So you’re releasing your new mixtape right? Well what better way to get it listened to than have it talked about by bloggers and journalists within the industry? This Mixtape Madness Guide will show you how to get your mixtape reviewed by bloggers!
The work of getting your mixtape reviewed needs to be started well before the release date. Research blogs in your genre and create a spreadsheet of their contact details – try and get the most personal details possible (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com). If there’s a team page on the blog, make sure you get the details of the relevant person (such as the reviews editor). It’s good to follow the blogs and/or writers on social networks too. This way you can build a relationship with them before you even send them your mixtape, so they’ll recognise your name when they get the email!
Once you’ve finished recording your mixtape write a press release, or, if you can, get a professional to do it. Either way make sure it’s interesting and all the spelling/grammar is right! You’ll need to send this out to the list of blogs you created.
Music bloggers get lots of submissions each day, so make sure yours stands out! Your music could be amazing, but who says they’ll even open the email? Here are some tips:
What better way to promote your mixtape than someone telling their audience about it? Just make sure it’s good music and you’re sending it to the right people!