Monday, December 11

Radio Airplay Top 10 Songs (Week 49 2017)

Radio Airplay PopScore has been published and a new Top 10 Songs posted for Week 49 of 2017

Check to see if you made the Top 10 List this week HERE!

Thursday, December 7

2017 Holiday Contest Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2017 Holiday Song Contest. We had a blast listening to each and every single song! 

We have added 198 winners to this year’s Independent '17 Holiday Station on Jango. The Overall winners also got 100 free play credits added to their Radio Airplay account. Congrats! 

You can tune in to listen to this year's winners HERE!

The 9 Runners Up Received: 

  • 4,000 Play Credits added to Radio Airplay account ($100+ Value)
  • Exclusive promotion in our weekly newsletter and social media outlets
  • Playlist spots in the popular Holiday stations on Jango Radio
  • Rotation in the Independent Holiday 2017 station on Jango Radio

  • Our Grand Prize Winner Received: 
    • 10,000 Play Credits ($200+ Value)
    • Exclusive Grand Prize feature in our weekly newsletter and social media outlets
    • Top playlist spots in the most popular Holiday stations on Jango Radio
    • Top playlist spots in the Jango Radio's Ear Poppin' New Music station
    • Exclusive top rotation in the Independent Holiday 2017 station on Jango Radio

    Now come see who made the cut!! 


    Madison And Shannon - Under The Mistletoe 
    Drakeford - What Child Is This
    Katy Kinard - Human For Me (Christmas)
    Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements - Mama I Know You Ain't Santa
    Brooks Maguire - Surfing With Santa 
    Explosive Ear Candy - Christmas All The Time 
    Ben Becker - Holidays 

