Wednesday, April 24

Local Networking for Musicians


Networking is hugely important for any musician or artist's career.  Whether you want to find band-mates, fans, producers, gig opportunities, or anything else, it's all about networking, getting out there and finding the right people.  Even with all the online social networking opportunities available to musicians today, it's more important than ever to go check out your local music scene and talk to people face to face.


Our friends over at Music Think Tank recently posted a great little article about the best ways you can network on a local level and how your music and career can really benefit.  Click Here to read more!

Check back often for more industry news, tips & tricks on how to make the most out of your promotion on Radio Airplay!

Tuesday, April 23

Airplay Band Of The Month - Sentinel

Meet our newest Band Of The Month,  a talented 3 piece Indie-pop band from Oakland, CA. We've interviewed this trio, and came to learn how they've mastered a truly original  sound. Get to know Sentinel, what inspires them, how they connect with their fans, and what they've got planned for the future!

Describe your sound in one sentence
Dreamy and transportive Indie-Pop, driven by lush female vocals, hopeful guitar melodies and fashionable drum grooves.

What inspires you to make music?
Making music and art in general is an escape into the romantic and poetic realm that keeps us human, youthful and spiritual.

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why- Living or dead.
Cocteau Twins' overall sound is unworldly beautiful, and they justify alternate ways in which the rock format can be approached. Depeche Mode's songwriting and use of counterpoint is top tier, and they have amazingly cross over format from Euro-Melancholia to American R&B. U2 is a perfect example of dedication to one another in a band, not to mention their passionate catalog of amazing anthems. Essentially, all three of these bands have been huge influences for us for over 20 years.

How do you connect with fans and get them involved in your music?
Besides the obvious modern Social Media, we like to hand CD's and Merch directly to fans from the stage, we're still indie enough to mingle in the crowd before and after our sets, and above all we just love meeting people and hearing what they like; you never know what might inspire you.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
We love the interactivity between the listeners and our music, which really get's fans more involved and supportive of music in general. We have the most varied and global audience listening to our songs through Radio Airplay. It is really a wonderful thing.  

Do you have any recent or upcoming projects you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
We recently counted up all the demos for possible new full length album, which is mounting up to over 50 darn good ideas. We have released a few singles since our full length For Days Deep (2010), but needless to say, we're overdue for a full length release, or three. We'll definitely be narrowing down and wrangling all that in for a new album around the Fall of 2013.   

Jango: http://www.jango.com/music/Sentinel
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sentineltheband
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/sentineldream
Bandcamp: http://sentineldream.bandcamp.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SentinelDream
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/sentineltheband

Tuesday, April 9

Unsigned Only Deadline has been Extended to April 16th

Unsigned Only is a unique international music competition geared toward solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company. Unsigned Only is looking for an outstanding, talented performer… the “gem” of an artist waiting to be discovered.

Unsigned Only has a highly esteemed judging panel, including recording artists such as Carly Simon, Iggy Pop, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Neon Trees, Eve, Of Monsters and Men, Ryan Bingham and many more. In addition to $10,000 and other great prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also receive one-on-one mentoring from high-profile music industry executives from some of the world’s top record labels including Universal Republic, Capitol, Atlantic Records, Word Label Group, and many more.

For more information and to enter, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com
Please be sure to mention on the entry form that Radio Airplay sent you! 

JUDGES FOR 2013 INCLUDE:

Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders); Cyndi Lauper; Iggy Pop; Carly Simon; John Oates (Hall & Oates); Eve; 3 Doors Down; Neon Trees; Brandi Carlile; Manchester Orchestra; Black Francis (The Pixies); Ryan Bingham; David Crowder; Craig Morgan; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Of Monsters and Men; Wynonna; Faith Evans; Aaron Shust; Kirko Bangz; Hunter Hayes; G. Love; Jason Gray; Dustin Lynch; The Mountain Goats; Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Vanessa Satten (Editor-In-Chief, XXL Magazine); Christopher Weingarten (Senior Editor, Spin); and Chris Richards (Pop Music Critic, The Washington Post)

Mentors include a group of high-profile record company executives, including Monte Lipman (President of Universal Republic Records); Pete Ganbarg (Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); Jon Cohen (President, Vagrant Records); Harve Pierre (President/Head of A&R, Bad Boy Records); Lisa Ramsey-Perkins (Senior Director A&R, Sony Music Nashville); Shawn Holiday (Senior VP A&R, RCA Records and Sony/ATV Music Publishing); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment/Capitol Music Group); Mio Vukovic (SVP of A&R/Head of Creative, Disney Music Group); Allison B. Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP A&R; Word Label Group); Dre McKenzie (Head of A&R, G-Unit Records)

Wednesday, April 3

Finding Your Natural Audience


With Radio Airplay, like in most aspects of your music promotion, making sure you're being played for and exposed to the best potential listeners out there is really important.  

The better your Artist Targets in your Radio Airplay account are, the better and more receptive your listeners on Jango.com will be.

You can update your Radio Airplay Artist Targets anytime from your dashboard. Go to your account's Campaign Settings section and choose Campaign Targeting.

Our friends over at Music Think Tank recently posted a great little article about figuring out your best potential audience and how to target and market your music to that audience.

Click Here to read more!

Check back often for more industry news, tips & tricks on how to make the most out of your promotion on Radio Airplay!

Airplay Top 10 (Week 14 2013)

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