Wednesday, February 28

Center Stage - Rebecca Chase

We're pleased to introduce you to Rebecca Chase, a talented singer-songwriter and this week's Center Stage artist. 

Growing up in a musical family in Tampa, Florida, Rebecca Chase started playing piano and singing at age five, and writing songs when she was eight years old.  She began her musical passion in her church's youth group, which led to opportunities to tour, record, and lead worship at events and conferences around the US.  This only fueled her obsession to write songs, sing, and share them.  Rebecca has won multiple national and international songwriting contests, and continues to write and stay involved musically involved at her church in Tampa.  She has released two independent records, which are on iTunes, YouTube and all the other musical mediums.  Her secret talent involves teaching children under 18.  When she’s not doing something music or teaching-related, she loves being with her friends and family, listening to podcasts, reading, watching movies, drinking good coffee (or tea depending on the day), and going on adventures of all kinds!

Get to know Rebecca a little better in our most recent artist Q&A

Can you describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence?
It’s a Giant Mason Jar of ‘Moderately Happy Yet Melancholy Espresso’ with ‘Honey/Almond Milk Folky Pop Vibes.’

What's your earliest music-related memory growing up?
I was five and learned a church song on the piano by ear with triad chords, shocking my mom, seeing that my feet barely skimmed the carpet at that point.  She asked “Who taught you that?”  I proudly said, “Me!”

If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why?
Coldplay’s X & Y album probably.  1) I love when chicks cover guy songs and vise versa.   2) I personally can’t even handle the love I have for the song, “Fix You” – it wrecks me in all the best ways.  3) I respect the overall “new” feeling it brings intertwining electronic feels while still maintaining their piano-driven integrity.

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process.
I usually write in two different ways – intentionally while uninspired, and intentionally while inspired.  Working a song while feeling uninspired is like pushing out premature child.  (Sorry for that being graphic, but I can liken it only to that.)  However, I do believe it’s important to keep skills sharp regardless.  When I’m feeling inspired, I take the feeling/concept and pour it into the shape of the song’s metaphorical melody/music/lyrical container.  It’s a dance – taking what is easy and then gently molding it along the way to the sound and style it’s naturally taking.  Just like people, I like to play on a song’s strengths this way, too.

What was the highlight for you in 2017? Either personally or for your music career?
I had the great opportunity to begin working with a songwriter/musician collective out in Los Angeles, and we did a show in celebration of that.  I love the creative community around me, and when we connect like siblings, it’s even better.

What have you been working on recently? Can you give us a hint for what’s to come in 2018?
I’d like to continue to pen thematic songs centered around a central idea… and then show people like it’s an honest finger-painting.

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio?
Definitely performing live!  I love people.  My favorite shows are the ones that have a living room/family feel, where we’re all hanging out together and just happen to have music there too.

What are some artists/bands that you're into at the moment? Or any particular song you find yourself listening to over and over?
Maria Mena’s album, “Growing Pains” –– somebody, please lift my jaw off the floor.  Her rhymes, vocal melodies, and vibrato are colorful and completely heartfelt and genuine.  Listen to the songs, “Good God,” and “Good and Bad” to start.  I don’t know her, but I’m really proud of her!

Any embarrassing on stage moments you'd like to share? C’mon, don’t be shy.
Yep!  One of the many is when I decided to sing “Happy Birthday” to a birthday girl, but had everyone join me... nasal style.  I really enjoyed myself, but also had a bit of vulnerability hangover afterward.

What's one thing people should know about you?
I taught English for 5 years and recently shifted to Kindergarten.  It’s my secret life.

What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity?
If there is a way I could eat, laugh, read in my pj’s, and be active outside with friends holding deep conversations, I would do that as much as possible.  (And I try to!)  Yes, I do feel that deep conversations with people I know, nature, and words by authors I don’t know all fuel my creativity.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?

They are so supportive of Indie Artists!  This truly embracing this day and age.  Thank you, RA for doing so!


Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 9, 2018)

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 9, Below!

Erin's Picks

Patterson Barrett - Three Young Alleycats


http://www.jango.com/music/Orchestra+Fuego

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2192635

Kelly's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2266564


http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2265839

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2263119


Tara's Picks

http://www.jango.com/music/Queen+s+Land/Out+of+Here

http://www.jango.com/music/Austin+Alex/Hands+Up

http://www.jango.com/music/Ideal+Things/Get+Away

Kait's Picks


http://jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2266005

http://jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2265863

http://jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2054944


Musician's Atlas Staff Pick (Week 8, 2018)




Staff Pick band The Covasettes was chosen for Week 8 as the Musician's Atlas PopScore Pick for their song This Feeling - 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.
                                  
