Monday, January 31

The Top 100 Winners of The Valentines' Day Contest

Here is a list of the 100 winners in alphabetical order, if you're on the list you're also featured in our Independent Valentine Station.

Abrasive B J.O.Y (Got me feeling)
Amanda Duncan Love I Have For You
Amanda Wilson For You
American Gun Love Song
Amy Kuney Hope a Little Harder
Anderson Hall Nothing LIke you
Angie Stoddard Legends
B.A.S.K.O. So Beautiful
Becker Her Other Name
Benjamin Myers Colors in my Head
Brandon Scott Smith Do Divine
Brooke Annibale Yours & Mine
Caesar Bach Never Ever
Carlie Fairburn So Long Song
CenterPiece There Goes My Heart
Charmher Someones Else
Chasing Friday Here with you
Chris Peters 45 Degrees
City Faire Promise The Day
Coby C I Woke Up Kissing You
Cole Grifter Saturday Nights
Color Theory A Safe Distance
Copperfox We Know
Damon Dae Let me be the one
David Lehr Everything to me
David Shanhun Like An Angel
Delano DayDreaming
Dele One Knee
Dele One Knee
Diggs Duke Gravity
Eddie and Frank Thomas Your Hand, My Hand
Elise Lieberth I'm Yours tonight
Erland My Love
Eternity Focus Hold On
Fancy Kiss on the mirror
Farah-Lissa Infinity
Folk Thief Song Brand New Love
George Ides I Have Dreamed
Georgia Germein Reason
Happenstance Carry You
Happy Cricket You're My Soulmate
Henry + The Invisibles My Love is 4 u
Holden Don't Mess with love
HWY-99 Let The Sunrise Say Goodbye
Isaac Thompson A THousand Miles
Israel Gonzales Tonguetied
James Hampton Wings of love
Jamey Levek If I Have To Wait
Jamie Lynn Noon Second of a Spark
Janis Blackburn Thinkin' Bout my love
Jay Loftus Velvet Arms
Jesse Young If You Go
JimmyJohn McCabe Sweet on you
Jonny Blu Be My Valentine
Kajmir Royale Valentine
Kate McRae Promising Forever
Katey Laurel Everything I love
Klep Best with you
Konflikt If I
Larissa Ness Clarity
Laura Meyer U
Licker This Girl
Lila Cervantes I'll Love you every day
Liza Camargo Tal Para Cual
Magdalene If you want me to
Markeisha Ensley Spend my life
Melissa Cunnington Funny Valentine
Merena Barlow La Vie En Rose
Michael Strollo Blown Away
Michele Blood/MusiVation We've Found Love
Mike Stocksdale Love Song
Mission Vertigo Where we belong
MiZ Wink
Mr. Plow (Folk Comedy) Let's Get Fat Together
Nightlight Invincible
Nikki Kelly I LIKE YOU
Palorus Jack Oh Girl
Pasquale Esposito BANANE E LAMPONE
PJ Smith Closer to you
RED9 All They Reign
Rosie & Me Where the Heart is
S. Madison Fall
Select Start Only You
SJ I Like you
Steve Percival Come on Home
Street Savvy It's You I Miss
Taylor Begert I'm Not going anywhere
Technicoloar In Other Words
The Groove Heroes Valentine
The Infinium Project Humorous Love Song
The Jaedes Teach me a lesson in love
The Jellybeans Say You Like Me
The Queue Heart On Fire
The Sabres Last thing on my mind
Three Legged Fox Higher Love
Tony Love Unconditional Love
Tyler Barham It's All because of you
Whisky Row She's Amazing
Winston Warrior Tuck You In
Yolanda R. Why

Tuesday, January 25

Jango Airplay Top 10

Once again here's the Top 10 Artists on Jango Airplay for the week of January 17-23. Check them out below and drop a line or two of support in the comments.

