Wednesday, June 25

How to get more gigs

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/get-more-gigs.html
Playing shows can be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences for a band or artist, and the best opportunities to reach people and push your music career - but its important to keep in the right mindset and prepare as much as possible, to save your time and money and help get you the best results out of your shows and tours.


Our friends over at MUSIC THINK TANK recently posted a great short list of important basics regarding gigs to keep in mind, whether you've been performing for a while, or it's your first ever show.


Click Here to read more: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/get-more-gigs.html
 

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

Are you properly creating your setlist?

 
A set list is an essential road map that can make a huge difference in delivering a compelling show. This article posted by our friends at DIY Musician speaks about how to properly construct a set list that complements your show, your style, and the venue where you’re performing.

http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2014/06/crafting-compelling-set-list-next-concert

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Wednesday, June 18

Don't Kill Your Music Career!


Having great music to promote is only a small part of pushing for a successful music career -- no matter how good the music is, an artist's general attitude, lifestyle choices, priorities list, and so many other factors can mean all the difference between success and failure in the music business.

Our friends over at DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS recently posted a great list of 17 "don't do's" and dangers to always keep in mind and avoid, to have the best shot of finding success with your music


Click Here to read more: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/06/09/17-ways-kill-music-career

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

Radio Airplay Featured Song - Tristan Thompson’s Tidal Wave

Get Caught in the Rush of Tristan Thompson’s Tidal Wave This Summer!

https://www.facebook.com/TristanThompsonMusic?ref=hl


Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a little surf, sand and, of course, some really awesome music!  Sixteen year old Tristan Thompson delivers all three with his 1st Single, “Tidal Wave”, from his debut album, “Here For You”.  The only thing that could make a carefree day at the beach any better is encountering the girl of your dreams while soaking up some rays!  Suddenly there she is and it’s as if the beach has become strangely empty.  Your pulse quickens and you’re taken to new heights as endorphins surge through your system.  It’s crazy, but somehow you know that seeing the warmth of her beautiful smile is all you’ll ever need to make summer last forever!  "Love at first sight" has never felt (or sounded) so good!  

This track can be yours for FREE by visiting Tristan’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TristanThompsonMusic?ref=hl 

Check out the brand new dance remix here on Tristans youtube page:


Remix will be available on iTunes very soon!

Tristan Thompson and Chatter Records wish all of you a happy and safe summer!

Radio Airplay's Video Spotlight


Sarantos Releases Music Video That Will Inspire Bliss All Summer Long – ‘A Sunny Day’


Sarantos helps us start our summer by releasing the music video that will encourage a summertime of fun in 2014.




Successfully releasing yet another song from his 1st album, Sarantos continues to juggle his busy schedule with radio interviews, band rehearsals and booking live performances in the states. Sarantos helps us start our summer by releasing his newest pop music video that will encourage a summertime of fun in 2014. www.melogia.com/music.html 
 
The promising artist quickly responded to his fans request by releasing the music video to his hit pop song ‘A Sunny Day’. With this newly released video, Sarantos hopes to encourage everyone to stay enthusiastic and to simply have a sunny day no matter what storm might arise.

This song does signify an importance to Sarantos personal life. Not too long ago, Sarantos lost his devoted father, after a hard-fought battle to lung cancer. This experience had a major impact towards Sarantos life, enabling him to overcome any obstacle that may pass. The Chicago singer has since been driven to remain strong and positive not just for himself but for his friends & fans.

“Going through life’s hardships has given me the willpower to write songs and to sing from the heart,” says Sarantos. “I wouldn’t have had the passion to strive for my dreams if it wasn’t for my loving family. I know my father would have been very proud of me.”

Sarantos releases his 6th music video, a fun-intuitive summer pop song signifying bliss and optimism, inspiring fans to smile endlessly. The song was released on June 3rd, 2014.

Sarantos' has a strong motivation with his musical passion to raise money for charity. 33% of any music-related sales profits are going straight to charity. For “A Sunny Day”, Sarantos has chosen the Thanioton Society.

