Friday, October 29

Get Featured on a Coast 2 Coast Mixtape




This week we have another great announcement. We have just partnered with Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes to create extra exposure for our top Jango Airplay hip hop artists.

Going forward we will be submitting the 5 hip hop artists on Jango Airplay with the best PopScore to Coast 2 Coast so they can select one of them to appear on one of their mixtapes with a major artist.

We thought it would be easiest if we let Nick from Coast 2 Coast explain a bit about it himself.

Hi Nick, explain Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes for our artists?

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes are the most downloaded promotional mixtapes in the world released weekly and officially hosted by major urban recording artists. We have been blessed to work with over 100 signed artists to further their careers and online marketing, including artists such as: Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, DJ Khaled, Nas, Pharell, Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Ciara, Lupe Fiasco, Gucci Mane and countless others. We allow independent artists to feature on every mixtape we release right alongside the major artists we help promote, allowing both artists to gain fans from each others fan pools. We also promote the mixtapes online to tens of thousands of websites, blogs and tastemakers, generating millions of impressions and downloads for all artists involved.

The Coast 2 Coast brand also includes a magazine, iTunes radio station, and DJ Coalition of over 850 mixtape DJs from around the world. Our network of both online fans and physical members allow Coast 2 Coast to reach a grassroots level of marketing in basically every urban market across the globe.

How does Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes work for artists trying to break through?

The opportunity to expose your music worldwide to fans while co branding with a major artist is unrivaled in the industry. Mixtapes are a great outlet to test new singles, showcase freestyles and other un-releasable material. They allow you to stay relevant in the industry without completing a full length project.

Becoming part of the Coast 2 Coast network also allows artists to be eligible for special offers and events through our music industry partners. From the annual Coast 2 Coast Convention to the Core DJ Retreats, Coast 2 Coast has a presence at every major industry event and partners with all major industry players, and opens them up to the independent artist.

Lastly, tell us a bit about the Jango/Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes partnership?

Using the Jango PopScore system we will be able to sort through thousands of potential artists and find the best music according to the fans. The top 5 Urban artists according to PopScore will be selected every week to compete for a spot on the major mixtape every month. Giving these top artists a 1/20 chance to be featured and all of them recognition and special offers from Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes and affiliates. Any artist can submit music to be considered for the mixtape on the Coast 2 Coast Website, or directly at www.coast2coastsubmissions.com but 1 lucky artist from the Jango system will be guaranteed to be featured with a major artist each month!

Following the selection of the featured artists they will benefit from the extensive promotions through Coast 2 Coast as well as additional support from Jango!

Thanks Nick, we're looking forward to it

Tuesday, October 26

Jango Airplay Top 10

We're back again with the Top 10 for the week ending 10/24. We've got some great fresh faces and some solid artists holding their own this week. Check them out here.

#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: 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
#3: 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
#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: 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
#6: Less Than Three
Pop/rock act Less Than Three is the creative outlet for 17 year old Jonathan Borgia. The music combines youthful energy with a polish beyond his years.

Click to hear Less Than Three:
Feels Like Summer
#7: Jon B
Some people become artists seeking fortune and fame, others are compelled to write, perform and record the way the rest of us are compelled to breathe. R&B singer Jon B is the latter, and his music reflects it.

Click to hear Jon B:
It's U
#8: Code F.I.
Illinois rappers Code F.I. bring swagger with precision. They write music for the club, backyard BBQs, and driving around with the subs up.

Click to hear Code F.I.:
Cook Dem Gritz (Bllsht)
#9: Shaliek Allah
Shaliek Allah is a rapper from Texas. He has released a series of widely distributed mixtapes, and continues to make music that brimming with energetic bounce.

Click to hear Shaliek Allah:
Straight Out The Bank
#10: Jon Wolfe
Jon Wolfe embodies the modern country singer-songwriter. His music strikes a perfect balance between the best country traditions and contemporary energy & vision.

Click to hear Jon Wolfe:
Let A Country Boy Love You

How Was Your CMJ ?

We are finally back on out feet today after a solid five day music marathon of day parties, late night showcases and music industry panels. We heard some great music, met some great people and generally didn't sleep much.

