Getting Airplay

When a Podcast is Not

Like the falling tree in a forest: If a podcast is produced but not heard does it exist? (More)
Wednesday March 22, 2017


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

5 New Female Artists' Songs Free music for radio stations and fans. (More)
Friday March 17, 2017


If Your Tweaking is Finished, So Are You!

Audio Graphics serves a defined set of people: 1) Artists looking for exposure; 2) Radio stations and other producers of audio; 3) Fans who love new music. (More)
Thursday January 9, 2017


Some Music Should Remain Free

One moment audio sources are squeamish about paying performing/performer fees. The next, artists scramble trying to become/stay relevant in a world filled with consumers' endless choice. (More)
Thursday January 19, 2017


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Hip Hop & Rap

Play a Blast of New Music for Your Audience! Short, free programs made for internet radio! Click the picture to order. (More)
Thursday January 17, 2017


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Country

Play a Blast of New Music for Your Audience! Short, free programs made for internet radio! Click the picture to order. (More)
Thursday January 12, 2017


Celebrating 20 Years Online

Sunday, January 15, AudioGraphics.com will be online for 20 years.

I've mentioned multiple times that the velocity of change is what's staggering. At times, it's breathtaking. (More)
Wednesday January 11, 2017


2017 - How to Use This Year

2017 is going to be a year of change.

The affect of change, to some, is dramatic, debilitating; others sense "different" but adjust and move on. (More)
Monday January 2, 2017


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 11

March 5, 2014: To emphasize the "parameters" collected by Google Analytics and many other digital platforms, examine this snippet of code: Within this incomplete segment of code (below) are 18 data points; the one designating that the browser is set at "English" is circled. (More)
Friday December 30, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 10

August 16, 2013: There's no shortage of internet based companies willing to help an artist stand out from the crowd, but with this comes a warning that nearly all carry more rhetoric than action. (More)
Thursday December 29, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 9

May 7, 2012: "To stand out you must be unique, easy to comprehend, and easier to respond to." (More)
Wednesday December 28, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 8

Sept. 7, 2011: "Couponing online is a fast-fizzle fad ... do you sincerely believe that radio will make this market grow?" (More)
Tuesday December 27, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 7

Aug. 11, 2010: "I'm wondering how executives in the typewriter industry responded when they saw the world changing. ... Same can be said for the film and picture developing industries. All failed to change, and all are a memory." (More)
Monday December 26, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 6

Sept. 29, 2009: "Youth need to be brought into the executive suites at radio stations again, and listened to for guidance." (More)
Friday December 23, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 5

Dec. 23, 2008: "No longer is media's responsibility to just deliver an audience. Now it must deliver results too." (More)
Thursday December 22, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 4

May 30, 2003: "Radio will never be replaced but it's going to find it more difficult to stand out in the future." (More)
Wednesday December 21, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 3

Nov. 9, 2000: "Then, there are 'Sellphone' ads - using GPS - that target your walk down the street. The market is set to explode..." (More)
Tuesday December 20, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 2

Oct. 4, 2002: "If you look, you'll see an industry setting the stage for using the Internet in lieu of radio as a music introduction platform." (More)
Monday December 19, 2016


Forecasts, Warnings, and Comments - 1

Mar. 28, 2003: "For the younger set the Internet is more than a source of information or entertainment; to them it's a social gathering place." (More)
Friday December 16, 2016


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Rock

This is my passion: Help new artists gain exposure, while assisting online music sources that are gouged by online performance royalty fees. Fans are welcome too. (More)
Thursdau December 8, 2016


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Rock

Play a Blast of New Music for Your Audience! Short, free programs made for internet radio! Click the picture to order. (More)
Monday November 7, 2016


Song Distribution: Radio and Royalties

Song distribution must change; toward ways that give artists who are good - and just need to be heard - a shot at exposure. (More)
Friday October 21, 2016


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Pop

Short, free programs made for internet radio! Fans: Subscribe free (More)
Wednesday September 21, 2016


When There's Nothing Left to Say

Over the past few weeks I've considered pulling back, pulling out of this crazy world where creating worth for one's self in the eyes of others comes at the expense of building self-worth through knowledge. I have made a decision. (More)
Monday July 18, 2016


What Type of Radio?

