How To Make A DJ A Press Kit

By Tiara Ogabang

The first thing you need to do when you first start working in the music industry is to develop a strong network. Without a strong social network, you will never be able to be successful.

This network will include DJs, club owners, promoters, and others in the industry. The more people you have in your network, the better prepared you will be when you enter the industry.

Promoting your label’s projects

Promoting your label’s projects

The next step to building a strong social network is to promote your label’s projects.

This can be as simple as posting on Facebook or something more involved like contacting fans and offering to do a webinar for your fans.

Your goal here should be to have your fans become your community. This will help you when you need to promote your label and new releases.

Applying for grant funds

The final thing that you need to do when starting in the music industry is to apply for grants. One of the most difficult steps when entering the music industry is the application process.

It’s one thing to have a great idea for a documentary or a musical project, but you will need a great amount of money to make it happen.

If you are serious about starting your own record label or studio you will need to apply for several grants to help you get off the ground.

Applying for prizes

Once you have had your music playing for a few months you will likely start receiving emails, even from record labels. Many of these emails are requests for your email address.

This is because many record labels are looking to do a promotion. They are doing this by offering awards such as vinyl and t-shirts.

You can sign up to receive these promotions by creating an email address through your site. You can then send the labels your information by clicking the button that they provide.

You can also add them to your contacts list on the third-party application, which is a free service that you can use to collect all the details you need.

Make merchandise

Another way that you can use your social network to help you when starting in the music industry is to start making merchandise. You can sell clothing, t-shirts, posters and the list goes on.

One of the most popular ways that bands make merch is by using Amazon.

Another way that you can get started is to look on Craigslist or eBay to sell your own music. This is something that you will need to do once you start working in the industry.

The idea is to get a better feel for how much money you will make when you start out in the industry.

Making videos

Finally, another way you can use your social network to help you when starting in the music industry is to make videos. Most DJs who are beginning their careers will also DJ at weddings and other events.

Videos allow you to make money from playing events by getting the most fans possible.

Some of the most popular ways that DJs can make money when they first start out in the music industry is by offering dance lessons.

You can make videos and take them to the different weddings and events that you attend. At the events you will be able to take requests from people, and hopefully sell them some of your music.

You can also use the videos as a way to promote your music.

Once you have a good amount of fans that will pay you to DJ at events, you can start playing bigger and bigger venues and get noticed by big labels.

That is all there is to doing a marketing strategy for your music label, you just have to put the work in.

How to get your music to press

How to get your music to press

The vast majority of outlets won't post your music because they either aren't in the genre, you've never posted it before, or it's an undiscovered artist. However, there are some music publications that receive thousands of songs a day.

There's a myth that there are only a few music publications that are actually legitimate (and legal) to submit your music to. While there are certainly more that don't play the game, there are still quite a few, and you should look to submit to those that you think are legitimate to build a relationship with.

For all of the articles on how to get press, I've always suggested just looking at how many song submissions a publication gets a day (in terms of active submissions), and calling that "legit" press.

Many of these music publications post you a press release as soon as you submit a song. It doesn't hurt to send them your press kit after you submit the music, either, as this will help to cement your relationship.

The press release will typically ask you to provide artwork, and they'll be asked to use your artwork as a logo for the year. They'll also want to use your artwork to feature your music for each month.

It's very similar to a physical press release (you send them physical CDs, after all), but it can have a pretty cool feel if you have a logo for the year, some nice artwork, etc.

If the publication you've pitched to doesn't require artwork for a press release, you can also provide this as is. These publications have a lot of resources they can use for the purposes of the article.

Having artwork with your track can help to bring attention to a track.

Getting your music in publications can be tricky, especially when you want to make a name for yourself. How do you get your music placed in publications?

There are a few best practices, and some steps you can take to get your music in publications:

  • Submit your music
  • Advertise it on other platforms
  • Partner with PR firms
  • Get in touch with editors and blogs
  • Submitting your music to publications

Most publications will only want to play new artists or tracks they can endorse. This means that it's important to do everything in your power to get your music into their calendars and let them know they have a new artist on their roster.

If you don't follow through with this, they may not play your music in the future.

If a publication is interested in your music, they will generally want to know if they can play your music (if it isn't already playing). If it's already on a playlist, they may be more interested in having a featured artist on a playlist.

They will also want to know if you can play other music on the publication, as that will draw attention to your music (people will want to listen to more of what you're playing).

Some of the magazines, blogs, and radio stations will contact you to see if they can play your music. They may also want to post it on their Twitter feed and Facebook page, so it can get the word out.

Don't forget, they also may write about the track they feature, which will help to get you more exposure.

It's important to realize that there are many different outlets to get your music in, and how to find them may be something you need to put a bit of work into. The majority of song publishers are very busy.

The good news is that all of these publications will post press releases, so you can look for them online, and then use these as a way to send submissions to editors. Make sure you spend some time putting together a press release and then submitting the press release to these outlets.

If you work with a PR firm, your reps may already have a relationship with an editor they have worked with in the past. You may be able to pitch your music to editors by going out to lunch with them and talking about what you're working on.

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and try to get your music in publications.