Tuesday, November 16

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's the Top 10 Jango Airplay artists for the week of November 8-14

#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.

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#2: Awaken The Bride
Formed in 2008, hardcore quintet Awaken The Bride spent two formative summers touring before entering the studio in 2010. After months of DIY, they recently released their debut EP "Keep Your Graves."

Click to hear Awaken The Bride:
Whoa, Powered Laces
#3: Bendikt
Benedikt Brydern is a composer and performer, frequenting film & television screens, as well as the stage. His music is informed by this experience, as well as his early classical training in Munich.

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#4: FX
Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City in the late 1960's, neo-soul artist FX absorbed a myriad of influences from big band to hip-hop. After formative years with the X-Factor crew, he now returns with "deep, skillfull and soulful sounds of ambience and full emotion."

Click to hear FX:
Deep Thoughts
#5: Angie Mattson
From a thunderous chant to a gritty strut, Angie Mattson's dark, smoky voice and rich lyrics are a force in the indie music world. Self-taught and highly motivated, she is a singer-songwriter to watch.

Click to hear Angie Mattson:
#6: Dump
Georgia native Dump is a young hip-hop artist whose music combines potent beats with passionate delivery. He is currently working on a debut solo album.

Click to hear Dump:
Get Ya Hustle On
#7: Left Step Band
Left Step Band is a London based four piece comprising of Emcee, DJ, Drums and Bass. Their eclectic wildstyle is a stampede of hip-hop, funk, ska, dub and biggabeat... The 21st century digital blues is here people.

Click to hear Left Step Band:
Rebels Of The Frontline
#8: Jahmings Macccow
Anguillian reggae guitarist/singer-songwriter Jahmings Maccow rose from that quiet island to the ruff ghettos of South Bronx, in the process becoming one of New York City's tuffest acts.

Click to hear Jahmings Macccow:
Horizon Train
#9: Resort To Failsafe
Resort to Failsafe is a tight, professional post-hardcore band. Said one reviewer, "even though I know that the music biz is unfair, Resort to Failsafe is going places."

Click to hear Resort To Failsafe:
Man Your Stations
#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.

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Anonymous said...

I've decided to cut WAYYYYYYYY back on investing $$$ into jango paid plays.... The past several weeks I have noticed too many inconsistancies.... PLUS I got an 80 rating last week and they sent me an email saying that that no longer guarantees you get 100 free plays..

today I put 79 credits into play and got 1 fan out of it, that was an all time ratio low.... It doesn't make sense to me how I could get great results with my music for 4 months and then all of a sudden the #'s start fluctuating drastically.... so I will maybe buy some credits here and there... but, not like I have for the past several months.... I don't like how Jango changes the rules constantly... they don't seem to have respect for their artists, they just want MORE MORE MORE M-O-N-E-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Unless you spin thousands of paid plays each week, all you can expect are "inconsistencies." 79 spins is a trivial sample and ZERO fans is well within standard deviation. Your popscore is informed more by chance than anything else. Playing spins a hundred here, a hundred there is like playing the slot machines. You're only noticing the UNlucky streak, because you accept the lucky ones as your due: when you win it's a reflection of your greatness, but when you lose it's a conspiracy against you.

Rail against the exigencies of chance -- it'll keep you busy.

Anonymous said...

Just treat the popscore for what it is and you'll be alright. I just see it as a big bonus to be receiving free plays. It's not hard for me personally to see justification to pay Jango, it's a medium that reaches people, someone somewhere would have to pay for marketing and if you have no machine behind you then that's gotta be you. All that matters here are the organic plays, that is what gives you an indication of how your money has worked or not. My act has pumped in 12,000 paid plays over 5/6 months and we have now had 30,000 total plays, we have been lucky enough to receive free plays pretty much every week too which all add to that total. Looking back at the stats I can see the incremental rise in organic plays which started in the 100s per week then rose to the 200s per week and is now in the 300s/400s per week. So with the increase in money spent we have seen a constant rise in organic plays due to folks putting our tunes in their lists, I see no reason for this to change, it's hard for bands and theres always constant financial outlay, but the feedback my act has had off this leads us to believe that this avenue of marketing is far from a dead one.


Nothing is free in the world.
takes hard work, determination and some investment unfortunately. I was just thinking to myself today how much I needed a really good promoter but man!! does that cost a lot. As far as I see. This is the best thing going besides Myspace and Facebook to promoting yourself.
Im selling cds because of this. also, Pandora radio is to snooty and corporate and it shows.
That's ok because what goes around, comes around for Pandora. They will be forced to open the gates to us one day and soon.

That's my ten cents. for what ever its worth.
Its not easy but there again, if it was, then everyone would be doing it.