Tuesday, November 20

Radio Airplay Holiday Contest

Radio Airplay Holiday Contest Image

It's that time of the year again! The holiday season is here and ready to bring with it all those great tunes! As the holidays bring about the most popular time of the year for listeners on Jango.com, Radio Airplay will be bringing their artists holiday gifts in the form of promotions and contests!

This year we're happy to announce our 2012 Radio Airplay Holiday Contest. Our team of judges will be picking the best holiday song submission which will be rewarded with an exclusive promotion package. So if you have a Christmas/
Hanukkah/Kwanza/Eid/Festivus song for the occasion, join in!

20 winners will receive the following prize:
  • 1,500 Play Credits Each
  • Top rotation on our most popular Holiday stations
  • Exclusive promotion in our weekly newsletter & social media outlets
How To Submit
  • Please follow directions carefully.
  • Please Do Not attach any files to your submission, it will not be counted.
  • Send an email to contests@radioairplay.com
  • In the subject line please put: Radio Airplay Holiday Contest
  • In the body of the email include ONLY your artist name and one song title.
  • Include your airplay profile URL (This can be found in the top right corner of your dashboard by clicking ‘View Profile’)
Contest Rules
  • Only one submission per airplay artist/band
  • Deadline is Friday November 30th, 11:59pm EST
  • The song must be uploaded and live on your Radio Airplay profile before submission
  • Winners will be announced Wednesday December 5th

Example of a successfull submission:

Subject Line: Radio Airplay Holiday Contest

Artist Name - Song Title

We Look Forward to Hearing Your Holiday Submissions - Good Luck & Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 14

Jango Airplay Is Now Radio Airplay

Radio Airplay Logo
If you logged into your dashboard recently you should have received a notice regarding our change from Jango Airplay to Radio Airplay. All it means is that we've gotten a facelift and made some improvements to the site to enhance your experience and the power of Airplay. The changes will in no way affect your existing account or music promotion except your account should now be accessed using www.radioairplay.com/bands/login

Radio Airplay will continue to provide a great service for bands/artists looking to get their music heard. We're pushing the boundaries to increase your exposure, and over the coming months we hope to make some exciting new features available to you as an Airplay customer. Your thoughts on the new site is of great importance to us and we will continue to gather feedback for a few more weeks, so if you have suggested improvements please email us.

We hope you like the new Radio Airplay, and as always we're happy to hear from you via support@radioairplay.com, 1-800-399-9318 or on the blog. All the best!

Airplay Band Of The Month - Chilla

Meet Chilla, a 16 year old singer from Indonesia who's latest music video has more than 2.3 million views on YouTube. She's got gigs lined up in Indonesia, an upcoming TV appearance and hopefully a US tour coming soon. Things are definitely looking up for Chilla, and we're happy to present her on Radio Airplay. Don't forget to check out her video below!

Describe Chilla's sound in one sentence.
Young, fun and positive with a lot of heart.

When was Chilla formed and where?
Chilla was formed 2009 in Indonesia after I was discovered as a songwriter & pianist who also sings very well. I began playing piano at the age of 7 and won many competitions, locally & internationally. Then when I was 11, I wrote my first song which got a great response, and at that point people knew I had a unique voice. I made many songs after, and at age 12 I came out with a Christian album in Indonesia.

Name two people who have influenced your music, and tell us why.
Katy Perry - her music is fun. Kelly Clarkson - her music is amazing and has a little bit of an edge to it. 

How do you connect with fans and get them involved in your music?
Twitter and Facebook! My twitter is @ChillaKiana and my Facebook page is itschilla. And of course through my website www.itschilla.com.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
What I like the most is, of course, the fact that people who listen to big artists can also listen to Chilla. This feature makes it a lot easier for me to gain new fans and listeners!

Is there any recent project you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
Well, I recently launched my music videos (Jealous and Your Loneliest Hour) on VEVO and YouTube, and the music video for Your Loneliest Hour actually entered the top 3 on the VEVO charts when it was launched, with Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, so that's pretty exciting! Watch it here:

Are you playing live and do you have any shows coming up soon?
Yes, I play live shows in Indonesia and I have some TV appearances coming up! I hope to play in the US soon!!

Get Chilla's latest single on iTunes

We'd like to thank Chilla for the interview and all of your for being part of Radio Airplay - stay tuned for more success stories & artist news.

Tuesday, November 6

The Essential Features of A Hit Record

Platinum record. Essential features of a hit record
Are you trying to decide which song to promote on Radio Airplay? Sometimes the success of your promotion lies in selecting a hit or two, that will lift your entire record. These kinds of songs will get fans more involved in your music, drive them to Facebook & Twitter and even sell tickets for your next gig. On Radio Airplay your music will get a lot of 'first impressions' and the more you can wow new listeners with your song, the bigger and more involved your fanbase will be.

Our friends over at Music Think Tank recently posted a great article about the essentials features of a hit record. They list six key ingredients of a hit and what steps you should take to make sure you song has them all. 

Stay tuned for more tips & tricks on how to make the most out of your promotion on Radio Airplay.

Make The Most of Your Promo Module

Radio Airplay promo module preview
The Promo Module is your window to your listeners & fans. It is the first thing they see when they hear your music and their first chance to interact with your artist profile. A well presented module can generate a good vote and perhaps a Facebook like or a visit to your website. There are six different modules available and they're all geared to fit your current campaign needs. Below we'll give you a quick overview of the different modules and how you can make the most of them. 

Keep in mind that whichever module you use, your profile picture is probably the single most important element of your presentation.

Default Promo
This module promotes the voting mechanism of Radio Airplay (i.e. thumbs up). Use it to build a strong fanbase on Airplay, but also show listeners that they can connect with you on Facebook & Twitter as well as iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and Tunecore.

Facebook Likes
Most listeners have a Facebook account - and they spend a lot of time there! This module will connect your Radio Airplay fans to the most popular social destination on the web so you can keep them engaged with your music, new releases and concerts.
 *Remember that you need a connected Facebook page (not a personal profile) to use this module.

Tour Promo
This module is specifically designed to promote your tour schedule, and you can optimize it by targeting your plays to the area where you're performing. If you use premium targeting you can make sure each and every spin is directed to a potential ticket buyer.

Video Promo

This module gives listeners a fast, easy way to watch your YouTube videos. YouTube links are really easy to share on social media and many listeners post videos on their own or friends' walls. Connect your video and let listeners spread it to help you create buzz about your new single or album release.

Store Promo
This module shows listeners where they can buy your music - with smart icons they simply click the store logo and it takes them to your storefront. You can connect to iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and Tunecore, or if you use another distributor or sell music directly, you can add a custom link. You can even enhance your offer by adding a creative "custom message" that will catch listeners attention.

Custom Flyer
This flyer gives you total visual control of your message - you design the banner and provide a destination link to drive listeners to your web page, Facebook page etc.
 *Keep in mind this flyer will significantly decrease your fan conversion ratio since the voting mechanism (thumbs up/down) is removed.

These are the most essential ways to use your promo modules. You can easily switch between modules to make them fit your current promotion needs. And remember - the best way to find what works best for you  is to experiment with the different alternatives.