Tropico Don

Tropico Don

Tropico Don

Tropico Don
Beginner singer/songwriter based in London

Thoughtful, vulnerable pop music.

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Alan Cross

Really nice. Well done. It's almost got an REM "Everybody Hurts" vibe. Must be the 6/8 time signature. A little Mazzy Star is in there, too.

Here's the question: now what? Where you want this song to go? Where do you want it to live? What are your career aspirations?

1. You'll need a social media strategy to turn curious people into fans and then fans into evangelists. That means answering every single comment that comes in. 

2. I don't know anything about your musical history, I don't know if you have a portfolio of tunes ready to present to a record label. If not, that's your first order of business. And once you start getting fans, you'll want to feed them new material on a regular basis.

3.As far as radio airplay goes, target college radio to start. Public and community radio should be on your radio, too. Once you get some traction there (i.e. airplay stats that can be used to promote yourself), you may want to consider hiring a radio plugger to help get you past all the noise and competition.

4. Do you have a manager yet? If not, it might be time.

I'll send this out on my social networks. That'll reach at least 100.000 people.

Bob Lugowe

Beautiful song and visual accompaniment for the track which really helps tell the story of the music and made me feel quite nostalgic for the 90s! I got strong Lana Del Rey vibes from the song but that can only be a good thing as your influences are all top notch. Nice work. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics, a brief bio and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. 

Best of luck!

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Fade Away by Tropico Don

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Orion's Belt by Tropico Don

Nate Maingard

A lovely start which sounds familiar somehow. An enjoyable dream-pop kinda sound. It feels like a sound still being formed in a way. Overall very enjoyable and catchy sound. Happy to share on twitter đź’–

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Orion's Belt by Tropico Don

Charlie Ashcroft

A well-structured slice of electro pop, with some great vocals. At first I thought the drums were a bit jarring when they came in, but by the end you realise the percussion actually complements the rest of the song’s instrumentation really well and is all part of the song’s build. It’d be worth uploading this to Amazing Radio’s site, For airplay consideration, as well as the uploader for for BBC Introducing show if you’re based in the U.K., to get on the radar for your local station! 

The visuals are probably a bit simple for consideration for any music channels, but obviously act as a great visualiser for YouTube. 

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