Friday, December 29

Increase Play Speed - Use Song-Level Targeting Today!

There are a number of different ways to increase airplay speed on your songs - such as changing the play speed setting and adding more artist targets to your list of similar artists. 

Did you know that with only standard artist targeting and more than one song receiving promotional plays, your songs are actually competing for airplay spots with each other?
This is because they are all working for airplay spots in the same 5-30 artists targets you have chosen in your standard targeting.  

Using Artist Target Bundles can greatly help in increasing the frequency of plays!

Increase your target audience size by creating different sets of Artist Target Bundles. You can then turn on Song-Level targeting and apply those different bundles to your live songs. 

You don't have to make each bundle completely different from one-another if an artist target set is working for your song promotions. However, even by switching up 5-8 artists per 30 artist target bundle you'll be reaching a larger set of listeners and your songs will have competition for airplay in the artist stations on Jango Radio.

Artist Bundles can be accessed from the CAMPAIGN SETTINGS > MANAGE ARTIST TARGET BUNDLES page:



From this page you can create bundles by grouping artists and linking the bundles to specific songs. Click HERE to learn how to create these bundles. 

Creating separate bundles for multiple songs increases the targeting, therefore speed is increased as well. Here are some targeting tips that can help drastically increase the airplay frequency of your songs:


  • Choose 30 artists on the CAMPAIGN SETTINGS >  STANDARD TARGETING page 
  • Choose no more than 2-4 songs per bundle on the CAMPAIGN SETTINGS > MANAGE ARTIST TARGET BUNDLES page 
  • Make sure you have at least 15-30 artists selected for each bundle (the more you select, the faster the speed will be)
  • Do not duplicate artists that you have on your Standard Targeting list or any other bundle, so no two bundles should have the same artists. 



Musician's Atlas Staff Pick (Week 50 2017)




Staff Pick artist Nick Galitzine was chosen for Week 50 as the Musician's Atlas PopScore Pick for his song Honey - Listen Here!

He 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 51 2017)



Top PopScore artist Michelle Madeira was chosen for Week 51, 2017 as Indie Bible's PopScore Pick for her song The Christmas Waltz - 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!

Center Stage - Sphiral

Meet Sphiral - A talented 24-year-old producer from Helsinki, Finland and one of the winners of the recent Unsigned Only Competition for his song Do You Know What I'm Feeling. 


Sphiral released his first single "Fate" (See video below) in March 2017 featuring singer Breana Marin and since then, has been working hard on new music. His newest release  ”Lose Myself” has also been very popular among Jango listeners this year. 

Sphiral's music focuses on instrumental melodies, as well as strong vocal performances from guest vocalists. His style is influenced by some of the biggest EDM and pop producers, including Jonas Blue, Seeb, Martin Garrix and The Chainsmokers. He aims to develop a unique style that will hopefully get him on the charts in the future. 


Get to know the young artist, and what he's got in store for his promising music career. 


What was the inspiration behind writing and recording your song Do You Feel What I'm Feeling
This song actually started with a small piece of melody that I came up at a band practice a few years ago! Later I made the production and collaborated with Sanura to finish the song!

Is the song part of an upcoming release? 

As of now, I’m releasing singles only

Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence.

Catchy electronic tunes with a pop vibe!

What's your earliest music-related memory growing up?

Maybe my first piano lesson when I was just 5 years old – I still remember how we used colours on the piano keys so it would be more fun and easy to remember!

If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why?

It would be fun to cover a band that’s in a totally different genre – Eric Clapton’s Layla!

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process

Yeah, I made the beat and Sanura wrote the lyrics. My songs usually start with a melody, and if I like it, I will start trying different sounds together and make it work as a pop record.

What has been the highlight for you in 2017? Either personally or for your music career?

Releasing my first song and making more new music than ever! Soon to be released!

What have you been working on recently? Can you give us a hint for whats to come in your music career? 

I have my next single ”Lose Myself” coming up in a couple of months.

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio?

I always love creating new music in the studio! I haven’t reached big stages just yet, but I’m working on it.

What's one thing people should know about you?

I always keep my room tidy!

What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity?

All kind of sports is always fun with friends: badminton, soccer etc.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?

I like Radio Airplay because it is really easy to use and makes it easy to promote my music to new people!















Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 51 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 51 Below!

Erin's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2179065


http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2204799


http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2162642

Kelly's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2200966

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2207032
http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2138753

Tara's Picks

Ruby Beach - Shoulders (UK)

http://www.jango.com/music/Toni+Clare/Country+Home

http://www.jango.com/music/Devon+Hill/Marvins+Just+A+Room


Kait's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2247004

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2246487
http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2246122

Friday, December 22

Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 50 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 50 Below!

