Friday, August 29

Musicians Need Better Websites

http://www.tunecore.com/blog/2014/08/5-reasons-musicians-need-better-websites.html 
With social sites like Facebook and Twitter, other artist/music sites and services, Youtube, and of course your your Jango Radio profile page, you might think that owning your own  dotCOM website isn’t necessary  --  but there are some great benefits to having your own main website where you can control your your online presence and promotion, present and sell your music, connect with fans, etc.


Our friends over at TUNECORE recently posted a list of 5 great reasons you should have your own (better) band/artist website --  Click Here to read more: http://www.tunecore.com/blog/2014/08/5-reasons-musicians-need-better-websites.html


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

Tips for releasing an album

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/how-to-release-your-album-successfully-even-if-you-dont-have.html 
Releasing an album or EP is no easy feat, especially if you are releasing it without the support of a record label. Luckily, Janelle Rogers posted some helpful advice on the Music Think Tank blog that will help you create a solid plan before you release your record. Dig in to find out more! 

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/how-to-release-your-album-successfully-even-if-you-dont-have.html

Friday, August 22

Airplay Top 10 (Week 33 2014)



Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Nicolas T.
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Grace Denny
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Infected Rain
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Orquesta Ritmo Cache
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
The Comfort
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Port of Call
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Prettyboy Zone
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Rick Martin
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Black Bears Fire
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Kenny Kohlhaas

Tips for Booking Shows

http://blog.reverbnation.com/2014/06/24/booking-shows-locally-tips-from-venues-and-talent-buyers

Playing shows - especially on the local level - is one of the best opportunities a band or artist has to showcase musical abilities, reach people on a personal level, and push a bigger music career -- all while having fun and hopefully making a bit of money too.  But its important to plan and make smart decisions to help get you the best results from each of your shows and tours.
 

REVERBNATION recently interviewed venue owners and talent buyers to get their insights into how artists can get the most out of their local scene, and posted a great short list of important basics for booking and playing shows -- Click Here to read more: http://blog.reverbnation.com/2014/06/24/booking-shows-locally-tips-from-venues-and-talent-buyers
 
Check back often for more industry news, tips & tricks on how to make the most out of your promotion on Radio Airplay!

Be A Happier Musician

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/11-ways-to-be-a-happier-musician-person.html 
In order to get ahead in their careers, musicians make many sacrifices which can lead to a hard and unhappy life. Jacquie Neville, the lead singer of The Balconies has posted some great advice on how to become a happier musician. Take a look and learn what she has to say on the Music Think Tank page! 

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/11-ways-to-be-a-happier-musician-person.html

Thursday, August 14

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Wednesday, August 13

Airplay Top 10 (Week 32 2014)



Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Damien Escobar
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Alias Grim
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Freshly Brewed
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Steve Miceli
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Hank Biggs
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
The Harvest Quinn Band
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Gravity Mission
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Mark Northfield
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
That Noise
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
D.J. Ace and Much Finesse

Hit song reminds us of Rocky...

Sarantos Releases 80s Rock Song "Are You Sure You Can Last?" Reminding His Fans of the Hit Movie Rocky

Sarantos has often been labelled as a fusion of modern soft rock/pop music with 80s rock, and his newest song will definitely heighten that reputation. Sarantos' 80s rocker style with this song will never escape the comparison to the hit movie series Rocky, and the famous songs "Eye of the Tiger," "No Easy Way Out," "Hearts On Fire," and "Moment of Truth." 





Read more here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/80s_rock_survivor/You_Last_championship/prweb11089304.htm

Proven Music Business Strategies

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/music-business-strategies.html 
Most musicians struggle with how they can make their music their career. It's not easy, but if you're dedicated, it can be done. The New Artist Model just put out a great Free E-Book that contains proven strategies and advice that will get you thinking of your music career as a business.

Click here to learn more http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/music-business-strategies.html

Artists should avoid this on twitter..

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/08/06/9-mistakes-musicians-make-twitter 
Twitter has become a powerful social media and networking tool in recent years, especially for bands and artists.

Utilizing Twitter and other social media can be an extremely important method for getting your music out there, building your fan base, and taking advantage of as many music opportunities as possible - but it's important to really understand and best utilize your band's Twitter.


Our friends over at DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS recently posted a great short list of important, avoidable mistakes for Twitter users that can keep you from wasting time and energy, and help you get the most out of your Twitter page and promotion there.


Click Here to read more: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/08/06/9-mistakes-musicians-make-twitter

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




Tuesday, August 12

Major Music Opportunity for Radio Airplay Members

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The 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

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ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and much more in merchandise and services. Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories to enter, representing all genres of popular music. Past winners have included Grammy winners, chart-topping artists, amateur songwriters, and everyone in between, including Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Andrew Bird; Passenger; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; King Charles; and many more.

Friday, August 8

Airplay Top 10 (Week 31 2014)



Top Band on Jango This Week
 
504Gully
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Digital Summer
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Luke Potter
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Carolina Burn
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Joshy Willo
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
The Softer Side
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Leigh de Vries
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
King Hitz
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Tapsonic
 
Top Band on Jango This Week
 
Doug Hamer

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Building a Better Band Website

 
Having your own website is a must if you want to set your music apart and best control your online image and presence.

Your Jango Radio page, social sites like Facebook and Twitter, and other music sites and services are great for helping push your music and expand your online presence, but it's always best to have your own main website where you can control your promotion, present and sell your music, connect with fans, etc - exactly how you want to.

Our friends over at MUSIC THINK TANK recently posted a great article with an excellent 16-point checklist you can reference when building and updating your better band website


Click Here to read more: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/16-point-band-website-assessment-checklist.html

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

Promote your next gig

 
Curious about how to promote your next gig? Fortunately, our friends at CD Baby have posted  a great blog article that includes a checklist of simple things you can do to get the most people to your show.

Check it out here: http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2014/08/promote-first-gig

Releasing an Independent Record


Recording and putting out your own record can be a tough, long process but ultimately one of the most important and rewarding things you can do as an artist or band, and certainly a learning experience for future records and and promotions.

Our friends over at DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS recently posted a great list of important advice and tips to keep in mind when releasing a record, from Nashville-based electro-pop artist Ellery Bonham.


Click Here to read more: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/07/25/10-things-learned-releasing-independent-record

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

Tips for Getting the Gig


Experienced talent buyer Christina LaRocca gives some essential advice on how to successfully book gigs in the Tunecore blog. She effectively lays out very useful tips including how to reach out to a venue/booker, what should be part of your email, how to promote your show and ensure you get paid. 

Check it out here! http://www.tunecore.com/blog/2014/07/13-tips-getting-gig-talent-buyer-christina-larocca.html