    Overall Winners

    12th House Artists - Hold A Hand
    ACAPAGANA - Christmas State of Mind
    Adventures Of Leonid - Greensleeves
    Afiesha Payne - Wherever You Lead Me
    Al Jardine - Hurry Up Hurry Up Santa Claus
    ALBEDO - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - The Nutcracker
    Alla Igityan - Christmas Song
    Amanda Duncan - Mistletoe (feat. Chris Ayer)
    Amanda Duncan - Light Those Candles Bright
    Andrew R. Gatewood - God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
    Anna Zajac - Dear Christmas
    Answer Hymn - Power of Eternity
    Azimuth A.D. - Do You Know It's Christmas (Radio Edit)
    Barry Johnson - I Believe In Christmas
    Bart Fortenbery - Its Christmas Time
    Big Paul E - Bad Santa
    bo callaby - Christmas Morn
    Bobby Tombasco - Next Christmas Day
    Bone Poets Orchestra - Christmas Down South
    Boston Blackthorne - Christmas in Pittsburgh 1943
    Brenda Burch - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
    Brenda Dirk - Too Broke For Christmas
    Brian and Chanel - "Emmanuel" featuring Naomi Luce
    Browning - Merry Christmas Anyway
    Bryony Sier - Babylon
    Bub Zulu - Santa bring my baby back to me
    Buck69 - Merry Christmas Baby
    Chan - O Christmas Tree(Latin Groove)
    Chanson Records - Catalog Dreams
    charles marciano - silent night
    Cher & Gene Klosner (Folk) - I Am a Carpenter (Joseph's Song)
    Chris Davidson (Pop) - Winter In Heaven
    Christof Patterson - I See The Light
    Christof Patterson - Glory Hallelujah
    Crooner larry costa - Do You Hear What I Hear
    Curtis Macdonald - Joy To The World
    Cyan Dream - Christmas Angel - Anonymous A.D.
    Cyndi Aarrestad - Daddy's Bible
    Dana and Brad - Santa Baby - An Original Interpretation
    Danbert Nobacon - Christmas 2062
    Darlene Bowen  - All I Want for Christmas
    David DeRosa - A christmas Wish
    David McGinty - Last Christmas [cover]
    David Wayne Mathias - O Come All Ye Faithful
    Dawn Ferguson - The Christmas Tree at Grandma's House
    Dawn Foss - That's What Christmas Is All About
    Debi Dixon Soloist - what about the child
    Deborah Brown (Christian/Gospel) - Good News
    deepwoods - christmas won't be christmas without you!
    Demi, Robin & Lieke - The Best Time Of The Year
    Dionne Hickey - Wont You Be Mine For Christmas
    Dr. FeelGood (R&B) - I'll Be Home for Christmas
    Drew Dean - The First Noel
    E Gail & Dean Dollar - IT'S ANOTHER HOLIDAY
    E. Frank Murphy - What Did You Get For Christmas
    Emcee N.I.C.E. - Christmas With U ft. Who Am I?
    Eric Miller - Sometimes Christmas Isn't Merry At All
    Eye2Sky - He's Still Our Hope
    F.G.Reber Project - Feel that it is christmas
    Farrell Faz crowson  Deborah Moore - Christmas in the Dakotas
    Flip Damon - Make Things Glow
    Frank Radice - Christmas Time Is Here
    Frankie Rockin' Smith - Christmas Blues
    Freddy Gustavsson - Waiting for Santa
    Geila Zilkha - The Christmas Song (duet w/Ayumu Yahaba)
    Geoff Bradley - Where Are You
    Glen Foster Group - The Spirit of Christmas
    Global Fusion Soundtrack - What Child is This
    Ian Fel - Winter Wonderland
    iPain - Hope Is True
    J.R.LEONARD - December Day
    Jack Anthony David - For the Love of Man
    James Carter Cathcart - Christmas Morning (I'll Be Home With You)
    Janyce Moomjian/Velvet Voyce Enterprises - Oh Holy Night
    Jeffrey T. Smith - Comin' Home For Christmas
    Jen Stackpole - Carol of the Bells
    Jessica Foxx - Mistletoe
    Joe Cantin - Christmas Is The Best Time Of The Year!
    Joel Franklin Higgins - A Christmas Song
    Joel Willoughby - Christmas Lights
    John Dusenberry - Where Will I Be Next Christmas?
    John Lovick Turner - The Perfect Chill
    John Wilson - Come All Ye Faithful
    Jubilant Bridge - A Bell A Bird A Star
    Julie Nevel - The Way in a Manger
    June Bisantz - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
    Justin Charles - Everyday is Christmas
    Kara and The Crosstown Combo - Let's Enjoy The Holidays
    Karen Petrocella - WISH LIST
    Katie Belle - You Are My Holiday
    Keith Beck's Zigman Bird - Santa Clause Where Are You? (don't you leave me out!)
    Kelcy Mae - Christmas With You (Merry Me)
