The music industry is saturated with musicians trying to become the next big thing. Many of them don't know the end and outs of what it takes to make it in the music industry. A high percentage of them haven't taken care of the basic, which is registering with ASCAP or BMI to get paid for spins on radio shows or even paid to perform at numerous venues. If the single became a hit, the artist will lose thousands and possibly millions because the basics of a career move were not handled properly.
Many hip-hop artists spam DJ's social media pages in hopes that their music is listened to by that DJ or the DJ's friends who possibly visit the DJ's page. But why should a DJ listen to your music that he or she is tagged or tweeted when the artists has made no connection with the DJ?
Most DJs have numerous opportunities to affiliate themselves with up and coming musicians but most of the artists only want to be involved if it is something that the DJ is doing for free. When the time comes that a fee is involved, the DJ gets very little or no response at all from artists that are so called supportive. Even though the DJ may charge a fee and the artist does not want to partake in the event, there are other ways to support the event such as sharing, tweeting, or word of mouth about the upcoming event. Let the DJ know you are spreading the word about the upcoming event and be able to prove it.
There are multiple DJs in the music industry that broadcast live on the radio who support up and coming musicians. They are continuously spammed with music from musicians who never support their radio shows. If a musician wants his or her music played on that radio show, it would be best to support the radio show. Most DJs spin music from artists who support the radio show. Whether the music is garbage or hot doesn't matter to the DJ. He supports those who support him. A large percentage of musicians are not supportive of radio shows that actually spin their music but will promote and ask that their music be requested on a major radio station that don't give a damn about their music.
For instance, a musicians single is in steady rotation on an internet radio station but suddenly the musician makes a post to request their single on a major radio station who will NEVER play their music. Posts or tweets similar to this could possibly eliminate the single from rotation of a station that was actually supporting that single.
If a musician has no budget or a very low budget, one of the only possible ways to make it to the next level is affiliation with several DJs. Find about their upcoming events the DJ has in the future. Share posts or tweets from his or her page and be supportive. Give them a reason to be supportive of your music. The hottest track means nothing to them if you aren’t beneficial to the DJ.
**Realizing not all DJs are supportive of the up and coming artists but a majority of them are willing to support the music from up and coming artists.