Tuesday, July 27

Sync With Sonicbids


If you're already on Sonicbids you can now sync your Jango Airplay account with your Sonicbids account. Once you've done so your Jango Display data will be available within your Sonicbids dashboard.

Also, if you've applied to perform at this year's CMJ Music Marathon you'll want to get your account synced up as soon as possible because the CMJ Showcase Department is going to be looking at the Jango PopScore for all submissions to help them in their final decision making process.

It's easy to sync up, just go to 'Band Info' tab in your Airplay dashboard and click on 'Sync With Sonicbids'. All the instructions are right there.

Quick update: If you were previously synced with Sonicbids, meaning you came to Airplay from their promotions, then you won't see the option in your 'Band Info' tab. You should already see the data in your Sonicbids stats module and have no need to sync again.

Monday, July 26

Jango Airplay Top 10

The bands with the top 1000 PopScores for each week receive Bonus Play Credits. This is our way of rewarding the artists who resonate most with the 7 Million listeners on Jango.com.

The top ten bands each week receive 1,000 bonus Play Credits to use as they wish... here are:

Artist: Mariah Ver Hoef
A young singer-songwriter from Fairbanks, Alaska, Mariah writes about the isolation and shifting landscapes of growing up. This summer will see the release of her third album in as many years.

Click to hear Mariah Ver Hoef:
Left Behind
Artist: I Am Not Lefthanded
Fiercely independent, mostly-Irish but currently London-based, I Am Not Lefthanded are described as sounding like "Natalie Merchant fronting Death Cab for Cutie"

Click to hear I Am Not Lefthanded:
Boats (Swept Away)
Artist: Falconbrook
Falconbrook are a set of enigmatic post-rockers from the United States. The band's compositions are sprawling, but never dull.

Click to hear Falconbrook:
Vistas
Artist: Skyrocket Love
Skyrocket Love is a 6 piece alternative rock band from Hollywood, CA. Their debut album was released this year, built on a solid foundation of ringing chords and earnest lyrics.

Click to hear Skyrocket Love:
Save The World
Artist: Tim Crabb
A singer-songwriter from Georgia, Tim Crabb's music comes alive thanks to his deft fingerstyle acoustic guitar playing. He's played Carnegie Hall, toured internationally, and shared the studio a myriad of talents.

Click to hear Tim Crabb:
No Time To Lose
Artist: The Ropes
It takes a certain mindset to provide just two lines of biography. Case in point: "We are The Ropes. We want to fight you."

Click to hear The Ropes:
Clubs In Europe Forever
Artist: 76 Degrees West Band
The 76 Degrees West Band is a jazz/funk outfit from Washington, DC. Their latest release has been well-received by fans, critics, and smooth radio throughout the United States.

Click to hear 76 Degrees West Band:
School Boy Crush
Artist: Laszlo
Born in the Bronx, and raised in Newark, Emcee Composition started in basements, making raw cuts and honing his flow. When enough people caught on, Composition decided to make music his life.

Click to hear Laszlo:
Uneasy
Artist: Savor
Featuring a unique blend of rock guitar and pop song structure - and fueled by a smoking percussion section - Savor creates their own style of fusion music.

Click to hear Savor:
Moviendote
Artist: Trans Atlantic
Trans Atlantic is a US-based melodic trance & house artist. His music focuses on "dreamy melody with a nice beat."

Click to hear Trans Atlantic:
The Happy Feeling

Friday, July 23

Loomis & The Lust - Live at Moondance

Airplay band Loomis & The Lust are hot off their gig at this year's Moondance Jam, a gig set up in conjunction with Jango Airplay. Here's a couple pics from the show and a few words from the band themselves.

'We had a blast performing at the Moondance Jam Festival. We really appreciate the fact that Jango put together this opportunity to help developing artists get more exposure.'































Wednesday, July 21

Jango PopScore Top 5

Here are the last 'Top 5' PopScore artists before we move over to the new PopScore criteria. Check 'em out !

Artist: StickLips
StickLips are an alternative trio from New York whose musical musings have been likened to "a bunny with cyborg implants." Unsurprisingly considering, the band's forthcoming debut, "It is Like a Horse. It is Not Like Two Foxes" cultivates a diverse garden of musical influences.

Click to hear StickLips:
At Least
Artist: Arika Kane
Arika Kane is a pop singer who delivers a clever blend of modern urban, saturated with memorable hooks, smooth rhythm and irrepressible vocal harmonies. She recently released her eponymous debut to strong industry & audience response.

