Tuesday, September 28

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's the top 10 Airplay artists for the week of September 20 - 26. 1000 Bands each week get some number of bonus play credits based on their Jango PopScore. These are the top 10 and each received 1000 bonus credits.

#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:
Vistas
#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: Charlie Barrett
Texas singer-songwriter Charlie Barrett is known for his deep, rich voice, sparkling acoustic guitar, and moving lyrics. A performer for over 20 years, Charlie recently released his second album and is working on a third.

Click to hear Charlie Barrett:
Looking Through Glass
#4: Hitman Blues Band
Veteran New York blues player Hitman has played up and down the city, from dingy dive bars to royal balls. A natural showman, he's toured internationally and released four studio albums.

Click to hear Hitman Blues Band:
Angel In The Shadows
#5: Moses Tucker
Southern rocker Moses Tucker and his band describe themselves as "just some good ol' boys from Gravel Ridge Arkansas playing down to earth music."

Click to hear Moses Tucker:
Damn Good Man
#6: Jon Davidson
Jon Davidson is an alternative-rock solo artist, and frontman for the band Silversafe. Singles from his latest album have garnered airplay on hundreds of FM stations and placement on MTV.

Click to hear Jon Davidson:
Going Home
#7: The Melodramatics
The Melodramatics mix reggae, rock, dub and ska into an upbeat, energetic style all their own, bridging generation gaps and filling dance floors wherever they play.

Click to hear The Melodramatics:
Stargazing
#8: 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
#9: Arkid
Arkid is a psychedlic and progressive trance artist hailing from Manchester in the United Kingdom. He makes fresh, detailed music with just a hint of the Goa spirit.

Click to hear Arkid:
Night Pitch
#10: 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

Monday, September 27

Win A Relay G30 From Line 6 & 5000 Airplay Credits
















We're really pleased to bring you a drawing, sponsored by Line 6, where the winner will receive a Relay G30 Digital Wireless System as well as 5000 Jango Airplay Credits.

All you have to do is head over to the Line6.com contests and special offers page HERE and enter your information and e.mail address before October 25th for a chance to win.

Relay™ G30 digital wireless system from Line 6 is now the best-selling guitar wireless in America! With wired tone, uncompromising dependability and refreshingly simple operation, it totally redefines the wireless experience.

Traditional analog wireless systems are losing the battles against encroaching FCC regulations and other complications. Noise, dropouts and restrictions in operation make them more frustrating than convenient. This is where Relay G30 comes in. It is free of FCC restrictions, it defeats audio interference, and it’s a snap to set up and use – anywhere in the world!

Enter the drawing here: line6.com/club/contests/jango2b

Learn more about Relay G30 at line6.com/relay






Friday, September 24

Major Update: Invite Bands - Get Free Airplay


We're back with a major update; Your band can now earn 200 bonus play credits by promoting Jango Airplay to your friends and their bands.

All you have to do is go into your artist dashboard, under the Home>Invite Bands tabs, and send out a pre-populated e.mail message to as many other bands and artists that you know inviting them to sign up for Airplay. You can then track the status of the e.mail, send reminders and find out when you are eligible to receive your bonus credits.

There's also a personal invitation link that you can post anywhere, your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, so you can earn bonus play credits from referrals that way as well.

Look for the 'Invite Bands' tab in your artist dashboard now and thanks for spreading the word about Jango Airplay!

Thursday, September 23

CMJ Announces 2nd Round of Artists











CMJ announced it's second round of artists yesterday that will be playing at this year's Music Marathon in NYC October 19-23. We're pleased to announce that more than 80 of these bands are part of Jango Airplay and many of them had their PopScore submitted to the CMJ Showcase Department in an effort to help them find the best Possible bands.

We've made a station on Jango.com to play just these bands and it sounds great.

TUNE IN HERE

Also, let us know if you're coming to CMJ and what your plans are, would love to hear from you.

Full the full list of artist announcements check out CMJ2010.com

The Juggler

Tuesday, September 21

Want To Be Featured On The Airplay Home Page?









Attention all Airplay artists. Would you like to be featured on the Jango Airplay home page ?

If so, drop us a line in the comments section of this blog post with a link to your Jango profile, a list of your top 3 artist targets and your most recent PopScore. We'll then check you out and pick some new artists to update the home page.

