Here at En La Calle, we’re proud to be a part of the local scene in Baltimore. A local scene is a group of tightly knit people and organizations dedicated to promoting music! Sticking together and pooling resources means everyone benefits in the quest of fostering a music scene. If you think you have what it takes to join your local scene, you’re going to need to make some connections and offer up your skills to others who need them. Here are four important partnerships you need to make in your local scene.
Local Artists and Design Collectives
If you can handle designing your own merch and mixtape cover art, that’s great! But if you don’t have much of a hand for visual art, pairing up with a solo artist or design collective who knows what they’re doing can provide clear benefits.
Local Print Shops
Let’s face it – you’re going to be spending a lot of time promoting your gigs and mixtapes. And while a lot of that promotion will take place online, you’ll also be hitting the pavement with fliers and posters. Hit up your local print shop and ask if they can provide a possible discount for your continued exclusive business. You might consider offering to promote their shop to your fans in return.
Record stores are the lifeblood of a local scene. Collaborate with the owners of these stores. Not only will this lead to in-store performances and spots to sell your merch and music, but they will champion your music to their customers, helping to create word-of-mouth buzz around the scene.
Photographers and videographers will help make you look great on and off the stage! Getting in touch with them will help you sell yourself to the public and gain more fans.
Signing with En La Calle will take you to the next level.
Are you ready to drop your next mixtape? Do you think you have what it takes to join En La Calle? Submit your tracks to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll give them a listen and see if you’re ready to join the ranks of a label that is dedicated to the community and bringing the world lit beats. Give us a listen right here and you’ll see why we’re on the come up. You can also check us out on iTunes using #EnLaCalleRecords.
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