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    How to Promote Your Music with Smart Links Smart Links

    You’re probably familiar with song share links that direct fans to the music service of their choice. For example, here’s one for my last single:

    The Fifth Smart Link

    There are several free and paid options. I can’t say that I’ve tried them all, but I’m partial to Smart Links. It’s comprehensive yet easy to use, and offers several advantages over the competition.

    Configuring Your Smart Link

    Setting it up is a breeze. You just paste a link to your release from a streaming service, and it pulls in the others automatically.

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    You can enable as many stores as you’d like, enter your own (i.e. Bandcamp), and even include links to your web site and mailing list signup form.

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