Monday, April 19

This Week's Top Scoring Bands

once again folks, here's the top 5 on Jango Airplay for last week.

Artist: The Highlifes
The Highlifes are an indie-rock band from San Antonio, TX. Their sound is billed as a hybrid of " The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and Albert Hammond Jr... conceived in Southern California during the mid-60s."

Click to hear The Highlifes:
Revolver
Artist: WhiskeyPants
WhiskeyPants is an acoustic duo consisting of Greg Beutel (Grand Street Cryers/Evamore) and Kirk Tatom (Deep Blue Something/Evamore). They are currently working on their first major label release.

Click to hear WhiskeyPants:
If You Don't Think I'm Right
Artist: Phil Vassar
Formerly a songwriter for the likes of Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw, Phil Vassar is now an artist in his own right. On his latest release, "Traveling Circus," Phil once again proves himself an energetic talent.

Click to hear Phil Vassar:
John Wayne
Artist: Cavalier
Cavalier are an indie band from Tacoma, Washington. They recently recorded their first full-length album, a blend of enthusiastic guitar and heartfelt pop hooks.

Click to hear Cavalier
No One's Watching
Artist: Last September
Canadian pop act Last September are a singer-songwriter duo making music about childhood memories, family, relationships, and the ups and downs of everyday life.

Click to hear Last September:
Before You Go

31 comments:

Christopher Carr said...

HI EVERYBODY,

I INVITE YOU TO LISTEN MY WORK OF COMPOSER

THANKS

CHRISTOPHER CARR

Randy Mullet and the Red Hot Tyrannophonic Bunny Dogs said...

Hey, we got one of those "you almost got free plays" e-mails from Jango when our pop score for last week was -- wait for it -- FOUR!

Come on guys. How patronizing can you be?

Anonymous said...

I think it's messed up that the PopScore goes so low. Why not make the low number 50 or 65? Better still, how about a nice euphemism for "failing" grades instead of.....4? Class act, Jango! (btw, how many spins for the week?).

Randy Mullet and the Red Hot Tyrannophonic Bunny Dogs said...

About 157 total, 148 paid.

We decided to play a few of them on another genre, which is probably responsible for a lot of the ratings.

There's a high probability that the low rating was a result of a rival band giving bad ratings after one of our members made a comment about them singing flat on Facebook. Sorry, but Dude, flat is flat! There's this thing called a "monitor" that lets you hear your voice while you're singing . . . might want to give it a try ;-).

Apparently, any publicity is good publicity, because we're seeing "organic" plays and a rising pop score already this week. Thanks, fans! We really appreciate it.

chris williams said...

I'm sure if he hasn't, JS will start up this week as always. I replied to your posts on last weeks
if you haven't read. i'm done with replying to you.
so, before you grade my English paper, i'm going to set the record straight seeing how i have the balls to show who i am and you don't. First of all as I said earlier, I merely was passing on what has worked for me.
I don't think that was calling people names
and I damn sure haven't been re pasting the same things over and over. I would love to see any of that if I ever did any of the such.
also, you seem to be the only one on here week after week moaning about the damn popscore when it is obvious you don't get the true value of this sight.
I never disagreed on peoples complaints because i agree, yes, the math does not make sense but I don't care about the popscore personally.
I know what is working foe me and passed on that tip and yes, it works.
so, Js, whoever you are, get over me and your B.S. I never said one thing against you or anything derogatory in any way.

a little advice, you may as well reveal your self. If you think being anonymous is keeping Jango from seeing you bitch and moan, they already know who you are.

sorry you have such a problem with me.
im done with responding to you and yes, I to have the right to say what I want on here and i'm sorry you don't like that or think my English and grammatical are not to your standards.



This is the internet my friend, not a damn English class.

so, if you're done cracking on me, im responding to you.

I needed to address this so, it stops,.

Thanks guys

Chris williams
www.cwiz.info

THE ONE WITH THE BALLS TO SHOW I AM......

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there an AC/DC song about that? I think it was BIG BALLS or somethin like that?

Anonymous Joe said...

