Building a "New Music" Network
If you're an artist who is looking for exposure to your music, there's a simple test: Search "getting my song on radio." Google shows over 33 million returns. Variations on this concept revolve around search terms like
- submit music to radio stations
- how to get your song on pandora
- how to get your song heard
- radio promotion companies
- how to get your music played on the radio for free
- how to submit song to radio stations
- how to get on talk radio
- how do radio stations get their music
Now switch this approach to where you are the radio station (or podcast) searching for music to use. An article by Attorney David Lizerbram lays down the cost parameters: "...under US copyright law, you canít just play any recording you want, whenever you want, through whatever medium you want."
Adding the word "free" to any search brings millions of more consumer-oriented web sites trying to attract an audience. They are your competitors.
There are two sides of this: 1) a new artist who is looking for exposure on a station or podcast; 2) a station or podcast seeking music it can use, free, to play for its audience. Co-mingling of these two groups is rarely covered, and hard to find in search. That's despite artists being able to sign waivers giving the stations and podcasts permission to play their music, free, in exchange for exposure.
Opportunity is difficult to find. You just found yours.
While working with the group involved in lobbying Congress on Copyright Royalty issues in 2001, I had this idea that many artists want exposure and no station could afford the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel's assessed fees. (CARP's "Rates and Terms" allowed for the signing of a waiver.)
Since, thousands of artists have signed waivers. Many produce music equal to, or better than, that which is played on commercial radio. These artists need a break, because we all know of the closed system radio uses when choosing which acts to introduce.
Building a new music network is difficult. It's taken 16 years of refinement for me to say RRadio Music offers an easy, organized, royalty free option to podcasters and radio stations looking for quality free music. Its artists know exposure is needed to become a draw.
RRadio Music is a "New Music" Network. Download by genre and song or "Intro to Indie Artists" programs. Listen to the variety and quality through playlists.
Main Points: 1) As a station or podcast you can pay high fees to play music, or become a premier music discover platform for the future of songs - free. 2) By using RRadio Music, artists have a direct line to people who create radio station and podcast playlists.
345 radio stations have requested 4,674 RRadio Music artists' songs. Many people would call this a trend. (Podcasters have just begun to be served, and are not yet counted.)
Take a quick listen to your options, then decide if "free is good" for you.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Today's artist introduction is to Blues from Mark Anderson
Give "Dog On A Chain" a listen.
Stations: Add it to your playlist, free.