Tuesday, October 5

Jango Airplay Top 10

Hello again, we're back with the Top 10 artists on Jango Airplay for September 27 - October 3. These artists had the Top 10 Jango PopScore based on at least 100 plays on at least one song during the past week.

There's some great new artists in the Top 10 and a few holding their spots. Check them out now!

#1: 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:
#2: Cosmic Millennium Raptor
Cosmic Millennium Raptor is the POP brainchild of three Texan songwriters. The group released their debut EP recently, full of songs about "chillin. partyin. chillin. partyin. chillin. partyin."

Click to hear Cosmic Millennium Raptor:
Awake Disease
#3: 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
#4: MC Ron
A member of the burgeoning Swedish rap scene, MC Ron has been spitting since he was 14 years old. He's toured & recorded all over the world, working with everyone from The Vinyl Warriors to Naughty By Nature.

Click to hear MC Ron:
Wise Guy Gangstaz
#5: The Alter Kakers
The Alter Kakers (pronounced Alta Kuckers) are one of Toronto's most popular roots rock bands. Their sound is a mixture of styles including rock, folk and country, fueled by the traditional singer-songwriter mentality.

Click to hear The Alter Kakers:
Treading The Boards
#6: Green Eyed Stare
The music of alternative rock quintet Green Eyed Stare boasts sweet melodies and screaming guitar riffs coalescing in a roar that's quickly propelling them up the radio charts and into fans ears.

Click to hear Green Eyed Stare:
I Don't Believe
#7: Isaiah
Isaiah Anthony Ware was born and raised on the notorious west side of Detroit, MI. Now on his fourth studio album, Isaiah describes his music as "reality rap."

Click to hear Isaiah:
#8: Filewile
Andreas Ryser and Daniel Jakob started out in 2003 as laptop street musicians at the gates of the Sonar festival. The duo has released a free track online every month since forming, while blasting the streets with their battery-driven mobile soundsystem.

Click to hear Filewile:
Number One Kid
#9: Key To The Midway
From Timbuktu to Kalamazoo, Michigan pop-rockers Key to the Midway are ready to go. Combining heavy undertones with delicate melodies and infectious choruses, they recently released their debut EP "Keep It To Yourself."

Click to hear Key To The Midway:
You've Got Me
#10: Lauren Nichols
Just 19 years old, country artist Lauren Nichols proves big voices can be found in small packages. She recently travelled from her home in Oklahoma to write and record in Nashville, and is now ready to unleash that voice on the world.

Click to hear Lauren Nichols:


The Alter Kakers said...

We're excited about this.
Big thanks to our fans!

You can also follow us on twitter

Carolyn Tann Starr said...

Very cool. Question: how many songs can we upload? My last upload "Drum" has been pending for a week. It's not getting any airplay.


Anonymous said...

Key to the Midway!

Anonymous said...

not impressive. wasnt feeling the music. the beats on the 1st two did not hit me the right way. but congrats either way,

Anonymous said...

Wow, only 4 comments this week ... PopScore is fading to black. Time for a refresh on that algorithm Jango. Overall, your service is an 'Indie must-have', giving us the opportunity to attract new fans with pay-for-play, outstanding! Thank you very much.

But PopScore needs to be much more inclusive and representative of Jango Artists with sustained momentum and marketability. You have 1,000s of bands with amazing talent and appeal across a broad range of genres, yet you only choose to showcase 10 of them each week, many of which are in razor thin genres with a spattering of fans and a few comments.

I understand your equation and why these bands are selected ... but I contend you're missing the opportunity to do so much more for Indie artists, and in turn do so much more for Jango. After all, it is the artists who pay-for-play who keep the servers running and the paychecks printed. And also pay for the 'Free Plays' that are provided each week by PopScore.

Who does it better? In my opinion, an industry best practice: ReverbNation Charts - http://www.reverbnation.com/main/bes_chart?genre=all&genre_geo=Global

More than 500,000 bands all charted daily from 1 to 500,000 and segmented into genre and geography chats. As artists, we are drawn each day to track our chart positions and progress on these charts. Plus we get easy exposure to thousands of other hot Indie bands around the world, not just 10 each week. And it's all algorithm-based, just like Jango.

At the very least, expand the PopScore list from 10 to 1,000 artists. At the very most, do that plus fix the algorithm. Base it on the sustained quality of fan response and interaction. Raise the 100 play minimum/week to 1,000/four weeks. Provide better transparency into how we are being evaluated so that we can invest our time, energy and money into what you deem as 'showcase' if that is what we choose to do.

I love Jango, and I want to love PopScore. Give it some real credibility that your Indie Artists respect and want to succeed with. And if you do, we all win.

Anonymous said...

If there's more than 10 (Top 10's) what happens to the rest that are not listed here? I can see that I have 100 plays for twice and I am not listed here. Please let me know so that I don't keep plugging the machine (investing for exposure). Otherwise it's a very cool site