Tuesday, August 16

Catch Listeners' Attention With An Audio Intro



Want to get listeners' attention quick? Make a short audio intro and add it to the start of your song - this is a great way to tell listeners about your band to give them a better idea of who they're hearing.


Record a short (5 seconds or less) intro and attach it to your .mp3 file before uploading to Jango Airplay. If your song already has a long intro you can record your voice over the song so it blends in with the rest of the music. Adding an audio intro creates a more unique & personalized experience for the listener, and the chances of them remembering your band name will increase.

Occasionally you will be played in the background - listeners might have Jango on in the background or in their pocket if streamed from a smartphone - but with a creative intro they'll get all information they need to remember your name so that they can pay a visit to your profile page. It will also give an idea of what they are about to hear, tell them what your song is about and/or what it's influenced by.

Audio intros are very rare on Jango so they will inevitably draw attention but be sure to keep them short, a long message might bore listeners so stick to the point. Here are three essentials to think about when recording your intro.

#1: Keep it short! Say only what's necessary about yourself and the song.

#2: Be creative and say something you think will catch listeners' attention.

#3: If possible, blend in your presentation with the intro of the song.

There you have it, some useful information on how to record your audio intro. Check in next week again for more great tips and tricks from the Airplay blog and don't forget to like us on Faceboook. As always - thanks for being part of Jango Airplay.


/The Jango Airplay Team

12 comments:

Mike G. said...

Great idea! Way to think outside the rectangle. ;)
Mike G. Murphy
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Anonymous said...

M.O.N

mike said...

yes i cool extra way of getting noticed in the air jungle ou t there

-mike
www.downfall-records.tk

Anonymous said...

just remember that if jango gets flooded with tracks full of lame voice-overs then people are gonna stop listening.

doctor fantastico
electro, dubstep, triphop, and more
drfantastico.com

Danie Nel said...

Hmmmm - seeing people using this to sell their plays to advertisers...

Hi - I'm Danie, and this song is sponsored by ....

Anonymous said...

http://www.jango.com/music/UTR

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Anonymous said...

This is not a good idea! People do not like advertisements interrupting the music, and audio intros are essentially advertisement. New music should speak to people through the music, let people judge it on that, not silly verbal intros.

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Lou Derr said...

You could just make it sound like a DJ introducing your new song to the public that just might go to your site and pay to download your song.

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