    Kelsey Lewis Music - Christmas Beside You
    Kendall Combes - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    Kristen Hope Justice - Let Your Love Shine (Christmas Time Is Near)
    Kristin Chambers - Christmas Eve
    Lee Booker - Holiday Wish
    Liz Graham Music - Open Me For Christmas
    LIzz Sooy - Red Hot Holiday
    Loren & Judy Lloyd - Maybe This Christmas
    Los Ramblers - Silver Bell/White Christmas
    LOVECOLLIDE - Deck the Halls (Fa La La Christmas
    Maggie Rains - Merry Merry Christmas
    Mary Hall - At Christmas Time
    Megan Schroder - If I Don't Make It Through This Christmas
    Melody and Truth - O Holy Night
    Michael  Brandmeier - YOUR CHRISTMAS SCENE (Duet w/Esther O' Connor)
    Michael Burke - We wish you a Merry Christmas
    Michael Tanenbaum - Away in a Manger (Duet w/Stephen Fox)
    Michael Tinholme - When Winter Falls on New York The Whole World Knows It's Christmas Time
    Midnight Backhand - Naughty List
    Miss Muddy Puppy - Silent Night
    Mitchell Fu - Faith
    Narrowhaven - Wintertide
    Natasha Sass - Hallelujah
    October - Christmas Is Here
    Paige Brooklynne - Mary Did You Know (cover)
    PATTY MATTSON - All The Wonders Of This Holiday
    Paul Blissett - Winter Wonderland
    Paul Kara Ross - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The Virginia Reel/Over The Moor To Maggie
    Pete Gallagher - Christmas Bells
    Peter Thomas & Joseph - Merry Christmas, Santa Claus
    Prince David Emmanuel - Holy Spirit
    R.X. Bertoldi - Run Rudolph Run
    rev spig davis - It's Just Not Christmas
    Richard Thorne - The Prince of Peace Was Born On Christmas Day 
    Robbie Robinson - Carolina Christmas
    Rocklawn Avenue - Stay Right Here (This Xmas)
    Ron Roy / Moodtapes - You'll Never Ever Be Alone At Christmas (Radio Vers)
    Russ Lorenson - Holiday For Two
    Russ Lorenson - Jingles, The Christmas Cat
    S Arm - Reindeer and Elves
    Sage Music - Mary Did You Know
    Sarah Schonert - Looping of the Bells
    Scott Nichols - Find the Mistletoe
    Sean McMorris - 'Tis
    Seed-Band Official - Angels Sing
    Song Monster - It's Christmas Every Day
    STANLEY D MITCHELL - "Still Praising God"
    Steeplechase - Our December
    Stefano Giardiniere - White Christmas Night
    Sue Welshans - Hear the Angels
    Summer Franklin - Eternal Gifts
    Sweet Escape - My Christmas wish
    Tait/Brown - Melancholy Christmas
    Tamara Boyes - My Favourite Things
    Tamara Boyes - I'll be home for Christmas
    Tap9band - One more Christmas
    TASE - x-mas with the one you love
    Temple Sounds - All Hail the Name, Jesus
    The Baghdaddios - Christmas Ain't For Lonely People
    the blame (Vermont, USA) - Christmas Eve
    The Crestmen Quartet - Mary Did You Know
    The Delivery Boys - You're All I Want For Christmas
    The Derry Aires - The Twelve Pounds of Christmas
    The Ebonys (R&B) - christmas is in the air
    The Fabulous Po' Boys - Christmas Away
    The Olsons - Mary Had a Little Lamb (His Name Is Jesus)
    The Rich Collective - Season Of Love
    The Shadow Shakers - Christmas Eve
    The Ted Korsmo Experiment - A New Carol
    The Universs - Happy New Year
    The Wag - Feels Like Christmas 2017
    Thomas Edholm - Christmas in the City
    Tiffany Danae - O Come
    Time Waits For No Man - Christmas Day (Stays In Your Heart)
    Tom Morgan - This Christmas
    Tone Carter - Celebrate Christmas
    Tony Fisher - Come Sing Along (Some Christmas Songs)
    Tracy DeLucia - Merry Christmas In Heaven
    Trev Roberts - CHRISTMASTIME
    Tyler Barham (Country) - Coal In Your Stocking This Year
    Uncle Tommy - The First Day of Winter
    Valaura - O Come all Ye Faithful
    Valerie Ahneman and Bon Chic Bon Genre - Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Vegas Man - Hey Santa!
    Vivian Mendenhall - Holy Jesus
    Wave The Flag - The Gift
    wearetantrum - Something Very Special
    Whitney McClain - Santa Don't Cry This Christmas
    Will Sims - I Know What I Want (For Christmas)
    Xav A. - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
    Yeah whatever Sextet - O Holy Night
    Yemi Alafifuni - My Christmas
    Yolanda Rabun - Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas
    Zoë Jack - Let It Be For Christmas