Looking forward to checking out your profiles

-The Jango Juggler

Update: MEANY Fest Wants More Jango Bands








We just received an e.mail from the organizers at this years M.E.A.N.Y. Fest, which is happening right now, and they told me that because the Jango Bands that have already played are getting such a great response they have opened up a few more slots for our great New York City based artists.

So for your change to play this years M.E.A.N.Y. fest drop an e.mail with your EPK, MySpace etc. to Denise from M.E.A.N.Y. on her e.mail: gnyctv@aol.com

There are still the following slots open:

Sept 23rd @ Crash Mansion & Fontanas
Sept 24th @ Connolley's
Sept 25th @ Crash Mansion
Oct 1st @ Crash Mansion

Also, make sure to check out their facebook page: www.facebook.com/MEANYFEST

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here we are with the Top 10 on Jango Airplay for last week. For This Cause is holding tight on the # 1 spot while a group of new entries break in. These 10 bands each receive 1000 bonus play credits for having resonated the most last week with Jango listeners. For more info on PopScore and how it works just check the PopScore module in your dashboard.

#1: 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
#2: 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
#3: Good Evening
Specializing in "midnight broken-glass love songs," Good Evening's rich string arrangements and lush harmonies deliver a dynamic sound, full of happiness & heartache, whiskey & woe.

Click to hear Good Evening:
If I Was On Fire
#4: 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:
Vistas
#5: 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
#6: 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:
Corriendo En Tus Suenos
#7: 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:
Stargazing
#8: A.G.
Rhyming since the doctor smacked him at birth, St. Louis native A.G. hasn't closed his mouth since that day. The only thing young about this talent is his age.

Click to hear A.G.:
I Know
#9: Brice/ART Entertainment
After seeing what MTV and the majors had to offer rapper Brice decided to remain independent. Since then he's released four mixtapes and two solo albums.

Click to hear Brice/ART Entertainment:
Say Goodbye
#10: Particle Wave
Particle Wave materialized in 2006 when its four members began jamming and playing small gigs across Southern California. Rooted in classic rock, they incorporate elements of noise pop and indie rock, delivering a strong, melody-driven experience.

Click to hear Particle Wave:
Mind

How Many Musicians Does It Take...?


Of course you thought this was going to be some lightbulb joke, but it's not, we'll save those for later. This is about a great article in The Guardian from The Indie Professor called 'How Many Musicians Does It Take To Plan A Tour'. According to the indie professor, the answer is none, they just need a great booking agent.

Read more HERE

and as promised the article does lighten up with some lightbulb jokes at the end, enjoy

Monday, September 13

Jango Airplay Top 10

We're back again with the Top 10 bands on Jango Airplay based on their PopScore from last week. And remember, each band needs to have at least 100 paid plays on at least one song to receive a PopScore for the week.

This week it looks like For This Cause held the top spot while there are a few new faces in the Top 10 as well. Check them out and show some support in the comments.

#1: 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
#2: Neoclubber
Neoclubber was born near the beach with one goal - save the planet from boredom and depression. First on their list of solutions? Make good, fresh songs for everyone to smile and dance to.

Click to hear Neoclubber:
I Will Say (Dance Remix)
#3: 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
#4: 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:
Vistas
#5: Kev Rowe (Instrumental)
Kev Rowe is a folk-pop artist who's been writing, recording & touring for more than a decade. He recently released his third album, recorded with producer Danny Kadar (Trey Anastasio, My Morning Jacket).

Click to hear Kev Rowe (Instrumental):
Gazebo Girl
#6: The National Convention
Nestled at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains, National Convention?s Eric Poulin mixes the lost AM radio crackle of golden 70?s fare with polished rock blasts hearkening to Steely Dan.

Click to hear The National Convention:
Telephone Road
#7: Charlie Barrett
Texas singer-songwriter Charlie Barrett is known for his deep, rich voice, sparkling acoustic guitar, and moving lyrics. A performer for over 20 years, Charlie recently released his second album and is working on a third.

Click to hear Charlie Barrett:
Looking Through Glass
#8: 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
#9: Live To Tell
Post-hardcore band Live To Tell are an ambitious young act from Philadelphia, PA. Their music entwines melody, emotion and progressive sensibility, into a tightly wound sonic attack.

Click to hear Live To Tell:
Clandestine
#10: Brice/ART Entertainment
After seeing what MTV and the majors had to offer, rapper Brice decided to remain independent. Since then he's released four mixtapes and two solo albums.

Click to hear Brice/ART Entertainment:
Say Goodbye