SubmitHub allows you to easily send your music to curators using either standard or premium "credits." Each curator requests between 1 and 3 credits.
If you use premium credits, you can expect a decision within 48 hours. For a curator to earn your credits, they will need to listen to at least 20 seconds of your song, and if they don't like it they'll need to explain why. While 20 seconds might not seem like a lot, the average listening time by bloggers is actually close to 2 minutes.
If a curator decides that they like your song, they'll let you know when and how they plan to share it. You'll be able to chat with them about the release, and share any information you think they might need for their coverage. The current approval rate is 11% for premium submissions and 4% for standard submissions. While more than 553,000 songs have been approved and shared, the competition is fierce, and even the most-successful artists face their fair share of rejection. Still, it's much cheaper than hiring a publicist :)
Sometimes the feedback you receive when your song is declined will be useful. Other times it might not make sense. It's important to keep in mind that most curators are doing this as a hobby, and sometimes it's hard to find the perfect words for why they don't like a song. At the end of the day, music is about personal experiences, and what works for you won't work for everyone.
Now that you know a little bit about how SubmitHub works, you should be well-equipped to start submitting! Just in case you want some more tips, here's a handy strategy guide we've pulled together.
Upload your song
Use a link from SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify, etc.