But the real question is, how was your CMJ?

Did you play? Tell us about the gig. Attend any insightful panels? Who spoke and what did that have to say? Do you have any war stories? Lost equipment? Did you get signed? Sign a publishing deal? License your music? Tips for next year?

We had over 100 Jango Airplay artists play this years CMJ and probably many more than that were just here for the festivities, so tell us all about it in the comments.

Friday, October 22

Final Reminder - Enter The Line 6 & Jango Airplay Drawing
















Here's the last reminder as the drawing closes first thing next week!

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






Monday, October 18

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's the Top 10 artists on Jango Airplay for the week of October 11 - Oct 17. These are the artists with the 10 best PopScores for last week. To receive a PopScore you need to have at least 100 plays on at least one song for the week. Check them out now.

#1: 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
#2: 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
#3: 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
#4: 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
#5: Daniel Fries
Daniel Fries'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
#6: 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
#7: Awaken The Bride
Awaken The Bride are a metal outfit hailing out of Alabama. The band's piercing vocals and machine gun guitars will surely get your hands in the air and headbanging.

Click to hear Awaken The Bride:
Tanktop Takeover
#8: Alexandra Kelly
Alexandra voice was amazing everyone by age 4. She started playing piano at 6, and by 12 was teaching herself to play guitar and writing songs. At age 16, Alexandra released her self- produced debut CD entitled ?Love & Lies?.

Click to hear Alexandra Kelly:
Dreamer
#9: Rosehill
The Ladies of Rosehill have been best friends since grade school. They are well known throughout their Texas hometown for their strong vocal performances, and have a smooth harmonic blend that is very well received by their audiences.

Click to hear Rosehill:
Leave Me Some Pride
#10: Legrand
Christopher Ross, aka Legrand, ushers originality back into the hip- hop community as well as his unique sense of diverse cultures. This amazing lyricist has opened for Black Moon, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and has toured extensively overseas.

Click to hear Legrand:
POSE

Stolen Instruments ? There's An App For That

Here's a great video we just stumbled across online from one of our Airplay artists Atomic Tom

They are also playing at this yesr's CMJ happening this week in NYC - Details HERE

Tuesday, October 12

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's the top 10 artists on Jango Airplay for the week of Oct 4-10. This week sees a lot of turnover as Falconbrook is the only holdover from last week. Check them all out below.

#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: Dan Mills
Dan Mills is an innate songwriter. He makes himself readily available through his music, combining beyond-his-years lyrical insight with a unique pop sensibility.

Click to hear Dan Mills:
This Town
#3: 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
#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: Lynn Lister
Lynn Lister makes music in a small studio in Texas, overlooking trees and a stream. Mostly instrumentals from a bunch of old guitars and a couple of new synthesizers. And, of course, his beloved MacBook Pro. You can definitely tell by the laid back feel of his music.

Click to hear Lynn Lister:
The Final Archipelago
#6: Legrand
Christopher Ross, aka Legrand, ushers originality back into the hip- hop community as well as his unique sense of diverse cultures. This amazing lyricist has opened for Black Moon, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and has toured extensively overseas.

Click to hear Legrand:
POSE
#7: 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
#8: Shift (Australia)
Shift blends the old with the new, and takes it progressively on a different journey entirely. At times as heavy as bands like Strapping Young Lad, Death, and Nevermore, yet fused with the tranquility and melody of the likes of Alice In Chains and Katatonia.

Click to hear Shift (Australia):
The Bin
#9: Michael E Walker
Michael E Walker or Mike as he likes to be called, hunts, fishes, and play's music. He's going to be real busy the next couple of months promoting his song "California." This will be the first time that he'll be actively seeking a record deal.

Click to hear Michael E Walker:
California
#10: Prayer/Life
Andrea's voice has been called "unique" and "special". John has crazy piano skills--a musician's musician. Andrea's lyrics are deep and poetic and enticingly lead people back to the scriptures. The duo having almost nothing in common except for their musical calling.

Click to hear Prayer/Life:
Your Mark