Why is this an important milestone for me? Because 1000 is the minimum number of plays one needs, before Spotify starts displaying the counter along side each track.
At this point you might be curious to hear what it sounds like, well you can listen right here:
It wasn’t easy and it took a long time to get there. As far as marketing goes, I was promoting this song using a service called Submithub. It’s a website that connects artists and taste makers (Mostly bloggers and Spotify playlisters). I got lucky, and was given a spot on a popular Spotify playlist which grew my audience considerably.
I’m not at a point where I can make a living off of my royalties yet (Far from it, I should say) but for an amateur musician like me, who only a few years ago saw professional music making as just an unrealistic pipe dream, there is a glimmer of hope.
The next image shows my all time stream statistics, on Spotify. The x-axis shows time strating from 2015 when I started, and goes all the way to today. The y-axis shows the number of daily number of plays from 0 to 100.
It took a whole year before I started seeing activity on this graph. Since 2016, my daily stream count has been growing steadily. It’s still only about a few streams each day (with some exceptions). I’m hoping for a break out song, something to drive my stats upwards, or maybe I’ll be improving my marketing skills and find new and better ways to get exposure.
Thank you for reading. If you’d like to support my work or simply hear more music, I have a Bandcamp page setup where it’s easy to stream, download and leave tips. → Bandcamp