BBC Music Introducing Mixtape: 05 November 2018
BBC 6 Music presenter
Hello, it's Tom Robinson back hosting BBC Music's Introducing Mixtape - the new music podcast and radio show broadcast every Monday from 2-3am on BBC Radio 6 Music. Many thanks to BBC Introducing colleagues Emily Pilbeam, Dave Monks, Abbie McCarthy and Nick Roberts for hosting the show over the past 4 weeks. In this episode you can hear:
LAIL ARAD & JF ROBITAILLE, AULD*SKL, JACK PERRETT, HUNT US, GODDAMMIT JEREMIAH, NAVE, AE MAK, TOURI$T, THE GRAVITY DRIVE, FUNKE & THE TWO TONE BABY, ANNA WOLF, LUKE JAMES WILLIAMS, ROSIE CALDECOTT, HORRIBLE DOLPHINS, OWEN DUFF, MARTHA HILL and AL JOSHUA
How to Listen...
This is the episode broadcast at 2am on Monday 5th November 2018. You can listen again for 30 days (until Wed 5th December 2018) on our programme page via this link, or listen by downloading the BBC Sounds app on your mobile device
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All tunes have been sourced from BBC Music's Introducing Uploader and start times below are for the podcast version of the show...
LAIL ARAD & JF ROBITAILLE - Heathrow [starts 00:11]
AULD*SKL - Leave To Remain [starts 03:42]
JACK PERRETT - Like A Fever [starts 07:24]
HUNT US - Oaks Pit '66 [starts 10:39]
GODDAMMIT JEREMIAH - I Fell In Love With The Speaking Clock [starts 14:00]
NAVE - The Ghost Men [starts 15:22]
AE MAK - Too Sad To Sing [starts 17:38]
TOURI$T - Bless [starts 21:40]
THE GRAVITY DRIVE - The Wildlight [starts 24:34]
FUNKE AND THE TWO TONE BABY - House [starts 28:26]
ANNA WOLF - Believer [starts 32:33]
LUKE JAMES WILLIAMS - Rabbit Hole [starts 36:12]
ROSIE CALDECOTT - Underground [starts 40:00]
HORRIBLE DOLPHINS - I Hate The World Today [starts 43:04]
OWEN DUFF - Flawed Men [starts 45:04]
MARTHA HILL - Wallflower [starts 48:31]
AL JOSHUA - Johnathan [starts 53:26]
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.