Wednesday, April 30

Submit your Music for Coast 2 Coast Mixtape 269

SUBMIT MUSIC NOW FOR COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE 269 HOSTED BY PHAROAHE MONCH!
 
http://mailer.coast2coastmixtapes.com/l/8qx2/1nu
Artists submit music now for Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 269 Hosted by Pharoahe Monch!  The underground hip hop legend is widely known for his breakout single "Simon Says" and just released his new album, P.T.S.D. on Duck Down Records. With the album buzzing now he has teamed up with Coast 2 Coast to give indie artists the opportunity to shine on this exclusive project! 

Top 5 Songs will be Selected! Submit Now!
SERIOUS ARTISTS: GO PREMIUM TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING PLACED ON THE PHAROAHE MONCH MIXTAPE!

Airplay Top 10 (Week 17 2014)



Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Michael Logen
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Smeele
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Keith Ames
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Nathan Speir
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
NinaCasse
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Alfonzo Blackwell
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Chris Flynn
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Lothlorien
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
The Dreaming

Airplay Top 10 (Week 16 2014)



Top Band on Jango This Week
 
John Hardie
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Hayley Coupon
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
F.5.
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Deon Yates
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Gary Lynn Floyd
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Katherine Penfold
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
ForeverGreenState
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Nelson Calongne
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Brian Chimera
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Broken City

Monday, April 28

Submit your music FREE - Gain Exposure and Fans!

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ArtistPR.com just launched their new website which means many new licensing opportunities for you, a new Electronic Press Kit to showcase your music, and an easy-to-use, customizable website builder so you can create an professional website to impress your fans. All designed to get your music heard by the people who matter most.

Submit Your Music FREE and give your music career the jump-start that it deserves!

Friday, April 18

The Top 10 Needs for Every Touring Artist

http://www.tunecore.com/blog/2014/03/top-10-needs-for-every-touring-artist.html 
Planning out a Summer tour?  Touring can be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences for a band or artist - but there are right and wrong ways to tour, and keeping a few basics in mind can save you a lot of trouble and money, and help get you the best results out of your tours and shows..
 

Our friends over at TUNECORE recently posted a great short list of 10 super-important basics to keep in mind, whether you've been on the road for a while or it's your first ever tour. 


Click Here to read more: http://www.tunecore.com/blog/2014/03/top-10-needs-for-every-touring-artist.html 

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

Tuesday, April 15

Submit Music Now - Mixtape Hosted by Iggy Azalea!

SUBMIT MUSIC NOW FOR COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE 268 HOSTED BY IGGY AZALEA!
Top 5 Songs will be Selected - Submit Now!
 

COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE 268 HOSTED BY IGGY AZALEA

Artists submit music now for Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 268 Hosted by Iggy Azalea!  The Def Jam artist broke onto the scene in 2012 as the first female member of the XXL Freshman Class. Now in 2014 she is set to release her Sophmore album, New Classics, with Def Jam and has been hitting the airwaves with the new single "Work". With the New Classics album coming soon Iggy has teamed up with Coast 2 Coast to give indie artists the opportunity to shine on this exclusive project! 

Top 5 Songs will be Selected! Submit Now!


SERIOUS ARTISTS: GO PREMIUM TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING PLACED ON THE IGGY AZALEA MIXTAPE! BECOME A COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPES PREMIUM MEMBER 

Thursday, April 10

Breakout Artist - Mikey Wax


Mikey Wax
We are proud to present a long time member of Radio Airplay, Mikey Wax as our first Breakout Artist.  

Congratulations to Mikey on signing his first label deal with Universal Music Group subsidiary label Toucan Cove!
  
Mikey has just released his new single, "You Lift Me Up", which debuted on the iTunes top 200 pop chart. iTunes featured Mikey as "Ahead Of The Curve".  Wax's new full-length album, recorded with producer/brother duo Scott & Ed Cash, will be released in 2014.

