Monday, March 8

Featured Artists - PopScore Top 5

Happy Monday everyone. Here we are again with the 5 artists who received the best PopScore last week on Jango Airplay. Definitely take a minute to check them our and drop a comment below if you like what you here. There's some great stuff here !!! And if you're new to Jango Airplay and want to know more on how the Jango PopScore works check out this previous blogpost from December HERE

Artist: Anek
Italy-based band Anek was started in 2000 by a group of brothers and friends. Their sound draws from several pools of rock, including emo, classic, and grunge. 2010 will see the release of their first full-length album.

Click to hear Anek:
Blow
Artist: Christine Marie
Christine Marie may hail Southern California, but she's a country-artist at heart. The singer-songwriter plans on moving to Nashville to study music business and further her career.

Click to hear Christine Marie:
Boy Behind The Radio
Artist: Senica Da Misfit
A "One Mic" freestyle winner from Baltimore, Senica Da Misfit recently released a 32 track mixtape he describes as "one of the most exciting, yet personal works I've put together to date."

Click to hear Senica Da Misfit:
Waaaake Up!!
Artist: Low-Key
Angelo Ray - known to the world as Low-Key, was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and got started singing in his church choir. He is currently in Atlanta, crafting his next release.

Click to hear Low-Key
Tip Her (Radio Version)
Artist: Dave Tutin
Dave Tutin is an award-wining poet, singer and songwriter born in England but shaped by many years living in New York City. He now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he is working on his next album, a novel and a movie script.

Click to hear Dave Tutin:
More By Luck Than Judgment

26 comments:

AVERAGE JOE - Not an anonymous coward said...

CHRISTINE MARIE - Circa Oct 2009 - 115 Fans -18 Comments - TOP 5 POP SCORE and FEATURE ARTIST????

SENeCA DA MISFIT - CIRCA SEPT 2009 - 176 Fans - 76 Comments (18 by the same person)TOP 5 POP SCORE & FEATURE ARTIST???

LOW KEY - 8 COUNT 'EM 8 FANS 1 YES 1 COMMENT!! TOP 5 POP SCORE & FEATURE ARTIST????

DAVE TUTIN & ANEK - You Got The Numbers to Justify your Fatured Artist Status.

But The other 3...what the hell is going on JANGO?? Time to come clean!!

This is not a pitch for myself, but for other Artists like Blues Media who have piled up the FANS and Comments and deserve to be FEATURED!!!

Are these feature Artists the result of some BACK ROOM Washington Style Deal with promoters? Sure would seem to be!! Yess Folks 8 FANS, 1 COMMENT = FEATURED ARTIST!!

A J said...

AVERAGE JOE said...
Oh yeah .. One More Thing LOW KEY's 1 Comment:
SONG IS NICE ARTIST IS CUTE

GIVE ME (US) A BREAK!!!

Anonymous said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww 8 fans

Anonymous said...

whats up everybody!! Im an artist I go by the name Senica Da Misfit, I just got a pop score of 100 and 5,000 free bonus plays. I have not purchased more plays since I became a member I have just been getting great feed back on my music and attaining more fans! Jango recognized that and rewarded me. Trust me I know schemes when I see it. Jango is OFFICIAL!!! just make good music and people WILL respect it and want to become your fan!!! 1 love!!!

Anonymous said...

i smell a Rat........................

Anonymous said...

are your top five featured artists paying jango money under the table to get on the popscore top five list???? anonymous

Anonymous said...

I TOLD YOU GUYS. SOMEONE ON HERE HAS SAID JUST WHAT I SAID!!! GUYS PROMOTE PROMOTE PROMOTE!!!!!!!!! LISTEN, I DONT KNOW EVERYTHING AND DO NOT CLAIM TO BE RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING AND SWORE I WOULDNT MAKE ANYMORE STATEMENTS ABOUT THIS BUT EITHER WAY, JANGO IS AN AWESOME SETUP.
IF YOURE LIKE ME AND CAME FROM THE 80'S AND NINETIES, YOU APPRECIATE THIS MORE THAN YOU KNOW. .
THERES NO RAT, ITS ALL GOOD. IM IN THE SAME BOAT WITH YOU GUYS AND IM NOT BITCHIN BECAUSE IM GETTING NEW FANS AND ITS CREATING OTHER FANS AS WELL.

