Originally Posted by Automageddon
Alternatively, do you have any tips or services you used first hand to increase the number of plays on one of your tracks?
I have not yet. My one attempt has been a wipeout remix competition that wrapped up last weekend. The winner gets their song added to the game and the spotify playlist of the soundtrack There was a thread about it on here, not terribly active, but I explained what I did over there. I'll know in the next few weeks how that pans out.
Anyways, my tactic would be (and I am starting to do this) to find and get yourself in as many competitions as you can where the prize includes being added to some spotify playlist, just to get your foot in the proverbial door. Once you're there and can generate some traffic, you could go from there.
My guess would be to look around for remix competitions when a song goes viral or a major artists drops a new single/album. I haven't even had to use google yet to keep myself busy just between IDMf projects and a few non IDMf things I've found looking around on here.