Tuesday, February 28

Jango Targeting - Find Your Audience

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In this recommended read you'll get useful information to help you make the most out of your Jango Targeting. Picking a good list of artists to get enough exposure and hitting your perfect audience at the same time can be hard, you have to balance exposure with good ratings (Popscore). The solution, according to CDBaby, lies in knowing which listeners you do not want to reach, and then excluding them from your audience. These must-read articles will give you more insight and help you select targets more accurately.

1) Musicians and Bands, Own Your Niche!

2) Your Music's Not For Everybody: Proudly Exclude Some People

3) Avoid Irony When You Target Your Audience

With these articles in mind, put yourself in the shoes of your listeners and ask, "What do I expect to hear in a playlist with this artist target?" If you expect your own music in that same playlist then you have a winner, if you don't then move on to the next one.

Stay tuned for more recommended reads and further insight to better use our promotional platform. And as always thanks for being part of Jango Airplay.

/The Jango Airplay Team

Tuesday, February 21

Jango Band of The Month - Lovestruck Robot

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Meet Lovestruck Robot, a promising band from Orlando, FL. They recently won the Florida Grammy Showcase, and just performed at the honorable "A Night of Hope Gala". Things are definitely looking up for these guys, and in February they're Jango's Band of The Month. Here is the interview, enjoy!

Describe Lovestruck Robot's sound in one sentence? 
Put Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, and Outkast in a blender and you will get a Lovestruck Robot smoothie.

When was Lovestruck Robot formed and where? 
February of 2011 in Orlando, FL

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why? Living or dead. 
Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Sting.

How do you connect with fans and get them involved in your music? 
We do a lot of live shows!! Social networking is also huge. We are constantly interacting with fans and announcing new shows and projects on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Internet radio like Jango is also a huge avenue to connect with fans. We also like to have random contests where we give away free tickets, t-shirts, CD's, etc.

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What do you like most about Jango Airplay?
Jango Airplay is amazing. Unlike a lot of other internet radio entities, fans can interact with the artists and leave comments. Plus, our songs are played along with a lot of great successful acts that our music is actually compared to, which makes it easier for us to get heard and extend our fan base to people who might not otherwise ever have heard of Lovestruck Robot.

Is there any recent project you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
We recently won the 2011 Florida Grammy Showcase here in Orlando, FL. We showcased two songs, "Do It All for the Dream," and "I Wanna Be in a Band." We shared the stage with several other up and coming acts and ended up winning the grand prize.  We won $25,000 in cash and prizes and received a lot of great endorsements. Coming out as a new band with a new record and getting that kind of industry notoriety means a lot to us!

Photo taken by: Lisa Tighe

Are you guys playing live and do you have any shows coming up soon? 
Yes!! We are so stoked and honored to be asked to perform at this year's annual "A Night of Hope Gala" here in Orlando, FL on February 18. It is a huge charity event to benefit "The Faine House" put on by Jeff Faine (C for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers).  It is a great cause and aids in finding homes for neglected and homeless adolescents. We will also be performing live at the Havana Club in Atlanta, GA on Friday, February 24 at 8 pm and Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm.

Check out their latest music video for the award winning song "I Wanna Be In A Band"

Connect with Lovestruck Robot!

We'll be back in March with another awesome Jango Airplay band so stay tuned and thank you all for being part of Jango Airplay

/The Jango Airplay Team

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Tuesday, February 14

Jango's Valentines Day Contest Winners

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Thank you all for submitting your music to us - more than 2,500 bands participated in the contest! We're thrilled and incredibly happy to see such great response, thank you all for the support.

Below you can see Jango's Valentines Day Contest Winners, 10 great songs that managed to capture our hearts with brilliant music & vocals. Each has been awarded with 1,000 Play Credits and rotation in our Independent Valentines Station. We congratulate the winners!

Abrasive B - J.O.Y (Got Me Feeling)

Anderson Hall - Nothing Like You

Caesar Bach - Never Ever

Henry + The Invisibles - My Love Is 4 U

Jay Loftus - Velvet Arms

Jesse Young - If You Go

Konflikt - If I (Prod. Scrizzy)

Mike Stocksdale - Love Song

Taylor Begert - I'm Not Going Anywhere

Whisky Row - She's Amazing

Not on the list? Maybe you're one of the 100 best love songs added to our Independent Valentine Station, tune in here!

Click here to see if you're one of the 100 winners

Thank you all for taking part in the contest and for letting us promote your love songs - and as always thank you all for being part of Jango Airplay. Happy Valentines' Day!

/The Jango Airplay Team