    Wednesday, December 6

    Center Stage - Dale Boyle

    Meet Dale Boyle - A multi award-winning folk and Americana singer-songwriter and Radio Airplay's newest Center Stage artist. His song Gasoline got 2nd place in the Americana category of the 2017 Unsigned Only music competition. 

    The Canadian (Montreal-based) artist has been called “One of the best to emerge from north of the border” (Americana Homeplace) and “an accomplished musician, a fine singer, and an exceptionally thoughtful, meticulous songwriter" (

    In 2017, after 15 years of writing and recording solo acoustic-based folk music, Dale set forth to explore new territory: Edgy, electric, driving Americana music with full-band arrangements. To deliver this new sound in the studio, Dale enlisted “The LA Rhythm Section”: Drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, etc.) and bassist James LoMenzo (John Fogerty, Slash, David Lee Roth, etc.).

    The resulting 5-song EP, GASOLINE, includes a cover of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” as well as original tracks such as “My Birmingham” (finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition) and the title track, “Gasoline,” which was named a 2nd place winner in the international Unsigned Only Music Competition.

    As described by the Montreal Gazette, Gasoline "fuses L.A. energy with roots-rock soul” and it represents a turning point for Dale Boyle as a songwriter and recording artist.

    Get to know Dale a little better, what inspires him, and what he's got in store for the future in the latest artist feature:

    What was the inspiration behind writing and recording your song "Gasoline"?
    Lyrically, “Gasoline” is inspired by the universal sentiment of wanting to do what defines you for as long as you can. I think the movie “The Wrestler” partly inspired the idea, as did my father’s reluctance to retire. The chorus line sums it up well: “I ain’t gonna stop ‘til the wheels fall off, and every drop of gasoline burns.” Musically, the song was inspired by “The LA Rhythm Section” of Kenny Aronoff and James LoMenzo. I had a session booked with Kenny and James and I needed to pick one more song for the recording session, and I just couldn’t come to a decision. So, at the last minute I decided to write a new song from scratch…and specifically, a song that I felt musically resonated with Aronoff and LoMenzo. “Gasoline” was written at the 11th hour and it came together very quickly. I have almost no memory of writing it. It was a blur. I thought I’d return to it later and tweak the lyrics. But I never did. “Gasoline” remains as it was written in that one quick burst of inspiration.

    Is the song part of an upcoming release? 
    Gasoline is the title track on my new EP, which was released in May 2017.

    Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence
    Catchy, Americana roots-rock that reflects the Tom Petty motto: “Don’t bore us, get to the chorus!”

    What's your earliest music-related memory growing up?
    Receiving my first guitar was special for me. I wanted one really badly, and I’m sure my parents thought it might have been a passing fad. I still remember that excitement in receiving my first instrument.

    If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why?
    I would cover Steve Earle’s El Corazón. Stylistically, I feel very comfortable performing Steve’s Earle music. At the same time, I also have a wide range of musical tastes and El Corazón covers a lot of musical ground. On that album you’ll hear folk, roots-rock, bluegrass, and even some punk rock influences. It’s all over the map, and it would be a great album for me to cover!

    Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process
    Yes, I do and I primarily define myself as a songwriter. My process typically involves noodleing around on the guitar and mumbling melodies. Simultaneously I am trying to discover an interesting chord structure and melodic line that might inspire a song. I tend to work on music and melody before lyrics, but usually some line will emerge in my mumbling that becomes the signpost for the lyrical direction of the song. And then it’s the ongoing process of writing, revising, and rewriting until it feels complete. It can come together quickly, as it did with “Gasoline,” or it can literally take years for some songs to find their way!

    What has been the highlight for you in 2017? Either personally or for your music career?
    2017 has been great on many levels, but if I had to pick one highlight it is recording with Kenny Aronoff and James LoMenzo. I grew up listening to these musicians in the 1980s: Kenny was with John Mellencamp (or John Cougar at the time) and James was with White Lion during that period. I wanted the Gasoline EP to have a particular roots-rock sound, and this was the rhythm section to do it. It was a pleasure and great learning experience. Since its release, the Gasoline EP has received lots of press coverage, led to radio and TV appearances, and it earned the Unsigned Only 2nd place “Americana” win. But still, it’s the recording sessions themselves that still stand out as being intrinsically special and a highlight for me.