PEOPLE TALK, WORD OF MOUTH...

BEST POSSIBLE THING I TELL ANYONE IS THIS,
SPEND THE SAME TIME YOU TIME ON HERE PROMOTING ELSEWHERE AND IT WILL COME BACK TOYA.
I WISH I KNEW TO BUT I DONT EITHER BUT
I COULD SWEAR IN AN EMAIL I WAS TOLD THAT THEY RANDOMLY PICK ARTISTS IN ROTATION FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

IM SURE ONE OF US COULD BE NEXT.

KEEP PLUGGING!!

CHRIS WILLIAMS

WWW.CWIZ.INFO AND JANGO ARTIST

Dave Tutin said...

No deal guys - not for me anyway. Took me totally by surprise.

Tamara Cimmerian said...

Fellow artists, I can empathize with your feelings of craziness regarding the pop score. We (KatZen) have been doing extremely well as of late, but we always seem to be just shy of reaching the 80% pop score. I must say that I don't think that Pop Score is the End of the World, though... In other words, I think it's still much more important to concentrate on making great tunes, marketing the hell out of them, and thinking of new and ingenious ways to establish a name and a business for yourself in the music world.

That said, I return back to commenting on the Pop Score... I'm not qualified to judge hip-hop, (I'm embarrassed to admit this, but as a rocker and ex-opera singer, I just haven't listened to enough of it-- please, no offense to any of you hip hop artists!!!) so I did not listen to Seneca, but as for Christine Marie, the sweet young pop country singer-- Her songs are good, but I don't, however, feel that out of all of the HUNDREDS of up and coming artists on Jango that her songs are noteworthy in any way. Her voice is certainly cute but there are definite pitch problems and trained ears can catch (computerized) pitch corrections. Her EPK is quite unprofessional and lacking as well including only one plump, yet adorable, headshot. And then there is the obvious pink elephant: if people are liking/loving the music where are all the fans/ comments????

All in all it's quite easy to see why a lot of Jango artists would wonder if there was some kind of shady dealing or hoax going on here, but I really don't think so. I suspect that with the new system that Jango instituted, you know-- a little while back when we all got that huge download of fans? Luckily for KatZen, we've been mighty fortunate that ours kept pretty constant, but as I was saying, I suspect that for some technical reason or other, for some newer artists joining jango there can be a sort of combination of people all just clicking "make 'em, not break 'em" on this single day or week and simply not commenting, and that combination combined with the amount of listeners on that specific day or week just winds up giving these mediocre artists a huge Pop Score whether they deserve it or not. And for us, it sucks...

But we can piss and moan or we can forget about it and think about all the great and amazing things Jango does and accomplishes for us and just carry on making great music and marketing the crap out of it and being the very best artists we can be to make this world a better place. a-f**king-men! LOL!

Thoughts?

Tamara Cimmerian
Lead Singer/Songwriter, Pianist, Co-Producer of KatZen
www.katzenmusic.com/overcome

Anonymous said...

Any one of us can pick up the phone and buy customized promotion services from Jango. Wouldn't it make sense for this to include advising how best to use Jango? Does a PR company buying 10K of promotional services from Jango get more attention, instruction, communication, and information than the rest of us? Probably. Is that shady? It only looks shady, because Jango acts shady. Jango is bucking for a game-ending scandal.

/J

Anonymous said...

People kill me always wanting to judge someone elses accomplishents. WHY does it matter that any of the Artist that made the top 5 PopScore got it? Who owes anyone a explanation???? What if someone asked you WHY you were born? or why did you get a raise at work & not me? would that offend you? GOOD WORK doesn't ever deserve an explanation as to why people like it or talk about it. It just is what it is. Just because a few NON TASTEFUL people don't think it deserves the attention it's getting because the amount of fans a person has or because they feel their opinion should count doesn't take away from the music. Find something else to do with your time then worry about OTHER PEOPLE are being recognized & do something about why YOUR NOT...

Thanks

The Government said...

