Year back from now, you needed to carry your tape to a renowned figure in the music industry such as a Dj, radio presenter or most important a music producer for you to get a chance in the music industry. That was the interview for musicians especially rappers and hip-hoppers. However, things have changed. You do not necessarily need to follow the Dj or radio presenter with your mix tape; you can as well get directly to the audience that is the people online.
If you are going online, you have two options. You may consider websites such as Datpiff, DJBooth.net, Live Mixtapes, HipHopDX.com, HotNewHipHop.com, and Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes to host your mix tapes or have your own website and do it yourself. There are a number of advantages that come with you having your own website. Let us see why it is better to have your music on your website rather than these community mix tape websites when promoting your mix tape. In this post I will discuss the importance of your own website when promoting a mixtape online.
Having a website is affordable and CHEAP !!
I know this may come as a surprise but believe me, having your own mix tape website is affordable compared to the community mix tape websites. All you need to do is have a good host and a good website created for you. You will own the space for life provided you pay a modest annual fee for hosting that varies with the host. Blue Host is a cheap and reliable company and I used them for my websites. Once you have paid this, you have the freedom to promote your mix tape at absolutely no extra cost for all that time. The other sites will not charge you when submitting your mix tape but you will be required to pay membership fee that go up to $25 a month translating to $300 for promotional services. Which is way above what you will pay for your website.
No competition for visibility
If you are a member of the mix tape community websites, you are one in a many. Some of these websites have as many as 10,000 artists who submit mix tapes regularly. You will be in a crowd. Having your own website allows you to be visible. You have no competitor for visibility in your website, it’s all about you. You have all the space. Moreover, it gives you a chance to collect your mix tapes into a profile bringing together all your work to create an identity in style.