"Pitching" is the term we use to refer to any scenario you need to send out your music. Whether that be for sync purposes, pitching to an artist & their team to be considered for an album, a Spotify playlist or any marketing or promotions purpose, our pitching features allow you to professionally showcase your music and provide you with tools to effectively monitor and manage what you're sending out.
When it comes to sending our your music via Songspace, there are multiple ways you can do this. You can generate links to individual songs, playlists, or releases, and if you've upgraded, you always have the option between sending a tracked or a non-tracked link. We refer to non-tracked links as share links and tracked links as pitch links.
This article will walk you through everything you need to know as it relates to sending out tracked links.
Individual Song Links
To send a link to an individual song,
Right click on the song from the catalog view.
Select "Pitch song".
Double click on the song - this will take you into the song edit view.
Select the arrow icon in the top right navigation panel.
There are two different ways that you can go about generating a link to a playlist to send out for external purposes.
Generating a link to an existing playlist in your account. You are able to generate a link to any of the playlists in your organizational structure on the lefthand side.
Select the playlist you'd like to pitch.
Select the "Pitch playlist" icon (looks like an arrow) in the navigation bar towards the top right.
Creating a one time pitch.
Select the orange "+" from your main catalog view.
Select "new pitch"
Drag & drop songs into the pitch drawer.
The main difference between the two options is that #2 will only live in your pitch log and not in your catalog view. So if you're one who likes to reference past pitches to more efficiently create current ones, we would suggest route #1.
NOTE: This option will only exist if you're adding release/ product level metadata to your recordings. See our “Understanding Releases” to learn about releases and the corresponding metadata.
You can select the "Releases" tab from your main catalog view which will allow you to visualize your catalog metadata from a release perspective. From here, you can either right click on the release you'd like to send and select "Pitch release" OR double click on the release and select the "Pitch release" option in the top right navigation panel.
Tracked Pitch Link Settings.
Regardless of whether you've selected to pitch a song, playlist or release, you will be routed to a window that allows you to enter additional information and establish your settings.
This section will explain what each of these options mean.
Tracked pitch link vs In-person pitch: At the very top you have the option to choose whether this is a "Tracked pitch link" or In-person pitch". If you're wanting to generate a tracked link, keep it selected as "Tracked pitch link". The "In-person pitch" option is for scenarios where you pitched something outside of Songspace. (You played the songs in person at a pitch meeting, send the mp3s as attachments, etc)
Pitch Title: This will appear as the main header to the recipient. It is also a helpful way for you to reference what this pitch is in the future.
Pitch Recipient: Who are you sending this link to? Begin typing their name. If they already exist in your Songspace database, they will appear in the dropdown. Select the existing contact to add them to the pitch. If they do not yet exist, the top option in the dropdown will have a "NEW" button next to it. Select that to create a contact for this person. This contact will appear as an option moving forward.
Project: In short, using the Projects feature allows you to enter more information around what this pitch is being sent for. This allows for better reporting in the long term. If a project already exists, you can search for that project in the search panel. Then select that project once it appear in the dropdown. If the project your pitching towards does not yet exist, you can select "NEW PROJECT" to create one. This will appear as an option moving forward. Click here for a more information around projects.
Set Link Expiration: If you'd like to set an expiration date on your link, select the dropdown and choose your preferred expiration date. The link you're generating will no longer be active once it hits the date you've select and the recipient will no long be able to access the content. You will always have the ability to go back and delete a pitch link once it's logged in your pitch log.
Allow Downloading: If you would like the recipient to be able to download recordings in the pitch, have this toggled on (on= blue). If you would like this to be a stream only link, toggle this option off (off=grey).
Require Password: If you're sending out unreleased or sensitive material, we highly recommend using this option. This adds additional security to the content that you're sending. Select the toggle on the right (it will turn blue) and then enter the password you'd like to use for this pitch. In order to access the content of the pitch, the recipient will have to enter the password that you've set. Most people include the password in the body of the email when sending the link.
Watch Pitch Activity: This option allows you to control what type of notifications you receive. If it's turned on (blue), you will get email notifications for any views or downloads on the link. If it's turned off (grey), you will not receive emails. You will be able to reference the stats in your pitch log regardless of which option you select.
Include Sub-Folders: This option only exists for playlists. If you wish to include any existing subfolders in the playlist you're sending, toggle this on (blue). If you do not, keep this toggled off (grey).
Include Files: This option only exists for playlists. If you have any miscellaneous files (images, documents, etc) added to the "Files" section of the playlist, you have the option to display these to where they're downloadable to the recipient. To do this, toggle this option on (blue).
Customize: When you generate a tracked pitch to a song, playlist, or release, it is creating a copy of all of the assets and there settings. If there is something unique about this pitch that you need to tailor further, the “Customize” option provides you with a route to do so. The most common use for this tends to be for hiding recording versions that you do not wish to display in this link.
When you click "Create & Get Link", a unique URL will be generated. Next, "Copy" the link to your clipboard and paste into an email to send or text to send!
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