Tuesday, June 14

Jango Airplay Top 10

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Here we are with this week's Top 10 artists...check them out and show your support in the comment section below.

#1: Mariah Ver Hoef
A young singer-songwriter from Fairbanks, Alaska, Mariah writes about the isolation and shifting landscapes of growing up. She recently released her fourth album, and has plans to tour internationally this summer.

Click to hear Mariah Ver Hoef:
Summertime
#2: For This Cause
For This Cause is an alternative/post-hardcore band from Australia. They spent much of 2009 and 2010 on tour, and 2011 looks to be no different with opening slots lined up in front of major headliners like Switchfoot.

Click to hear For This Cause:
Promises
#3: Sixty Miles Down
Hard-hitting & heavy, yet melodic, New Jersey's Sixty Miles Down grinds out gritty anthems pulled from the darker side of the soul. After 12 years of evolution, the quartet has lately been building on buzz around acclaimed releases "Sink Or Swim" and "A New Skin."

Click to hear Sixty Miles Down:
Dead Weight
#4: DelCity
Born Bamidele Citizen of Nigeria, Delcity's music blends the consciousness of rap, the swing of reggae and the international flair of his background into a melange of emotion.

Click to hear DelCity:
Bamidele
#5: Aron Seals
Aron Seals is a rock/fusion guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. His music is heavily influenced by film scoring, and makes use of midi guitar to play various stings sounds while accompanying the solo guitar.

Click to hear Aron Seals:
Fearless
#6: Anthem
Sharp and sophisticated, 25-year old emcee Anthem is a product of the aggressive, fast-paced culture of New York City. Anthem traded in a career on Wall St for one on the mic, and is now Amoeba Music Group's marquee artist.

Click to hear Anthem:
God Of Joy
#7: Seph Ade
Nigerian born, Maryland raised R&B/soul artist Seph Ade is a vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist with a passion for music. His debut album "Love Acoustically," released in February of this year, demonstrates this appreciation with heartfelt lyrics, soulful vocals, and live instrumentation.

Click to hear Seph Ade:
Good Thing
#8: Jake Dreyer
A musician from eight years old, award-winning metal guitarist Jake Dreyer recently released his debut solo EP "In the Shadows of Madness," showcasing years of study under a variety of master instructors.

Click to hear Jake Dreyer:
Harmony Of The Spheres
#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: INGI
Icelandic songwriter Ingi was born a creative child, singing before he could talk. Financed by 30-day shifts on a trawler in the North Atlantic, his debut album was recorded by a Grammy-winning producer, and is set to be released this year

Click to hear Ingi:
You Little Fruitcake

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check out 4PLAY debut track GOOD Life ft Ricky J. Its on the radio, iTunes, Jango, Youtube, Facebook. Request it today. Thanks

Artemia said...

Ever think there might be a way we could see how many people "dislike" a song?

Anonymous said...

whats up with Big Supa's New single Earthquake is it playing on Airplay yet

Robert Rolfe Feddersen said...

Some really good stuff made the top 10. Nice!

Anonymous said...

the plays do well when paid, but when unpaid, they drop down to alost 0 per week, literally 0 sometimes.

i thought that the plays were supposed to be influenced by similar artists, so there should more - at least 1-2 a day - from organic exposure.

why isn't this happening?

mark said...

This whole thing is fishy..........

youchillmusic said...

Fishy and "why isn't this happening" - you need to read the FAQ

http://airplay.jango.com/music+promotion/faq

In order to get organic plays, you need to have fans - people who like your music. In order to gain fans you use paid plays - specifically targeting other artists that you believe to be similar to *you*.

Organic plays occur when a fan goes directly to your artist page and listens to a song, adds you to one of their stations or better yet - listens directly to your station on a regular basis.

The only way mentioned in the faq is the first example - but I have seen from carefully watching stats and what users are doing that getting added to a station, or someone listening to your station on a regular basis are even better than the first option.

The best way to get organic plays that I have found is to have several songs available on Jango, but allocate play credits to only ONE of the at a time. Once you gain fans for that one song, they will seek out the other songs and play them, add you to their station or better yet listen to your station on a regular basis - these are Organic plays.

My stats for organic plays run at 5% of all my listens. I don't know how this compares to other people.

I get free credits almost every week for my pop score, and I only ever have one song allocated at a time, targeted to a very small number of artists (the minimum 5) so I get small numbers of plays per day - in the end I'm paying little to nothing for plays anymore because of the free plays and organic plays.