Friday, February 17

Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 6 2017)

We here at Radio Airplay absolutely love music and moreover, we love sharing new music with you! Being exposed to so many awesome independent artists in our Airplay community is an amazing experience. Getting to listen and share up & coming artist's music is even better!

Fellow rockstar members of the Radio Airplay staff want to give our artists even more opportunities to be heard. Erin, Kelly, Tara, and Adam are on board so far, and will be hand picking their favorite tunes each week. 

Staff picks get featured 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 

Check out our Staff Picks of Week 6, 2017 Below!
View all past staff picks here!

Erin's Picks: 

Ascona - The Salt Of The Suburbs

dpef. - Hard Drive

Jenna Kyle - Dust

Kelly's Picks: 

Tom Rose - Until We Meet Again

  Book of Giants - Simple ThingsPatrick Joseph - Arsonist Blues

Robert T. McDonald III - You're Already There

Adam's Picks: 

Georgia (Alternative/Alt. Rock) - I'll Be Back

Apedajs - Leave Me Today

INFiDELZNATiON - Backyard Brawl

Tara's Picks:

Beyond Unbroken  - Losing My Mind

Justin Llamas - Gold ft. Amina Harris

Megan Bentley and Taryn Kalyse - Lost Souls

Wednesday, February 15

6 Tips For A Successful Album Release

"You’ve put in the work, slogged through all the rewrites, did all your mastering, and now it’s album release time. You have a show booked within the next month, so logic states you should make it the record release show and your official release date. Not so fast. If you’re looking for more exposure on your music beyond the traditional friends and family who come to every show, you need to be strategic. Your band is your business, and like any successful business you need to create a plan for your album launch. If you’ve invested your time and money into the recording, don’t you want to make sure it’s heard by as many people as possible?" 

Check out this recent article posted by our good friends at Music Think Tank, with important aspects to consider to ensure the greatest likelihood of a successful release!

Tuesday, February 14

Musician's Atlas Staff Pick (Week 5, 2017)

Staff Pick artist Paige Keiner was chosen for Week 5,2017 as the Musician's Atlas Pick for her  song, Except For You - Listen Here!

The artist 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.

Indie Bible PopScore Pick (Week 6 2017)

IQ was chosen for Week 6, 2017 as Indie Bible's PopScore Pick for their song,AraCrazy Life.

They 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!

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Monday, February 13

2017 Love Song Contest Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2017 Love Song Contest. We had the best time listening to all songs. With so many great submissions, picking the winners was no easy feat! 

We have added a total of 173 winners to this year’s Independent Love Song station on Jango. 163 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! 

Grand Prize Winner received:
  • 10,000 Play Credits ($200+ Value).
  • Exclusive Grand Prize feature in our weekly newsletter and social media outlets.
  • Top song placement in the very popular Jango Radio Love Songs station.
  • Placement in Jango Radio's Ear Poppin' New Music station which receives over 3000+ hits per week.
  • Top song placement in the Jango Radio 2017 Independent Love Song station.


The 9 Runners Up Received: 
  • 4,000 Play Credits Each.
  • Top rotation in Jango Radio most popular Love Song station.
  • Exclusive promotion in our weekly newsletter and social media outlets.
  • Placement in the very popular Jango Radio Love Songs station.
  • Top song placement in the Jango Radio 2017 Independent Love Song station.
  • The top 3 Runners Up were chosen by our friends at Unsigned Only and will be entered for free in their Win Some Love song competition.