"Radio" isn't just a "station" anymore. Facebook has audio platforms that people call "radio." There's Google Play and Apple Music Radio (with dozens of smaller operators, including our own RRadio Music). (More)
Wednesday June 29, 2016


Male Monday Music

5 New Male Artists' Songs Free music for radio stations and fans. (More)
Monday June 20, 2016


A Note for Father's Day

Thank you Lord, for all I have... for the love of my wife and my child. For the few small things that pleasure brings. For the joy in my day, and a smile... (More)
Father's Day, 2016


Female Friday Music

5 New Female Artists' Songs Free music for radio stations and fans. (More)
Friday June 17, 2016


A New Message for Media

Curiously, if the media is the message, what message comes from a stagnated media? Good, new music from a variety of fresh artists. That's the message in the media I work in. (More)
Monday June 6, 2016


Remember "Kent State" - Think "Radio"

The connection between Kent State's place in history and where radio sits now is this: In both cases, those in control do not believe that dissidents have any chance of being right. (More)
Wednesday May 4, 2016


Indie Artists and Business-Think

As an independent musician you accept that part which flows with creativity, letting you enjoy a life producing organized noise. There's also the business side, which is required to exploit various publicity routes for maximum exposure. (More)
Monday, May 2, 2016


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five female indie artists - the future of music. Indie Artists with a passion for playing songs. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday April 15, 2016


The Difficulty in Producing Quality

Those who have known "quality," also know real quality is rare. To produce quality takes time and talent. In today's world, seldom do the two come together in enough dosage at the right time. (More)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Music Short - Introduction to Change

Here's an introduction to what I believe solves a problem... Music Short is a program knowing no limit on length, format, or distribution. A Music Short is built using royalty free music that's not streamed. It can be a single song or a night's worth of party songs. And those who play it can be radio stations or fans.(More)
To Listen - Tap
Monday March 20, 2016


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

All indie. All fresh sounds. The future of music. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday March 11, 2016


When is a New Revenue Model Needed?

Regardless of which group you're in, the larger companies have no interest in seeing you survive. Do different! Be better. Service supporters. (More)
Tap to Hear RRadio Music Short
Thursday March 10, 2016


Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five male artists - the future of music. All indie. All fresh sounds. (More)
You Make the Music.
Monday March 7, 2016


What Have You Changed Lately?

Set aside personal changes and focus on just those affecting your career. There are dozens of things that you should be doing differently now than just five years ago. (More)
Tuesday March 1, 2016


Acting Local, Globally

Are you playing to the locals, or to a global stage? (More)
Thursday February 25, 2016


You Say Podcast. I Say Program.

I have been digging into new ways of distributing audio. ... In 2016 we have a higher number of options-for-distributing audio product than types of audio being distributed. (More)
Sunday February 14, 2016


Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five male artists - the future of music. All indie. All fresh sounds. (More)
You Make the Music.
Monday February 8, 2016


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five female indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday February 5, 2016


The Online Radio Cavalry

The topic du jour is what may end up being online radio's cavalry. If online independent radio stations are to survive, they MUST reach out to an indie artist community that's willing to sign royalty waivers. (More)
Monday February 1, 2016


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Hard Rock

Play a Blast of New Music for Your Audience! Short, free programs made for internet radio! Sample. Click the picture to order. (More)
Tuesday January 19, 2016


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Rock

Play a Blast of New Music for Your Audience! Short, free programs made for internet radio! Sample. Click the picture to order. ... Trying to maintain old world systems of exposure and revenue is wasted energy. (More)
Sunday January 17, 2016


What's Next for Indie Artist Exposure?