                                      
                                        
                                             Become a member of Musician's Atlas today

Indie Bible PopScore Pick (Week 8, 2018)


Top PopScore artist Violeta Lux was chosen for Week 8, 2018 as Indie Bible's PopScore Pick for her song Corazon - 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!

Tuesday, February 27

Radio Airplay Top 10 Songs (Week 9, 2018)

Radio Airplay PopScore has been published and a new Top 10 Songs posted for Week 9 of 2018


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



Thursday, February 22

Center Stage - A Sunday Fire

Meet A Sunday Fire - An awesome punk rock band from Mobile, Alabama and Radio Airplay's newest Center Stage band.

A Sunday Fire is made up of Chris, Sam, Will, and Joey. With unrelenting energy, groovy rhythms, aggressive and melodic guitars, and sing-a-longable vocals, they give their take on what punk music is to them. Their debut album, Mobtown Punk, is already being met with positive reviews. A Sunday Fire has been on many tours, but is always chasing that dream of living life on the road. High energy, high passion, and intense love for their fans. That's what Mobtown Punk is all about.



Can you describe your sound in one ramble-on sentence? 
Punk rock soaked in grooves and catchiness


What's your earliest music-related memory growing up? 
When I first started singing, I was singing country music. In my Kindergarten class, I once dressed up with my boots and jeans and proceeded to sing every Achey Breakey Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus. Thank goodness I grew up a little bit.

If you were to cover another band/artist's album, which would you pick and why? 
We have covered bands from Slipknot to Paramore to Escape the Fate. We kind of just play what feels good to us at the time. We have been known to screw up said covers, though haha

Do you write/compose your own songs? Briefly describe your songwriting process. 
We write everything ourselves. Our process has changed a little over they years, but a lot of songs come from Will and Joey writing stuff. They bring it in and we start jamming, next thing you know we have a hit (sometimes we have a hit).

What was the highlight for you in 2017? Either personally or for your music career? 
Definitely it was releasing our debut album, Mobtown Punk. It has taken us around to country and in front of thousands of people. I don't know how much more you can ask for than that.

What have you been working on recently? Can you give us a hint for whats to come in 2018? 
We are currently in the studio with the amazing producer, Lee Dyess. Expect a full length sometime later in the summer followed by more touring than we have ever done.

What do you like more: Performing live or recording in the studio? 
Performing live! Seeing people singing and dancing, there is nothing like it. If we could, we would spend 365 days a year touring and seeing all the beautiful people this world has to offer.

What are some artists/bands that you're into at the moment? Or any particular song you find yourself listening to over and over? 
Everyone in the band has wildly different tastes. Incubus, Blink 182, Angel Maker, Avenged Sevenfold, Metric, and Whitechapel are all bands you hear thrown around in the van.

Any embarrassing on stage moments you'd like to share? C’mon, don’t be shy. 
There are literally dozens LOL. One that stands out is we were recently playing a big show at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. Here we are, playing a legendary venue in a game changing show during our career. I forgot the lyrics to our single that has 10's of thousands of plays all around the internet and just repeated the first verse again. Music is hard.

What's one thing people should know about you? 
This band is incredibly hard working. Sometimes we go without food, sometimes we put off bills, and we all sacrifice family time. Playing music is our world. If you ever get a chance to see or meet us, we hope you see that in everything that we do, because we do it all for you.

What do you enjoy doing outside of music? Does your hobby rejuvenate your creativity? 
Some of us go fishing, some of us work out, some of us play video games. We are all just normal people who happen to do an extraordinary thing.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay? 
Radio Airplay gives us an opportunity to reach people we normally wouldn't. That's all we want is to reach people who could love us. Any tool that allows that is amazing in our eyes.








Indie Bible PopScore Pick (Week 7, 2018)


Top PopScore band The Dreadnoughts was chosen for Week 7, 2018 as Indie Bible's PopScore Pick for their song Sleep Is For The Week - Listen Here!


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!

Musician's Atlas Staff Pick (Week 7, 2018)




Staff Pick artist Des Marks was chosen for Week 7 as the Musician's Atlas PopScore Pick for his song How Many Lives - 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.
                                  
                                      
                                        
                                             Become a member of Musician's Atlas today

Wednesday, February 21

Radio Airplay Staff Picks (Week 8, 2018)


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 8, Below!

Erin's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=1910835


http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2262783



http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2238776


Kelly's Picks

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2258873


http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2260770

http://www.jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2258549


Tara's Picks

http://www.jango.com/music/The+Covasettes/This+Feeling


http://www.jango.com/music/Paladino/It+s+Over

http://www.jango.com/music/ClockClock/Rain+on+my+Skin

Kait's Picks


http://www.jango.com/music/ClockClock/Rain+on+my+Skin

http://jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2242486

http://jango.com/stations/airplay_song_tunein/play?song_id=2262014