You spend an evening recording a set and uploading it to a site like Mixcloud, only to be disappointed by a few measly plays and little, if any, shares. We've all been there: That's because just about anyone can easily make a decent mixtape these days. Here are our tips for creating a mixtape that gets you noticed...
Digital DJ Tips reader Westage asks: “My problem is to get my audience listen to my sets. I mean, I am constantly producing new mixes with a big time investment but many of my followers are only listening to parts of them, something my stats show."
So you want to start your own record label? If your pursuing this to make money then you may want to think again! However, if you love music and you want to broaden your scope beyond DJing, producing and running club nights, then setting up a record label may yet be your calling.
If you've just joined this series, in the first three parts we set up Facebook and Twitter accounts, customised our pages to make them look good, and uploaded our DJ mix to free hosting provider Mixcloud. They're all linked to at the end. In this fourth and final part of our series, we're going to look at how to promote your DJ mix
As I write this, Tïesto is finishing playing a gig at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - which is being simultaneously broadcast live on Twitter. When you read this it'll have finished, but the 90-minute set will then be looped for 48 hours in the same place, so you can head over there and watch it at your leisure (link at end).
We're always going on about branding, and getting yourself up there in internet search engines, and generally getting visible online - well, here's a stupidly simple tip for you that'll help to get your face or DJ logo in front of loads of people, pretty much immediately.