Tuesday, August 31

Jango Airplay Top 10

We're back with the top 10 bands on Jango from last week. Check out new entries into the top 10, Eldorado, Reverse Order and Good Morning Sunset.

#1: Daniella Alcarpe
Daniella Alcarpe is a Brazilian singer offering true Brazilian music - a mix of traditional instruments like bandolim, cavaquinho & cuíca with guitars, sax, flute and keyboard.

Click to hear Daniella Alcarpe:
Que Que Ce Que
#2: For This Cause
For This Cause is a recently-formed alternative/post-hardcore band from Australia. They spent much of 2009 and 2010 on tour, pausing just long enough to release their debut EP this past February.

Click to hear For This Cause:
These Seasons
#3: Eldorado
Critically acclaimed and hailed as one of the top 5 hard rock bands at 2009's Independent Music Awards, Eldorado play ballsy, take-no-prisoners hard rock.

Click to hear Eldorado:
The House Of The 7 Smokestacks
#4: Noctura
Noctura is a modern rock two piece from Indiana. They've lately earned airplay on major rock radio, and are scheduled to release their first album this year.

Click to hear Noctura:
My Last Goodbye
#5: Mariah Ver Hoef
A young singer-songwriter from Fairbanks, Alaska, Mariah writes about the isolation and shifting landscapes of growing up. 2010 will see the release of her third album in as many years.

Click to hear Mariah Ver Hoef:
Left Behind
#6: Falconbrook
Falconbrook are a set of enigmatic post-rockers whose compositions are sprawling, but never dull. They keep their identities private and let the music speak for itself.

Click to hear Falconbrook:
#7: Laszlo
Laszlo is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and electronica artist. Citing influences from Debussy to Zappa, his songs communicate wth fluffy psychedelics, jazzy keys and a child-like innocence.

Click to hear Laszlo:
#8: Reverse Order
Reverse Order is a pop-punk band from New Jersey who pride themselves on catchy lyrics & high energy performances. They've rocked the Warped Tour and opened for Peter Frampton.

Click to hear Reverse Order:
Wake Me Up
#9: Daniel Fries
Daniel Fríes's alluring, flamenco-inspired guitar music ranges from exciting & uplifting to deep & dreamy. In addition to his solo material and studio recordings, he plays regularly with his live group, Trio Paz.

Click to hear Daniel Fries:
Bodas De Galisteo
#10: Good Morning Sunset
Good Morning Sunset is a four man pop/rock outfit from Norway. They recently signed to U.S. label West 80th Records, and released their debut album in March of 2010.

Click to hear Good Morning Sunset:
Break These Walls


Anonymous said...

Some of the same old names. Something just ain't right here...

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the top ten bands...

UH Jango Team when are you ever going to release my new song it is passed the 48 hours terms. If you won't approve then let me know.
You are getting (the little amount I have here) get upset about not being able to hear the song.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much JA! :-)

Anonymous said...

Is there a reason I didn't receive my 100 bonus credits? I hit all the numbers last week...still...waiting...

Anonymous said...

I didn't get my 100 yet either

Anonymous said...

Congrats to this weeks Top Ten bands! What were your PopScores? I'm a little curious about what kind of score you need to get in the Top Ten =]

Anonymous said...

"I'm a little curious about what kind of score you need to get in the Top Ten =]" More than 100 =))

Anonymous said...

its always rock or something and are the fans even real they dont never send there email jango im trying to keep the faith i hope people realy here my music thats all i realy care about pop score cool but thats nothing to me

Hideaway House said...

"Hideaway House" is the second video from the album "Lights Out Loud" by The Fletchers. It's an ode to daydreaming, hanging with your friends, and the British Invasion. HD video shot on location in Highland Park, NJ.

Anonymous said...

The highest possible PopScore is 100 so it can't be "more than 100"

Anonymous said...

The fans are real, trust me, I have had many of my "fans" contact me.......... My only frustration is that I can't make it above the 89% mark! I have scored in the 80's all but one week since I joined 2 1/2 months ago and no matter how I have adjusted my "fan overlap" , I can't get to 90%. Maybe I should be happy with the fact that those that dig it , seem to really dig it and some are buying the cd!

Anonymous said...

One other thing,I know that Jango fans are real also because I am a Jango listener! I actually like Jango way more than pandora or any other internet radio I have ever listened to. I find it much more user friendly! So as a artist thanks jango for giving me a great place to play my music and as a fan of music thanks for the great music I get to listen to everyday! One more thing, remember your listeners are not always at their computers while listening to the music. I had a new fan even mention the fact today that she ran across the room to find out who I was...

