Artists Wanted : Share your Talent with the Community

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Artists Wanted : Share your Talent with the Community

osornios
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Hey everyone!

 

As you are probably aware, at the heart of Spotify, and our Community, is Music: listening, curating, producing, and, of course, discussing it.

 

Because of this, some fellow Stars and members of the Community Staff (@Soundofus@Elena@TreyAnastasio, @Jpgchief, @Sebasty, and myself), who enjoy being deeply involved in these activities, would like to keep celebrating artists. One project some of us are working on, is inviting you (Spotify's upcoming artists!) to share your newest releases and a bit about yourselves. We love to listen to the latest stuff!

 

How does it work?

 

  • We (the Music Team mentioned above) will post a thread (like this one) looking for submissions at the beginning of each month.
  • Artists participating have to be members of the Community and have a Spotify artist account.
  • Artists are welcome to post their songs and intros in a comment below (only one comment per band/artist please).

Questions artists should answer to participate:

  • Artist/Band name:
  • Where are you based:
  • Main genre of music:
  • Describe your sound/music in a few words:
  • Spotify link to one of your most recent songs which you'd submit in priority to the Community's users:
  • Link to Spotify profile: 
  • One link to a social media of your choice:
  • Who are your musical inspirations:
  • Is there anything else you'd want to add to help users to get to know you better:

The Music Team will go through all submissions, and propose a few for the entire Community to vote on. Once the results are in, we'll contact the winner, and they will be featured in our Community blog! 

 

Where to participate?

 

We'll hand it over to you, artists on the Spotify Community - post your answers to our questions in a comment below. Don't be shy, we'll be very glad to hear your tracks and read your replies!

 

P.S When it comes to choosing the winning artist we'll give equal chance to the finalists to gather votes from the forum's users, so don't get discouraged if you enter in your submission on a later point and don't gather too many likes in this thread. 

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nelaique
Roadie

Hi there!

  • Artist/Band name: NEL AIQUE
  • Where are you based: Spain
  • Main genre of music: Neoclassical
  • Describe your sound/music in a few words: Peaceful Piano music
  • Spotify link to one of your most recent songs which you'd submit in priority to the Community's users:

https://open.spotify.com/track/5ozxQHy0IjIAwUscN3UrbP?si=116c0f63b9dc4adc

 

  • Link to Spotify profile: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6DQXMlXhosW4HRwMMNKX2G?si=p_AvmDsJTDaUXl34RPY-Eg

 

  • One link to a social media of your choice: @nelaique (instagram)
  • Who are your musical inspirations: Nature, Emotions, Mindfulness,...
  • Is there anything else you'd want to add to help users to get to know you better: Next friday is out my latest release (Magical Dance). It's my best song by now

Markus1994
Casual Listener
  • Artist/Band name:
    Markus Schukowski

  • Where are you based:
    Franzburg, Germany

  • Main genre of music:
    Electronic Rock

  • Describe your sound/music in a few words:
    Blending rock and electronic music, energetic, motivating  

  • Spotify link to one of your most recent songs which you'd submit in priority to the Community's users:
    https://open.spotify.com/track/069ImsYgZfgMuwUXLvw7ny?si=844e31ea73eb4cba 

  • Link to Spotify profile: 
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ZmPuREQlRleZxkOxI3jg0?si=vi2LJ5HoTKy9Hx3vAi0xHA 

  • One link to a social media of your choice:
    https://www.instagram.com/markus.schukowski/?hl=de 

  • Who are your musical inspirations:
    Artists like Papa Roach, Zardonic, Pendulum, Linkin Park, Shinedown

  • Is there anything else you'd want to add to help users to get to know you better:
    I started this electronic rock solo project in October 2020 after playing in different rock and metal bands as a guitar player. Now I'm singing and also taking care of all instruments on my songs. My latest two songs "What It Feels Like" and "Where Nothing Matters" were mixed and mastered by Zardonic. 

birgirfannar1
Casual Listener
  • Artist/Band name: Birgir Gudmundsson
  • Where are you based: Iceland
  • Main genre of music: Jazz
  • Describe your sound/music in a few words: Jazzy piano with pop influences.
  • Spotify link to one of your most recent songs which you'd submit in priority to the Community's users: 
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5pEwiM3mnOQ4wShhaMSKmu?si=542ddf2f849c4936
  • Link to Spotify profile:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/7ksDoRC0OM3bECyNscEa5X?si=jA2BhKQ-RCmX4quk8gkspw
  • One link to a social media of your choice:
  • Who are your musical inspirations: I draw inspiration from a wide variety of music, including jazz, pop, indie and classical. For the piano my main inspirational artist is Michel Camilo. 
  • Is there anything else you'd want to add to help users to get to know you better: Located in Iceland, which is very dark this time of year. I just released a christmas album. Christmas lights and music help us cope with the darkest days and turn this month into one of the year's best.

