Tuesday, January 28

Perform in your city on Coast 2 Coast LIVE 2014 TOUR


Coast 2 Coast LIVE has just announced the dates for the 2014 season and is excited to bring you over 100 events in every major market across the US! Submit now to perform in your city or a new market you are looking to reach to build your fan base. Every Coast 2 Coast LIVE event features a panel of celebrity judges such as DJs, A&R's, Platinum & Grammy Winning Producers, and Music Industry Professionals. Every event also features a networking opportunity to meet hundreds of other Coast 2 Coast Artists, DJs, Media, Models, Producers and more!

"If we come to your city you do not want to miss this opportunity! Click below check the 2014 schedule and submit to perform in your city now!" CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT TO PERFORM AT COAST 2 COAST LIVE EVENTS
For Artists Looking to Tour Multiple Cities Please Check out our Tour Packages Below

HipHop/R&B - Submit Music For Coast 2 Coast Mixtape

Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 261 Hosted by Kid Ink

Artists submit music now free for Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 261 Hosted by Kid Ink.  As part of the 2012 XXL Freshman class, Kid Ink has gone on to ink a major deal with RCA Records and saw great success with his single "Bad Ass" featuring Wale and Meek Mill.  The newcomer continues to release tracks with the help of his management group that includes the world famous DJ Ill Will and is set to release his first album this year.  Kid Ink now teams up with Coast 2 Coast again to give indie artists the opportunity to shine on this exclusive project! 
Top 5 Songs will be Selected! Submit Now!


Rules About Being in a Band That No One Ever Told You


Staying in a band or group long-term is tough - taking on a group of friends and co-workers who are all responsible for each others' collective musical fate is impossible for most bands to maintain long-term, and the breakup of a band can ruin everything you've put into it - including your relationship with band mates.

Our friends over at MUSIC THINK TANK recently posted a great list of unofficial "rules" to keep in mind, which can extend and improve the life of your band and your music.

Click Here to read more: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/20-sneaky-rules-about-being-in-a-band-that-no-one-ever-told.html

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Airplay Top 10 (Week 4 2014)

Top Band on Jango This Week
Top Band on Jango This Week
Quiet Hollers
Top Band on Jango This Week
Top Band on Jango This Week
Top Band on Jango This Week
Sunday Actors
Top Band on Jango This Week
Top Band on Jango This Week
Freshly Brewed
Top Band on Jango This Week
Top Band on Jango This Week
Top Band on Jango This Week

Friday, January 17

$10,000 Cash Prize! - Submit Your Music Today

Unsigned Only is a unique international music competition geared toward solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company. Unsigned Only is looking for an outstanding, talented performer… the “gem” of an artist waiting to be discovered.

Unsigned Only has a highly esteemed judging panel, including recording artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates); 3 Doors Down; Neon Trees; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Of Monsters and Men and many more

In addition to $10,000 cash and other great prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also receive one-on-one mentoring from high-profile music industry executives from some of the world’s top record labels.

Judging Criteria: originality, songwriting/arrangement, vocals, performance, and overall likeability.

New for Unsigned Only 2014: Unsigned Only will be accepting both original and cover songs in all categories. Entries in the Vocal Performance category will be based solely on the quality of the vocals. Unsigned Only accepts all genres of music in the Teen and Vocal Performance category.

For more information, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com

You can now submit your songs by linking your Jango.com Profile Page! 

Sign up here: http://unsignedonly.com/user.php

On the second page of the sign up choose STREAM MY MUSIC and just supply them your Jango.com URL!

Need help finding your URL?
1. Sign into your Radio Airplay Account
2. Click View Profile in the top right corner of your dashboard
3. Copy the link from the new window that pops up showing your Jango.com profile

It should look something like this: http://www.jango.com/music/ARTIST+NAME


Judges include:  John Oates (Hall & Oates); 3 Doors Down; Neon Trees; Black Francis (The Pixies); David Crowder; Delbert McClinton; Craig Morgan; Robert Smith (The Cure); Rosanne Cash; Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Of Monsters and Men; Aaron Shust; G. Love; Jason Gray; Alt-J; Dustin Lynch; The Mountain Goats; Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Chris Richards (Pop Music Critic, The Washington Post) and more to be announced...

