Wednesday, December 18

Enter Your Song - ISC Stocking Stuffer

http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/submit 
Enter your songs now for the ISC Stocking Stuffer! Entries are open for one week only from December 16-23. The entry fee is only $25, and songs can be entered in any category. All submissions entered into the Stocking Stuffer will also be entered into ISC 2013. 

This Stocking Stuffer promo allows you to submit to the contest after all normal entry has been closed and give you access to play credits and a chance at big prizes.
Once the Stocking Stuffer closes, there will be no more chances to enter ISC 2013. So, enter now http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/submit

One Stocking Stuffer winner will be selected and win $1,000 courtesy of Radio Airplay and Jango, 4,000 Radio Airplay credits, promotion on Radio Airplay's social media outlets, and an artist spotlight on this blog and the Radio Airplay newsletter reaching over 65,000 members. All Stocking Stuffer entrants will receive 100 free spins to their Radio Airplay account.

Stocking Stuffer is your last chance so don't miss out!

Check out the blog post here for more info on the ISC 2013 contest: http://radioairplayblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/submit-your-songs-song-competition_8.html

How To Write A Song If You're Aiming For The Charts!


If you’ve been making music for a while by now, you probably already know how to write a song - but do the kinds of songs you’ve been writing match the aims you have for your music career?

Our friends over at MUSIC THINK TANK recently posted a great informative guide on the basics of writing better hits and commercially-aimed songs. Click Here to read more: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/how-to-write-a-song-if-youre-aiming-for-the-charts.html


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Wednesday, December 11

2013 Holiday Song Contest Winners!

http://www.jango.com/stations/338655216/tunein 
We want to thank each and everyone of you who submitted to our 2013 holiday contest.  Our team has listened to over 1000 holiday song submissions and has made their decisions.

The top 20 submissions have been chosen and each of these artists have been awarded 1,500 play credits and top placement in the Independent Holiday '13 station. http://www.jango.com/stations/338655216/tunein



 

Top 20 Holiday Submissions

Jason Radcliffe - Christmas After All
James Collins - Christmas With You

Claudia Mikail (Songwriter) - New Year's in Manhattan
Patterson Barrett - Santa Claus Is On the Loose
Erick Macek - Shake Up Christmas (Cover)
Carmen & Camille - Christmas Kiss
Mulled - A Perfect Christmas
Jonny Blu - Holiday For Two
Marshall Artz - Peace
SPiN - Christmas Time Again
Jeff Rogers - Rockin Santa Claus
Amanda Duncan - The Cookie Song
Anna Zajac - Dear Christmas
Caroline Dare - Happiest Holiday
Nathan Sink - Merry Christmas to All Tonight
Zach & Friends - On Christmas Morning
King Teddy - Could It Be Christmas?
Lisa Asher - Rudolph and his Big Red Nose
Treetop Sisters - Nicki and the Crew
Finding Adam - It Must Be Christmas Time


We also added 160 more of the songs we thought were the top submissions to our holiday station. We've included the playlist below.

Again thank you for all of your time and hard work creating such joyful holiday tunes for the world to hear. We all had a wonderful time listening to each and every one.
Happy Holidays and New Year to all of our artists celebrating this holiday time all over the world!

Independent Holiday '13

Jason Radcliffe - Christmas After All
James Collins - Christmas With You

Claudia Mikail (Songwriter) - New Year's in Manhattan
Patterson Barrett - Santa Claus Is On the Loose
Erick Macek - Shake Up Christmas (Cover)
Carmen & Camille - Christmas Kiss
Mulled - A Perfect Christmas
Jonny Blu - Holiday For Two
Marshall Artz - Peace
SPiN - Christmas Time Again
Jeff Rogers - Rockin Santa Claus
Amanda Duncan - The Cookie Song
Anna Zajac - Dear Christmas
Caroline Dare - Happiest Holiday
Nathan Sink - Merry Christmas to All Tonight
Zach & Friends - On Christmas Morning
King Teddy - Could It Be Christmas?
Lisa Asher - Rudolph and his Big Red Nose
Treetop Sisters - Nicki and the Crew
Finding Adam - It Must Be Christmas Time

