Case Studies

Rise has been a catalyst for some exceptional growth. Have a look at some of our featured case studies — though we have dozens more available upon request. If you’ve had a successful campaign already and would like to share your story, let us know

Finn Matthews

In 2018 Billboard called Finn Matthews “a rising pop artist to get familiar with now.” In 2020, Matthews’ team tapped Rise to promote several projects, and the results were in the Clouds.

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Elijah Blake

When this Dominican-American singer, songwriter and record producer — who has written songs for Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross, Rihanna, and co-wrote Usher‘s number-one R&B hit, “Climax” — wanted to shine a light on his own music, he partnered with Rise to get more views on his music video for “Frenemies.” The results were more than friendly as we were able to outperform the campaign’s estimated views by 100K.

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Cody Lovaas

This Californian singer-songwriter and guitarist who grounds his simple and confessional lyrics in soulful vocals, melodic acoustic performances, and smooth pop production, really dug our Rise Vibes (™). His multi-faceted marketing approach led him and his team to Rise, and the results on YouTube in particular were noteworthy, as we helped him gain nearly a quarter of a million new views, as his peripheral analytics also saw a boost.

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Renee Blair

Over the course of multiple campaigns, rising Country star Renee Blair, was turned on to Rise by the marketing team at Empire. The results were significant, and we’ve since built a broader relationship with the label and its artists.

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Wake The Wild

When Wake The Wild had a new EP to promote, they came to Rise and to help build up pre-saves and follower growth.

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DRG Alejandro

DRG Alejandro was one of Rise’ first clients when the platform began opening up its services to independent artists. After a string of successful Spotify growth campaigns, the LA-based hip hop artist turned to us to increase engagement on his Instagram profile, and that we did.

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Ava Maybee

Ava Maybee launched her recording artist career in late 2020, and turned to Rise to get her audience foundation built. Starting with a clean slate Spotify profile, Rise helped lift Ava from 1 follower and zero monthly listeners to a mainstay on Spotify’s algorithmic playlists. 

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Nina Storey

After a hiatus from releasing music, Nina planned a series of releases beginning with Through The Glass, and Rise led the  charge for new audience growth.

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Nina’s monthly listener base grew from an average of 1,100 to over 45,000+ monthly listeners in a single month. More releases are scheduled to be promoted.

Gunnar Gehl

Gunnar’s Team utilized Rise to launch from day one, and the response has been a staggering 70,000+ monthly listeners and nearly 1M streams on the first release.

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This campaign is ongoing and more releases are currently scheduled for promotion.

Gattison

With Gattison’s well-defined audience and quality content, his Rise Instagram campaign was very successful from the beginning. Better content means better results!

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Endorsements

Rise is trusted by indie artists, major labels, and brands across the board. Here’s what people are saying.

Alex Ciccimarro
Alex CiccimarroVP Operations at Sony Music
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"Rise has been an extremely beneficial program for our developing artists. It’s not only a great tool to build direct awareness at the DSPs, but it’s also helpful that our content is being delivered to true, early adopters of music."

Artist: Multiple
Website: https://sonymusic.com

Mark Stinson
Mark StinsonA&R at The Nations
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"Working with Rise has been a great experience. They provide real numbers about our followers and pre-saves which have helped grow our artist. Communication with the team is very clear and they make sure we have the most updated data."

Artist: Multiple
Website: https://nations.io

Nikki Fair
Nikki FairVP Digital Marketing at Nettwerk Music Group
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"Rise has become an essential key to enabling us to grow real, engaged fanbases for emerging artists on Spotify. These campaigns yield genuine connections for our artists. We notice the communities we grow with Rise stick around long after the campaigns end. Their targeting database is spot-on, and they have the ability to find people that respond to the artist and their music, versus meeting a target number. Our experience has been very positive, and the team is always responsive. Solid partners all around. "

Artist: Multiple
Website: http://nettwerk.com

Heather Vassar
Heather VassarVP Marketing at Empire
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"The crew at Rise have continued to go above and beyond creatively and strategically to develop a tool that is incredibly user friendly that also positively moves the needle for our artists without the massive falloff like most post campaign traction. Rather they help provide a strategy to grow fans and engagement to build upon itself time after time."

Artist: Multiple Artists
Website: https://empi.re/

Brian Popowitz
Brian PopowitzGeneral Manager at Black Box
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"A click to stream a song or watch a video is transactional. That’s just a number. But finding, acquiring, and building a connection with a fan - well that’s a relationship. Artists don’t grow because their marketing team inflated followers or juiced views. Artists grow because they have a compelling story to tell and can find an audience to tell that story to. We work with Rise for that. To proactively find an audience. For emerging artists that don’t have major touring or radio or similar points of discovery, your precious paid media dollars have to go further than a facade of followers. Rise is a staple in our arsenal of tools to find audience and convert them to fans. Not as a short cut, but as a long term investment in building a career artist."

Artist: Multiple
Website: https://blackbox.la

James Freshwater
James FreshwaterA&R / Digital Marketing Manager at Curb Records
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"I love working with the Rise team! They have really helped amp up our digital strategy for our roster and we've seen fantastic engagement from their campaigns. I look forward to what the future holds for this team!"

Artist: Multiple
Website: https://curb.com

Jeremy 'Jay' Cohen
Jeremy 'Jay' CohenCEO at Preach Management and Preach Records
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"Rise has been the marketing partner that artists and managers hope for. It always starts with the artist to deliver great music and the team around them to craft a strategy for release. No campaign can magically make a hit happen. But the team at Rise not only execute the campaigns, but add value across the board like no partner that we've worked with in the past. They are a key piece in the recent single 'If That's Alright' crossing 10 million streams on Spotify alone."

Artist: Multiple
Website: http://preach.company/

George Monger
George MongerVP Operations at Beatroot Music
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"Creating real engagement with fans is one of the most important and difficult factors for an independent artist. Rise has helped our artists to grow their audience on YouTube and beyond. We’ve seen an impressive increase in both subscribers and engagement since using Rise campaigns. This is a great tool for any artists at any stage looking to get the most value out of their marketing budget."

Artists: Elijah Blake, multiple others
Website: https://beatroot.com/

Phoebe Wang
Phoebe WangManagement at Gunnar Gehl Music
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"Working with Rise has been a great experience. They provide real numbers about our followers and pre-saves which have helped grow our artist. Communication with the team is very clear and they make sure we have the most updated data."

Artist: Gunnar Gehl
Website: https://scooterbraun.com/music

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