Tasha over at SheBloggin.com put together an excellent top 5 list of reasons, ‘Why I Didn’t Listen To Your Music’. This list is spot on. If you’ve ever submitted music for the blog or radio show and wondered why no response was received, your answer may be below.
“Several artists like to make smart ass comments about bloggers ignoring their music submissions. Then, there are those few coons that like to sneak diss on Twitter because we’re not showing love. I can’t speak for everyone, but I can most definitely let you know why your music got hit with the DELETE button in my inbox…
1. I hate when artists just drop a track in my inbox without introducing themselves or at least saying hello. If we’ve never spoke, and I’m unfamiliar with you or your music, you need to include a nice message. Act like you have some manners.
2. The minute I see that your file is in any format other than mp3, its getting automatically trashed. I don’t have time to be converting that shit, that’s your job.
3. Name dropping. Don’t send me a track and say, “yeah DJ ____ is f*cking wit the record”, or “Plies said he like it”. And? Our opinions and taste could be completely different. It doesn’t matter to me what anyone else thinks about it, if you want placement on my site the final decision is mine.
4. If you’ve burned a bridge with me or any of my affiliates. Yes, some of us are loyal to each other, and if you burn a bridge with one, you burn a bridge with me too. I’ve met some good people in this industry that have looked out for me. Some I will go to bat for if necessary. So if you sneak diss, or disrespect one of them, consider your ass blackballed.
5. Do not, I repeat…DO NOT SEND ME LINKS VIA TWITTER. 90% of the time I’m on Twitter I’m using Ubertwitter, so clearly I can’t check links from my phone. Stop being lazy and just ask for my email address.
Thanks for breaking it down Tasha. I’m adding an extra:
6. I get tons of email everyday, if I don’t respond to your 1st, 2nd (or in some cases 3rd music/video submission) don’t take it personal, or worse, fire off an email going off because the response wasn’t in your time frame expectations.
Read the full post on Tasha’s site.