Many recording artists are now are using mixtapes as a means to promote themselves before releasing an actual album. Mixtapes are often composed of freestyles to instrumentals already used in the music industry. This is very popular among rappers.
However, more and more artists are now using original beats and instrumentals for their mixtapes and using less industry beats. These types of mixtapes are sometimes referred to as “street albums”.
After completing a mixtape, artists will often put their mixtapes on websites for people to download for free or sometimes for sale.
The following is a list of websites and resources where recording artists can upload their mixtapes for people to download:
- Mixtape Factory
- Mix Connect
- Mixtape Pass
- Mixtape Torrent – How to Upload
- 1st Mobile Mixtape Site
- Mix Fiend
- Tweet Your Mixtape
- Uk’s Biggest Mixtape Website
- 24 7 Mixtapes
- Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes
- Live Mixtapes