Record label song distribution of the past is gone. It's mixed today with independent artist song distribution and far more competition. ... Trying to maintain old world systems of exposure and revenue is wasted energy. (More)
Wednesday January 13, 2016


Radio and Its New Royalty Payment

We live in a music glut with market driven pricing. Like a kernel of corn in a silo, music has become a commodity. ... The next ninety days will show if there is fight left in this battle or if small and medium stations leave... (More)
Monday January 4, 2016


Cleaning Out the Attic - X

April 23, 2015: On April 21 Google also changed, moving sites that are not "mobile friendly" off search results delivered to mobile devices. {The chart represents percentage of visits by each device to Audio Graphics' "RadioRow."] (More)
Visitors to RadioRow March 2014
Visitors to RadioRow March 2015
Saturday January 2, 2016


Cleaning Out the Attic - IX

February 5, 2014: It's talent like this that a radio station can use to entice visits to its web site. It's also a way for the radio industry to begin parsing out new talent, using analytics on views to determine which new artists should be given more exposure. (More)
Friday January 1, 2015


Cleaning Out the Attic - VIII

February 5, 2014: Online, the radio industry is in a position to serve medical and recreational marijuana ads... (More)
Thursday December 31, 2015


Cleaning Out the Attic - VII

April 4, 2013: [This} represents the "Percentage of Average Active Sessions Resulting from Stream Starts." Through it you can tell if people are sticking around after tuning in... (More)
Wednesday December 30, 2015


Cleaning Out the Attic - VI

Aug. 22, 2011: We now have a push to place smartphone and internet connectivity in vehicles, so there will be no cavalry coming over the horizon to save radio from what's ahead this time. (More)
Tuesday December 29, 2015


Cleaning Out the Attic - V

May 18, 2011: The radio industry is no longer isolated on a dashboard where a program is waiting for a person to simply push a button. A growing base of audience is listening through the internet, and it's up to you to make sure they easily find the way to listen." (More)
Monday December 28, 2015


Cleaning Out the Attic - IV

May 13, 2010: The main thrust of the Audio Graphics/Borrell Associates survey is that fewer than 5% of 1,011 respondents had ever received or used a coupon sent via cellphone. Could it be that the cellphone is so attached to oneself that there's a rebellion brewing against ads forced, as [our 28 year old son] Jeff says, "...in my face, in my space." (More)
Sunday December 27, 2015


Cleaning Out the Attic - III

Jan. 6, 2006: "Wonder why the public is believing that they can do news better? ... We are hearing and seeing mistakes from broadcasters that never would have made air fifteen years ago..." (More)
Saturday December 26, 2015


Cleaning Out the Attic - II

1) Patience is required until online radio gets on the radar screen of media buyers; 2) For those wondering what one looks like, here's a snippet from an old Google algorithm (More)
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Thursday December 24, 2015


Cleaning Out the Attic

While going through old files I came across a number of articles containing comments on how radio can best prepare for digital change. (More)
You Make the Music.
Wednesday December 23, 2015


Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

They come from a new breed of digitally savvy musicians who understand the importance of internet radio in getting their music heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Monday December 21, 2015


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five female indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday December 18, 2015


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Pop

Short, free programs made for internet radio! (More)
New Pop Music Programs
Friday, November 20, 2015


Solutions are Bigger than the Problem

That's where both radio and indie artists sit today. Both groups hoped that each would sit pat and wait out "change." That digital would circle and rejoin old business models. It hasn't. It won't. (More)
Friday, November 6, 2015


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Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five male indie artists - the future of music. They're all good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)

Tap and listen to these five songs, now.
You Make the Music.
Monday November 2, 2015


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five female indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday October 30, 2015


Promoting a Band or Radio Station

The action of promoting online is more difficult than anyone admits and less efficient than anyone believes. (More)
Monday, October 12, 2015


Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five male indie artists - the future of music. They're all good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)

Tap and listen to these five songs, now.
You Make the Music.
Monday October 5, 2015


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Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five female indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday October 2, 2015


The Chess Game of Ad Blocking Software

I dislike most advertising, too, though I understand it's the currency of content. Ask a musician how hard it's become to sell a song or survive on donations for support to this claim.

A quick look at donations and subscription percentages shows that most people feel paying for content is something someone else should do. (More)
Monday September 21, 2015

Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five male indie artists - the future of music. They're all good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)

Tap and listen to these five songs, now.
You Make the Music.
Monday August 31, 2015


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five female indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday August 28, 2015


Radio, Streaming, Podcasting and On Demand

In all of the above, the 1984 Wendy's commercial tag line comes to mind: "Where's the beef?"

