How to Get Your Bandís Song on the Radio
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Getting your song played on the Radio is tricky these days because of strict playlists. This might help.
- Burn your bandís song to CD and create a professional presentation.
- Attempt to make an appointment with the Music Director or Program Director of the station you want to get your song on.
- If you get an appointment, be punctual and tell him/her about your band and the song and WHY it would fit with their programming.
- If you cannot get an appointment with the Music Director or Program Director, mail your presentation.
- Follow up with a phone call 3-5 days later. If you get voice mail, leave a message. Try again.
- If your song is a special piece of production such as a parody, humor or even sports-related, bypass all of the above and make contact with that stationís morning show.
- Morning shows are always looking for material and are more willing than anyone to review something and play it on the air.
- The easiest way to get to the morning show is to show up one morning with breakfast for them. They will be pleased and more receptive to your pitch.
- When mailing CDs and support material, use Postal Service Flat Rate delivery mailiers that appear to be ďexpressĒ mailers. They cost $3.85 It looks more important.
- Only present your song(s) to stations where it would fit into the format (exception: parodies, humor, sports-related, etc.)
- If your band plays locally, obtain testimonials from club owners about the crowds you draw.
- Have you gotten your CD into any record stores? If so, mention that.
- Have photos of big events you played? Show them.
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