Also, tune in to the Jango Airplay Top 10 radio station HERE

#1: Ryan Formato
Ryan Formato is an instrumental rock guitarist from Long Island, NY. His latest release, "Rise From the Dead," combines melody and riffing into harmonic bliss.

Click to hear Ryan Formato:
Face Off
#2: Haight-Ashbury
This Glasgow trio (brother/sister, lifelong best friend) is built on a foundation of close harmonies complemented by grungy guitar riffs, throbbing bass and percussive flourish. Definitely worth a listen.

Click to hear Haight-Ashbury:
Favourite Song
#3: Left Step Band
Left Step Band is a London based four piece comprising of Emcee, DJ, Drums and Bass. Their eclectic wildstyle is a stampede of hip-hop, funk, ska, dub and biggabeat... The 21st century digital blues is here people.

Click to hear Left Step Band:
Rebels Of The Frontline
#4: Michael Martell
After spending life as a fisherman off Prince Edward Island, Michael Martell decided to pick up a pen and begin writing songs. The results are fine, folky tunes, showcasing his smoky baritone and quiet wisdom.

Click to hear Michael Martell:
Ten Knots Or More
#5: Toy Horses
Toy Horses are one of Wales' brightest indie gems. After airplay in the UK their music came to the attention of KCRW starmaker Nic Harcourt who put them on radio & stages in the States. Their debut album is expected in early 2011.

Click to hear Toy Horses:
And It Was You
#6: Braxton Brothers
With an organic sound that blends elements of jazz, hip-hop and classic soul, these twin brothers are busting down the walls of existing genres. "Our goal is to make good music, the kind you can listen to all day long."

Click to hear Braxton Brothers:
She Knows Me (Feat. Chandlar & Clister)
#7: Kym Campbell
With a surfboard under one arm and a guitar under the other, Kym Campbell is not just making waves in Australia - her music has received international acclaim for its earthy, stripped-down character.

Click to hear Kym Campbell:
Real Life
#8: Pinney Woods
Pinney Woods takes its name from a Chattanooga neighborhood where the original members cut their teeth. Emcee Sutta Kane describes the group's sound as having "a southern feel, but it's been stretched so much that it's universal."

Click to hear Pinney Woods:
Paperchase (Feat. Bobby Valentino)
#9: Disko-ions
Disko-ions is the alias of producer Diskortion used as an umbrella for free MP3 downloads. Operating from a studio on the edge of Sherwood Forest UK, Diskortion produces a range of electronic music spanning IDM, ambient and minimal idioms.

Click to hear Disko-ions:
Geiger's Lawn
#10: John White
The unique "drop-step" style of John White results in unusual renditions on many time-tested favorites. A country-flavor blend of piano and support instrumentation brings new life to many traditional standards.

Click to hear John White:
Always On My Mind

Monday, January 24

Airplay PRO - The Platinum Package

We've been receiving a lot of requests lately from Airplay Artists looking for bigger promotional packages to get their music and brand out to Jango's listener base. The answer to this request is the Jango Airplay 'Platinum Package'. Up until this point it's only been on offer to artists looking for packages that are bigger than what we have posted in the dashboard, but because of it's growing popularity we thought it would be time to make an announcement about it in the artist newsletter and on the blog.

Here's the details.

The Jango Airplay 'Platinum Package' comes with the following

- 100,000 Airplay Credits
- 100,000 Banner Ad Impressions (You design the banners, we show them to our listeners)
- Banner inclusion in the Jango 'Listener Newsletter' which goes out to over 3 million registered users

The cost - $2500 (a $4000 Value)

If you are interested or need any more info send an email to and get yourself set up.

Thursday, January 20

Jango Airplay - Opportunities

Due to overwhelming interest in Jango Airplay Opportunities we've decided to simplify the process of submitting your music for consideration. This is the best way for you to reach out to us, say hello and let us know a little bit more about you and your music.

