Tuesday, June 26

Jango Summer Music Videos - L.Hammond, Mars & Venus, Nyceria, Latonas

We're excited to kick-start a brand new summer feature with four great videos - all available on our YouTube channel. Throughout the summer we will continue promoting new artists & bands to make sure these great videos get their spot in the limelight. Below are the first four videos - enjoy!

L.Hammond "Greatness@ItsFinest"

Mars & Venus "Shades of White"

Nyceria "Scathe"

The Latonas "Protoro"

Thank you all for submitting your videos and stay tuned for more fresh summer videos!

Tuesday, June 19

Jango Summer Music Videos

Jango Airplay Music Videos
It's summertime and lots of great new music is being released and with that comes a lot of great music videos. Jango Airplay is constantly on the lookout for new and creative videos and with the ongoing Jango Video of the Month feature we have a lot of great videos to promote. Therefore, we're launching a new summer feature "Jango Summer Music Videos" to help promote your music videos this summer. Starting next week will promote a group of videos selected from our video@jango.com email and upload them to our YouTube channel. In addtion to YouTube exposure we'll promote these videos in our weekly newsletter as well as our Facebook & Twitter pages.

If you've already submitted your video you do not have to submit it again. We review videos on an ongoing basis. For those of you who still haven't submitted their video please click this link: Upload and submit your video to Jango Airplay and follow the instructions.

Tuesday, June 12

Jango Band of The Month - Riley Etheridge, Jr.

Riley Etheridge, Jr.
This month we've interviewed one of Jango's leading country artists, Riley Etheridge, Jr. Hailing from South Louisiana but currently residing in New York City and his music is a combination of the two. Riley has made it to the Jango Airplay Top 10 several times, he's got a summer tour planned and he's got an upcoming release "The Arrogance of Youth". Enjoy!

Describe Riley Etheridge, Jr.'s sound in one sentence?
My sound is the sum of my experiences- 20 years in the rich musical heritage of South Louisiana combined with time living in the diversity of California and New York City.

When was Riley Etheridge Jr. formed and where?
My musical horizons were formed and shaped in the late seventies and early eighties in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why? Living or dead.
My Mom, Charles Stevens (my first drum teacher) and John Fogerty- for steadfast support, fundamental instruction and early inspiration in corresponding order.

How do you connect with fans and get them involved in your music?
There is no better way to connect with fans than touring and meeting folks before and after our shows; but interactive technology formats (like Jango) provide a way to stay in touch in between concerts, and a way to introduce new material in between normal full album releases.

Riley Etheridge, Jr. profile picture
What do you like the most about Jango Airplay?
The ability to target my audience to my core listener geography and demographic.

Is there any recent project you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
I am very proud of my upcoming release "The Arrogance of Youth"- It will be my second release for Rockridge Music, and third record we have released over the last 4 years. We recorded in both New Orleans and Nashville last spring- we used a full horn section in New Orleans and some great players on pedal steel and fiddle in Nashville, and it was fun to add those regional sounds that we normally don't get to tour with.

Are you playing live and do you have any shows coming up soon?
We are touring - this summer we will play shows in Philadelphia on 6/13, Piermont NY on 6/14 and will be at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on 6/15. We will also be joining several bands we love at the Hotel Carolina music festival in Isle of Palms SC on 9/21. Look for us to announce more dates for the fall in support of the 9/18 release of "Arrogance of Youth"

Connect with Riley Etheridge, Jr.
Riley Etheridge, Jr. Webside
Riley Etheridge, Jr. on Facebook
Riley Etheridge, Jr. on iTunes
Riley Etheridge, Jr. on Jango

Wednesday, June 6

Jango Video of The Month - Max Frost

This month's music video comes courtesy of Max Frost, an Austin, TX-based singer-songwriter whose chill hip-hop sound blends smooth vocals with rap lyrics. Following our recent summer-themed promotions, his video "Sunday Driving" captures the essence of summer in a unique way. Inspired while sitting in traffic, he came up with the idea of driving around town picking up random people, having them join him for a ride accompanied by his song and the result is a perfect blend of music & video - so sit back, relax and enjoy this awesome, spontaneous ride!

What inspired you to make this video?
The song was inspired while sitting in traffic in Austin, TX. I don't actually drive a Bentley, of course, but I'm always driving around and picking up all kinds of people. We got the opportunity to use the Bentley, jumped on it, and started getting everyone involved. Many of the people you see in the video were not friends or actors. They were just random people who we thought looked interesting and wanted to take a ride. The video kinda made itself.

Where was it shot?
Most of it in Austin. Mainly around the south & east side. We went up north to do the shots of this burger place called P. Terry's. In fact, the older gentlemen in the passenger seat during that scene is Patrick Terry, who owns the restaurant chain and was kind enough to participate. Some additional shots of roadways and pedestrians were done in LA. 

What do you like most about promoting your music on Jango Radio?
I love getting to experiment and see how people honestly respond to my work. I'm always surprised to see which songs are more popular, or which artists seem to have a correlation to my style. I couldn't think of a better way to get honest, unbiased feedback about how people react to my music. 

Are there any new projects or events coming up soon?
Yes! I will be releasing an EP here very soon! I have also released a second music video and am working on a new collaborative project with Bob Schneider that should be off the ground by this Fall!

Connect with Max Frost
Max Frost on Twitter
Max Frost on Facebook
Max Frost on Jango