Electronic press kits are meant to complement each of the stages of the DJ industry. The first stage is the rehearsal space.
You should send out your demo materials to some press that are closest to where you are performing. The second stage is the pre-show party.
You should have electronic press kits for as many stations as you plan to play at this event. The third stage is the venue.
You should have electronic press kits for the venues that you are playing. The fourth stage is the after-show party.
Your electronic press kit will need to include some promotional items, such as flyers or business cards.
The fifth and final stage is the playback room. At the end of DJ performance, people should be able to listen to and download your music.
This is where an electronic press kit helps to make this happen.
You also have to consider a lot of things when you make a press kit.
The style of the press kit is one of the first things you should decide. For example, a vinyl-style press kit is more likely to be successful than a CD/DVD press kit.
CD press kits require a player to download the songs from a CD. Vinyl press kits include the artwork that the songs are printed on.
If you are not planning on releasing any new music for a few months, you should probably use a CD press kit or a CD/DVD press kit. In this way, you are creating the space for artists to download and listen to your music.
It would help if you decided what format your press kit will be in. Vinyl press kits are more likely to be well received by DJs.
For vinyl press kits, you must consider whether you are willing to carry around a hefty piece of plastic to play your music. Also, vinyl press kits need to be stored in a well-ventilated area.
CD press kits are much lighter and portable than vinyl press kits. However, CD press kits tend to have a lot of extra space on the packaging's spine.
This space is where the card for the press release will be printed. If you are not planning on releasing any new music for a few months, you should probably use a CD press kit or a CD/DVD press kit.
In this way, you are creating the space for artists to download and listen to your music.
Another consideration is the sound quality of your press kit. If you plan to use the playable media from your press kit, you will need to keep the sound quality at the highest quality.
It would help if you were sure that the media you use is not compressed. When you are using the playable material, you will also need to consider how the music will be passed on to the artist after your performance.
In the case of pre-show parties, you might choose to purchase portable speakers to play the music. You might also choose to play your music on headphones.
Either way, you will need to make sure the music is easy to understand for the listener.
It would help if you also decided what format you will be releasing your press kit in.
You will need to determine whether you will offer a digital version or a print version of your press kit.
It would help if you also considered whether you would choose the cost of producing a printed press kit or the cost of a digital version.
The final consideration is how you will package your press kit.
You can decide whether you will be using sleeves to store your press kit. You can also decide if you will want the cards for your press kit to be framed or folded.
Once you have decided on your press kit format, you will need to determine the specifics of its packaging. This will determine the number of cards you will be printing.
Depending on the size of your press kit, you might want to print the cards on cardstock. It might also be wise to consider whether you will need to print the cards on lightweight cardboard or if you are going to be using a glossy paper.
The final step is to determine the sound quality of your press kit. You will need to consider whether you are using CDs or the high-quality sound of MP3 files.
Finally, you will need to consider how the music's quality will be passed on to the artist after your performance.
You should also follow several rules to make it successful.
When you choose a format for your press kit, you will need to consider the compatibility of your press kit with the hardware of the artist you are targeting. One of the best formats to use is the removable card format.
However, you need to consider the weight of the card. If you plan on using the cards on flights, you might choose to print them on thinner cardboard.
Also, it would help if you considered whether you are planning on using them for a pre-show party or a post-show party.
You will also need to decide the size of the press kit. You will need to determine the exact dimensions of the press kit.
When creating the press kit, you might also need to consider the number of sheets you need to print the cards.
It would help if you also considered whether you will be printing the cards in a booklet or whether you are going to be printing them on cardstock.
It is best to avoid using the same decorations for all your press kits. It is much more effective to choose decorations that coordinate with your performing artist's personality and style.
You might want to choose cards with a single-color scheme. You might also choose cards with motifs or objects that complement your performing artist.
You will also need to decide what additional things you will include in your press kit. When creating your press kit, you might include such things as confirmation of your performance or an announcement about your next performance.
Also, it would help if you considered what additional documentation you will need to provide to your performing artist.
When creating your press kit, you might want to consider the layout of the cards.
You might want to choose a layout where you put most of your images on one card, or you might want to include more images than you can fit on a single card.
As we discussed earlier, you will need to decide on the sound quality of the music passed on to your performing artist after your performance.
Finally, you will need to decide if you will be using CD or MP3 files to pass the music to your performing artist.