    What have you been working on recently? Can you give us a hint for what's to come in your music career? 
    I have a couple of unreleased songs recorded with Kenny and James, and I plan to record more. The initial songs we recorded have a blues-rock vibe, so my next release might be in more in that direction. We’ll see what 2018 brings!

    What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio?
    I love recording in the studio. I can do it almost endlessly. I can literally track until I have to stop from exhaustion and then I can get right back at it the next day. I love exploring possibilities and treating the studio like an instrument. I enjoy that process a lot. I’ve heard people say that it is rough working with an extreme perfectionist like producer “Mutt” Lange, but I would love to be in the position to be pushed that hard in the studio!

    Any embarrassing on stage moments you'd like to share? C’mon, don’t be shy.
    I remember during one particular outdoor festival performance where I noticed a little kid running really fast in front of the stage. Just when he’d reach his top speed, he’d toss his body into the air. When he made contact with the ground, he’d bounce a few times before stopping. He had a very unique way of doing this…it was almost like watching the exaggerated antics in a cartoon. And the kid kept doing it over and over. I started giggling and it escalated and escalated to the point where I literally could not sing and perform the song. It was sorta embarrassing, but laughter is contagious and soon everyone, audience included, was laughing. In the end, if you don’t beat yourself up, the audience is forgiving. And sometimes, the embarrassing moments are THE best and most memorable moments in a performance. I think this was the case here!

    What's one thing people should know about you?
    I received my doctorate degree in education in 2011 and I have been working as a part-time lecturer at McGill University ever since. That’s my day job!

    What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity?
    Outside of music, I like to run. I started running with a group of runners almost three years ago and it’s a great way to be active and meet like-minded people. And for me, since I spend so much time in music, it’s nice to have an activity like running which allows me to totally step away from music and clear my head. That time and distance from music definitely helps me feel rejuvenated when I return to writing and recording music.

    What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
    Radio Airplay is a really great platform to reach new listeners and potential fans. There are a number of specific points I appreciate, and probably my favorite is the campaign settings. Being able to identify particular “artist targets” and “geographic targets” really helps zero in on the specific audience for the music I am promoting. Very practical!

    Dale Boyle - Gasoline

    Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 48 2017)

    We here at Radio Airplay are big music fans and listen to every possible genre. From the down home country lovers, indie dwellers, to head banging metal aficionados, we figured it would be fun to share who our current favorite Radio Airplay bands are - giving these artists even more opportunities to be heard. 

    Every week we'll post Erin, Kelly, Tara, and Kait's favorite tunes of the week. We'll be featuring them here on the blog, the Radio Airplay Facebook, and our weekly Airplay newsletter. What's more?! 

    1 lucky staff pick each week will receive a full year's membership to Musician's Atlas, the music industry's most reliable contact database service. 

    All staff picks are added to Jango Radio's Ear Poppin' New Music station which receives over 3000+ hits per week. All staff picks are also added to Jango's Staff Picks Station

    Check out our Staff Picks of Week 48 Below!

    Erin's Picks

    Kelly's Picks

    Tara's Picks

    Kait's Picks

    Tuesday, December 5

    Musician's Atlas Staff Pick (Week 47, 2017)

    Staff Pick artist Anya Glaz was chosen for Week 47 as the Musician's Atlas PopScore Pick for her song, Turtleneck Sweater - Listen Here! 

    She received a full year's membership to Musician's Atlas, the music industry's most reliable contact database service.

    But you don't have to wait until you reach the top of the PopScore charts to get VIP access to the best performance, promotion & distribution.

                                              Become a member of Musician's Atlas today