JANGO IS WORSE THAN HEROIN!! I am totally addicted!! One encouraging fan comment after hundreds of "0 Likes Plays" and I am dragging out the credit card again!!

Any other JANGO Addicts out there? Maybe we can start a support group!!

SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE!! Is there such a thing as a JANGO REHAB or perhaps a 12 Step Program for JANGO addicts?

For me I guess this is the next best thing to actually being paid for making music. Oh how I love the world of make believe!!

OK JUGGLER, as AC/DC once stated "HAVE A DRINK ON ME!!"

HELLLPPP!!!!! I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T GET UP!!

Randy Mullet and the Red Hot Tyrannophonic Bunny Dogs said...

Chris,

You are correct.

Just curious; are you selling any recordings?

chris said...

yes i am sirt. i have sold a few from Jango listeners and myspace marketing as well.
I have had some people send me money diretly
to send them cds they wanted me to sign and of course my stuff is with cd baby, itunes, amazon etc
I use tunecore for my electronic music and my guitar stuff when i have disc makers print them, i use c d baby. both are good to use.
tunecore distributes to myspace music and hopefully cd baby will soon as well
chris

Skelley's Dream said...

Congratulations to the winners, still no idea how they got there

Anonymous said...

If u havent already checked out new artist Perry Fanellia get ur ears ready for good music great lyrics good fun LOL! But seriously really talented check him out also music is availible at PerryFanellia.bandcamp.com for download ENJOY!!!

Zebra Productions said...

Hi Everyone -
We wanted to say thank you to all who listened to and became "new" fans of Laurie Z.'s music this week. Every little bit helps to perpetuate Laurie's musical legacy and we appreciate your support!

Anonymous said...

all i know is this im a freakin rapper named
//////DC (Hip-Hop)////// and if u like hiphop/rap i already got 72 popscore going for 100.00

ADD ME ADD ME ADD ME

DC (Hip-Hop)

B A D L O V E J U N K I E said...

I still haven't made the top 5 yet,(Very Soon I'm Sure )but I'm still picking up a ton of new fans from all over the world every day! I also noticed a lot more female fans..Hey now that's always a GOOD thing in my book
rOCk oN!
Eric

Anonymous said...

check this song out Smokin Weed (4:20)
http://www.jango.com/music/Butterfly+Rock+

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice anything different about the 4/19 PopScore winners? My fingers are crossed waiting to see this week's results....

Anonymous said...

IMA BE DERE BY SALUTE IS SICK!! CHECK IT OUT

Anonymous said...

I'm curious to know how many out there have had their credit card debited for airplay that you did not order and given credit for for free plays that you did not receive ? Any comments ?

Anonymous said...

EVERYBODY GO AND CHECK OUT THE NEW ARTIST SALUTE $100

Anonymous said...

Is it possible the PopScore has been "fixed" a little? Last week's results held out hope (not too much)....let's hope this week's adds to that!

Anonymous said...

A Popscore, no matter how it is determined, is going to make somebody unhappy. It would probably be best if Jango simply counted the new fans that a group earned during the week and used it for the rating. To make it fair, you could cap the amount of plays a band could use each week - say 1000. That's a level playing field for everyone.

Queen V said...

I'm still in the dark about how they actually determine the week's top 5 bands. It all seems a bit nebulous. If someone could afford to play their track 5000 times a day for a month would that make them a top 5 band?

Anonymous said...

Queen V:

Playing a track only 50 times is the key to the PopScore. Bands with very low numbers have been atop the list every week until last week (maybe there's been a fix?!?!?). So pick your best track, best day, best hour and game the system. Chance and the PopScore are on your side (so is math): the statistically dubious band earning 5 fans from 50 plays over a Saturday afternoon "wins" over the band netting 499 fans with 5000 plays across the whole week. 'Sup wit dat?

Anonymous said...

This whole PopScore thing is confusing to say the least. Even though we have scored a minimum of 81 for the past four weeks and collected over 700 fans we still cannot figure it out.
Just goin with the flow and gettin it out there.

