How to Release a Song: A Guide for Independent Artists

Just Works Productions shares a little bit about the process of releasing new music.


P. Williams

2/18/20232 min read

How to Release a Song: A Guide for Independent Artists

Releasing a song can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience for independent artists. On the one hand, you have the satisfaction of sharing your music with the world. On the other hand, you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions that need to be made before you can release your song. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of releasing a song on Just Works Productions.

  1. Choose a Release Date

    The first step to releasing a song is to choose a release date. This date should give you enough time to finish the song, create artwork, and promote the release. At the same time, it shouldn't be so far in the future that you lose momentum or excitement for the release. Once you've chosen a date, make sure to stick to it.

  2. Prepare Your Song

    Before you release your song, you'll need to make sure it's ready for public consumption. This means ensuring that the mix is complete, the lyrics are finalized, and any mastering or editing has been done. You'll also want to make sure that the song is properly tagged with metadata and is formatted correctly.

  3. Create Artwork

    Your song's artwork is what will catch people's attention when they come across it on streaming platforms or social media. Take the time to create artwork that's visually appealing and that reflects the tone of the song. Just Works Productions has graphic designers who can help create artwork for you.

  4. Distribute Your Song

    Once your song is ready to be released, you'll need to distribute it to streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Just Works Productions can help you distribute your music to these platforms and many more. This will ensure that your song is available for people to listen to on the platforms they use most.

  5. Promote Your Song

    Promotion is key to the success of any release. Share your song on social media, create a lyric video or music video, and consider reaching out to music bloggers or local radio stations. Just Works Productions can help with marketing services for your release.

  6. Monitor Your Release

    After you release your song, make sure to monitor its performance on streaming platforms and social media. This will give you an idea of how well your promotion is working and whether you need to adjust your strategy.

    Releasing a song is a significant accomplishment for any independent artist. By following these steps, you'll be able to release your song with confidence and share your music with the world. Just Works Productions is here to support and guide you throughout the entire process.