Tuesday, July 26

Jango Airplay Top 10

The Top 10 Airplay bands for the week ending July 24th. We have some new bands climbing to the top in this week's lineup. Support them with your feedback in the comment section.

#1: Shelter (NZ)
From the ashes of two prominent New Zealand rock acts, Shelter has emerged and is beginning to make waves. They recently completed two tracks combining modern rock with intricate melodies to introduce their infectious new sound.

Click to hear Shelter (NZ):
Blacklight Friday
#2: Sad Alice Said
Ukrainian septet Sad Alice Said play a distinctive blend of gothic metal with elements of doom, decorated in a symphonic wrap and multifaceted semantic filling.

Click to hear Sad Alice Said:
Open Your Eyes
#3: 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:
#4: Q Hunta
Born Adekunle Johnson Ojolowo, Q Hunta is a native of Osun State, Nigeria. After a break from music he returned a few years later playing benefit concerts and performing internationally. Now he's working on his full-length debut, an energetic blend of afro/hip-hop hustle.

Click to hear Q Hunta:
Sha Kan Kan
#5: Mambo Zombies
The Chicago-based Mambo Zombies consist of 3 main players, Dez Desormeaux, Luis Prieto Rosario and Jose Valdes, who have been performing suave, vibrant Latin music together for the past 12 years.

Click to hear Mambo Zombies:
Tu No Me Quieres
#6: Arketek
Arketek is an electro/ambient act from Galway, Ireland who makes rich soundscapes with an almost a filmic quality, and influences spanning metal to indie, country to techno, drum & bass and beyond.

Click to hear Arketek:
Morse Code - Need Help
#7: 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:
#8: 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:
#9: 2002
Pamela & Randy Copus, the New Age duo known as 2002, have landed 9 albums on the Billboard Charts by blending keys, strings, harps, guitar and their layered voices into a celestial, angelic "virtual choir."

Click to hear 2002:
An Ocean Apart
#10: 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


Ian said...

I just have a quick question -- one thing that baffles / annoys me on Jango is that the first month I pay for a song to be played, I receive a lot of new fans. However, if I promote that song again a second month, the new fans drop drastically. This has happened so consistently that I am certain it has nothing to do with the quality of my music, but I'm just curious -- has anyone else experienced a sudden drop in interest after the first month for a given song?

Artemia said...

^^ No, but I have noticed variation week to week and even day to day. On one day, my band had something between 30-40% likes out of 30-40 plays. I think we had 1 or 2 more for the rest of the week with the same targeting. --- With one song, we've had a high enough pop score for 7-8 weeks in a row to earn 100 plays each week... I think we're dealing with very small sample sizes unless you are having your song played thousands of times.

Michael said...

I have noticed a drop off eventually. Here's what I attribute to (and admittedly, this is just guessing):

Jango does a pretty good job at matching your music with the people most likely to enjoy it. However, as time goes on, naturally the system goes farther and farther from your ideal fans (after all, there is a limited pool to choose from). So, the longer your songs are played, the lower the "like" percentage gets.

This is not a critique of Jango, just the bare facts of statistics. Of course, the larger the audience, the more potential "likers" there are for you.

Jango has been reporting "over 7 million" listeners for quite a while now. Has anyone heard that the number has increased substantially? (And, Jango peeps, if it has, I assume you would DEFINITELY mention it. :) ).