We are always on the lookout for great music that might just be a good fit for any one of our media partners in film, TV, advertising, online media and more. In order to be eligible for any of these opportunities control both your recording and it’s underlying composition, so no cover versions.

If you would like to be considered for these opportunities then feel free to send an e.mail to to let us know you are interested. We can not respond to every submission but if an opportunity arises that fits your music we will be in touch.

In the e.mail include the following:

- Band Name, Contact Name & Genre
- Link to your Jango Airplay profile
- Most recent PopScore
- Tell us what you think your top 2 or 3 songs are
- Link to your EPK or your own website

Looking forward to hearing some great tunes.

The Jango Jugglers

Tuesday, January 18

Feature Reminder - Invite Bands & Get FREE Airplay

Hello Jango Airplayers,

Because we have so many new bands and artists using Jango Airplay for the first time we're starting a new section on the blog each month where we do a 'Feature Reminder'.

This month 'Invite Band - Get FREE Airplay'

Your band can now earn 200 bonus play credits by promoting Jango Airplay to your friends and their bands.

All you have to do is go into your artist dashboard, under the Home>Invite Bands tabs, and send out an e.mail message to as many other bands and artists that you know inviting them to sign up for Airplay. You can then track the status of the e.mail, send reminders and find out when you are eligible to receive your bonus credits.

There's also a personal invitation link that you can post anywhere, your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, so you can earn bonus play credits from referrals that way as well.

Look for the 'Invite Bands' tab in your artist dashboard now and thanks for spreading the word about Jango Airplay!

Jango Airplay Top 10

Here's the week's top 10 on Jango Airplay. We have some great artists that are very new to Jango, a big congrats goes out to them. Getting your PopScore to land between 98-100 and hit the Top 10 show's a good understanding of your potential fanbase, how to target them and great music. Also a big shout goes out to Mariah Ver Hoef who keeps peeking her head back into the Top 10 from time to time.

Check them out below or TUNE IN HERE to the Airplay Top 10 Station

#1: Arkid
Arkid is a psychedlic and progressive trance artist hailing from Manchester in the United Kingdom. He makes fresh, detailed music with just a hint of the Goa spirit.

Click to hear Arkid:
Night Pitch
#2: Reverse Order
Reverse Order is a pop-punk band from New Jersey who pride themselves on catchy lyrics & high energy performances. They've rocked the Warped Tour and opened for Peter Frampton.

Click to hear Reverse Order:
Remember (remix)
#3: Mariah Ver Hoef
A young singer-songwriter from Fairbanks, Alaska, Mariah writes about the isolation and shifting landscapes of growing up. 2010 will see the release of her third album in as many years.

Click to hear Mariah Ver Hoef:
Azure Sunshine
#4: Brent Byrd Music
After playing in bands across the country, Brent stepped out on his own to write & perform on the acoustic guitar, using loop pedals and various instruments to provide the sound of a full band.

Click to hear Brent Byrd Music:
Will Be Will Be
#5: Toy Horses
Toy Horses are one of Wales' brightest indie gems. After airplay in the UK their music came to the attention of KCRW starmaker Nic Harcourt who put them on radio & stages in the States. Their debut album is expected in early 2011.

Click to hear Toy Horses:
And It Was You
#6: Amyst
Amyst are an experimental rock quintet from Phildelphia whose music blends genres including ambient, screamo and hardcore. They recently released their second EP, "Chapters In Her Diary."

Click to hear Amyst:
Letters To Grace
#7: Ikay
Despite growing up surrounded by difficult circumstances, Jamaican emcee Ikay managed to get out, go to school, and work his way into music. In 2008 he migrated to the United States, and he's been rapping steadily ever since.

Click to hear Ikay:
Bars Of Pain
#8: Simply Wess
Hip-hop artist Simply Wess grew up in a musical family, writing his first song at 10, and signing his first deal at 14. The label subsequently folded, but Wess's commitment remained unshaken - he's gone on to release a several successful mixtapes and 2011 is only looking up.