“This is a very happy and bright pop song about a sunny day and all the events that transpire on that beautiful day,” says Sarantos. “The sky is bright. The simple things are so apparent and the positive vibe encompasses everyone. This day was meant for you!”
Chicago’s very own music artist has been gaining followers ever since his first song debut back in January 2014.

Internationally, the buzz has continued to spread and Sarantos music has received over 800,000 radio airplays. His fan list continues to grow exponentially.

The social media realm has continued to embrace this rising star. In addition to the attention of over 1M social media followers, Sarantos has now done many radio interviews throughout the world. All this commotion started when his 1st song “Not Where I Wanna Be” was released worldwide on January 2nd, 2014.

Sarantos strives to inspire people with his songs and lyrics. Music is always on his mind and Sarantos has written over 2,000 songs. Sarantos' music has received rave reviews so far from industry insiders, and he relishes this chance to pursue his lifelong dream.

Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as "An emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!"

A new song will be released the 1st Tuesday of every month to tease his fans. Then a new music video on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, a new Funny video of the month on the 3rd Tuesday of every month and a new Whiteboard video on the 4th Tuesday of every month. This will go on for the entire year! The CD will then be released on November 18th 2014.

Sarantos has always been inclined to help people in need and is proud to launch this CD as a way to donate a significant portion of proceeds to charity, hopefully inspiring other artists to do the same. The 11 charities chosen for each album song include American Lung Association, Make-a-wish Foundation, American Heart Association, St Jude's, Hellenic Academy, ASERF, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Medical School, Thanioton Society & the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The website, Melogia (which in Greek means "with words") was established by Sarantos, an aspiring singer and song writer.

Website
http://www.melogia.com

Sarantos Facebook artist page:
https://www.facebook.com/Sarantosmelogia

Sarantos Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/sarantosmelogia

Sarantos iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sarantos/id784136489?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Friday, June 13

Artist Spotlight - Tristan Thompson


Meet Radio Airplay's artist of the Month. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Tristan Thompson's family knew he was going to be a performer at the tender age of 6 months old when they noticed him dancing to Will Smith's "Wild Wild West" as he held on the coffee table.

At the age of 2, Tristan began singing Red Hot Chili Peppers’ tunes at the top of his lungs.  He would soon pull out paint cans and use them as drums or he'd play the spoons to music he was listening to and sing along.   


After each "performance” in front of his family, he would always bow and say "Thank you, Thank you very much" - yes, Tristan was definitely destined for the entertainment industry.

A major turning point for Tristan was learning so much more about Michael Jackson's music after MJ's death.   Tristan soaked up everything he could regarding MJ on YouTube.  He also started to learn every nuance to MJ's moves while dissecting all of his videos.   Soon after, Tristan would end up performing MJ's moves at a school dance and  he quickly earned the nickname “MJ”.

In the summer of 2010, Tristan would busk in downtown Victoria where he would show off his "MJ" moves.  On the July 1st weekend, the local police had to move his gathering audience along so the congested traffic could continue.

After a live performance at a family friend's wedding and a few performances at various local charity events such as The Autism Walk and the Lac-Megantic fundraiser, Tristan was featured on the local "Go Island" TV show where he was interviewed by James Green.

Soon after, Tristan recorded a cover of the song "Don't You Worry Child" and a video for the track was uploaded to YouTube.   Thousands of views later, the video caught the attention of songwriter/record label owner, Tylor Johnson, and a record contract between Tristan Thompson and Chatter Records was signed.

"Tidal Wave" is the debut single from Tristan Thompson's debut album, "Here For You"....now available worldwide on iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/here-for-you/id867558486
 
Be sure to check out the video for "Tidal Wave" on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YEwOq2L8vU

Describe your sound in one ramble on sentence
The sound of my debut album “Here For You” can be described as fun, danceable pop with some edginess thrown into the mix coupled with lush melodies that can’t help but tug at your heartstrings!

What inspires you to make music?

My goal is to create the kind of music that makes people feel good & inspires them to live their dreams!