It's a fight for time between radio, streaming, podcasting and on demand. If you want the truth, look at what youth are doing as they dictate where all will be by 2020. (More)
Monday August 17, 2015


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New "Intro to Indie Artists" Pop Program
Short, free programs made for internet radio!

Sample Length Program Length
5 Song 3:53 19:13
3 Song 2:07 11:41
2 Song 1:28 8:03

Click song number to sample program.
RRadio Music
Monday August 3, 2015


Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five male indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Monday July 27, 2015


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five female indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday July 24, 2015


Me, Me, Me, vs. Free, Free, Free

We are at an impasse on a couple of major issues that affect each other. Item 1 is the indie artist payment issue; including not just the falling sales of music but how much the music industry believes new artists should be paid. (It's important to focus on that "new artists" portion of the statement.) Item 2 revolves around the radio industry, online and off. Those in control seem to believe growth in competition has no affect on how it prices radio's product - advertising; including not only the dollar pricing, but the mechanics of how ad pricing is constructed. (More)
RRadio Music

RRadio Music
Wednesday July 15, 2015


Today's Buzzword: We Are Music Discovery

What's with music services tripping over themselves to claim being a "discovery source" for new artists? Online and broadcast radio has been stuck in a rotation system that relies on playing the hits, while digital music services are moving the industry deeper into "new music" turf. (More)
Intro to Indie Artists
Thursday July 9, 2015


Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five male indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Monday June 29, 2015


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New "Intro to Indie Artists - Hip Hop & Rap"

For Internet Radio Stations and broadcasters' streams - ... Great New Hip Hop Music from Indie Artists (More)
Saturday June 27, 2015


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Listen to five female indie artists - the future of music. All are good songs that deserve to be heard. (More)
You Make the Music.
Friday June 26, 2015


Create Engaging Attraction Content

Radio station, podcast, or indie artist - the intent is similar: create audio that gives someone joy, information, or companionship. ... Without a relationship between you and them, how is an audience member going to know that you are worthy of their time prior to hearing your work? (More)
You Make the Music.
Tuesday June 16, 2015


You Make the Music. Then What?

It's a serious time for serious musicians. They, like many in media and art, are faced with complete disruption of a business model. For sure, the way things worked doesn't work anymore. (More)
You Make the Music.
Thursday June 4, 2015


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Country Program

Short, free programs made for internet radio! Audio Graphics matches quality indie artists with internet radio stations. Stations may request a free download of any song or program. (More)
Intro to Indie Artists
Friday May 29, 2015


Keeping Pace with the Velocity of Change

At the very least, be you a musician or radio station operator, the minimum knowledge required is how all that you are given to work with online ties together. (More)
You Don't Notice Societal Transition
Tuesday May 12, 2015


Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Audio Graphics matches quality indie artists with internet radio stations.

Programmers only need a click to sample and request a free download of the song.  (More) Monday, May 4, 2015


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Audio Graphics matches quality indie artists with internet radio stations.

RRadio Music artists are vetted for quality. Programmers only need a click to sample and request a free download of the song.  (More) Friday, May 1, 2015


Small Changes Require Large Amounts of Time

Direction of movement is clear. Velocity of change is not, but we do have a clue that it's fast. (More)
Visitors to RadioRow March 2015
Thursday April 23, 2015


When Artist Pricing Logic Makes No Sense

...the one unanswered question is at what point will we see artists realize it's not just music distribution companies that need to alter their view on music's worth. Performance royalty payments reflecting what an artist feels they're worth won't work. If all artists make the same, every time their music is played, more exposure will be enjoyed by fewer artists - which you already hear from broadcast radio. (More)
Suplly and Demand in Music  
Monday April 6, 2015


Being Found is Lost Within Hyperbole of Being Online

Maybe it's just me, but over the past year have you seen an explosion of articles and "experts" commenting on how to get the most from being online? Go through any trade publication - for artists or radio - and your head spins from the options - all wonderful opportunities that are positioned as easy to implement and built to help you succeed. (More)
RadioRow Visits by Device  
Tuesday March 31, 2015


Have I Got a Deal for You!

