Tuesday, October 31

NEW! How Do I Permanently Remove A Song On My Account?

Great news! You can now completely and permanently remove a song from your Radio Airplay account. Whether you want to make room for new uploads, replace your song for a new version, or simply clean up your Songs page, you can delete your song following these five simple steps: 

1. Go to the ARTIST CONTENT tab and select SONGS from the drop down menu: 




2. Find the song you wish to delete and select the "Edit Song" tool and then click "Hide" from the drop down menu:


3. A pop up window will appear to confirm you want to hide the song. Click "OK":


4. Once the song is hidden, the status will change on the Songs page. Find the Hidden song you wish to remove and select "Edit Song" again. This time you will see the option to delete. Click "Delete" to remove it:

5. A pop up will appear to confirm you permanently want to remove the song. To continue, click OK: 

*You don't have to worry about any loss of data related to deleted songs. These are all still available from the REPORTS > PLAY STATS page: 



Your stats for deleted songs will be searchable from the drop down menu. Deleted songs will be marked as such:




Friday, October 27

Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 42 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 42 Below!

Erin's Picks


http://www.jango.com/music/Rave+The+Reqviem



http://www.jango.com/music/The+Restless+kind




http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2160840



Kelly's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2197650




http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2222851









Tara's Picks 

http://www.jango.com/music/Connor+Douglas/Name+in+Vein



http://www.jango.com/music/Emily+Lockett



http://www.jango.com/music/Worth+The+Struggle/Golden+Rules






Kait's Picks 

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2221471




http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2221990




http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2222709


Thursday, October 26

Center Stage - NEEDSHES

Meet NEEDSHES - an indie rock band created by the singer-songwriter Otabek Salamov in Tashkent. Their sound could be described as alternative, indie rock with echoes of funk, punk, reggae and blues. The band stands out with their charismatic  vocal, bright memorable melodies, expressive melodic arrangements.

They released EP 'Mixed Feelings' (2016) and full studio album 'Feel Alright (2014). EP was placed by iTunes in TOP 10 new ‘Alternative’ releases.

The project appeared when Otto started to compose melodic songs, after he had been tired of metalcore in teen-age band. At that time he was performing like "vocal, guitar and MacBook Pro". Later Otabek moved from Uzbekistan to Russia. Now he temporarily lives in Moscow where continues to compose music and perform with the live band.

Their song Time to See was chosen as the winning song in the Unsigned Only 2017 competition and got the second place in Rock category and the one and only special nomination “Hit a homerun with your music”.

NEEDSHES has achieved success as a regional live band, performing at different venues: XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia (Sochi), festivals by Metro International newspaper, BOSCO Fresh Fest (shared the stage with the Boxer Rebellion, John Newman),  corporate events by INFINITI and other international brands, city events in parks, gigs at Hard Rock Cafe.

Get to know NEEDSHES, what they've been up to, and what they've got in store for us in this most recent Center Stage artist Q&A.

What was the inspiration behind writing and recording the winning song, Time To See?
In fact there is no mystery… I composed the first verse with a chorus in a few hours. And then it was a year of work with breaks during which you should get distracted from the song. It helps to look at your song from the other side and find new areas for improvement. So you should really work hard in order to get some perfect result.

Is the song part of an upcoming release?
The song became a part of EP Mixed Feelings released December 09, 2016.

Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence
It’s an alternative, indie rock with echoes of funk, punk, reggae and blues.

What's your earliest music-related memory growing up?
I remember my uncle. He was playing guitar almost all the time. And he taught me this skill and generated the interest to music in me. Now I realize that my playlist consists of the songs  which my uncle played in my childhood.

If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why?
Well, probably it might be the album of Amy Winehouse, Back to Black. I really like her music. She is a phenomenon and important figure of music of the 21st century.

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process
Yes, I am singer-songwriter. I just wake up in the morning and pick up my guitar, play something that is in my mind. An hour or two later and I have a new song. This is the most inspiring and significant moment.

What has been the highlight for you in 2017? Either personally or for your music career?
There are a lot of things that happened. First of all, we won the Unsigned Only competition as you know. Our song Time to See also won the regional competition. And, no less important, the song became a soundtrack to the advertisement of Renault Duster and now you can hear it on all the federal TV channels in Russia.

What have you been working on recently? Can you give us a hint for whats to come in your music career?
I think this should remain a secret. Of course we work on new songs in order to issue LP in the near future. But I won’t give any promises concerning that.

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio?
Both of them. These are two irreplaceable parts of the whole being of the musical artist.

