How can I get a promoter to listen to my mix?

There are so many things you may be tempted to do to get a promoter to listen to your mixed tapes. But the reality is some promoters are just too busy to listen to your mixed tapes. Plus they already have a network of DJs they book for their events. But you can still get their attention, and I will share some tips.

Attend their events

You must understand promoters want success just like you. The one thing they live and breathe is the number of event attendees. Hence, nothing will please them more to know you’ve invested your time and money to attend their event. It means you are promoting their business. They will reciprocate the gesture. 

Find a good time when they are not too stressed or busy. Introduce yourself; make sure you create an impression. Then you can follow up on this the next day and so on. Once there’s been a genuine connection, you can send your mixed tapes for the promoter to listen. 

This is very normal. As humans, we are interested in people who are interested in us. So if you want a promoter to be interested in your mixtapes and potentially book you, then you must show a genuine interest in them. This will also give you an idea of the event style and sound, the crowd enjoys.

Pick your set wisely.

If you are starting, you will likely be a warm-up DJ for the event. It would be hard to be the main event when you are just beginning. So bear this in mind. Every big DJ started from somewhere, so there’s nothing wrong with it. Hence, produce your mix to warm up the crowd.

Pick your name accordingly.

Ideally, you want to organise your mixes according to different events. For instance, if someone loved one of your mashups from a particular event and wanted to have a copy of your mix, it will be easy to go to the archives and grab it if it was labelled correctly. An example can be “warm-up mix – fanatics party”. This could be the name of your mix for the fanatic party. 

Do your research

This should be the first thing you do. It is that important. Know the club or event you are to play for. What is their sound? What does the audience like? Is there a particular theme to master? These are all things to know before even preparing your mixtapes. 

Imagine a scenario you spent your time preparing hardcore mixtapes only to find out later that it is an EDM club. This would be a disaster. It is essential to do your homework well beforehand. If you do your homework well, the promoter will quickly give you the gig. 

Attend their events, follow them on social media, keep up to date with their latest activities, and get feedback from them. A sure way to secure a gig is by asking for honest feedback. Don’t come off needy. Nobody likes neediness. 

Instead, ask for an honest opinion regardless of whether they give you a gig or not. Unless they are swamped, most will spend time to listen to your mixtapes and may even book you. 

Most of this is common sense. It all boils down to doing your research and creating banging mixtapes. Then, taking your opportunity when it presents itself.

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The DJ duo is made up of Kerol Garcia and Rodrigo Tancredi, already successful solo DJs in their own right in the vibrant Musical centre of London since 2011. With Passion for House Music, a lot of dedication, hard work and determination the duo is frequent in the London Scene Line UP since 2015; and providing the highest level of entertainment and bring the best of their unique talents to all audiences. The DJ Duo fell in Love with House Music during a trip to Ibiza in 2011, raving at the Space Club where they discovered the power of Carl Cox set! Since that time, they have never stopped learning about the House Music Culture, Mixing techniques and DJ new trends. Rodrigo is a percussionist and DJ. Music runs in his family, and he formed his first band at the tender age of twelve. He's now a key figure in the house music scene, who has previously performed sets at Ministry of Sound, Egg Club, Es Paradise, Ibiza Rocks and Pacha. Kerol left Brazil and moved to London in 2007 to study at the London School of Sound a give a better life to her son. In these days Kerol Garcia is a highly sought after DJ playing sets to thousands of club goers at respected venues: Ministry of Sound, Egg Club, Heaven and Lightbox. She is an accomplished DJ. In June 2017, with author and brand strategist Rhonda Swan, they started to develop a network platform to come up in 2019: The Musician’s League. A movement of music and digital marketing. With a mission to touch millions of talents around the world and to offer the chance to benefit from their experiences as DJs and brand creators. In October 2018, with the legendary Roger Sanchez and Danny Savage, they started a mentoring course at Get Booked Academy and are ready to go to the next level on their DJ career and becoming music producers and social media experts. "We can’t wait to share our love of House, beats, and marketing with our colleagues, fans, followers and new audiences. We both have a real passion for the music, people, and network we create. We will share a valuable experience to all." R&K Rodrigo Tancredi and Kerol Garcia R&K Rodrigo Tancredi and Kerol Garcia https://soundcloud.com/rodrigo-kerol https://www.instagram.com/rk_housemusic/ https://www.facebook.com/rkhousemusic/

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