Mentors include: Monte Lipman (Chairman and CEO, Republic Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman, SIRE Records and VP of Warner Bros Records); Pete Ganbarg (Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); Mike Elizondo (Sr. VP of A&R, Warner Bros. Records); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Label Group); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment and A&R/Capitol Music Group); Lenny Santiago (VP of A&R, Roc Nation); and more to be announced.

The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $10,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. First Place and Second Place winners will also be selected in each category. First Place winners in each category will receive $1,000 in addition to other prizes. Second Place winners will also receive prizes. All prizes are listed on the Prize page. Winners for the 2014 competition will be announced at the end of August.

The 2014 Categories include:
  • AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
  • AC (Adult Contemporary)
  • Americana
  • Christian
  • Country
  • Folk/Singer-Songwriter
  • R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Rock
  • Pop/Top 40
  • Teen (for artists 18 years old and younger)
  • Vocal Performance

Wednesday, January 15

6 Big New Years Resolutions For Musicians

It's 2 weeks into 2014, and a lot of us have made and already broken some New Year's resolutions, but what about those resolutions for your music career?

Our friends over at MUSIC THINK TANK recently posted a great short list of realistic goals you can set and keep to really help push your music and promotion in 2014 -- Click Here to read more: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/6-big-new-years-resolutions-for-musicians.html


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More Music Releases = More Fans

The music industry has definitely changed, and so has the way artists are releasing new music. Fewer musicians are putting out full albums and more and more artists are putting out singles and releasing music more frequently. Click here to learn 10 reasons why you should release more music this year in this article posted by CD Baby.


Thursday, January 9

Artist Spotlight - From Ashes to New

From Ashes to New is a rapcore/hard rock band that hails from Central Pennsylvania where such greats as Live, Fuel, Halestorm, and August Burns Red. Some might say there is something in the water, but From Ashes to New is an amalgamation of decades of experience in the local scene come together in what can only be described as a "super group" of bands past. Each member grew up in the local scene together playing their local bands to years later arrive together on this project which they believe is the pinnacle of the music aspirations they've been thriving for their whole lives. 

From Ashes to New is a six piece band that is produced, recorded and engineered by Grant McFarland out of Atrium Audio in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Grant, an accomplished musician and producer in his own right, is regarded to be the seventh member of the band. The band has received much critical acclaim in it's infancy via social media outlets and satellite radio prior to even dropping their newly released 5 song EP via CD Baby on iTunes and Amazon.com. While some attempt to compare the sound of From Ashes to New to other existing bands, after listening to their songs from front to back one cannot claim that the band is like any other. The songwriting, melody composition, and complex drum/vocal rhythms of the songs speak for themselves with the lyrical content being nothing short of impressive.      

From Ashes to New's message in all of their songs is that positive inspiration can be derived from all negativity no matter how harrowing life's obstacles may feel. In a genre where it feels negativity and despair seem to be in the forefront of most modern hard rock acts these days, From Ashes to New shines as one of few that stand out in that respect. With  uplifting lyrics in the vein of self betterment, From Ashes to New looks to capture the attention of listeners from all walks of music.

-Describe your sound in one ramble on sentence
From Ashes to New sound is influenced by music itself. Combining many different genres into one, FATN looks to stand out from the crowd, but make you feel as if you've known them all along.

-What inspires you to make music?
Our inspiration to write, create, and perform music comes from everyday struggles. We believe that music was created for people to use to relate to and heal themselves. We just want to make sure that everyone knows that they do have a voice and it's ok to be yourself.

-What aspect of making music excites you the most right now?
The most exciting aspect of making music at the moment is our ultimate goal to convey a message. Ever since we've hit the scene (4 months ago) our message has steadily gained ground and is continuing to change lives. If we could have changed just one life our goal would've been complete, but now we're touching thousands.

