The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show and podcast which I compile for BBC Radio 6 Music. It’s broadcast every Sunday night at 2am (so technically Monday morning). At 3am the whole show is then downloadable as a podcast from the 6 Music downloads page and remains available for the next 30 days.
If you want me to consider one of your tunes for the Mixtape, send it to our inbox at Fresh On The Net any Monday to Thursday afternoon, where the whole team (including me) will listen to it. You don’t need a plugger, a promo CD or any of the other old music biz malarky – this is the 100% guaranteed way of getting your music heard by me.
However you do also need to upload your tune to BBC Introducing as well as to this blog. Otherwise we can’t include it in the Introducing Mixtape which, as the name suggests, comes entirely from the BBC Introducing Uploader. No upload=no airplay
The Introducing Mixtape also includes music recommended to me by BBC colleagues from around the country, but again the tracks themselves are still always sourced from the Uploader.
But although this is a personal blog with no connection to the BBC, submitting a tune here is still the best way of making certain it gets heard by me personally. Do be sure to send your very strongest track as there’s a huge amount of new music out there competing for attention: you can read more about this here. We receive 100-200 tunes a week and there’s only room for 25 of them on our Listening Post – and only about 15 slots on my BBC Mixtape. Unfortunately it isn’t possible to give feedback on individual tracks.
But I will listen to your tune – and if I really like it, I’ll play it. Simple as that.