Click to hear Arika Kane:
Bcuz I Luv U
Artist: Emcee Composition
Born in the Bronx, and raised in Newark, Emcee Composition started in basements, making raw cuts and honing his flow. When enough people caught on, Composition decided to make music his life.

Click to hear Emcee Composition:
Uneasy
Artist: Caitlin Harnett
Caitlin Harnett is an independent, Sydney-based singer-songwriter. "Tiny Spark," her debut EP released in 2009, was very well-received commercially & in the Australian press, and now she hopes to extend that success stateside.

Click to hear Caitlin Harnett:
Lighting Fires
Artist: Robert Windpony
Robert Windpony plays original Native flute music. His compositions are influenced by journeys thru the deserts, high plateaus, valleys and mountains of the southwest.

Click to hear Robert Windpony:
Mystical Journey

Important PopScore & Bonus Credit Update

This week we'd like to bring to your attention some upcoming changes to PopScore and Bonus Play Credits...

First, we will be changing the way Bonus Play Credits are distributed so more artists receive even more bonus credits. Instead of the top 5 receiving 5000 each we now have a top 10 receiving 1000, the smallest bonus is now 100 credits and there is a 250 credits level as well.

Second, we are adjusting the PopScore criteria by increasing the sample size to make it a more meaningful reflection of how well Airplay Artists are resonating with Jango listeners. After six months of analyzing PopScore data (plus a lot of insightful feedback from you) we've learned that basing PopScore on only 50 plays increases its volatility. Starting this week PopScore will be measured on a minimum of 100 paid plays on one song.

Monday, July 19

Jango Airplay - Live at the Viper Room - Video


Hey gang, here's a quick look at the ShowList LA/Jango Airplay Industry Showcase that took place last week at the Viper Room in LA. Airplay band Eyes Lips Eyes, formerly known as Elizabethan Report rocked the stage first. Check out video below.

Thursday, July 15

Update: Allocate Less Than 100 Play Credits


















One more update for today. You can also now allocate less than 100 Play Credits at a time. You can now allocate both 10 and 50 Credits in your 'Songs' tab.

Update: $10 Boosts Now Available








A quick update on payment options. There are now two sizes of 'One-Time Boosts' available in the 'Purchase' tab in your dashboard; $10 for 250 play credits and $30 for 1000.

Stay tuned here for more updates.

The Jango Juggler

Wednesday, July 14

Do You Have A Music Video ? Check This Opportunity

One of our top partners here at Jango Airplay, A&R Select, a Hollywood based artist development, marketing and promotions company is looking for artists to promote through their partnership with ARC: The A&R Channel on Comcast Cable Television.

The channel features a combination of label based and independent music videos with artists like Pearl Jam, The Birds And The Bees, Grizzly Bear, The Crystal Method and more. They also spotlight bands and do interviews.

If you are an artist seeking to promote your single you can submit your band here. Your music and music video will then be considered to air on television to over 20 million homes.

Get Started HERE

And for more info check the video below.


Find more videos like this on ARC: The A&R Channel

Tuesday, July 13

Getting The Most FromYour Airplay Campaign

Since Airplay began over a year ago we’ve had the pleasure to speak with hundreds of artists, bands and label managers in an attempt to figure out what they want to get out of their Airplay campaigns and how we here at Jango can best serve those needs. The number one thing that emerging artist say they want is simple; they just want to be heard…by someone. We get them heard by thousands of people…everyday. Once they’ve been heard on Jango.com and start receiving positive reactions from our listeners they naturally start thinking about ways to maximize that exposure. So In an effort to make every Jango Airplay campaign greater we have developed many great features and promotion options to do just that. Below is a quick overview of these options.

FREE Basic Geo-Targeting: We recently introduced Basic Geo-Targeting on Jango Airplay and now we try to concentrate your plays within the geographic areas you choose. The way to get the most out of Geo-Targeting is to not actually geo-target at the beginning of your campaign. Have your song played all around the world. Then analyze the Geographic Reports in your dashboard where you can see where the Jango listeners are who like your music the most. With that data in hand use Basic Geo-Targeting to dial in on those regions. If you want 100% of your plays to go into those areas you can always choose Premium Geo-Targeting.

