Thursday, December 1

Four Tips To Jumpstart Your Songwriting Routine

We all work hard at our craft and aim to stay motivated, dedicated and creative in order to pursue our goals in our music careers. The truth is, we also all experience periods of writers block, staleness or loss in motivation. 

Check out this great article posted by our friends at Music Think Tank, which will allow you to consider changing up some aspects in your daily routine, as well as the setting to help improve your skills as a songwriter!

Wednesday, November 30

Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 47 2016)

We here at Radio Airplay absolutely love music and moreover, we love sharing new music with you! Being exposed to so many awesome independent artists in our Airplay community is an amazing experience. Getting to listen and share up & coming artist's music is even better!
Fellow rockstar members of the Radio Airplay staff want to give our artists even more opportunities to be heard. Erin, Kelly, Tara, and Adam are on board so far, and will be hand picking their favorite tunes each week. We'll be featuring them here on the blog, the Radio Airplay Facebook, and our weekly Airplay newsletter.

Check out our Staff Picks of Week 47 Below!
View all past staff picks here!

Erin's Picks: 

Wasthead - No More Love

Tara's Picks:

Tuesday, November 29

Musician's Atlas PopScore Pick (Week 47 2016)

Top PopScore artist Carlos Javier Caminero was chosen for Week 47 as the Musician's Atlas PopScore Pick for their song, Te Regalo Un Amor -  Listen Here!

The artist received a full year's membership to Musician's Atlas, the music industry's most reliable contact database service.

But you don't have to wait until you reach the top of the PopScore charts to get VIP access to the best performance, promotion & distribution.

Monday, November 28

Radio Airplay Top 10 Songs (Week 46 2016)

Radio Airplay PopScore has been published and a new Top 10 Songs posted for Week 47 of 2016

Check to see if you made the Top 10 List this week HERE!

Wednesday, November 23

Center Stage - Sunday Actors

Were pleased to present our latest Center Stage artist, Sunday Actors  the solo act of Dallas-based musician James Henderson.  It’s a studio-only project in which he writes, performs, records, produces, mixes, caters, etc. everything himself. The self-titled debut album came out in February 2012. Since then, he has sporadically released singles whenever the mood strikes. All released material is available through all the major online retailers.

At Sixes And Sevens is a great indie rock ballad; composed with a careful mix of pop and notes of Americana, the warmness in the production and authenticity in the melody and lyrics will be sure to please fans of The Shins and Fleet Foxes. We look forward to hearing more from the talented and promising artist. 

Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence
A blend of psychedelia, post-punk; heavy on experimentation but still quite accessible

What’s the story behind your artist name?
My ex-wife and I were driving down a beautiful street on an idyllic Fall Sunday afternoon. People were out working on their lawns, playing football, kids were running around. It looked like an advertisement for the neighborhood. She said, “who are these people, Sunday actors?” I liked the sound of it.

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process
Yes. Usually a chord progression will just come to me out of nowhere. Sometimes a melody. I quickly record a sketch of it into my phone so I don’t forget. Eventually, I’ll get around to finishing it off.

If you were to cover another artist or band's album, which would you pick and why?
Hmm. I don’t know if I would ever want to do that. I’d like to re-record great songs that were originally recorded poorly. Arthur Green by John’s Children comes to mind.

What are five songs you guys are listening to right now?
All I’ve been listening to are the mixes of a new band I’m in called Motorcade. Apart from that, The 15th by Wire, The Yo-Yo Man by Echo and the Bunnymen, Leave Me Alone by New Order, Hearts in Exile by The Homosexuals, and Kurious Oranj by The Fall.

What has been the best part of 2016? What was the low point?
Getting a few songs in movies/TV shows is a high point. Having two herniated discs in my cervical spine is the low.

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio?

What's one thing people should know about you?
That it’s just me!! It’s not a band at all

Any upcoming projects? What can we expect from you in the near future?
I’ve been working very hard on the Motorcade debut album. There will be shows and tours and all that. 2017 figures to be busy.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
I can get my songs out there quickly and get some response.