Fresh On The Net & BBC Introducing Mixtape Spin
Proper chuftypants to have got a spin on Mr Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape on BBC6 Music (bucket list, tick). It aired Sunday night/early hours Monday 13th January 2020, a great start to the year!
You can listen again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p080419b
I’m going to be posting more about my journey into releasing music on this blog this year…and other quips.
Thought it might be interesting to share what I’ve done so far for any other musicians out there [and people who might be interested].
I released The Crossing as my first single in November and submitted it to Fresh On the Net [https://freshonthenet.co.uk/] which is an online music blog/haven founded by Tom Robinson, it’s full of great tips and tricks for newer artists trying to navigate the stormy music industry waters as a solo captian.
They have a lovely team of music moderators on there. Artists can submit their music to The Listening Post, Monday – Thursday (they get about 150-200 submissions a week) and then it gets whittled down to 25 which goes out to the public to have a listen and choose their own faves…you can’t promote it as the artist, the idea is that a new audience gets to listen to your music [which I love], then the tracks people like the most get put into the Fresh Faves [around 10 tracks], which get reviewed and posted the following week. It’s a really good way for newer artists to get heard, I was a Fresh Fave for Batch 345, you can read the review here: [https://freshonthenet.co.uk/2019/11/faves345/]
Then if Tom likes the track, you might get a slot on his BBC Introducing Mixtape, which happened to me, mint! It’s a mega boost and a great way to get your music out there. Make sure you upload it to the BBC Introducing Uploader as well to get it played in the ole wireless
Looking forward to releasing more of the ole music this coming Spring!