love it, because I’ve been able to discover a lot of artists through Pandora, I’m going to show you how to submit your music to Pandora internet radio, the fun thing about this is that everybody kept saying to me that it was hard, but I found out how to do it and it’s simple, it took me about five minutes to submit.
Let’s jump into it, for the independent artists, why is this important for us? It’s great because it allows our music to be paired with mainstream artists, for those who do not know what Pandora is, I’m going to tell you very quickly, you log on to Pandora.com.
You’re able to plug in the name of a favorite artist that you have, for example I love Israel Houghton, I have a station set to Israel Houghton, it’s like a music nome, Pandora will automatically play the the library, it will also play artists that are similar to Israel.
The fun thing is that I’ve been able to not only listen to one of my favorite artists, but I’m now able to discover other artists that honestly I probably would have never listened to on Pandora, let’s get started, the first thing that you need to do is that you need to know if you own your own music.
For us as independent artists this is a beautiful thing for us, while there is that difficult side that comes to the fact that we have to do everything, we put up the money, we produce it, at the end of the day you own your stuff, so you’re able to distribute it at will. You own your music because you’re going to be asked that question.
The next question is is your music available on iTunes or Amazon? You’re going to have to provide a link to your song on one of those different sales mediums, it’s important that if you are independent artists, you have music that’s available and you’ve taken it to that next professional level, you’ve been able to put it into iTunes or put it on amazon.com.
The first thing that you’ll do is to go to Pandora.com, you will register or log into your account, once you’re in your account, if you scroll all the way down to the bottom, there’s a link that says submit your music, you’ll click on that link, you’ll come to the first submission screen.
It’s simple, it’s going to ask you for your first and last name, for your phone number, then you have to select the option that best describes who you are, for example are you an artist? Are you a manager? Are you a record label? There’s also a section for you to click other. I personally don’t know what other is.
If you don’t fall into the first three, you know what that means, once you do that, you’ll scroll down to the bottom on the right hand corner, click that arrow, it’s a white arrow, you go to the second page of the submission process, this is the most extensive page that you’re going to come to.
If you go there locked, loaded and ready, you’re going to be in and out of this whole process within about five minutes, the first thing that it will ask you is your artist or band name, you’ll put that in there, the next thing that they want to know is a link to your bio.
The easiest thing is that if you have a website and if you have been connected to some of the trainings, I have a training on how to design your own website or why we as worship arts ministers need a website, you provide a link to your bio, it is very simple.
The next thing you have to do is to provide release information, they want you to provide it your release information either from iTunes US, they have a different process if you’re outside of the country, you have to send them an email with this information, but they want your iTunes United States link or a link to Bandcamp, Amazon or CD Baby.
Then you’re going to do the release name, mine is Here I am, you have to give the type of release, it is a full album or it is an EP, in my case it’s a single, I’m a newbie in this, you have to give the release year, you also have to give the release purchase link.
That’s where you would either put iTunes Bandcamp, Amazon or a CD Baby, then you have to put in your information about the label, what is the the name of your label? You also have to give the universal product code or the UPC code.
If you’ve gone through CD Baby or iTunes, they automatically will generate a UPC code for you, if you selected that option, all I did is that I went into my account, I went into my account, I copied and pasted my UPC code into that area.
The next thing you do is to select what genre you’re going to be in, for us gospel recording artist, Christian recording artists, I only saw CCM there, there aren’t a lot of different selections or categories for you to fall into, they have something like rock and R&B, but the only thing that says who we are is CCM.
You can go in there, you can select whatever you want, but I selected CCM, going over to the next column you will give some specific songs, this is especially good for those of you that have a full album, you’ll put in the title of your song, then you’ll put in the link there.
You see where I had a oopsy-daisy, when I did this particular screenshot, I got excited, I posted the link to it first, but I corrected myself, the first thing you see is the amazon.com back slash Here I am, that should be the name of my song Here I am. Under that it should be the link.
The next thing that you’re going to do is to put in your description, I’ll be honest with you, I did not see a lot of information in terms of how exactly you should fill this out, I did the best that I could, I explained the fact that it is a Christian contemporary song, it’s praise and worship.
The sound is very similar to that of Vicki Yohe, Nicole C, Mullen, Martha Munizzi and Israel Hogan to name a few, a lot people assume that it is wrong, but I I would venture to say that that is probably what they want you to do, if you have something else you want to put in there, be my guest do that.
Once you click that arrow down in that bottom right-hand corner, you will advance to verify legal information page, you’re going to put in your email address, you’ll put in your password that’s your Pandora password, you’re going to click that you are submitting your information to Pandora, you legally have the right to do that.
I paraphrase that but I want you to make sure that you read that little block under there, then you’ll click Submit, you’ll go to a screen that says thanks to you, it’ll have your name there, it’s going to tell you that your tracks have been submitted.
Then you also get an email where it says your tracks have been submitted to Pandora and it gives you a link that you can check on your status, if you choose to do that, you’ll see where it is in the process of that, I hope that this was helpful for you.
When I found out how to do it, I was so excited, I have to share this with everyone because I cannot possibly be the only person that wants their stuff on Pandora, we don’t know how to do it, this is Tamika Hall with Tamika Hall Ministries where we’re exploding worship and 3d.
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