What’s The Deal With DJ Support?

Posted by on August 3, 2014

You heard me right. What’s the deal with bragging about DJ support? I’ve know you’ve seen it… “SUPPORTED BY” in those terrible press releases. Perhaps the most hilarious offender is Spinnin’ Records. I’m sure this will ruffle their feathers, but no one is above reproach on this site. Take a gander at the description section on their Youtube page. They always include “DJ feedback”. This is the worst.

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It’s the worst because this is Spinnin’ Records, the big daddy of the EDM world. Who in their right mind would ever respond with a negative review? Why are they even seeking validation? Isn’t it good enough that they like the track enough to create a release around it? Any artist that responds negatively would hurt feelings and inevitably prevent themselves from scoring a release on the house that Martin Garrix built. Of course they’re going to say the track is awesome. Do they really think these DJ’s are giving honest feedback?

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I don’t even want to target the DJ’s here. They’re not at fault. I feel bad they’re even subjected to that kind of nonsense. The most hilarious responses are a simple “cool”. Isn’t it obvious they really mean: please stop e-mailing me this track is mediocre but I’m going to tell you what you want to hear. I’ve got a little secret to clue you in on: no one cares. They don’t. Bloggers don’t. Fan’s don’t.

We get it. You’re excited about the release. You want it to do well. You want other people to share it. Here’s the bottom line though: if the song is good enough, it will be discovered on its own. It will rise above the crap in the blog world and become a notable track that every DJ wants to include in their set. When a song is undeniable, people respond. So please, stop the madness.

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