Jordan - LetItSnow
VERVILLE - Christmas Ain't Christmas
Alexander McKay - Winter
Rick Pickren - Christmas Time Out On The Range
Johnny Jc - Merry Christmas
The BluesBox Bayou Band - Blue Bayou Christmas
SlOW VISION ENTERTAINMENT - MISTLETOE LOVE
Classic Alpine - Christmas Is Drawing Near
Frank Shiner - Driving Home For Christmas
Karel King - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Barry Keenan - Christmas Lights
James Robert Webb - Born This Day
M W B - Gleaming Hope
Bruce Bergh Christmas - Jimmy's Housetop
Sara Milonovich and Daisycutter - Light the Tree Lights
Kenny Walker - It's Christmas, Carol
Lucky Widmore - Nothing like Christmas
Grant Taylor - O Holy Night
Jamie Beeman - When Sant Comes Home
The Whiskey Farm - Colorado
James and The Devil - James and the Devil + Carol of The Bells
Marri Nallos - It's Christmas Day
Bella Queen Be Be - Santa Baby
The Layaways - O Christmas Tree
Gary Roberts - CHRISTMASTIME HAS COME ALONG
jerusha - LATKE DANCE
Seanario - Last Christmas
Phredd - Merry Pirate Christmas
Kirsten Haglund - True Joy of Christmas
Brett Perkins - It Just Won't Be Christmas Now
Justine Dorsey - No One Would Be Alone On Christmas Eve
Garfield Mayor - Two-Eighteen
Dean Batstone - Christmas Time Again
The White Family - Merry Christmas Baby
Mike Stocksdale - Christmas Good Time
New Destiny Quartet - Glory To God In the Highest
Dcall - Christmas Noel
KAL - Jukebox Christmas
Kudzu Kountry - Follow The Star

