From the first touch
Add something bulky to your submission.along with your CD. A t-shirt, toy, a hat, etc. Anything that may feel bulky in your package, will peak curiosity, and will most likely result in your package being opened.
Basically a no brainer right? Stickers, Buttons, download cards, or other types of merch are always appreciated and looks great on the wall of your local radio DJ.
Know who to contact
Though it is a good step to contact the music director directly when submitting, it may not be the quickest way to get your songs heard. A little digging and you will find College Radio shows that specifically play your genre.
ATTN: DJ Stumpy is a better way to get your project noticed rather than ATTN: Music Directer.
"Hi This is John from Yar Ninja Pirate and you're listening to WJKJ"
Burn a couple radio drops onto a CD and submit it with your kit for an extra boost. It shows the station that they weren't just a passing thought on your radio campaign, and usually results in some play.
A Quality Press Kit
- Radio One-Sheet
- Including Band Info and Contact Info
- Stickers, Buttons, Hats, Radio Drops, Etc
- Contact Information
- Valid email, phone, and website
- 2 Hard Copy CD's
- Well done recording with a good Mix and Master
- Any other fun things you'd like to include!
Still not getting replies? Follow up time! Try contacting the station, Make sure to wait at least 2 weeks after submitting to give the music director and DJ's a chance to look over all the awesome things you've delivered!
Submitting your music to all these stations are hard work and it can be tedious. But you don't have to be alone. Manta Ray Records (A Distrophonix Affiliate), Offers to help you put together both Touring and Radio campaigns for your artists.