BBC Introducing Mixtape: 09 October 2017

BBC 6 Music presenter

Hello, I'm Tom Robinson and here are the tracklistings for The BBC Introducing Mixtape - a podcast and radio show broadcast every Monday from 2-3am on BBC Radio 6 Music. Each week we showcase some of my favourite new tunes by emerging and independent artists, and in this episode you can hear:

THE WINACHI TRIBE, SOULITAIRE, FEELGOOD EXPERIMENT, CHIEDU ORAKA, HEADS OFF, SAM BROOKES, HAWK, SAN FELU, NEWT, JOHNNO CASSON, SKELLUMS, HOLLY REES, WHITE APE, TANKUS THE HENGE, ORGANISED SCUM, NICK PARKER and SEA CADETS

How to Listen...
This is the episode broadcast on Monday 9th October 2017. You can listen again for 30 days (until Wed 9th November) on our programme page via this link, using the BBC iPlayer Radio App on your mobile device, or as a rich playlist on the BBC Music app and web pages.

Best of all...
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All music has been sourced from the BBC Introducing Uploader and start times below are for the podcast version of the show...

THE WINACHI TRIBE - Get Your Boots On Skinny [starts 00:10]
https://www.facebook.com/thewinachitribe

SOULITAIRE - New Breed [starts 04:35]
http://www.soulitairemusic.com

FEELGOOD EXPERIMENT - Blue Joy [starts 08:25]
http://www.feelgoodexperiment.com

CHIEDU ORAKA - NHE (North Hull Estate) [starts 11:35]
https://www.facebook.com/chieduorakaofficial

HEADS OFF - Put Down The Fish [starts 14:21]
https://headsoff.bandcamp.com

SAM BROOKES - Always Will [starts 17:29]
http://www.sambrookes.com

HAWK - Below [starts 20:28]
http://www.hawkofficial.com

SAN FELU - Neptune Bather Black Flamingo [starts 24:47]
https://www.patrickjpearson.com

NEWT - On The Edge [starts 28:48]
https://www.facebook.com/newtbandni

JOHNNO CASSON - Gentle Days [starts 32:38]
http://www.johnnocasson.co.uk

SKELLUMS - Cast of Characters [starts 35:39]
http://www.skellums.com

HOLLY REES - Toast [starts 40:02]
http://www.facebook.com/hollysounds

WHITE APE - Eat More Meat [starts 42:16]
http://www.whiteapeband.com

TANKUS THE HENGE - Rain On A Sunday [starts 46:29]
http://www.tankusthehenge.com

ORGANISED SCUM - Consultants Of Swing [starts 48:39]
http://www.organisedscum.co.uk

NICK PARKER - Es Tut Mir Leid [starts 51:33]
http://www.nick-parker.co.uk

SEA CADETS - Leave My Billy Alone [starts 56:31]
http://www.theseacadets.com 

PS from TR

ARTISTS! Some important words of warning... After being featured by BBC Introducing you may receive emails from PR companies with impressive client lists. These emails will say they like your music and want to help you get further radio airplay. Please be aware this does NOT make you unique or special - it simply means they want your money. Large numbers of artists we play receive these emails from companies seeking new customers for their paid services.

Hiring a professional radio promotion team - just because they happen to send you an email - isn't necessarily the best use of your money at this point in your career. In our experience emerging artists often achieve the same results as a plugger - sometimes very much better - by simply contacting radio shows and DJs themselves via social media. For suggestions on how to do your own music promotion see the free advice section at my Fresh On The Net blog (freshonthenet.co.uk)

If you do decide to pay a PR firm to do this work for you, there are over a hundred to choose from in the UK. Most of them have impressive-looking client lists - but just because somebody once did promotion on a record by a famous artist doesn't mean they did a great job. Before paying for promotional services of any kind, ALWAYS get an independent endorsement from a couple of their clients before parting with you hard-earned cash. You can find the management, record company or booking agent for most artists using Google.

It's true that further down the line - as your career gathers momentum - you may want to invest serious money in a professional PR campaign. The most effective pluggers charge a lot of money because they're good - these things can't be done on the cheap. But once again - be careful! All effective pluggers charge a lot of money, but not all pluggers who charge a lot of money are effective.

So if you do plan to invest several thousand quid on radio promotion at some point in the future, here's my advice. Do some research and find out which indie labels regularly get their artists played on your favourite radio stations. Then make friendly contact with whoever runs that record company to find out which PR company they would recommend.

Finally, whatever route you choose, don't forget to carry on uploading your new releases to BBC Introducing so that we can carry on supporting you as your future career unfolds.

Tom Robinson

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