My records show 69 companies offering these types of services. Each promises to help artists succeed - just send money.

With all the change in music distribution over the last 20 years the one unchanged element is the non-stop work required by a musician to stabilize and grow their career. There is no "easy" in anything today - especially music. (More)
  
Tuesday March 20, 2015


New "Intro to Indie Artists" Country

Short, free programs made for internet radio!

Sample Length Program Length
5 Song 3:38 17:44
3 Song 2:10 10:59
2 Song 2:09 7:49


Friday March 6, 2015
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Following Signs

Having the ingredients to produce a great meal doesn't mean the meal will be great. The outcome depends on reading the recipe. Following signs.

What needs to be done in music and online radio isn't understood. Many players are not following the warning signs and can't see danger ahead. (More)
  
Tuesday March 3, 2015


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Audio Graphics matches quality indie artists with internet radio stations.

RRadio Music artists are vetted for quality. Programmers only need a click to sample and request a free download of the song.  (More) Friday, January 27, 2015


Making Time to Wander

Although the world for internet radio and indie artists has changed, both groups appear to plod along using yesterday's expectations. I'm not seeing people letting their minds wander, trying new things. (More)

  
Tuesday February 24, 2015


Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

They come from a new breed of digitally savvy musicians who understand the importance of internet radio in getting their music heard.  (More)

Monday, February 23, 2015


Analyzing an Indie Artist's Goal

As an indie artist who produces awesome music, how do you increase awareness of your awesomeness? (More)

  
Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Short Songs Tell Stories Too!

Lyrics are a meal. The more you serve the more the audience must digest.

Great writing comes from good erasing. (More)
  
Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Alternatives, Opinions, Access, Interaction

You have an unprecedented ability to place yourself in front of people who are looking for your service or product. (This concept is way past the "open-the-phonebook-and-call" your local dry cleaners to advertise on the station, or play a gig and have 50 groupies in the crowd.) (More)
  
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Male Monday: New Artists for Internet Radio

They come from a new breed of digitally savvy musicians who understand the importance of internet radio in getting their music heard.  (More)

Monday, January 26, 2015


Female Friday: New Artists for Internet Radio

Audio Graphics matches quality indie artists with internet radio stations.

RRadio Music artists are vetted for quality. Programmers only need a click to sample and request a free download of the song.  (More) Friday, January 23, 2015


Don't Ask How to Succeed

Want something to chuckle about? Google "how to succeed.

The true secret is to do whatever is pushing your passion button, in whichever direction it's being pushed.  (More)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


The Allure: A Promise of Radio Airplay

To my knowledge, no radio group has slotted time for introducing indie artists.

Every now and then we hear about local radio stations claiming to play local artists - and I'm not doubting that they do. What you won't hear is how these local artists are getting aired at times which mean little, let's say when the station would be parting with commercials for a dollar a holler (or less).  (More)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


The Inequity of Radio Airplay

...it's unlike decades ago when that song would have made its way onto a playlist because the radio industry was open to airing local bands - and breaking new music.

You're swimming in a much larger pool of aspiring talent, whereby those selecting who-gets-broadcast-airplay have been slimmed to a far smaller number of radio industry music directors.  (More)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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An Inevitable Indie Artist Predicament

Play Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, or any established act and payment is required. They are all musical draws.

But play Carla Jo Carr, Nick Gill, or The Morning Episodes and they are a liability until the audience recognizes (starts demanding) their music. Played in a void, the latter group's music is just as good as the former. Only you've never heard of those last three artists, and each of them are hoping you soon will.  (More)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


How to Send Songs to a Radio Station

NEVER attempt to send songs in an email.

Target your recipients so you don't waste time, or theirs. And provide a link to your song, thereby eliminating the long download of an email with music attached.  (More)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Getting Heard is Getting Harder

If one item is plain it's that, online, there are now more music outlets than ears. Simply being online doesn't matter; being found online is the key.

It's so much harder to be heard in this cacophony of internet noise, and much easier to be scammed by those yelling they have all the answers.  (More)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


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