You can hear the new single at his Jango.com page: http://www.jango.com/music/Mikey+Wax

Purchase the single release from from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-lift-me-up-ep/id843632596


For more music and information on Mikey, be sure to also visit his website http://www.mikeywax.com

His fan base continues to grow online and at shows thanks to an engaging audience who connect with Mikey's passion for music and life.

"I started using radio airplay when I put out my first album in 2009. The reaction was amazing and gave me confidence that I was writing music people could relate to. I've been putting songs up on the site ever since and it's always exciting to receive feedback from the radio airplay community. Thanks for all the support!"
- Mikey Wax (Since February, 2009)

Airplay Top 10 (Week 14 2014)



Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Klocaine
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
DJ Rick Reed
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Made Of Richez
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
The Mighty Magic Pants
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
EarlyRise
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Kill The Rooster
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Arbor Creek
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Status Goes
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
John Murphy
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Brian Larney

Save Money Recording Your Album

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/04/07/6-ways-save-money-recording-album 

"Albums seem to be a dying breed these days. Now more than ever we are in a singles driven society. Passive fans download and stream their favorite songs. But music lovers enjoy full albums."

Getting ready to record your album?  Our friends over at DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS recently posted a great short list of 6 super-important basics to keep in mind for your next album, whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, that can help you save a lot of money and frustration, and get the most out of your album.


Click Here to read more: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/04/07/6-ways-save-money-recording-album

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

First Steps To Recording Your Album

http://www.tunecore.com/blog/2014/04/what-to-do-before-going-to-record-your-independent-album.html 
Recording an album as an independent artist takes a lot of  preparation, and having a plan before getting into the recording studio can make a huge difference in how the final product will turn out. Our friends at Tunecore have released a great guide on their blog which will make the process much more efficient and enjoyable. 

Take a look here: http://www.tunecore.com/blog/2014/04/what-to-do-before-going-to-record-your-independent-album.html

Wednesday, April 9

Deadline Tomrrow April 12 - Submit Music Now

SUBMIT MUSIC NOW FOR COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE 267 HOSTED BY IAMSU!

Coast 2 Coast Mixtape 267 Hosted by IAMSU!

Artists submit music now for Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 267 Hosted by IAMSU!  The West Coast native and XXL 2014 Freshman contender already has a few top charted hits under his belt. IAMSU! was featured on 2011 smash hit "Up" by LoveRance, climbing to #2 on the charts. Later he was featured on the E-40 hit "Function" also starring fellow Cali artists YG and Problem. With his solo debut coming soon IAMSU! has teamed up with Coast 2 Coast to give indie artists the opportunity to shine on this exclusive project! 

Top 5 Songs will be Selected! Submit Now!
SERIOUS ARTISTS:
GO PREMIUM TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING PLACED ON THE IAMSU MIXTAPE!


Wednesday, April 2

Artist Spotlight - Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

http://www.jango.com/music/Matt+Jaffe+The+Distractions
Meet April's Artist Spotlight - Matt Jaffe. 

Matt Jaffe & The Distractions is a rock trio of 18-year-olds based in San Francisco. The group formed after Talking Heads guitarist and keyboardist Jerry Harrison discovered Matt performing solo at an open mic and decided to produce his music. Together, and with the rhythm section force of Alex Coltharp and Sammie Fischer, they are working on the band's debut record of original material in the vein of The Clash and Elvis Costello.

https://www.facebook.com/mattjaffemusic
http://www.mattjaffemusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/sittingduck420

Describe your sound in one ramble on sentence
We are a San Francisco-based rock band who combine the basic instinct to survive with the urge to write and perform music, filtering a modern mindset through the lens of our favorite bands of the 70s and 80s, including The Clash, Talking Heads and Tom Petty.



