As promised in our latest DEHH video (see it here), below are my Top 10 Things NOT To Do When Promoting Your Music.
Tip #10. Stop with the blast spam tweets! It’s fucking annoying! We’re like chicks…make us feel special like we’re the only one you care about!
Tip #9. Don’t suck my dick only to get me to listen to your music. It’s obvious when it’s insincere posturing vs respect. (No spit.)
Tip #8. If you want to be taken seriously, don’t use the terms “swag,” “turn/turnt up” or “hater” anywhere in your message. That should be self-fucking-explanatory.
Tip #7. Don’t start small talk and then slide your link in after we’ve been talking about cats for an hour. It invalidates the whole conversation.
Tip #6. Don’t send me your track and then send it again two days later with attitude. Bitch, either I got shit to do or I’m trying to spare your feelings.
Tip #5. Don’t send me your track and then send me the same track (with the same exact intro message) from another Twitter account. I take that as you calling me stupid. It’s never a good idea to call someone who has access to a widely viewed website and YouTube show stupid.
Tip #4. Don’t talk to me in third person about your own track. (Ex: @BSrapper @mykectown This dude just killed this track http://BSrapper.bandcamp.com) Again, I take that as you calling me stupid. Not only that, you look like a complete and total dickhead because only complete and total dickheads talk about themselves in third person.
Tip #3. Stop starting the message off bragging about how good you are. Odds are…you’re not that good. That’s why you’re talking to a nobody like me.
Tip #2. Attempt to use semi-proper grammar. If you type like Kunta Kinte speaks, I’m done. “Dis ish rite chere gon set da worl in fuur.” Not today, man. Not today.
Tip #1. Don’t insult the person you’re sending your music to. Saying shit like “You a bitch, but this track’ll make you a real nigga” = bad.
I really feel like at least the majority of these things should be common sense, but, considering the amount of violations I received on a regular basis, I see that they’re not. You can agree with these or not. That’s your call. However, if you’re attempting to get my attention, I simply ask that you treat me like I’m a decently intelligent human being with basic cognitive skills. Or like a chick that you’re digging on who’s been holding back on the vagina. You’re not going to get it through force or insults. Respect me. Or give me money. One of the two. Or both. You get the idea.