What aspect of making music excites you the most right now?

I’m excited about creating the kind of songs that my fans will enjoy and seeing just how much my music connects with them as I have the opportunity to share my songs with an ever-expanding audience.

What aspect of making music gets you the most discouraged?

Not being able to perform live as often as I’d like can be discouraging.  Forming that connection with my fans that only comes through live performances energizes me and provides the opportunity to show them just how much their support means to me! For booking requests, please feel free to contact me through my website www.tristanthompsononline.com

Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?

Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror” has always helped me remember how important personal integrity truly is.

What's one of your all-time favorite recordings?

My all-time favorite recording is another song by Michael Jackson....“Billie Jean”.  What a great tune!

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

The 3 people that have had the biggest impact on my music are:
1)  Michael Jackson – He’s the greatest entertainer that’s ever lived and is definitely deserving of his “king of pop” title
2)  Bruno Mars – He has a raw edginess to his music that really grabs me
3)  Justin Timberlake – I love the way he uses harmonies and I totally feel the heart-pounding beat in his music.  He’s also a classy guy! 

Do you have any recent or upcoming projects you'd like to share with us?

The video for my debut Single “Tidal Wave” has just been posted to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YEwOq2L8vU) and the video for my next Single entitled “Mistaken” will be released this fall.  Throughout the summer, I’ll be busy filming more videos as well as recording my first Christmas Single!

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?

Radio Airplay is an awesome platform for Indie artists because it allows them to be heard all around the world and the importance of this kind of exposure simply can’t be overstated.

Interesting story about the artist - Anything extra you would like to add?

At the age of 12, I used to busk on the streets of Victoria, British Columbia.  I would entertain crowds while impersonating Michael Jackson.  

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TristanThompsonMusic?ref=hl

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNiJCFbh4Bw4A_bTDiOIhNw

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/tristanthompsn

Official Website:
http://www.tristanthompsononline.com

Instagram:
http://instagram.com/officialtristanthompson

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/here-for-you/id867558486

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Here-You-Tristan-Thompson/dp/B00JX0WHBI/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1398523481&sr=1-1&keywords=Tristan+Thompson




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Wednesday, June 11

Airplay Top 10 (Week 23 2014)



Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Digital Summer
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Jill Boss
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Dave Logan
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Roc DaGuard
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Mike Kaffel
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Season3
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
The Silent Wedding
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
WhiteNoise
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Birsky
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Rocket Blues

Planning 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 important and fun touring tips to keep in mind, from electronic pop band and tour veterans Blood on the Dance Floor.


Click Here to read more: http://www.tunecore.com/blog/2014/06/10-touring-must-haves-from-blood-on-the-dance-floor.html

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

Not all gigs are created equal

http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2014/06/secret-formula-getting-gigs

Trying to book a gig? Before you reach out to a booker you should know what type of gig you want to play, and the kind of venue that is suitable for the current phase of your career. 

This article posted by DIY Musician has some great advice on booking gigs and how to go about landing the best gig according to your needs as an artist.

http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2014/06/secret-formula-getting-gigs

Want more people at your shows?


Facebook events can be very effective in getting the word out about an upcoming gig. This article contains some great tips on how to make a great Facebook event that you may not have considered. Take a look to learn more! 

http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2014/05/use-facebook-events-get-people-shows

Make Your Live Show Stand Out

 
If you're an artist or band playing local shows, there are things you can do and mistakes to avoid, to create the best experience for your fans and maximize the impact of each of your shows.

The process of how to take the songs in your show and develop them into an engaging, fan-building, moment-making concert can be a long process, a recently posted article by Reverbnation lists 3 important tips for getting the most out of your live shows.



Click Here to read more: http://blog.reverbnation.com/2014/05/23/pro-tips-three-ways-to-make-your-live-show-stand-out

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

Friday, June 6

A song to inspire Summer 2014



Summer – ‘A Sunny Day’ 

http://www.jango.com/music/sarantos
 
Sarantos helps us start our summer by releasing the music that will encourage a summertime of fun in 2014.

