Mixtapes are an incredible way for new artists to gain more music exposure. Wait, let me correct that. A mixtape is an incredible way for new artists to gain more exposure IF they market that mixtape well. You can have the dopest mixtape in the world but if you don’t know how to market it effectively, then hardly anyone will hear it.
The majority of new artists out there don’t know how to effectively give their music the right exposure it needs to gain them recognition. One of top ways you can push your mixtapes can be found in an article I wrote called “How To Sell Thousands Of your mixtapes.” If you haven’t read it I suggest you do because it can help you out a lot.
Another way is to get your hip hop mixtape on websites that hosts and promotes new mixtapes. Below I have given you a list of the top hip hop websites that host music mixtapes; specifically rap mixtapes. Some of these websites even host oldschool mixtapes which is dope in itself.
Nothing like listening to the oldies! Another way to promote your mixtape is to try to get it in hip hop magazines or a radio interview promoting your mixtape. I know it’s not easy getting in one of these hip hop publications, but if you do manage to do so it will help boost your recognition and also give major exposure to your mixtape.
Last but not least always perform! By performing songs from your mixtapes it gives people a real feel for the tracks, and it is known that people who enjoy performances from a new artist are more likely to go tell their friends about it, than a song that they’ve listened to online from that artist. So keep that in mind when trying to promote your mixtape.
So as promised here is a list of the top hip hop websites and blogs that feature and promotes new mixtapes.