Any embarrassing on stage moments you'd like to share? C’mon, don’t be shy.
Can’t remember something really embarrassing. Once during a performance, my microphone just stopped working. I ran behind the stage and got a new one and started to sing behind the scenes. When I returned to the stage, people met me with stormy applause. I guess they liked that s***.

What's one thing people should know about you?
I was born in Tashkent.

What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity?
Outside my music I’m producing other artists. So my life is all around the music one way or another.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
I like that people from all over the world can find my music band based on their music interests in world famous artists like Coldplay, Muse, The Neighbourhood etc.









Wednesday, October 25

Musician's Atlas Staff Pick (Week 41 2017)




Staff Pick band Michael Barrow & The Tourists was chosen for Week 41 as the Musician's Atlas PopScore Pick for their song, Sing Me Something New - Listen Here! 

They 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.



                                   
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Indie Bible PopScore Pick (Week 42 2017)

Top PopScore artist Sherry Vachon was chosen for Week 42, 2017 as Indie Bible's PopScore Pick for her song Loopy - Listen Here! 


She received an Ultimate Indie bundle ($280 value) from Indie Bible. The ULTIMATE INDIE BUNDLE can help you to get valuable radio airplay, music reviews, spotlight features, video airplay, physical & digital distribution, signed to a record label and much more!

You don't have to wait until you reach the top of the PopScore charts to get your Indie Bundle. Get Your Ultimate Indie Bundle Today!

Friday, October 20

Center Stage - Matthew Cue

Meet our newest Center Stage artist and 2nd place winner for his song "Freedom" (see video below) in the R&B and Hip Hop category of the 2017 Unsigned Only contest. 

Matthew Cue is an artist and performer based out of Detroit, Michigan but now resides in Dallas, Texas. The inspiration for his unique blend of sound comes from genres as diverse as hip-hop, soul, pop and R&B; echoing the work of influential talents such as Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole Earth Wind and Fire or Kanye West, just to mention a few. The strength of Matt's vision is in the way the energy of many different genres come together in a really unique and unforgettable sound that feels catchy, yet raw and honest. 

Get to know Matthew, what he's been up to and what he's got in store for us in our latests artist Q&A:

What was the inspiration behind writing and recording your song "Freedom"? 
The inspiration behind Freedom was just watching so many extremely gifted people around me get caught in the cycle of “everyday life” and wanting to remind them to use their talents. A lot of us are working jobs we hate, basically feeling unfulfilled just to get by, and I wanted to inspire people to do more than survive. I thought what if I wrote a song that’ll motivate people to go after their dreams and I found myself writing the lyrics to Freedom. 

Is the song part of an upcoming release? 
Yes! The song is part of an upcoming project called “Over Thinking” look for it in 2018

Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence
My sound is a mix of hip-hop, soul, pop and R&B; basically just me adding my energy and point of view for a new relatable sound. 

What's your earliest music-related memory growing up?
My earliest memory was listening to my Dad play the guitar while me and my brothers would make up freestyle songs. We were laughing, having fun , and it clicked that this was what I wanted to do with my life. 

If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why?
Kendrick Lamar‘s Damn. Hands down this album was so artistic and I’d love to get the chance to cover his creative style.

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process
Yes, I do write my own material. Usually I try to capture a moment of strong emotion and I’ll freestyle while listening to a beat just letting it flow.

What has been the highlight for you in 2017? Either personally or for your music career?
For me it was actually getting back to the music. It’s a huge part of who I am and how I can express my outgoing nature. I took a break from it briefly but I missed performing, so I’m finally glad to get back to my true self. 

What have you been working on recently? Can you give us a hint for whats to come in your music career? 
My next big project “Over Thinking” coming out in spring of 2018. As for my career you can expect more media, videos, and live performances. 

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio?
I have to say performaning live wins. There’s a certain edge to watching the crowd vibe and be free to your music. It’s easier to give the fans a better listening experience. 

Any embarrassing on stage moments you'd like to share? C’mon, don’t be shy.
So this is funny, one time I was preforming with my brother and the mics kept falling off the stands. Rather picking it up because it refused to stay in I just raised my voice and continued to perform. It was awkward at the time but since I don’t have any moments where I tripped off stage that’s my most embarrassing.

What's one thing people should know about you?
That a lot of my creative drive comes from wanting to make a better life and world for my kids. I try to inspire change and music is the way I try to reach out to people.

What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity?
Spending time with my family, I’m a big sports fan, and I love film media. I dabble in the modeling world and actor and those two things help your creative stay active. 

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay? 
I like that you are huge supporters of us independent artist. You also give us a chance to network with other industry professionals and to connect interested fans, who are the most is important to any artists success.