skibitzky
Casual Listener
  • Artist/Band name: Clinton Skibitzky
  • Where are you based: Winnipeg, Canada
  • Main genre of music: Pop/Rock
  • Describe your sound/music in a few words: Pop/rock that can be both quirky and poignant.  
  • Spotify link to one of your most recent songs which you'd submit in priority to the Community's users: 
    https://open.spotify.com/track/2NiW3LbKzs4QXNXtHHb9C5?si=7548171c00014242
  • Link to Spotify profile: 
    https://open.spotify.com/user/ra6mk0v4mddnzm5xiwve16xey?si=fd0f60e70e8045c8
  • One link to a social media of your choice:
    https://youtu.be/Nm-jk4RH0hg
  • Who are your musical inspirations: Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruce Hornsby, Depeche Mode, Tom Waits, Queen, Hot Hot Heat.
  • Is there anything else you'd want to add to help users to get to know you better: This is a collection of songs I have written over the past 15 years, with lots of help on vocals, guitar, etc by some of my best friends (I play keyboards and sound like Kermit the Frog when I try to sing).  Without their help this would be a poorly sung collection of rough tunes... hence the title of the album 'With a lot of Help From My Friends.'

Ardhammar
Casual Listener
  • Artist/Band name: Magnus Ardhammar
  • Where are you based: Sweden, Stockholm
  • Main genre of music: SynthPop & SynthRock
  • Describe your sound/music in a few words: I like to vary and mix between pop/rock and more electronic, ambient and classical movie/game scores. A like a cinematic feeling in my music. This track is more of a Pop/Synthwave song. My new release on friday (Dec 10) is more rock.
  • Spotify link to one of your most recent songs which you'd submit in priority to the Community's users:
    https://open.spotify.com/track/2V9Q1X58arUinVvBfuHHPz?si=1d3a20d682204890
  • Link to Spotify profile:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1HgTLnojODwDfIJZeYk1Ng?si=5paex6yjSBCByXN8fYIZlA 
  • One link to a social media of your choice:
    https://www.instagram.com/ardhammarmusic/
  • Who are your musical inspirations: Depeche Mode, Garbage, John Williams, Hanz Zimmer,  Miriam Bryant, Erasure, Laleh, Gorillaz.
  • Is there anything else you'd want to add to help users to get to know you better:
    Started doing music in my early years with my Amiga 500 and expanded that with lessons in guitar playing. After I was finished with school I stopped doing music for some reason and started digging into movie making and script writing instead. Today I'm a father of two who is working at one of Sweden's largest TV-stations. The pandemic brought me back to my interest in music making, so my desk is work at day and music studio at night.So, i’m kinda like Batman… a little bit.

skibitzky
Casual Listener
Hi Magnus. I really like your track. Nice job... . I'm probably a similar age as you (but live in Canada) and also took advantage of the pandemic to finish recording songs that I never really finished and enlisted help of friends to make them sound good (I am generally just a hobby musician). If you feel like listening to my pandemic album, I'm listed above you on this thread (but I'll dump a link to the full album here....)

https://open.spotify.com/album/06eLOCNxNJ45tlO4mvu0ry?si=uasMV9gDToWHt5eE6OR80g


Harry_7
Casual Listener

Hey everyone!

  • Artist/Band name: Fishing in Japan
  • Where are you based: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
  • Main genre of music: Indie / Alternative Rock
  • Describe your sound/music in a few words: Upbeat fusion of alt rock & indie pop. Creating our own interpolation of the style with experimental accents both melodically & rhythmically.

Spotify link to one of your most recent songs which you'd submit in priority to the Community's users: https://open.spotify.com/track/1kfze5qau4dLsYrFMa2oza?si=752e1a286235499c

Link to Spotify profile: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2WJj57pxupP1MJCqbDNET4?si=VOGQ0mscSYuHW8KlShCW3w

  • One link to a social media of your choice: Instagram: @fishinginjapan
  • Who are your musical inspirations: STRFKR, Boy Pablo, Spoon, Dirty Projectors, Alex G, Fazerdaze, Passion Pit, Tennis, LCD Soundsystem, Crumb.
  • Is there anything else you'd want to add to help users to get to know you better: Through our music we aim to bring greater attention to how much of the creative process truly is in fact in the hands of the artist. We hope to continue to bring a refreshing feel to the indie scene through pulling from a number of inspirations, all while keeping ourselves grounded in what truly makes our music organic. We've remained an independent group, maintaining all of the processes necessary to keep us afloat entirely on our own even as we've continued to grow through time. We're also set to release a couple more singles leading up to our debut album in early 2022!

Ardhammar
Casual Listener

Hello Skibitsky,

Thank you for check my track out!  Yeah, we have to try to see this from the bright side. Without the pandemic i may never have done this. 🙂

 

Of course i will check out your stuff. Thanks for the tip!

 

Stay safe!

Qui-Rob-Boo
Regular
• Artist/Band name:
Qui-Rob-Boo

• Where are you based:
Toronto Canada

• Main genre of music:
Rap Trap & Hip-Hop

• Describe your sound/music in a few words:
Mixing Rap & R&B  Storytelling with a Trap feel.