Senica Da Misfit: Share your experience and help us crack the secret formula. "Keep it small, keep it tight" describes your setup: 4 solid tracks (not 20!) that are hard to hate on; only 5 impossible-to-hate-on "similar artists"; and lots of bio and artist info (so people can love you). From your fan and comment count, you couldn't have had more than a few hundred plays in total (assuming you've had high PopScores other weeks). If I had to, I'd guess that $200, bonus and organic plays, good friends, business savvy and a brain netted you your featured artist spot. Please let us know your play stats and targeting. Drop some knowledge our way. You're bona fide -- keep it coming. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I am starting to think Jango is a money-making gimic for Jango. I have been adding 1000 plays per week for the past month, and while I have fans, and the plays get used every week, there doesn't seem to be a real point in paying for plays, as it doesn't seem to create any income for the artist. even if the artist got 2 cents a play, it would be something.

I notice that there aren't any Jango airplay forums...I think the artists might have something to say and share ideas with each other.

Personally, I'm getting tired of not making the popscore...it happened for the first couple of weeks (that I peaked 80)...sort of making it seem like I was getting a bit of popularity, so I should pay to add more plays. Now I am narrowly missing the popscore points each week. Strange.

Any other comments along these lines, would be appreciated. Let me know if there is an Jango artist's forum somewhere as well. Thanks!

FOREVER SILLY BEANS said...

Wow! Thanks guys! 91 Pop Score for this week in the Metal :D

Forever Silly Beans!!

Gari said...

I agree. The Top 5 formula does not seem to compute. Someone please explain it to us.

Anonymous said...

If you have been on jango for 6 months or longer and only have 200 300 fans and you get artist of the week peps are going to talk!! And the ones with a 1000 plus fans in 6 months or less averging 80 to 100 fans per week have every right to screammmmmmmmmmm!! If you got artist of the week and we and the same amount of fans or you had 50 more then me and i start talking sh.t about you im hate in yes cuzz im thinking my music is better then yours and thats just wrong. But!! If you've been on a jango longer then me but i have 800 to 900 more fans then you HOW IN THE FUCK do you explain that how da HELL does that make you more popular then me That is not hate that REALLLLLL SPIT!!!!!! Stop defending what you cant defend.I.O.

bettamoblue said...

RIGHT NOW I HAVE AN 87 POPSCORE AND BY IN THE MORNING IT MAY GO DOWN,BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I REALLY DON'T CARE.YES I PAID FOR 250 MORE SPINS BUT DO YOU KNOW WHY I AM HAVING FUN SEEING WHAT THE SCORE IS GOING TO DO EVERY MORNING WEATHER IT GOES UP AN DOWN I DON'T CARE.I'M FULFILLING A DREAM WHICH IS WHAT WE ALL SEEM TO BE FORGETTING.WHO WAS KNOCKING DOWN OUR DOORS TO PLAY OUR MUSIC B4 NO ONE.AND NOW WE WANT TO GET ALL EGOTISTICAL ABOUT A POPSCORE MAN PLEASE.LET'S ENJOY THE DREAM AND MOVE ON.IT'S NOT ABOUT HOW MANY FANS YOU HAVE I ONLY HAVE 27 FANS BUT THOSE FANS HELPED ME GET THE 87 I HAVE KNOW.AND I'LL TAKE 50 FREE PLAYS A WEEK FINE WITH ME I EARNED IT.

Bad Love Junkie said...

I really dig this site. I don't pay much attention to the pop score. I'm just really glad to have a chance to have my music heard all around the world. I just focus I what I can control, which is creating music. Who cares about weekly pop score when your picking up so many new fans every week!
BLJ

Anonymous said...

GUYS!!!!!!!!!! THE POPSCORE DOESNT MAKE YOU OR BREAK YOU AS AN ARTIST. STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT MATTERS THE MOST AND THE POPSCORE IS NOT THAT ;o)

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Who knows, maybe you'll get a kick out of it too!!

Tryin to Keep It LOUD,PROUD and REAL....... AVERAGE JOE

Michael Patrick said...

i like songs you can tap your toe too!!!

joe said...

Pefect!! Average Joe is toe tapping to the extreme!!

Anonymous said...

IF YOUR NOT IN MUSIC FOR LOVE OF IT MAYBE SOME SHOULD get out I've spent more money in it than I get out like a Race Car Some Times You Win And Some Times You Don't

Papasean Johnson said...

rockin' blues trio

Papasean Johnson said...

west coast blues

The Movement Pursuers said...

i have noticed that make em automatically adds you as a fan...so to get a popscore of 100 and only have 200 fans is sooooo dodgy, you hear!!!