Making A “Mixtape” Of Your Friends And Local Scene Can Help You All


One of the things that dance and hip hop groups do often is make mixtapes of their friends and other similar artists. Rock bands unfortunately never take of this amazing marketing tool. These days with the Internet’s viral abilities it is a crime that bands are not making this mix and posting it on their websites. By getting all of the groups who are also on the mixtape to link it, you help expand your popularity and help everyone involved grow into a more prosperous scene. Taking one hour to get permission to put together one of these mixes and put it together can be a valuable way to promote you, your friends and your local scene. Start something!

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Davey Wavey

    So how would a mixtape work over the interwebz yo? Ain’t it just a playlist of some kind. Spell it out for me LOL. I want to know how to implement this.
    I was talking with a friend and he explained to me that he used to be active on the tape trading scene. He’s into Metal and I guess the tapes might be of rare rehearsal recordings and gigs plus maybe obscure bands with material never to be reissued.
    So there is a passion for this and it still goes on. But how can rock bands to the mixtape thing?