Anonymous said...

It appears my ability in adding or subtracting
is failing. As the number of purchased plays does not match total plays. What's up with that ?

Greg Charles, A Nice Vibe said...

Total plays = Organic Plays + Paid Plays

Organic Plays are when a listener chooses to play one of your songs on their own, as opposed to Jango placing one of your tracks into a listener's airplay mix with your Targeted Artists (Paid Play). And as your number of Fans increase, they will add your songs to their Stations and these Organic Plays will increase dramatically, driving up your Total Plays each day.

Keep in mind, Organic Plays and Likes associated with those plays are not considered for PopScore. PopScore is primarily determined by Jango Paid Plays and the Likes/Not Likes/Skips associated with them.

Your PopScore is not 'absolute' to your performance only - it is 'relative' to how the other Jango Artists are performing with those same metrics that week. For example, you could have a 7.0% Likes among Paid Plays one week and receive an 88 PopScore. That same 7.0% the next week may only receive an 82 PopScore if more bands are performing above 7.0% Likes.

Greg Charles, A Nice Vibe said...

My Observations on Targeting:

1) It appears to be self-fulfilling. In other words, by selecting artists that you want to be targeted with, no matter what the Fan Overlap report shows initially, you will drive your Overlap list to be your targeted artists eventually. That make sense since only those listeners with your artist interests will be hearing your song and they will eventually take over your Overlap report.

2) Fewer targeted artists drive a better PopScore. The more focused your targets are, the narrower the listening audience is and the more control you'll have over your Like %. And when accompanied by slower pacing (Normal, Faster) and a small rotation (one song of your portfolio being played to listeners), you'll have better accuracy on those targets.

3) More targeted artists drive broader Fan acquisition. Conversely, if your strategy is to pick up a lot of Fans and you are paying for a lot of plays at a high pacing (Fastest, Faster), you will attract a broader base of fans at a much faster rate. My personal strategy was to focus on fan acquisition first to build up a critical mass of listeners to market to. Now I'm slowing down my pacing to optimize my targeting.

4) Two fundamental targeting strategies: i) target who you think you sound similar to, or ii) target who you think your primary demographics listen to (those two don't always intersect). I prefer strategy 'ii' because it's a clever way to target male/female or age demographics without paying extra for that (2x Paid Plays). For example, I'm a male pop singer/songwriter but I target female pop solo artists because that's who my targeted audience listens to (18-34 year old females).

5) Keep your targeting fresh each week. I usually wait to modify my targets at the end of the airplay week based upon what the entire week's Fan Overlap reports show. One day changes should be avoided because it usually takes a few days to impact the listener profile at Normal/Faster pacing. And when I do make a change, I try to change only one or two artists so that I can get a better read of the impact.

I hope that's helpful. As always, my caveats are that I'm a Pop artist looking for a broader base of fans, and my observations are only based upon my first 5 weeks on Jango. Still learning ...

Anonymous said...

Finally after months of confussion I was able to take control of my music on Last.fm today. Immediately joined the promotion campaign and though I really like Jango more over all, I do like the future I copied and pasted below.. oh how I wish Jango gave us these stats!!!!!!!! Are you listening Jango???? Friendly advice!!

See Below..............

(i bought 100 plays at $20.00 , Jango is WAY cheaper, but it was woth spending at least the first $20 on last.fm to get the more specific stats..)

"2 Users listened to the whole track, and of those Users, 0 Loved the track"

"0 Users skipped the track or did not listen to it to the end, and of those Users, 0 Banned the track"

Anonymous said...

what did the other 98 users do ?

Anonymous said...

LOL, That was the begining of the campaign, so only 2 people had listened to it... Here is the most recent results....

"34 Users listened to the whole track, and of those Users, 1 Loved the track"

"5 Users skipped the track or did not listen to it to the end, and of those Users, 0 Banned the track"

Anonymous said...

So no one seems to be following this post anymore, but below is my statistics for 100 plays on Last.fm For some reason I got an extra 2 plays so the data is actually for 102 plays..

Judging from what I have seen , I think my results were pretty good for Last.fm I wonder how many Jango listeners listen to my song all the way through?

I am running a second campaign for another song on Last.fm, the #'s so far look even more promising than these, I will let you know....

"82 Users listened to the whole track, and of those Users, 2 Loved the track"

"20 Users skipped the track or did not listen to it to the end, and of those Users, 0 Banned the track"

Anonymous said...

artist actually paying so someone can hear his work - isn't it ridiculous? /sigh

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"artist actually paying so someone can hear his work - isn't it ridiculous? /sigh"

It's called promotion.