Radio Airplay Requests 101 - Tips for effective communication Fan Radio Stations

What can you do for fans of their favorite artists some radio broadcasts despite the lists closed In general, these tips offer these come from my past experience. It is a blessing to have a track record in helping people independent  acoustic artists get national and international airplay by finding the most likely to play his music. An artist has enough airplay to attract the attention of major and eventually got a contract with a folk music label. When I started helping local musicians market their music to radio stations, was not a radio career. I was just a person who cared about the artists want to help you achieve your goal and dream to be heard on the radio. The most important lesson I learned is general, regardless of gender, some simple but important common sense can go a long way to get the attention of the air in the music.


With streaming radio stations as many of your music through Internet and their own websites, which are no longer limited to listening only stations in our area. And we no longer have to lament the fact that a station in the area not to touch the music we like. If you have a computer and an Internet connection, the music is right here in our hands 24  7. However, not all stations, even within a genre of music are equal. To mark the requests in the right direction to count, you need to know that you are talking about. That is where some research comes in. .. and worth.

Therefore, before making such requests, here are some tips and suggestions to consider

1. Consult web sites for your favorite artists and label websites to see what tracks are searching for air. Stay informed about what tracks are being sent to radio as singles. Also check out some playlists industry trade to see what is playing and where they are in the charts. Provide marketing professionals who are responsible for radio get music radio stations some encouragement by requesting the slopes!

2. Take time to familiarize yourself with the first season. Listen to some emissions. Get a feel for the style of music they play. Do not ask a rock song on a country station. See if you can really imagine hearing the song you want to order stylistically appropriate programming. For example, if a station has more contemporary Christian music, perhaps a Southern Gospel song fits so comfortably is not in their playlists. Does the station's website published a playlist If so, take a look and see who is playing more often. Do any of the stations have longer application where you can call or send e-mails from that particular time

3. Find out who is responsible for programming decisions musical. If it's someone with his  her own email address, make sure that the address of your e-mail directly to that person. Do not just start your application with a hello or high. People may suspect you're doing a mass mailing and can not give much attention note. You can always e-mail and ask the first station that the perpetrators are.

4.When you email your requests, a good first impression is important! Check your grammar, spelling and punctuation - that will give you more credibility and show your intention is sincere and professional.

5. Include a comment that shows you really listened to the station and  or read their website. Personal radio station pays more attention to someone who can demonstrate they really listen and really know a little about where their requests are being made.

As you might guess, I would not recommend bulk emails to multiple stations to make their requests. Taking the time to make a personal approach is much more impressive and appreciated. You want your research to the fore, not be deleted as spam. Also, if you are on fire for an artist, should be more fun than work to make the extra effort.

What about your favorite local artists This is where a bit of reality comes into play most of the larger commercial stations are less likely to play not yet established artists nationwide. It is possible that some stations in the course of its investigation that may have segments of local music. If so, encourage artists to submit work in the best chance for airplay on local artists  regional market is the advantage non-commercialcommunitycollege radio stations. Do an Internet search to find out which of these stations have the programming of its kind and ask if they play new artists. Then tell your favorite act of sending your music to them!

I can not say none of the above are guaranteed to work in all cases. But if you talk and tell the radio programmers who want to listen, which is still encouraging the work of artists and let Radioland know you are listening and paying attention. Therefore, we know that one way or another, you are making a difference!