Tuesday, August 30
First of all we would like to thank you for submitting your audio introductions to us - we heard many great, creative ways to catch listeners' attention! After reviewing your intros we found two winning submissions that were able to capture our attention in a catchy & professional way, and we're certain our listeners think the same.
The two winners of best audio intro and 1,000 free play credits are:
John That - Better Next To You
Joseph Gomez - Just You (Can Have My Love)
Both John and Joseph we're able to present themselves within the 5 seconds or less offered, and give listeners enough information to remember their song title & artist name. John's intro is very catchy but still professional and goes on before music starts. Joseph, on the other hand, gives his presentation over his song intro so it blends in well with the start of the music. Two different ways to make smart audio intros.
We received a lot of great submissions so here's a list of other great intros we think you should check out.
James Cademan - Blank Page
James Cademan - Swingin' At Shadows
James Cademan - Game of Fate
Furious Stylez - Stars
Furious Stylez - Haters
Long Story - Will It Be Better Tomorrow
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you all for your submissions. And as always - thanks for being part of Jango Airplay.
/The Jango Airplay Team
Monday, August 29
Here are the top 10 Airplay bands for the week ending August 28th. There are many familiar faces in this week's lineup and some great bands that made it to the top 10. Check them out and support them with your feedback in the comment section.
Tuesday, August 23
Using audio intro's as a way to increase your exposure was covered in last week's blog post. If you have experimented with audio introductions on Jango and want to be presented on our blog, newsletter and Facebook page - please let us know! Just add a link to your song in the comment section below. The Jango Airplay team will listen and the best audio intro's will be presented in next week's newsletter.
Thanks for showing us and your peers how to make an audio introduction creative and interesting!
/The Jango Airplay team
Here are the top 10 Airplay bands for the week ending August 21st. Check them out and show your support in the comment section.
Tuesday, August 16
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.
#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
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Monday, August 15
Here are the top 10 Airplay bands for the week ending August 14th. A lot of new faces in this week's lineup showing that there is some great talent out there. Show your support in the comment section.