Setting up and managing Mailing Lists
DISCO's Mailing List feature, combined with DISCO's Email Creator, let you easily send great looking email newsletters to lists of any size, like you would on Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor or Constant Contact.
Why should I use DISCO to email people instead of Mailchimp etc?
The advantage of using DISCO's Email Creator to email people and share music is that DISCO offers an extra level of stats that other services don't. With DISCO, you can see exactly how each recipient interacted with the music and files you send, including which tracks they streamed and downloaded.
Creating mailing lists
The Email Creator lets you send to your existing DISCO contacts, but you can also import your existing mailing lists from elsewhere.
To do that, get a spreadsheet export of your mailing list from your current mailing service, or your own database. This needs to be in CSV format.
To view and create mailing lists, click on Mailing Lists in the left-hand nav:
If you had any existing Email Groups in DISCO, these will now be listed in Mailing Lists. To create a new mailing list, click the Create new list button:
In the Create Mailing List pop up, set your list defaults, like who the emails should show as the from name and email, and your business' physical address (which is required for anti-SPAM laws):
When you've saved your list, it's time to add some people to it. Click on your new list, and you'll see three options for adding recipients to your list:
Add existing DISCO contacts lets you add contacts already on your DISCO to your list. Clicking this will take you to a list of your DISCO contacts. Just select the contacts you want to add, and click Add to list:
Import contacts from spreadsheet lets you import an existing spreadsheet of contacts from another service, like Mailchimp, or your own database. Clicking this will take you to a pop up where you can upload your sheet:
When you've uploaded your sheet and confirmed that you have permission to email the recipients, click Import Contacts. You'll then be asked to confirm the mapping of the columns in your sheet to those DISCO supports:
When you've confirmed the mapping, click Import.
Adding a single contact lets you add a single recipient to your list:
Do I have to use the email creator to share to my Mailing List?
No – you can also share to your Mailing List from DISCO's regular share function. Just search for your list when sharing: