First and foremost, any story on a mixtape has to be started with this clip
So if any of you know me at all you know I am VERY passionate about getting the word out on local artists, and even more importantly getting the MUSIC out for local artists. What you may also know is that as artists we make very little money for each listen on a streaming site. So, I decided in an effort to do my part I would kill a couple birds with one stone. First, I decided to create a Spotify playlist of Arizona local artists on Spotify. I sent out a message asking for one song that a band wanted to be added to the list, In some cases I just added a song from a local. The list will be organic, constantly growing, and may eventually include more than one song by an artist. However at first I wanted to make it as diversified as possible, a true look at everyone in the scene and a taste of what they have to offer. The second benefit is that if people follow and continue to “spin” the playlist it benefits us as artists through additional plays on Spotify!
So please listen to it, share it with your friends and encourage them to do the same. Let them know that there is an AMAZING pool of talent in the valley of the sun that needs to be heard. So without dragging it out any further, here is the first incarnation of the Arizona Local Music Lowdown Must Haves!