What inspires you to make music?
I think songs are a great way of working through my thoughts, both positive and negative.  I’m thrilled by the process of turning my experiences into something enduring through a creative process.  Music is such a wonderful combination of spontaneity and planning.  Songwriting is a process that, for me, requires solitude and time, but the impulsiveness that accompanies a live concert allows the writing to breathe in a way that is unique to songwriting.  In a way, music is fuel for my life, and frequently, the end product of it as well.  That is not to say I don’t enjoy anything besides music, but it certainly makes my time feel much more meaningful and enjoyable, endowing it with some purpose.



What aspect of making music excites you the most right now?
Right now, I am very excited about the prospect of teaching my bandmates a bunch of new songs that I’ve been working on.  For the past few months, I’ve been on a bit of a self-imposed exile, working on new material, so it’s great fun to get to work with the band to figure out arrangements and see how the new songs will fit into our sets.  Also, we’re hoping to tour more extensively in the near future, and I always love seeing the songs take on a new life once the whole band gets comfortable enough with the material that we don’t even have to think about it.




What aspect of making music gets you the most discouraged?
Currently, I am living on the coast opposite my bandmates so we have to coordinate our touring and recording based very precisely.  It’s a bit frustrating to be detached from them like that.  However, this experience has made me appreciate playing with them even more and has isolated the writing process from performance, which has had an interesting effect on my songwriting.  However, I am hoping to move closer to them shortly, as the divide has definitely been tough.

Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?
There is a moment in The Flaming Lips’ song “Suddenly Everything Has Changed” that consistently moves me.  The middle verse of the three (driving home the sky accelerates…) best embodies music’s capacity to transcend everything.  I recall one time driving on CA 101 and the lyrics about the clouds forming geometric shapes felt so sad, yet so hopeful, as the clouds above lazily mirrored Wayne Coyne’s lyrics.  That whole album is very emotionally moving, and that particular verse is emblematic of how music can simultaneously capture despair and hope.

What's one of your all-time favorite recordings?
Elvis Costello’s record My Aim Is True is particularly meaningful to me.  I found a copy of it on vinyl in my family’s basement and listened on repeat for months on end.  Side 1, in particular, really captured my imagination and compelled me to write songs with a new energy (on my edition, “Watching the Detectives” is tacked on to Side 1, making it all the better).  It may not be my favorite Costello album, but it will always be a very special one for me, as an introduction to such an influential artist and a genre with which I identify so strongly.  Also, Costello’s backing band on the album, Clover, came from the San Francisco Bay Area, which I thought was a neat connection between the distant British Elvis and my hometown.



Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why- Living or dead.

There are way too many, but three big ones are David Byrne, Jorge Luis Borges and Alan Moore.  David Byrne and Talking Heads inspired me to start playing guitar, writing songs and pretending to be a singer.  I learned my first guitar chords by watching Stop Making Sense, and despite countless influences since my discovery of Talking Heads, they have never really been supplanted as the root of my artistic drive.  Byrne’s constant artistic metamorphosis has also been a huge inspiration.  A lot of artists seem content to rewrite the same song forever, while Byrne has always been pushing the envelopes, and despite varied results, his curiosity has ultimately made his discography a much more rewarding listen.  Finally, his combination of media (dance, film, music, interactive art, etc.) is very neat.  Presently, I am most engaged in music, but I am trying to incorporate music with film and other forms, largely because of his work.  Borges has had a very specific influence on my songs.  Several of his stories (The Garden of Forking Paths, The Immortal, The Shape of the Sword) have yielded particular song ideas.  Additionally, his style of writing is a fascinating mixture of clarity with abstraction that I hope my songs sometimes reflect.  His writing is pristine, yet it always describes concepts that can’t quite be grasped in a rational way.  I hope that my songs may capture a similar tone, grounded in tangible images and ideas, but slightly mystical.  Finally, Moore’s graphic novels Watchmen and V For Vendetta have both inspired songs, but also motivated me to think about the messages I want my music to convey.  I don’t think music (or art, in general) always needs to have a direct message or clear meaning, but Moore has certainly influenced my musical purpose.  Some of the characters in Watchmen, especially Rorschach and Ozymandias, have informed the attitude of my songs.