Sarantos Releases a new song entitled ‘A Sunny Day’

Successfully releasing yet another song from his 1st album, Sarantos continues to juggle his busy schedule with radio interviews, band rehearsals and booking live performances in the states. 

The promising artist quickly responded to his fans request by releasing the music video to his hit song ‘A Sunny Day’. With this newly released song, Sarantos hopes to encourage everyone to stay enthusiastic and to simply have a sunny day no matter what storm might arise.

This song does signify an importance to Sarantos personal life. Not too long ago, Sarantos lost his devoted father, after a hard-fought battle to lung cancer. This experience had a major impact towards Sarantos life, enabling him to overcome any obstacle that may pass. The Chicago singer has since been driven to remain strong and positive not just for himself but for his friends & fans.

“Going through life’s hardships has given me the willpower to write songs and to sing from the heart,” says Sarantos. “I wouldn’t have had the passion to strive for my dreams if it wasn’t for my loving family. I know my father would have been very proud of me.”
Sarantos releases his 6th music video, a fun-intuitive summer pop song signifying bliss and optimism, inspiring fans to smile endlessly. The song was released on June 3rd, 2014.
Sarantos' has a strong motivation with his musical passion to raise money for charity. 33% of any music-related sales profits are going straight to charity. For “A Sunny Day”, Sarantos has chosen the Thanioton Society.

“This is a very happy and bright pop song about a sunny day and all the events that transpire on that beautiful day,” says Sarantos. “The sky is bright. The simple things are so apparent and the positive vibe encompasses everyone. This day was meant for you!”
Chicago’s very own music artist has been gaining followers ever since his first song debut back in January 2014. 

Internationally, the buzz has continued to spread and Sarantos music has received over 800,000 radio airplays. His fan list continues to grow exponentially.

The social media realm has continued to embrace this rising star. In addition to the attention of over 470,000 fans on Facebook and 1M Twitter followers, Sarantos has now done many radio interviews throughout the world. All this commotion started when his 1st song “Not Where I Wanna Be” was released worldwide on January 2nd, 2014.
Sarantos strives to inspire people with his songs and lyrics. Music is always on his mind and Sarantos has written over 2,000 songs. Sarantos' music has received rave reviews so far from industry insiders, and he relishes this chance to pursue his lifelong dream.
Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as "An emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!"

A new song will be released the 1st Tuesday of every month to tease his fans. Then a new music video on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, a new Funny video of the month on the 3rd Tuesday of every month and a new Whiteboard video on the 4th Tuesday of every month. This will go on for the entire year! The CD will then be released on November 18th 2014.

Sarantos has always been inclined to help people in need and is proud to launch this CD as a way to donate a significant portion of proceeds to charity, hopefully inspiring other artists to do the same. The 11 charities chosen for each album song include American Lung Association, Make-a-wish Foundation, American Heart Association, St Jude's, Hellenic Academy, ASERF, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Medical School, Thanioton Society & the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The website, Melogia (which in Greek means "with words") was established by Sarantos, an aspiring singer and song writer.





Monday, June 2

Submit Music Now for Coast 2 Coast Mixtape 272 hosted by Ca$h Out

SUBMIT MUSIC NOW FOR COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE 272 HOSTED BY CA$H OUT

COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE 272 HOSTED BY CA$H OUT

Artists submit music now for Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 272 Hosted by Ca$h Out.  Ca$h Out made the anthem of 2012 with "Cashin Out" which went Platinum as well as #1 on the Billboard Rap charts. Shortly after the song's launch he inked a deal with Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid, and has since been working on new material. His studio album Patience will be released in 2014. With the new album on the way Ca$h Out has teamed up with Coast 2 Coast to give indie artists the opportunity to shine on this exclusive project! 

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Airplay Top 10 (Week 22 2014)



Top Band on Jango This Week
 
fatt
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Milber Kings
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Arjun
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Damien Escobar
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Rarefaction
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Jon Fike
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Dolla Green
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Machines
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Gemini
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
3rd Twin