-What aspect of making music gets you the most discouraged?
There our not many things that discourage us at this point in our careers. We've been doing this a long time (collectively). If there was one thing, we guess it would be that sometimes music is not about what it should be about. Just be real.

-Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?
Nothing in particular that we can think of.

-What's one of your all-time favorite recordings?
All time favorite recordings, we'd have to go with Breaking Benjamins first album "Saturate." Absolutely ground breaking at the time.

-Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why- Living or dead.
(Matt)-My grandmother is the biggest influence to me in everything I do. She was a saint during her time upon this earth and she did her best to re-ensure me on a regular basis that it's best to be yourself. It took me a long time to realize what she was trying to do, but now that I'm a little bit older I understand and am forever indebted to her for that.
We are also influenced by people in general. If it wasn't for everyday people we wouldn't have anything to write about.
Lastly would have to be another general answer. Musicians in general. From the beginning of time until now. Through music we can tell stories (good and bad), we can relate to one another, and ultimately we can save lives! That is truly influential.

-Do you have any recent or upcoming projects you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
We have a lot of big things in the works for 2014, so it's best to just follow us and keep an eye out! ;)

-What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
Radio Airplay is extremely user friendly (for bands and patrons) and it gives the listener the ability to vote for what they like and don't like. It's nice to have such an easy tool at your disposal.

Interesting story about you, or anything extra you'd like to add?
From Ashes to New is comprised of members that were once sharing the stage with one another, but in total separate bands. We've all played the same shows, the same venues, the same stages, on the same nights. After years of grinding it out in our former bands, we finally decided to call it quits. It took years and many other projects until we all finally united to form what we like to call our own personal "super group." If we only would have seen the big picture years ago! :) Our other bands had to burn to the ground for us to become From Ashes to New.

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Don't be down about your music career!


Every musician may get down in a rut sometimes.

Our friends over at MUSIC THINK TANK recently posted an article on some reasons you may be down about your current status as a musician but some great points to turn it all around!
Click Here to read more: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/why-do-musicians-always-feel-disappointed-about-their-career.html


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Submit Your Music For Mixtapes and More!


Giving Indie Artists MAJOR Opportunities!
Submit your music for contests, events, mixtapes and more! Every Coast 2 Coast project is promoted to 600,000+ fan members of Coast 2 Coast!


Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes delivers the same great promotion to all artists who use our services, without bias, allowing indies to put themselves in the same arena as the major artists and reach an audience that they would have never been able to reach before on their own.

They are one of the most downloaded mixtape series in the world, with over 250 volumes, all officially hosted by Major Artists including: 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Game, Pharrell, Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Wyclef, French Monatana, Wale, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, LL Cool J, Fabolous, Flo Rida and more. They have also maintained a great relationship with all of the DJs putting in work in the game as we are an advocate for DJs worldwide and live and breathe the phrase, "Respect the DJs!” Throughout Coast 2 Coast's history, they have been able to work with the most powerful DJs in the game including: DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Bigga Rankin, Clinton Sparks, DJ Noodles, DJ Chuck T, DJ Whoo Kid, DJ Kay Slay, Mick Boogie, Big Mike, DJ ILL WILL and more. Now the Coast 2 Coast Mixtape DJ Coalition is over 2,000 DJs strong and growing every day with the hottest DJs from around the world.

Coast 2 Coast continues to bring new opportunities to artists & DJs through the conversion of technology and music. "It is our goal to keep music alive and profitable for all who choose this career by staying ahead of the curve and adapting to new technologies. We will continue to open doors for our clients and the artists who work with us in the mixtape world, magazines, hip-hop websites, digital blasts and all other promotion markets. Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes represents a unique opportunity for artists of all urban genres from Major to Indie and we will continue to improve our services and reach every day."

Be sure to check them out today: http://coast2coastmixtapes.com