MuzicNotez Crew: How long have you been promoting indie music? What motivated you to start?
The Dutch Guy: I’ve always shared music that I liked, independent or mainstream. Back in the day when I was on the radio, if I found a certain track I really liked, I just played it on my show.
But it became harder and harder over the years, to a point that it even became a fight with the suits at the radio station to get a certain track airplay. Have to be honest tho, I still managed to squeeze in new tracks. Play it first, get yelled at later 🙂
Started looking more and more to Indie music during the 00’s and these days it’s all about Indie music. There are so many great artists/bands out there, who are having the hardest time to get the attention they deserve. There are more than enough outlets who are covering mainstream, so I’m trying to give the Independent artists the best promotion I can.
Don’t get me wrong, I still listen to mainstream music and I certainly respect the classics, but it’s Indie music I’m promoting, no matter what genre…
MuzicNotez Crew: You have over 20 years of experience in radio, what have you taken from that to help you as a music promoter now?
The Dutch Guy: I’ve been involved in commercial radio for so long, national and international, I like to think I have an ear for music. With that I mean, I think I know which tracks could easily be played on a radio station, IF the suits that run the stations wouldn’t be so afraid.
So if I think a track could easily get some radio airplay and I share it on my blog, I like to think most people will dig the tune too…
MuzicNotez Crew: With that on air experience, what tips can you give to emerging artists and bands looking to get air time?
The Dutch Guy: You know, I get asked that a lot! And sadly enough, it’s a pain in the ass to make that happen! It was a lot easier back in the day, when radio personalities were still allowed to throw in a track or two per show, even on major radio stations. READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW HERE >>