Calli Grace - Spinning
Adam Leigh - Find Me Another
Ryan Oyer - The Traveler
Horace Holloway - King of Diamonds
Thisbe Vos - House Of Make Believe
Trinitty - Insecure
Tom Rose - Until We Met Again
Luke James Shaffer - Last First Kiss
Donnie Wood - This Moonlight
Fellow American - Curfew
Josh Blakk - KG Love
Billy gilman - Girl It's You
Megan Schroder - Is It Just Me
Heather Harvin - Unspoken Love
Marissa Lauren - For Forever
Melanie Miranda - October
Rachel Tulane - Why I Don't Mind
Moore & Moore - Your Lover
Haven Ho - Back Into Love
Tina Karras - Rendezvous with Me
To You Mom: - Your Innocence
Red City Stereo - I Will Not Break
Frica James - Tired
Miss Storm - Guns n Roses
JohnMarc Skoch - Suddenly
Trick Knee - Hits You
Natalie Gaza - Don't Change Your Mind
Social Gravy - Make It Rain
Jeff Marx - Anywhere He Goes
XOVA - All This Time
Xodu$ - My Girl
Sekay - Weather Man
Phaze II - My Favorite Guy
The Alpaca Gnomes - Honey
Breesy - Wedding Song
Soph Retief - Deleting You
rootbox - For You
Don Rousell - Lady Blue
MiKayla Gunn - Shoulder To Love On
Brielle Starre - You Got Me
Josh Beam - Facelift (Acoustic)
KAYAN - Headfirst (A Song For You)
Sam Tio - Bittersweet Bad Timing
Kendálin - Rising
Jon Peter Lewis - Can't Cry Anymore
Chase Emery Davis - Little Locked Up
Kristina Boban - Wings of Hope
Ka-Cha - Suave
Robby And The Troubadours - Frankie And Johnny
Dominic DiTanna - All I Need
Herban Empire - Fading Memories
ALECARD - You Were The Fire
Derrick Attwood - Jane Doe
Brenda Burch - Sugar Fix
3 Kisses (Rock) - Lovesick Ending
Machinatia - Aurelia
David Gordon Francis - Hopeless (Losing My Baby)
Angela Patricia - Addict
Tnote413 - Watin'
Charles Blackwell - Doing All You Told Me Not to Do
Juliana Parker - Waiting on the Line
Q Dog feat.Grinch - SIDE HUSTLE
Steven Daane - Love Story
Cee Will - Stay in Love
Andrew Dean and The Farm Machine - Old Time Love
Jordan Layne - Confetti
MeZZo - Real Love
Grace Denny - Give Me Love
Rolling Papers - THE WAY
David Harbaugh - GONE
Victoria Marini - Como podré olvidar
Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers - crazy about you
Solex - My Bad
Giosue - Dim
Paris Spleen - Hands
Emojii - Can't Stop Falling
Mountain Sun - Steady As She Goes
John Canjar - Home Deep-Oh
Stereolover - Tonight
Jennifer Rubolino - Candy Coated Snake
John McIntyre - Dance of Love
tony johns - tribute
REGYN - Love Is Not Blind
Jake Vance - Eden
Holly Leer - Waiting For You
David Sinclair Four - Coming Out Of The Rain
YouMe&TheFree - City On Fire
droptheeye - Conversation
Lebish and Grinnell - Final Approach
Seventh Freedom - Silence
RedHits - She'll Be Single Again
MiKayla Gunn - Shoulder To Love On
Blaze The Fireman - Don't Worry
Trinitty - Even on your worst day (your beautiful)
Ian Fleming - Far Away
Ross Douglas - Love
JOSEPH N - Perhaps Love
Nostaljah Band - I Remember When
Brittany Vinciguerra - Fallin'
Jason Seel - Passion of Love
The Soul Exchange - Left Behind
Vanessa y Siry - Quedate
Precious Amber - A Love I Will Never Forget
Trenten Priest - Break You Down
Seven Story Fall - Sing to me
max koffler - I don't like LOVE SONGS (feat. Seoulmates)
Steven Scores & Friends - I Could Fall in Love with You
MeLyn LadyLyn Thompson - Wait
Goodngone - Red Red Roses
Sid Bradley - Sure Can Do It Well
Franou - We Are Done
David McGinty - A Thing or Two
Maria Daines - You Don't Love Me
BANDIT - Memories of You
Timothy israel - Heaven
FUTURELLA - Light Of My Life
Wasthead - Clever
Marty Breeze - The Sky is Falling
Ayenn - I Love You (The Wedding Song)
Kamadoma feat. Wolf Club - Last Summer
Savanna Leigh Bassett - Greenlight, Go
Charles Rivers - Stronger
Comett - Ma réalité
Silver Morgan - Fallen Out Of Love
Robin (Jazz) - It's Magic
Friends With Benz - Forever Be Ours
Arrows To Fire = See You Around
Jack Alacka - Flowers
Trinity Chris - What We Go Do Now
King Con - Bangin' The Possessed
Majikhaus - The Love(You're the One)
Jessie Ross - I Can't Go Wrong (Being Here With You)
Chris Taylor - How beautiful you are
Forrest Hill - Rust (Acoustic)
David Vasquez - Dancing on my own (Ballad Rendition)
John Heinrich - Still Fallin
Boo Riley - To: Alexis, From: Leander
The Romeos/Jerry Honigman - After All
Erick Blu - California Luv (Explicit)
Asha Gangali - woletimi
Kristin Chambers - When Your Love Is Real
Bruno & Bill - Everything I Wanted In A Woman
Randy Overton - Let My Heart Take It From Here
Rob Barnhardt - Suppose
The Random Hubiak - Hotel By The River (ft. Barb Gurskey)
EJ Bisiar - Please Be My Valentine
J Mocha - My Apology
Jen Turiello - Hard
Palakali - Just let me know
Joshua Bailey - Maybe
2 Men and a Campfire - Cross your Mind
Dean Meadows - The Way She Looks
Happenstance - Separate ways
Ace0vSpayde - Love Ain't Here
Cassandra Hodgins - When The Universe Collapses
Jaded Past - Be My Lady
Billy's Cinema - Heartsong
XO Stereo - Send Me An Angel
J. Whaley - Call Me Your Man
Obvious - Hypothermia

Radio Airplay Top 10 Songs (Week 6 2017)

Radio Airplay PopScore has been published and a new Top 10 Songs posted for Week 6 of 2017

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

Friday, February 10

ENTER YOUR SONG: Win Some Love from Unsigned Only!