Click to hear Simply Wess:
Even If The Sky
#9: Mark Gutierrez
Mark Gutierrez, a Los Angeles native, is a multi-talented musician versed in many styles of music including jazz, classical, blues, rock, latin, and flamenco. His playing has garnered numerous awards, television placements, and gigs alongside top latin and jazz performers.

Click to hear Mark Gutierrez:
That's So Cool
#10: Riley Etheridge Jr.
Riley Etheridge Jr. is a New York City singer-songwriter with deep roots in musical Americana. He recently released the album "Things I Used To Know," described in the press as an "elegiac, contemplative collection of sad, funny, and ultimately redemptive alternative country."

Click to hear Riley Etheridge Jr.:
In This Moment

Friday, January 14

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Do You Have a Dream ?

This Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. day and while we wish you an amazing holiday weekend it's also a great time to reflect on your own dreams. Even as many of MLK's dreams, that not so long ago seemed impossible, have since come to pass, there are always new challenges. This past week our President, the dream personified , has in the wake of recent events in Arizona made his own soaring speech in an attempt to bridge the differences in our society proclaiming that 'we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations.'

What is your dream ? How does music act as a catalyst for change ? What message do you, with your music, want to get out to the world ? Drop us a line in the comments, put a link to your most inspirational song and spread the word.

Wednesday, January 12

Jango Airplay Top 10

This week, October Rage takes the top spot but there are lots of fresh faces in the Top 10, check 'em out !

#1: October Rage
Hard-rocking Aussies October Rage play by two rules: big & heavy. Formed in 2008, they are now preparing to release their debut album to an ever-growing legion of fans.

Click to hear October Rage:
Silver Line
#2: 3 Bucksworth
3 Bucksworth calls their style "Music for Everyone." A rock band at heart, one can also hear bluegrass, blues, folk, rockabilly, old time country, reggae and R&B in their big hooks and soaring 3-part harmonies.

Click to hear 3 Bucksworth:
#3: Kool Aid
Swag Perfect Records presents Jackson, MS emcee Kool Aid. Fresh off his debut mixtape, this young vocalist attacks every track with vigor.

Click to hear Kool Aid:
Sprawling Certainty
#4: Reverse Order
Reverse Order is a pop-punk band from New Jersey who pride themselves on catchy lyrics & high energy performances. They've rocked the Warped Tour and opened for Peter Frampton.

Click to hear Reverse Order:
Remember (remix)
#5: Nanochrist
Electronic metal band Nanochrist is a five-piece from Toronto, Canada. Their sound touches progressive rock, industrial, and a variety of other influences heavy & complex.

Click to hear Nanochrist:
#6: Four See Entertainment
Four See Entertainment, LLC is an Indianapolis-based promotional company dedicated to advancing local entertainment. They represent a stable of talented artists rooted in hip-hop, but ranging far beyond.

Click to hear Four See Entertainment:
#7: Ronaldo Bahia
Singer-songwriter & guitarist Ronaldo Bahia picks an enticing blend of folk and traditional Brazilian music, while his airy croon floats above, cutting across divisions of language and distance.

Click to hear Ronaldo Bahia:
Te Esperando (Waiting For You)
#8: Seldom Party
Seldom Party, as the name might suggest, is a solitary, desert-dwelling songwriter. He describes his work as "Music through necessity... To steer clear of talking to oneself, I sing to myself."

Click to hear Seldom Party:
Good To Me
#9: Jess Turner
Jess Turner has been writing since age 13, and is now a classically trained pianist, cellist, and composer. Lately she has arrived at a smart brand of pop, showcasing her langorous vocals & neat instrumental work.

Click to hear Jess Turner:
#10: Sue Merchant
Sue Merchant lives in the South West of England and inherited her love of music and poetry from her father. She describes herself as "just a poet with a guitar."

Click to hear Sue Merchant:
Water Over Stone