Thursday, December 30

Tips & Tricks For 2011


With 2011 coming this week, we thought it might be a good time to explore what promotional strategies have worked for you in the last year. Any tried and true methods? Or is there something you just discovered? Was there a new technology last year that made you hopeful about future promotional efforts? Let us know in the comments.

Wednesday, December 29

Jango Airplay Top 10

Hello everyone. We here at Jango wish you all a happy and healthy new year. Ring in the new year with this week's Top Ten 10 emerging artists on Jango Airplay.

#1: Hugo Kant
Hugo Kant is a producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Marseille, France. After many years playing in bands he started his first solo project in 2010, a mix of downtempo, nu jazz, trip hop and acoustic music.

Click to hear Hugo Kant:
Leonids
#2: Wingy
Wingy is 23 year old Belgian Mieke Vervloet. An artist at heart, she recently released her first musical work. The EP is a mix of soaring vocals & moody electronics.

Click to hear Wingy:
Bloodwings
#3: Heroes Will Fall
Florida quintet Heroes Will Fall play an exciting blend of hard rock. Their music flies seamlessly between metal, hardcore and tasteful pockets of melody.

Click to hear Heroes Will Fall:
Vacillate The Herd
#4: Daniella Alcarpe
Daniella Alcarpe is a Brazilian singer offering true Brazilian music - a mix of traditional instruments like bandolim, cavaquinho & cuíca with guitars, sax, flute and keyboard.

Click to hear Daniella Alcarpe:
Que Que Ce Que
#5: Ben Stuart
Ben Stuart stands ranks among the new guard of folky singer-songwriters who also embrace electronica. What sets this California native apart is how easy & natural he makes the combination sound.

Click to hear Ben Stuart:
Letting Go
#6: Noctura
Noctura is a modern rock two piece from Indiana. They've lately earned airplay on major rock radio, and are scheduled to release their first album this year.

Click to hear Noctura:
My Last Goodbye
#7: Prom Night In Black And White
"Powerpop-powerhouse from the prairies of Canada" is not a description one hears often. Prom Night In Black And White are out to change that, rocking the Vans Warped Tour and topping the Purevolume charts.

Click to hear Prom Night In Black And White:
Flaws In Her Words
#8: Shundrey
Shundrey is an R&B singer to the core. However, experiences with opera, country, soul, pop, inspirational and gospel creep into his music, adding sophistication.

Click to hear Shundrey:
Ur So Beautiful
#9: 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
#10: Bryan Drewyor
Bryan Drewyor grew up in the Midwest surrounded by bluegrass, jazz, rock, folk and a family of musicians. His songs explore the energy & emotion of the worlds that raised him.

Click to hear Bryan Drewyor:
Friends Catch You

Tuesday, December 21

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's this weeks Top 10 emerging artists on Jango Airplay. Couple of new faces making their to the Top 10 this week. Check them out below.


#1: 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
#2: Daniella Alcarpe
Daniella Alcarpe is a Brazilian singer offering true Brazilian music - a mix of traditional instruments like bandolim, cavaquinho & cuíca with guitars, sax, flute and keyboard.

Click to hear Daniella Alcarpe:
Que Que Ce Que
#3: Nanochrist
Electronic metal band Nanochrist is a five-piece from Toronto, Canada. Their sound touches progressive rock, industrial, and a variety of other influences heavy & complex.

Click to hear Nanochrist:
Exoskeleton
#4: Hugo Kant
Hugo Kant is a producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Marseille, France. After many years playing in bands he started his first solo project in 2010, a mix of downtempo, nu jazz, trip hop and acoustic music.

Click to hear Hugo Kant:
Leonids
#5: 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:
Azure Sunshine
#6: Noctura
Noctura is a modern rock two piece from Indiana. They've lately earned airplay on major rock radio, and are scheduled to release their first album this year.

Click to hear Noctura:
My Last Goodbye
#7: Haight-Ashbury
This Glasgow trio (brother/sister, lifelong best friend) is built on a foundation of close harmonies complemented by grungy guitar riffs, throbbing bass and percussive flourish. Definitely worth a listen.

Click to hear Haight-Ashbury:
Favourite Song
#8: ShyDevy
ShyDevy is an emcee from New York whose focus is "the attitude and the emotion that comes out of an artist who makes it a priority to make you feel what he feels."

Click to hear ShyDevy:
And It Was You
#9: 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
#10: 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

Tuesday, December 14

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's this weeks Top 10 emerging artists on Jango Airplay. There's even a few brand new artists to Jango that have made it into the Top 10 this week. Check them out below and give them a hand.

#1: Room Full Of Owls
Room Full Of Owls combine guitar, fiddle, keys and Fiona Clayton's crisp singing into a hybrid of folk, funk and ambient pop. The band has been touring successfully since 2008, and recently appeared on BBC Radio.

Click to hear Room Full Of Owls:
Roadside
#2: The Stay Lows
Mainly instrumental, The Stay Lows blend elements of math-rock and symphonic structure in a pop setting. The result is dense and absorbing, but never overwhelms.

Click to hear The Stay Lows:
To Evil! (Waltz)
#3: 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:
Knew School
#4: We Are Music(W.A.M.)
We Are Music (W.A.M.) are an alternative hip-hop act who blend pop melody with lyrics about loss and drawing strength from it.

Click to hear We Are Music:
listening 2 your heart
#5: Angelical Tears
Angelic Tears' heavy but melodic sound is the result of influences including goth, classical, metal and alternative. The band recently released their debut EP, and is already plotting a followup for 2011.

Click to hear Angelical Tears:
No More
#6: 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
#7: Safety Orange
San Diego's Safety Orange play a beachy blend of rock, reggae, rap, punk and ska. Started as a break after regular surf sessions, the band continues to play several times a week and craft new material.

Click to hear Safety Orange:
Steppin' Out
#8: Toy Horses
Toy Horses are one of Wales' brightest indie gems. After airplay in the UK their music came to the attention of KCRW starmaker Nic Harcourt who put them on radio & stages in the States. Their debut album is expected in early 2011.

Click to hear Toy Horses:
And It Was You
#9: Riley Etheridge Jr.
Riley Etheridge Jr. is a New York City singer-songwriter with deep roots in musical Americana. He recently released the album "Things I Used To Know," described in the press as an "elegiac, contemplative collection of sad, funny, and ultimately redemptive alternative country."

Click to hear Riley Etheridge Jr.:
In This Moment
#10: NLX
NLX offers a "blow-your-mind-and-open-your-heart" dark, pop smack. It's fists in the air, tears on the floor, don?t look back but close the door kind of music.

Click to hear NLX:
Young Love