Tuesday, August 30

The Winning Audio Intros



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

and

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

Jango Airplay Top 10



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.

#1: 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
#2: Sydnee B.
From Racine to Milwaukee, WI rapper Sydnee B. has been making his presence known in the underground rap world. He recently established his own independent label - Tippy Top Entertainment.

Click to hear Sydnee B.:
Too Loud
#3: The Saving Motion
The Saving Motion (TSM) started out in Claremore, Oklahoma when a group of young people were asked to play music at their church's college service. Today, TSM has played for thousands, and is currently working on their debut album Passion Prayer.

Click to hear The Saving Motion:
To Save A Life
#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:
The Chord Cracker
#5: 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
#6: 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
#7: 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:
She No Want Me
#8: Temujin
Temujin bring a uniquely Australian perspective to the Gothic Metal genre. Their latest release combines haunting vocals & driving guitars to create their signature layered, atmospheric sound.

Click to hear Temujin:
Demons
#9: 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
#10: Jahmings Macccow
Anguillian reggae guitarist/singer-songwriter Jahmings Maccow rose from that quiet island to the ruff ghettos of South Bronx, in the process becoming one of New York City's tuffest acts.

Click to hear Jahmings Macccow:
Set Me Free

Tuesday, August 23

Got Audio Intros?



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

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here are the top 10 Airplay bands for the week ending August 21st. Check them out and show your support in the comment section.

#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 third album, and toured internationally this spring.

Click to hear Mariah Ver Hoef:
Summertime
#2: 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
#3: Warriors Of God
Hip-hop duo & youth ministers Warriors Of God (W.O.G.) focus on making energetic, uplifting music designed to inspire.

Click to hear Warriors Of God:
Suit Up
#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:
She No Want Me
#5: Less Than Nothing
Less Than Nothing are a three piece instrumental band from Nottingham, England. Originally formed in 2007, they released their debut late last year, and recently began receiving play on BBC radio.

Click to hear Less Than Nothing:
Too Little, Too Late
#6: Mind Cinema
"We want to create a laid-back mood and soundscape for the listener to get lost in," says frontman Priscila Orfanos. With an ambient/shoegazing indie-rock style, Mind Cinema hold true to their goal, creating heavy, atmospheric soundscapes, with drowsy, layered vocals and catchy hooks.

Click to hear Mind Cinema:
Solar Rays
#7: 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
#8: Neoclubber
Neoclubber was born near the beach with one goal - save the planet from boredom and depression. First on their list of solutions? Make good, fresh songs for everyone to smile and dance to.

Click to hear Neoclubber:
Wonder Why (Radio Edit)
#9: Michael Silverman
Michael Silverman's music consists of relaxing, impressionist piano pieces and beautiful renditions of classical favorites. One of the most popular pianinsts on iTunes, he has logged 13 number one albums and more than 3 million downloads.

Click to hear Michael Silverman:
Bella's Lullaby
#10: Codie Prevost
Country singer-songwriter Codie Prevost will knock your socks off with his passion, energy and genuine, unassuming presence. This year he was nominated to be a CCMA "Rising Star," and is currently touring behind his latest release, "Get Loud."

Click to hear Codie Prevost:
Standing Still

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

Monday, August 15

Jango Airplay Top 10


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.

#1: Temujin
Temujin bring a uniquely Australian perspective to the Gothic Metal genre. Their latest release combines haunting vocals & driving guitars to create their signature layered, atmospheric sound.

Click to hear Temujin:
Demons
#2: 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
#3: Daniella Alcarpe
Daniella Alcarpe is a Brazilian singer offering true Brazilian music - a mix of traditional instruments like bandolim, cavaquinho & cuĂ­ca with guitars, sax, flute and keyboard.

Click to hear Daniella Alcarpe:
Vestidim
#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: 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:
The Chord Cracker
#6: Logistical Styles
Atlanta-based producer/DJ Logistical styles has been making beats for over a decade. His instrumentals combine elements of classic hip-hop with more experimental sounds.

Click to hear Logistical Styles:
Autumn Remix
#7: StoryBox
"Once upon a time, there was a band called StoryBox..." Hailing from Istanbul, StoryBox plays a vibrant blend of Western rock and Turkish pop sensibilities.

Click to hear StoryBox:
Kill The Calf
#8: Skattered Union
Alternative/pop-punk upstarts Skattered Union come on like "a teenage zombie apocalypse!" A young band to watch, they've shared stages with everyone from Buckcherry to Sick Puppies.

Click to hear Skattered Union:
Self Destructive
#9: Lost Dog Found
Lost Dog Found is an eight piece mini-big band that has taken the elements of jump blues, swing and rockabilly, and created a thumping, swinging sound distinctly their own.

Click to hear Lost Dog Found:
Pop That Cap
#10: Legacy Of Disorder
Legacy of Disorder began in New Zealand but recently headed for Texas, where they recorded a debut album, recruited a drummer and perfected their own lethal, roaring thunder.

Click to hear Legacy Of Disorder:
Facade