Friday, December 28

Happy New Year From Radio Airplay

Radio Airplay Music Promotion
2012 is coming to an end and all of us at Radio Airplay are looking forward to a great 2013. There have been many changes and improvements throughout this past year and we will continue to look for new ways to better the service in order to promote your music. Radio Airplay will continue to provide a great promotional service for our valued customers all throughout 2013.

We want to thank you all for being part of Radio Airplay and we wish you a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 18

Airplay Band of The Month - Mindead

Our final Radio Airplay band for 2012 hails from Stuttgard, Germany. They're at the forefront of modern metal, and ravage the scene with their drum-heavy sound & screaming vocals. They've just released a new video for their latest single (watch it below) and they're gearing up for a large 2013 tour. We present to you, Mindead

Describe Mindead's sound in one sentence.
What we do is under the big banner "Modern Metal." We love big-ass drums and heavy guitars with sometimes screaming, mostly melodic vocals!

When was Mindead formed and where?
Mindead was formed in 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why? Living or dead.
Chino Moreno (Deftones) for always creating that certain atmosphere with his vocals. Björn Gelotte (In Flames) for making guitars speak like some kind of a voice or something. Joey Jordison (Slipknot) for his unique way of creating and hitting drums.

How do you connect with fans and get them involved in your music?
We are always doing the best we can to connect with our fans, no matter if it is during or after a show, or on social media websites. We think it is very important to interact with fans 'cause without them we wouldn't be where we are, and we wouldn't be able to do what we love the most - playing and living music!

What do you like the most about Jango Airplay?
Jango is an amazing concept and one of the best ways to reach people from all over the world
in a modernized/traditional way - the radio!

Is there any recent project you'd like to share? Tell us about it.
We just released a video for the song "Dark Places"! The song is from our first record called "Abandon All Hope" which came out 4 years ago. We had such good reactions to the song over the years, we thought before we release the new record in early 2013 we should round it up with a video. Please watch and share it all over the planet!

Are you guys playing live? Do you have any shows coming up soon?
Yes of course, we love to play live and feel the energy between the crowd and us! We had a blast last year on the European tour with our brothers from Ill Nino, but right now we are recording and producing our new record that will come out soon, so we don't have much time to play live. 2013 will be full of Mindead shows though! Just like our Facebook page and we will keep you updated.

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Tuesday, December 11

What Musicians Can Learn From Nielsen's Social Media Report

Social media promotion for musicians
One of the world's leading communication and analytics companies, Nielsen, recently released a new report: State of the Social Media: The Social Media Report 2012. The report reveals continued growth in social media and highlights some interesting trends musicians should pay attention to.

Our friends over at Music Think Tank have done a great job compressing the report, and pinpointed key implications for artists. Click here to read the full article and find out how you can optimize your social media presence.

And stay tuned for more industry news and updates!

Wednesday, December 5

Winners Of The Radio Airplay Holiday Contest

Radio Airplay Holiday Contest
The response for this year's contest has been huge and we want to thank you all for submitting your holiday songs! After reviewing all the entries we've chosen 20 winners who have yet again proven that Radio Airplay hosts a massive amount of talent. These 20 songs will definitely get you in the holiday spirit, and we would like to congratulate the winners.

Winners of the Radio Airplay Holiday Contest and 1,500 Play Credits each:

Adrienne Pierce - "The More The Merrier"

Ben Reel - "This Christmas Time"

Brad Lovell - "Come On Christmas"

Brent Burns - "All Wrapped Up In Christmas"

Bruce Bergh Christmas - "Christmas Time of the Year (Studio)"

Casey McDonough (feat. Sweep Pepprika) - "Pennie, the Christmas Pickle"

Jeff Rogers - 'Rockin Santa Claus"

Jonny Blu - "Holiday For Two"

Kelly Pettit - "Christmas Everyday"

Kennedy Nöel - "This Holiday"

King Teddy - "Could It Be Christmas"

Ladd Biro - "Shades of White"

Laine Daniels - "Country Christmas"

Larry Costa - "The Christmas Song"

Michael Civisca - "That Holiday Feeling"

Mikey Wax - "Perfect Holiday"

Rochelle Lightfoot - "A Merry Little Christmas"

SJ - "One Christmas Wish"

Sten - "Xmastime"

Torelli - "O Holy Night"

Not on the list? Your song might still be in among this year's top 100 holiday songs and featured in our Independent Holiday '12 Station.

Click here to see if you're among the top 100 holiday songs.

Thank you all for joining the contest and for being part of Radio Airplay - happy holidays to all of you!

/Radio Airplay