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How to submit songs to radio

Submitting a song to radio can be a long and exhausting process especially when dealing with traditional radio stations.The person you will need to be in contact with is the program director. You will generally want to call first to see what they require for music submission. You also do not want to just send your music unsolicited, meaning without the other party knowing it is coming. For traditional radio, expect to not get any play at all unless you have a serious fan base. That does not mean you cannot try. Sometimes traditional radio has "mix shows" or "local spotlights" where they will play unsigned artists. Call the program director and ask.
College radio is more willing to play unsigned and indie musicians. It will work the same as far as contacting a program director.  Expect them to want a press kit and the music on CD.
Other formats of radio include satellite radio, which will work similarly to traditional radio for submissions, and internet radio which is somewhat easier to deal with because they will most likely want and electronic press kit and an mp3 sent to them which save a ton of money because there is no post office involved.
When sending music to radio, you want to send your "single", which is the first song you are releasing to promote your album. Do not send them 8 songs at once. That is not how it works. The way the industry works is a record label or indie artist will choose three songs that will be their "singles" for the album. They then release one song to radio. That is the first "single" from the album. After a few months you release the next "single" and so on. This way you can slowly promote an album for months.
Choose the songs wisely. The first "single" is the first impression of your album to fans.

Artists and bands be sure to submit your music at these radio networks.
www.hardcorejamz.com (Playing Hip-Hop and R&B)
www.hardcoremix.com (Rock,Pop,Country,Jazz,Electro,Gospel and more)
Submit music on either site


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