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Oh I Lost Myself by Crystal Skunk

Benjamin Groff

Hi Crystal Skunk - wow what a concept record.  I think the song and the production and vocals and everything is pretty epic.  I think there's some mix stuff you could maybe tighten up and take the last 15% if anything.  I like the panning take on this - made it felt unique. There's just one more level of mix I think - but then again maybe it's not mastered yet.  As far as marketing / promotion - instead of trying to go through everything a bonus, maybe you could just stop by my website and pick up my new book for free (it was just a #1 release on Amazon) and tons of info here on marketing and promotion and ideas for you.  It's free here as an instant download: or certainly you can find it on amazon too lol.  Really great work here.  I couldn't fine more on Spotify but sounds like you're just about to release this...I would work that concept project angle ... maybe you could even get Nick Cave / PJ to help promote or comment on it?   

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Funk Enigma by Freshly Cut Grass

Bob Lugowe

Good, well-produced funky song with a lot of talent on display and a fun and creative video to accompany it. Nice work! 

In terms of promotional advice, I would start by suggesting that you put your band name in the title of your youtube video and include links to hear more music / your socials, a brief bio + detailed description of the song along with lyrics in the Fluence submission. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture of who you are and what you're about along with an easy way to find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (tik tok, instagram, triller, etc.) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. Having strong visual content and music videos can def help get your music out there more than just releasing it without any promotional effort. 

Lastly I can't stress enough how important it is to build your own fanbase on social media and really push your own personality across your channels. Artists have more power than ever these days so take advantage of all the tools available! 

Best of luck!

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