Anonymous said...

http://jangoairplay.blogspot.com/2010/04/this-weeks-top-scoring-bands.html?showComment=1270710706905#c22162914686099745

Lil Nunni said...

Go Check out the five year old rapper. A Pop score of 89 in one day if that means anything. We don't understand Jango yet but we're reading and finding out whats going on. Can anybody give use advice? Google Lil nunni for other websites and event dates. Atlanta May 7,8, and 9.

Anonymous said...

Hey Everybody ,Thanks so much for listening to my music ,I started over 30years ago on this road ,And you all have carried me thous far.I will all ways make music from my heart to yours,And all way's remember you all,When writing ,And performing live! ,Your Pal Larry Cox- aka-Tennessee Larue

Anonymous said...

Jango airplay on JEFF DAYTON has gone thru the roof. Alomst 1,000 fans in all 50 states and 64 countries around the world! Close to 20,000 plays! Thanks, Jango.
Check him out~

AVERAGE JOE said...

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: "Anonymous said...
I'm curious to know how many out there have had their credit card debited for airplay that you did not order and given credit for for free plays that you did not receive ? Any comments ?"

RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE POSTING:

I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY CHARGES FROM JANGO FOR PALYS I DID NOT ORDER!!

KEEP IN MIND however that if you buy plays YOU WILL BE SIGNED UP FOR AUTOMATIC RENEWAL for THAT PLAY LEBEL EVERY 30 DAYS UNLESS YOU OPT OUT AND DELETE YOUR CC INFO> THAT MAY BE WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING(?)

average joe said...

LITTLE NUNI THANKS!! That must be the ticket I need to find a TODDLER VOCALIST AND THEN MAYBE I WILL ACHIEVE A RESPECTABLE POP SCORE!

great idea!!

The Government said...

Re: Credit Card Charges. & What You're in For ...

(warning: the following is long and rambling. proceed at own risk)

Jango has monthly plans, just like a cell phone plan. It's referred to as a "service" and also "subscription." But Jango differs from phone plans in 2 major ways. The first, is that the phone companies offer plans at every conceivable price point to hit the sweet spot where the customer buys more minutes than they need, but at a price that is less than those minutes would cost a la cart, and with the security that they don't have to worry about going over their limit (peace of mind). These plans are real monthly plans: you pay each month for a month's service. Jango, on the other hand, does not offer plans that meet the needs and budgets of their customers. What's really bad is that the monthly plan doesn't mean you're covered for a month -- only that each month you'll be billed. For me, at $200/month my 10K plays began to run out in less than 3 weeks (sometimes 2). The next "plan" to upgrade to is $500/month!!

Jango offers no budgeting of plays, no mechanism for spreading your "monthly plan's" plays over a month. THE CUSTOMER can painstakingly dole out credits by visiting the site repeatedly each day, but the site is often not working (play stats are down constantly), so there's no way to gauge a song's performance and add credits based on merit -- you can just feed the meter.

Running out of spins isn't like using up or going over your phone plan's minutes. With the phone plan, you buy minutes with dollars, and it's up to you how to "spend" them. With Jango, you buy spins with dollars, but have no real control over spending them. Essentially, Jango gives you spins for dollars, and you give those spins to Jango, presumably because Jango knows how to spend them with your best interests in mind. Many would consider this process to be the service that a company like Jango would provide for $200 or $500 a month.

As far as I can tell, Jango considers your spins your responsibility, claiming they do not control demand. But absent any real guidance or even functioning features for customers to do this, the customer can't control supply. Even with everything up and running we don't know what songs are creating fans and comments. And no matter what, stretching 10K (now only 8K) spins over a month is a BIG job, requiring the customer to manually do the grunt work that Jango should be doing -- or at least helping to do in some way. Airplay is pay-for-play, but the play end implies some degree of service or expertise or help and not a mysterious black hole. Jango does not provide any reporting or accounting of how your plays are used. And people here have noted that plays can turn up in VERY wrong places (hip-hop on a country station!).

So if you want to know what you're in for with Jango, it's not knowing much at all.

But it feels good and the new band contests have been a welcome thing, indeed.


Good luck!!!!