Jango Pop-Score: Each week you participate in Jango Airplay you receive a Jango PopScore. Your PopScore tells you how well you are resonating with Jango listeners based on your targeting. The better your targeting, the better your PopScore. Obviously, if you are a Scandinavian Black Metal band targeting Dolly Parton fans, your PopScore is not going to be so hot so make sure you target the artists whose fan base is most likely to like your music. There’s also a reward for the artists with the best PopScore each week in the form of bonus play credits. We just figure the best bands need to be played that much more.

Special Opportunities: At Jango Airplay we’re always working with partners to try and bring more opportunities to our bands. Recently we’ve gotten top Jango PopScore bands booked at the Wakarusa Festival, The Moondance Jam, The Viper Room in LA and more. There are also special discounts from industry partners. Stay tuned to the weekly Jango Airplay newsletter and the Jango Airplay Blog for all the details.

Premium Packages: For artists looking for even more promotion we offer robust packages though ‘Airplay PRO’. These promotions include banner ads on Jango.com as well as customized overlay ad units that display when your song plays. Through these ads you can give away an MP3, promote an album or tour; even run a contest and bounce the listener right to your own website. You can also get a banner placed in Jango’s listener newsletter that goes out to over 3 Million registered users each week.

Check this video made by our partners at We Are Listening for more on 'Custom Overlays'



For more info on these packages e.mail airplay-premium@jango.com

Audio Intros: Want to get the listeners attention quick? Make an audio intro and attaché it to the front of your song before you upload your mp3 to Airplay. Make a quick message, 5 seconds or less, that tells the listener who you are and what they’re going to hear.

These are just a few of the great features that we’ve created to maximize your exposure with jango Airplay. There are many more ideas just lurking beneath the surface ready to be discovered. So now it’s your turn to use Jango Airplay, try a few different things and let us know what works best for you and what you’d like to see in the future. We’re all ears.

Monday, July 12

Jango PopScore Top 5 & A PopScore Update

Below are this past weeks artists that received the top PopScore on Jango.com.

But before that here's a couple big updates to PopScore starting next week;

First, we will change the way Bonus Play Credits are distributed so that more artists receive even more bonus credits. Instead of the top 5 receiving 5000 each we now have a top 10 receiving 1000, the smallest bonus is now 100 credits and there is a 250 credits level as well. More on that distribution soon.

Secondly, we are adjusting the PopScore criteria, by increasing the sample size, to make it a more meaningful reflection of how well Airplay Artists are resonating with Jango listeners. After six months of analyzing PopScore data (plus a lot of insightful feedback from you) we've learned that basing PopScore on only 50 plays increases its volatility. Starting next week PopScore will be measured on a minimum of 100 paid plays on one song.

Always looking forward to hearing the music...

Artist: 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:
Zeitgeist
Artist: Kev Rowe
Kev Rowe is a folk-pop artist who's been writing, recording & touring for more than a decade. He recently released his third full-length album, recorded with producer Danny Kadar (The Avett Brothers, Trey Anastasio, My Morning Jacket).

Click to hear Kev Rowe:
Burn Away
Artist: The Stay Lows
Mainly instrumental, The Stay Lows blend elements of math-rock and symphonic structure in a pop setting. The resulting music provides opportunity for listeners to dive in without fear of the inherent depths.

Click to hear The Stay Lows:
To Evil! (Waltz)
Artist: John Hopkins Jr.
John is a smooth R&B artist who plays and teaches piano to seniors, children and the disabled. Paralyzed on his left side, John continues to make music and inspire with his positive attitude.

Click to hear John Hopkins Jr.:
Love's Just Funny That Way
Artist: Barbara Lynn Doran
A singer-songwriter from Ontario, Barbara Lynn Dolan grew up listening to pop, but eventually discovered she felt more at home in the world of modern country music. This spring she released her first album since embracing the genre.

Click to hear Barbara Lynn Doran:
Take It Slow

Friday, July 9

Live at The Viper Room - July 14























Here the new flyer for the ShowList LA & Jango Airplay showcase that was postponed due to a Smashing Pumpkins show a few weeks ago.

Eyes Lips Eyes is playing who are the new incarnation of Airplay Band The Elizabethan Report. Check them out HERE

If you're in LA then definitely head down to the gig, should be a good one.

Thursday, July 8

The Jango Focus Group





Our good friend Brian Hazard of Airplay band Color Theory just did a great post on his blog Passive Promotion about how he recently used Jango Airplay as a focus group in finalizing his most recent album.

Brian said "The information I gleaned helped me select which track would open my new album, and persuaded me to cut two others."

Read the whole article HERE