We have a ton of mixes shared with us on a regular basis. We listen to dozens of mixes a week. We promote and share mixes constantly and we of course have our own monthly mix “DeepWit Sessions“. With that in mind, there is no way we would have the chance to listen to every mix out there, which means often mixes that feature either Alvaro’s music or music from the label will win out over mixes that don’t feature our music. Good news for DeepWit supports though is that if you play our music, we will go out of our way to send some love back to you by sharing your mix far and wide via our Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flipboard and Facebook.
Unsurprisingly a lot of mixes go unnoticed and unplayed though. Here is a a list of what we consider to be the most important parts of getting your mixes heard by the masses.
- Artwork and Design that both calls attention and already gives the listener an idea of who and what they are listening to. Keep the artwork relevant, which normally shouldn’t involve sexualising women or being discriminatory towards different groups of humanity. (Check out this post on Artist names if you haven’t picked yours yet).
- A track listing. I can not stress the importance of this, including making it easier for labels and artist to see you have supported them (yay more likes and shares!) to giving your listeners a chance to see your good taste before they ever hit the play button. (You can check out more reasons why here.)
- Sharing directly with the artist and labels you have supported in your mix. Make sure to tell them one of their tracks is included! This makes sure they will at least give it a quick listen and are more likely to pass it onto their followers, if it is a good quality mix and has a track list of course.
- Building a base of supporters who enjoy your mixes. This takes time, effort and networking. But you got into Djing because you wanted to share your love of music anyways, so just think of this as more reason to make friends in the music scene.
- Social Media is your Friend. Share your mixes in a thousand different ways after having uploaded them to sites like Soundcloud and Mixcloud, two of the friendlier more universal services out there but there are several great sites to use. Don’t stop there though, share your mixes via your Twitter, Personal and Artist Facebook pages, Google+, Reddit, Pinterest, Flipboard, Instagram, Tumblr, ect.