Erin's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2189490


http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2201008


http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2038726


Kelly's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2038726

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=1948570
http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2242977

Tara's Picks

http://www.jango.com/music/Helen/Gone


http://www.jango.com/music/Lili+Crane/High+Speed


http://www.jango.com/music/Down+For+Tomorrow/Neutralised


Kait's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2243646

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2243796


http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2243766

Thursday, December 21

Center Stage - Reed Deming




Meet Reed Deming - An 18-year-old pop artist/songwriter/producer from San Antonio, TX. Deming made his professional debut on the second season of the American reality competition series "The X Factor" with an opening night premiere and 12 million captive viewers. He competed all the way to the top 24, under the mentorship of Britney Spears and will.i.am.

In March 2014, Deming released perhaps one of his most critically acclaimed and successful songs.  Entitled "Crash Test Dummy", the intimate and vulnerable track tackles the subject of personal identity and self-acceptance.

In the summer of 2015, Deming released his third EP, "Sunny", the first EP on which he was the only songwriter. In May 2016 he wrote, co-produced, and released two songs along with a music video.

From 2015 to the present, Deming has performed over 100 shows with touring collectives such as OMG Music Fest, FanRave, Playlist Live, Digitour, and Boys of Summer.

Deming has begun his transition into a more mature audience, and describes his newest material as "more intense, intimate and self-aware. Deming began releasing these new songs in the Spring of 2017.  They include “I Wish”, “Cry Wolf”, “Crazy ‘bout You” and “Heaven on Earth”.


Deming is a "lifer", someone who plans on making music and touring until he drops dead. Over the past 5 years, he has worked hard developing his following and sound into something truly unique and marketable. He is passionate about his art and plans to pursue it for the rest of his life.

Find out what Reed's been up to, where he draws inspiration, and what he's got in store for us in our latest Center Stage Q&A

What was the inspiration behind writing and recording your song "I Wish"?
I Wish was written from a place of personal discontentment. It's that little voice in your head pointing out all your shortcomings, reminding your that you're not the person you want to become yet. I wrote I Wish when I was 17 from my bedroom on piano, and produced a rough demo on Logic, and then took it to Austin to refine it to what it is today.

Is the song part of an upcoming release?
I Wish was the third single I released this year, and we just finished a music video for it that's unbelievable. We outsourced every location, actor, and videographers from San Antonio, and created something that we're incredibly proud of.

Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence.
It's modern electro-pop, with the compositional influences of artists/bands like OneRepublic, Jon Bellion, and Nick Jonas, and the production qualities of records released by Flume and Troye Sivan.

What's your earliest music-related memory growing up?
I can remember being about 5 years old, singing in the car with my dad at the top of my lungs. I remember I could belt every song an octave higher than my dad sang it.

If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why?
Dreaming Out Loud by OneRepublic is one of the most influential bodies of work I've ever been exposed to, and I'd be so excited to give it a modern edge from a production standpoint. Songs like Stop and Stare and Prodigal have created permanent stamps on the way I understand and perceive new music.

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process
As an artist with something to say, it's necessary to. I'm not a vocal specialist by any means, so I use my songwriting and production/mixing capabilities to communicate an entire musical mood. Everything starts with a demo for me. I use Logic and Pro Tools to produce the record and usually outsource for mixing, and finish mastering the song myself. But every song is different. I love writing songs when I'm on the road, isolated from family, friends, and familiarity. I get to reflect on my life

What has been the highlight for you in 2017? Either personally or for your music career?

2017 was filled with both professional and personal growth on all fronts. I'm double the producer I was last year, and have expanded beyond "I Wish" to much more intricate, vocally demanding songs. I was challenged a lot this year to become a more well-rounded musician and guy, and I'm proud of the lessons I learned.

What have you been working on recently? Can you give us a hint for whats to come in your music career? An entire LP is on the way. I've been refining it for two years now, and it's ready for the world. Lots of tours. Lots of music. Just everything that a genuine artist should be focused on.

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio?
Well, they're very different experiences. I spend 8-12 hours a day in my home studio, so I'm super comfortable in that creative environment. Some of my greatest moments of personal growth have taken place in the studio. But performing live is where all that work in the studio pays off. That's where you get to share your message to the world, and in many ways that's the single greatest experience I get from this job.

Any embarrassing on stage moments you'd like to share? C’mon, don’t be shy.
One time I was 15 and I was playing live, I went to take a drink of water before I went onstage and spilled it all over my crotch. What's worse, I was wearing white jeans and had no way to change clothes. That sucked.

What's one thing people should know about you?
I make music for the same reason that you listen to it. Music is fulfilling, its powerful. You attach the most powerful memories and important moments of your life to songs. An incredible song can take you into the world of its creator and fill you with the feeling the artist had when they wrote it. I make music to share those moments with the world.

What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity?
I've got two and they're so different from each other. I love boxing, and I love figure skating. Being physical and doing exciting sports is the best, and I'd recommend both to anyone.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
Platforms like Radio Airplay are unbelievable for artists looking to get their voice heard. I'm getting this interview right now because somebody here believed in my music enough to give me a platform. And they continue to do the same for other amazing artists and bands all across the globe. From an artist's perspective, it's a huge opportunity.







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