Sarah Gengel & The Dan Kirouac Band - Christmas Together
Original Dave - I Love Christmas Too
Sonny Grosso - The Christmas Song
Mezzo Mestizo - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Just Parker - December Love
Darlene Bailey - The Gift I Have In You
Karling Abbeygate - Silent Night
Glen Foster Group - The Spirit of Christmas
Nick Lopez - Christmas In San Francisco
Dave Hawkins - Angel and the Folksinger
This is it - Christmas Time
Michael  Brandmeier - YOUR CHRISTMAS SCENE (Duet w/Esther O' Connor)
Niko Tsakalakos - The First Snow
The Bergamot - Winter Anthem
John Hardie - Ev'ry Day is Christmas with You
Win The Day - Toyland
The Trainwrecks - Burn It Down
Glen Foster Group - The Spirit of Christmas
Babyfat - The Man's Birthday (a Christmas Song)
The Lispy Little Kissers - Don't Forget The Mistletoe
David Kocijan - Silent night
Olu - Carol of The Bells
Mirrored Shower - Christmas Present
Taggart - Wishmas
Ross Douglas - santa samba
Karen Petrocella - Santa Guy
Matt Vollmar and The Great Romance - Sing Along (A Christmas Song)
Cold Beer & Broads - Get Me Home By Christmas Eve
Signing Einstein - Wipe The Pages Clear
Michael Aaron - Greatest Gift- Lyle Divinsky
June Bisantz - Santa Baby
Mark Goldstein - At Christmas Time
Joseph Thomas Pugh - Christmas Bells
Warren Cole - Give me a reason
Chuck Eaton - Take this Christmas
Ben Reel - This Christmas Time
Ev Jones - 12 Days
Eight to the Bar - Christmas in Jail
Cherie Burton - The Christmas Song
Bradford Mayfield - The One
Anna Zajac - Dear Christmas
Homeless Balloon - Angles We Have Known
Yolanda Rabun - I'm Coming Home for the Holidays
Yvette Medina - That's Why We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Pete RG - Always Christmas
Larry Costa - I'll Be Home For Christmas
Bub Zulu - Santa bring my baby back to me
Brent Burns - All Wrapped Up In Christmas
Mary Fletcher - That's What I Want For Christmas
Kurt Liberatore - Carol of the Bells
Evie Archer - On Christmas Day
Sara Milonovich and Daisycutter - Light the Tree Lights
Sevenview - Christmas Comes Every Day
Jesse Brown - Silent Night Blue
Buck69 - Merry Christmas Baby
Chad Seay - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Peggy Skomal - Greensleeves
Megan Zurkey - The Greatest Gift
Gilles Gambus - CHRISTMAS LOVERS
Fort Million - A Jingle Jangle Christmas
Iridesense - Christmas In My Heart
Tymes Band - Must Be Christmas Time Again
Larry Ashby - Angels we have heard on high
Lee DeWyze - XMas Jamboree
Mary Jo Holuba - The Christmas Song
Rich Chambers - Santa's Rockin' Band
Elle Maze - Wish You Were Here
Sheena Doorn - Celebrate the Season
Becky Barksdale - Let It Snow
Rose Ranger - Angel For Christmas
Darlington - Tinsel Tree
The Larch - Images of Christmas
Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising - Spending Every Christmas With You
Jana - Christmas Time Is Here
Chris Van Cott - Candy Canes
PATTY MATTSON - Jing A Jing
Dennis Bryan - Christmastime is Here
CrusaderBeach - This Is The Life (Jingle Bell Version)
Andrew Marcus - Christmas Time is Here
Angela fontana - Estrellita de navidad
Cold Beer & Broads - Get Me Home By Christmas Eve
Zack Ghaly - Christmas List
Susan Ketron - What Child Is This
Al Staehely - Heart Of Texas (The Texas Christmas Song)
Finding Adam - It Must Be Christmas Time
The Delivery Boys - You're All I Want For Christmas
Mike Bryant - The Snowman
John Mueller - O Little Town of Bethlehem
Matt Conable - Holidays
Tracy Forte - My Gift To You
Rob Dye Band - (When I Hear) Our Christmas Song
Jim Stephens - Winter Blues
Jeff Stottlar - Honky Tonk Christmas
Les Callard - Merry Christmas and Goodbye (Single) [feat. Max Greenwood]
Spike Ivory - Under The Mistletoe
Steven Hardy - I'm Still Waiting for Christmas
Eamonn McCrystal - Blue Christmas
Christine Rose - On Christmas Day
June Bisantz - Santa Baby
Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart - Shepherds & Angels
Anny Celsi - Christmas in the Pines
John P. Flynn - Happy Christmas Time
The Upset Victory - Slay Bells
Sentinel - Merry Little Christmas
Orbit Monkey - Coming Home For Christmas
KIDDUSH CLUB - CHANUKA
J.K. Hodge - Waltz of the Flowers
Matt Smutko - Another Christmas
John Stuthard - Drummer Boy (Play My Drum)
Mary Allen - Dream and Believe
Ashley Daneman - Silent Night (what I wouldn't give for a...)
Mel Kubik - This Christmas Day
PICUS MAXIMUS - Hallelujah
The Jive Aces - Christmas Is Where You Are
Roberta Arcoleo Boyle - Silent Night (Brahms Lullaby intro)
Sam Sims - All I Ever Really Need for Christmas (Blue World)
Shauni Williams - A Christmas Tune
SoulJahm - Christmas (C'mon)
Stephen Foster & Howler - Christmas Time Is Here
Susan Madson - Santa Can You Bring Peace On Earth featuring Micheal Salinas
TSwang - Silver Bells Remix (feat) Deliverance
Terry Grinde - Could It Only Feel Like Christmas, Everyday (w/ Rachelle Fiskey)
The Slouch In The Couch Childrens Corner Band - Santa's Workshop
The Turnback - I've Been Good This Year (A Song For X-mas)


Top things to do (and not do) for an Industry Showcase

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/top-10-things-to-do-and-not-do-when-playing-an-industry-show.html


For gigging artists and bands, booking a great show can do wonders for your music career and fan base, but as an artist it's up to you to make the most out of it!

Our friends over at MUSIC THINK TANK recently posted a great top 10 list of things you can keep in mind and do to make the best of not just an Industry Showcase, but any show or gig you're playing. 




Click Here to read more: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/top-10-things-to-do-and-not-do-when-playing-an-industry-show.html 

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Wednesday, December 4

Submit Your Songs To Music Resources - FREE


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How To Make Money With Music: Gigging

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/how-to-make-money-with-music-part-1-gigging.html
For gigging artists and bands, it can be hard enough getting gigs and bringing people down to see you, and even harder to try and make money (and not lose money!) from your shows.

Our friends over at MUSIC THINK TANK recently posted a great guide with a few tips on actually making money at your shows and gigs. 


Click Here to read more: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/how-to-make-money-with-music-part-1-gigging.html

 

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Tuesday, December 3

Have a Virtual Concert!

http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2013/12/virtual-concerts-new-concert-experience/ 
An online concert is a great new way for artists to perform to all their fans at once, and a unique medium for musicians to earn some money. Learn more in this article posted by our friends at CD Baby!