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    A well-made comparison can be helpful.

    Of course every musician wants to be unique. But let's be real, every musician also listens to other people's music and is influenced by certain sounds and styles. Bon Iver doesn't have a copyright on falsetto-filled indie with an electronic twist, and The Weeknd isn't the only person who can make a dark and moody R&B track. To that end, if your sound is similar to an artist that the site covers heavily, a well-made comparison can really help your chances of being posted.

    We're not saying that you should call yourself the next 2Pac, but try to think of a few artists whose music has something in common with yours. Saying something like, "If you like Future, Young Thug, and Lil Wayne, check this out," should get any fans of Thug, Wayne, or Future to press play.

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