Ron Mexico here plus it is a lovely day in the area. As always, much thanks and compliments kind nature and to Heather McDonald, whose audio penetration makes it a joy for me personally to guest blog here from time to time.
Now, we are likely to discuss ways to use your music to be promoted by mixtapes efficiently. For people who don't have any clue what I am referring to, mixtapes in this sense are promotional compilations of music you've got made -- not the playlist you put together for that cute guy or girl in high school. (Though, those are pretty sweet also.) mixtape promo slowly became a way of promotion for rappers once something for DJs to showcase their turntable skills. That is a long story for another day, but the medium became an industry standard after 50 Cent (you might have known of him) climbed to underground visibility through tireless production, promotion, and distribution.
By the day of 50 Cent these were not ever really tapes, but again, another story for another day.
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Successful Mixtapes have a goal. Either your tape is a reminder of a preview of what is to come, or your finest work. Occasionally it's somewhat of both. In case you would like to release an album or single that is large down the road, a mixtape is a good approach to wet the desire for the newest content in your area. As interest may wane releasing a mixtape filled with content that the supporters have heard can backfire. Yet, you do not need to give your whole new album on a free mixtape away. If signed, you would be crucified by your label. That may be a more literal punishment if signed to a gangster rap label. Finally, you've got to reach the right balance between new and old. Some artists use snippets and demo variants of new songs to prevent giving away too much of the goods.