• Spotify link to one of your most recent songs
• which you'd submit  to the Community's users:



https://open.spotify.com/track/7uVQYUuDgehY8O6mHR25e6?si=AMPrsPQ5REaT_TbiEVmeDw&utm_source=copy-link

SadmalocaRecords
Roadie
Nome do artista / banda: Navdo
Onde você está baseado: Brazil
Principal gênero de música: Emo Rap / Trap
Descreva seu som / música em poucas palavras: Heartbroken music in animated beats to medicate broken hearts s/2
Spotify link para uma de suas músicas mais recentes que você enviaria com prioridade para os usuários da Comunidade: https://open.spotify.com/track/5BMnxV6qa66ov6ZhgTLqOo?si=3940fb793a704d63
Link para o perfil do Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7mqbffC0Bazk6gbU8l5flH
Um link para uma mídia social de sua escolha: https://www.instagram.com/navdopaz/
Quem são suas inspirações musicais: Kurt Cobain, Juice Wrld, Lil Peep, Trippie Redd.
Há mais alguma coisa que você gostaria de adicionar para ajudar os usuários a conhecê-lo melhor: Navdo is a 22-year-old Brazilian known for delivering introspective lyrics in Rap/Trap instrumentals by aggregating rock elements such as guitars and melodic vocals. Addressing topics such as mental health and self-knowledge in their tracks, which are recorded and produced independently. An interesting detail is that all the covers of the songs are copyrightillustrations made by the artist.

Elena
Moderator
Moderator

Hi everyone and thank you so so much for your participation in this project. It makes us very happy to receive so many great applications!

 

Keep them coming, we love listening to your tracks!

 

***

 

With this post I would also like to ask you to keep the comments under this post focused on the topic at hand - replying to the questions above to present your tracks to a wider audience. 

 

We love friendly discussions and we encourage them as much as possible in the Music discussion areafeel more than welcome to start a thread in there with other off topic musical suggestions, as were hoping to keep this post as a place for submissions. This will allow us to have a less confusing and more streamlined thread.

 

As we already had a great post in this thread with a playlist containing songs that were submitted - we used it to start a new thread, where we encourage discussions and different musical suggestions as well. You can find it here!

 

 Thanks for respecting our request!

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alfredoespanglish
Newbie

Band name: Espanglish

 

Based at Mexico City

Main genre: Funklore

Describe your sound: We mix traditional music and Latin music with electronic resources and sounds of twentieth century black music.
Our lyrics are written in English and Spanish and talk about love, unity, tolerance and female empowerment.

Song Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/6gCH48ApMfuvrbtedc1ID3?si=c0dc71b92ea342ff

Spotify Profile: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5wnMB6o7El35W7BNYxKeb1?si=9MZNwdK7TaCH8jZgZvhSuQ

Link to social media: www.instagram.com/espanglishmusic

Musical Inspirations: Poolside, Bob Marley, Mano Negra, Disclosure, Paul Simon, Bomba Estereo, LCD Soundsystem, David Byrne, Calle 13, Daft Punk, Perez Prado, Gorillaz, Major Lazer, Flaming Lips, Manu Chao...

Anything Else:  We formed as a band in May 2019. By September of the same year, we had won a grant from the Canadian government to record a complete album, produced by Howard Redekkop (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, The New Pornographers).
Since the pandemic began, we started releasing singles from that production as an independent band.

DArmstrongMusic
Music Fan
  • Artist/Band name: Dan Armstrong
  • Where are you based: Herefordshire (UK)
  • Main genre of music: Electronic dance/chill
  • Describe your sound/music in a few words: A mix of syth-based electronic music. Some with vocals for that cross-over. Think Chicane with Global Communication/Future Sound of London!
  • Spotify link to one of your most recent songs which you'd submit in priority to the Community's users: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gz9dEwJ0PKpwj3p69f6aq?si=EP4-BLTITw-Vd1LkZewP3Q
  • Link to Spotify profile: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6mxNCjk6WN05Epe7YKaVpP?si=Ss59DLzMRTWycg0CvIbC7w
  • One link to a social media of your choice: https://www.facebook.com/danarmstrongmusic
  • Who are your musical inspirations: Chicane, FSOL, Global Communication, Aphex Twin
  • Is there anything else you'd want to add to help users to get to know you better: I write music that I hope others enjoy - I certainly enjoy it. I'm not after fame. Fortune would be nice! Always keen to hear others' music and collaborate with the right people 🙂

bleec
Regular

osornios
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Thanks to every one of you who have submitted your tracks so far. It's really an eclectic mix of genres! 👌

 

We'll be accepting submissions until Sunday, December 19th at 11:59pm PST

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Elena
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A huge thanks to everyone who participated in this volume of the ''Artists wanted'' project. We loved all of your songs, but the rules are that we have to pick 3 qualifiers for the final voting. We had a tie in scores given from the Music team, so we present 4 artists that can win the chance to featured in a Blog here in the Community. 

 

Congrats to @alfredoespanglish@skibitzky @Ardhammar @nelaique!

 

 

Go check this post to learn more!

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