Win Some Love Promotion from Unsigned Only 2017 Music Competition

Win Some Love Promotion from Unsigned Only 2017 Music Competition

In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Unsigned Only is running a special two-week promotion, “Win Some Love,” from February 1-15, 2017. This is our chance to give some love back to you and give you the chance to win some great prizes (valued at approx. $6,500) — plus all entries will be automatically entered into the 2017 Unsigned Only Music Competition and will be eligible for the overall competition prizes.

Enter as many songs as you like in as many categories as you like! A First, Second, and Third Place winner will be selected in this special promotion, and winners will be selected by Unsigned Only. Prizes for Win Some Love include merchandise and services from Disc Makers, Billboard, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, LANDR, Merch Cat, Music Business Registry, Radio Airplay, and Symphonic Distribution.

Use your Radio Airplay Song URL to submit to the contest!
From your Radio Airplay account's ARTIST CONTENT tab select SONGS from the drop down menu. This will take you to the page where you can manage your Radio Airplay songs and also Copy and Share your song URL!

♫ Love Song Contest Winner Announcement ♫

We received so many submissions this year! Thank you to all who entered. The Radio Airplay judges are just about done but we'll need to announce the winners Monday February 13th! Stay tuned to this blog and your inboxes!

2017 Radio Airplay Love Song Contest

Click HERE to see what the winners will be receiving!

Center Stage - May Wells

Meet our latest Center Stage artist, May Wells  - A finalist with her group The Garlics on MusiquePlus’s 2011 edition of Houseband Recherché, May Wells quickly took to the art of composing and producing original material. 

With The Garlics,  she put out three albums and six radio tracks that were well received by Quebec radio stations and aired as far afield as France, Switzerland and Belgium (with a track even making it  to the waves of Virgin Radio France). After playing WE Day Montreal 2015, The Garlics scored another triumph as the opening  act for Simple Plan. 

Leaving a trail of successes and fans behind them, The Garlics split, May is now ready to achieve new goals with her own music. She’s now introducing herself to the world as May Wells, and you can bet that you’ll be hearing more about her in the future.

Get to know the young artist, what inspires her, and what she's got planned for her promising musical career:

Describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence
It’s a pop/nightlife/groovy kinda world! And it’s all about my own experiences, just like an open book ;)

What's your earliest music-related memory growing up?
I remembered performing in front of my close family around 3 years old at my grandparents’ house! I would only sing my own songs and I would sell tickets for those shows haha! 

If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why?
I think I would pick a song from Sarah McLachlan (probably «Building A Mystery» or «Fallen») since it brings a lot of good memories with my Mom and Dad :) My Mom showed me her music first and I think she’s an awesome songwriter! I also think that when you do a cover, better take something from the 90’s now: it’ll bring good memories to everyone actually :)

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process
I ALWAYS write and compose my own songs! I have such an interesting life (going through bad and good) that I like to be inspired by what life throws at me :) Sometimes, I start with a melody and then I’ll find a guitar part to go with it. But these days, I try to improve my guitar playing, so I start with a good guitar riff and then I’ll find the good lyrics to go with it. Usually, I will already know what the song with be about :)

What was your highlight of 2016, either for you personally or for you music career? What was the low point?
My highlight was be to be really healthy! I got my pacemaker during the summer of 2015 so it was my first year being really healthy :) Otherwise, it would be the release of my solo EP: I get so many good comments about my new project and sound that it really is the highlight of 2016! Going from being in a band to being solo is very stressful - especially when you’re figuring out your sound - but now that I (think) I found it, it really is about writing hits and having fun! I always try to be positive and make the best out of every situation!

Can you give give us a little hint on what's to come in 2017?
I’m releasing my first single across Canada: «We All Want Love» and I’m really excited about it! It’s the first time I’m really trying something outside of the Province of Quebec and in North America! I will also be performing at the Canadian Music Week in Toronto this year, so it’s all good news :)

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio?
I like both actually! And I need both in order to have a good balance in my life :) But I gotta say that I love meeting my #Maysters after shows, so I would probably say: performing live haha ;)

Any embarrassing on stage moments you'd like to share? C’mon, don’t be shy.
I was opening for Simple Plan with my former band, The Garlics, during the summer of 2015 and we messed up the beginning of one song in front of 20K people loll… Let’s just say that we made the crowd realize we are all humans haha! Otherwise, it would probably be that I always almost fall on stage since I jump so much haha!

What's one thing people should know about you?
I mentionned it but I have a pacemaker; I got it when I was 22 (I’m now 24). Since this, I’ve started my own fundraiser to help medical researches for heart diseases in Montreal: Pace The Beat!

I’m also a feminist and I believe in love and equality for all human! :)

What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity?
I’m a business woman so I like to be involve in projects that’ll help people in general (Pace The Beat). I also have my own production company, I have my bachelor degree in journalism and I’m now finishing my second year in lawschool! I like to think that you can do everything you want in life, you just gotta plan those steps and just start doing things! Yes, it’ll be hard and you’ll have to make sacrifices, but when you get to be a good influence for the people around you: it’s worth it!

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
I like the fact that we get to connect so much with the fans! It really is a beautiful community of people enjoying music :) 

May Wells - We All Want Love