BBC Introducing Mixtape: 5 June 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 epidode you can hear:
THE CHAIRMAN DANCES, RUBY FRANCIS, CONOR HOUSTON, REDVERS AND MELISSA, SAM AIREY, JIMBODENI, TIME FOR T, SALT THE SNAIL, ARRON ERSKINE, DEM, SUPERCRAZYBRAIN, KIM, MAAIKE SEIGERIST, STU COOPER, VILA AKA PIA SILVI, JOHNNO CASSON and BLUEPINT
How to Listen...
This is the episode broadcast on Monday 5th June 2017. You can listen again for 30 days (until Wed 5th July) 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...
You can receive the show automatically every week as a podcast by subscribing via iTunes or direct from the Podcasts app on your mobile device. Our podcast is also downloadable direct from the 6 Music website. All music has been sourced from the BBC Introducing Uploader and start times below are for the podcast version of the show...
THE CHAIRMAN DANCES - Prophetess [starts 00:20]
RUBY FRANCIS - Paranoid [starts 04:24]
CONOR HOUSTON - The Devil's Bedsheets [starts 08:21]
REDVERS AND MéLISSA - One More Waltz [Starts 13.28]
SAM AIREY - Epitaph [starts 17:34]
JIMBODENI - Pushing Me Down [starts 20:48]
TIME FOR Tee - Wax [starts 24:36]
SALT THE SNAIL - Coffee [starts 28:00]
ARRON ERSKINE - Drinkin Early [starts 29:08]
DEM - Fool's Gold [starts 32:48]
SUPER CRAZY BRAIN - Supercrazybrain [starts 36:22]
KIM – Private [starts 39:39]
MAAIKE SIEGERIST - Yangtze River Blues [starts 44:30]
STU COOPER - Table Where [starts 48:12]
VILA aka PIA SILVI - Raptor [starts 51:47]
JOHNNO CASSON - Being Yourself [starts 54:24]
BLUEPINT - You And I (Look My Way) [starts 57:18]
After being featured by BBC Introducing you may receive emails from PR companies with impressive client lists, saying they like your music and want to help you get further radio airplay. Please be aware this doesn't make you unique or special - lots of our artists receive these emails from companies who are simply seeking new customers for their paid services. Hiring a professional radio promotion team - just because they happen to send you an email - isn't neccessarily the best use of your money at this point.
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 not all of them deliver good value for money. Before paying anybody for promotional services of any kind, always contact at least two of their clients first to ask if they'd recommend that particular company. You can find the management, record company or booking agent for most artists using Google.
Further down the line - as your career gathers momentum - you may decide to invest serious money in a professional PR campaign. The most effective pluggers do charge a lot of money because they're good. But the ones that charge the most money aren't neccessarily the best, so do some research. Check which indie labels are regularly getting their artists played on national radio - then make a friendly phone call to their offices and ask which PR company they would recommend.
And 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.