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What Is Datpiff:
DatPiff is an online mixtape distribution platform owned by Idle Media Inc. It was launched in 2005 and is headquartered inPennsylvania. It specializes in hip-hop and rap and urban music. (via Wikipedia)
How Does Datpiff Help?
Similar to Livemixtapes and Spinrilla, Datpiff is a mixtape hosting platform. It allows you to upload mixtapes and videos that can be promoted to your fans and DatPiffs’s active community.
Just like other mixtape hosting platforms, Datpiff’s main goal is to help you spread your music and reach more fan. This is extremely beneficial if you’ve got most of your bases covered (Good music, branding, marketing strategy, etc..). But just as much as it benefits you, it can hurt if you don’t have your shit together.
A Few Post That Help You Get Your Shit Together:
- 7 Tips For Becoming A Successful Rapper
- 7 Mistakes Made By Rappers
- How To Make A Website For Your Music
- How To Set Goals As A Rapper
How To Get Your Mixtape On DatPiff?
Getting your mixtape on Datpiff was a lot simpler a few years ago. All you had to do was create an account and start uploading. This was one of DatPiff’s strengths, as well as its weakness. With a lack of “exclusive” mixtape releases from mainstream artist and a ton of releases from everybody else, Datpiff became associated as a place for “less cool” artists.
However, over the years, Datpiff has started to release a lot more “exclusive” mixtapes from mainstream artists while improving its brand.
1. Create An Account or Sign-In
If you already have a DatPiff account and you sign-in, you might already have “upload permissions” on your account (depending on how old your account is). When I signed into my old account that I uploaded mixtapes with in the past, I was still able to upload mixtapes despite Datpiff’s changes.
If you’re creating a new account, no worries. Just follow along and I’ll show you how to upload a mixtape.
2. Go To “My Files”
After creating your account, click on “my account” and go to the “my files” tab.
3. Go To The “Applications” tab
Under “my files” you will see 3 tabs:
Click on the “Application” tab to apply for “upload permissions”.
4. Complete The Application & Wait
Fill out the application forms and wait.
5. Follow Up Via Email Every 7-14 Days
I’m a big believer that the money is in the follow-up. So, if you don’t hear anything back from DatPiff within 7-14 days, shoot them a professional and friendly email asking for an update on your upload application.
Remember, you have to be professional and DONT use text-message language (ex. “U” instead of “You” – “Wanna” instead of “Want To” – etc..)
6. Once Approved, Go Back To “My Files”
7. Click On Upload Mixtape
This is where you will start the process of uploading your mixtape. Fill out all of the information and then proceed to the next screen.
8. Upload Your Music
You will have to upload each song in MP3 format. Each song will be uploaded individually and after it is uploading, you will be able to re-arrange them in any order you like.
9. Preview Your Mixtape
Once all the information is filled out and all of your MP3’s are uploaded, preview your mixtape to make sure that everything looks legit (mixtape info, cover, music, etc..)
10. Submit It
If everything checks out, click submit and now your mixtape is ready to be “published” at a later time.
You can publish your mixtape immediately by clicking YES to the “Submit Mixtape Online” question at the bottom of the screen.
If you’ve made it this far and followed the instructions above, you should have your mixtape uploaded on DatPiff. Now, it’s time for you to start marketing your mixtape.
Need more help uploading your mixtape on to DatPiff? Leave a comment below with any questions and I’ll help as much as possible.