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What's the best way to get on air?

Discussion in 'Musician Resources' started by Anonymous, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. danshill

    danshill New Member

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  3. performingchimp

    performingchimp New Member

    this now utterly needs moving into the Musician Resources section. Good work Danny
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thanks Dan that's gonna be dead handy mate,

    any chance you could post it up on the musicians resources section as a new thread?
  5. bellhouse

    bellhouse New Member

    nice contribution that.

    i see every now and again lots of companies advertising the sale of media lists, usually in google ad's which includes radio....for about a grand...

    can someone just buy it and email us it?


  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Student radio is usually easier to get stuff heard, but the listening audience just isn't as present as major players. Sometimes its a cool way to get used to the live on air performance idea though. Probably a good place to start then work up from there.
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Yeah deffo! We did the very first ever live set on Leeds Student radio.

    It was their record audience ever... Bob, Sarah AND Steven all listened!
  8. danshill

    danshill New Member

    Ramair in Bradford play local stuff. They used to do live sessions on a wednesday as well but dont know if they still do.

  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: What's the best way to get on aire?

    Mr Tom Robinson has been good to my band, so no reason why he won't be good to yours too


    BBC Radio Leeds http://www.bbc.co.uk/leeds/local_radio/index.shtml and LSR http://lsrfm.com/index.html have both been good at allocating session airspace - the radio leeds slots (now in Bradford's National Media Museum) have been cool; sandwiched between local news stories - playing live in the control room with a couple of microphones - lots of room for someone with a couple of good stories. Try to avoid deadair and "um", "eh", "i guess so", "which was cool" kind of rhetoric though. They'll send you a CD afterwards too. There's even the potential for PRS payment.
  10. this last

    this last New Member

    The best single thing to do now is to use the BBC Introducing Uploader - BBC West Yorkshire will pick up your tracks first and then other regions and national broadcasts can/will pick it up. For the Wedneday West Yorkshre Programme there is THREE HOURS of air time, and they need a lot of material - so definitely use this if you are happy to be judged on what you post.

    The Uploader is here:


    There was early evidence that people were not using this, and missing out.
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Dear All,
    My name is Gareth and I am the programme director of Online World Radio. Online World Radio began broadcasting on September 2009 and was recently voted the 3rd most popular online radio station in the world. We are currently looking to promote unsigned bands/artists. This is completely free, our only demand is your music is good and it warrants a world platform. If you think this is you, then I would love to hear from you. Please e-mail Gareth@onlineworldradio.com You can hear our live output by visiting our homepage www.onlineworldradio.com I look forward to hearing from you

  12. red_cross_stix

    red_cross_stix New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    get in touch with a producer during gigs.
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi Guys!

    I am just letting you know about a series of online jazz talent competitions we have just launched in association with Jazz FM, Steve Waterman, Snake Davis and Dennis Rollins!

    The prizes will include performing on stage with the aforementioned musicians, as well as spending time with them before the show for a mentoring session. The venues will be The Pizza Express Jazz Club in London for Steve and Snake and The Guardian's Hay Festival for

    We are so excited to be working with these musicians, and want to make sure that the right people get the chance to play with them on stage.

    The competitions are open to worldwide applicants and all instruments. All you have to do is click on http://www.puresolo.com/competitions and find out more!

    Kind regards,

  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi all,

    Producer Graham here from BBC West Yorkshire's Raw Talent Introducing.

    We'd love to get as many of you on air as possible. And the BBC Introducing Uploader is designed for exactly that. We always listen to tracks that are sent to us via the Uploader, and if we like it - we'll play it!

    You can upload your music at www.bbc.co.uk/introducing and we promise to give it a listen. The Uploader also allows us to forward your tunes to other Introducing shows, such as Huw Stephens at Radio 1 and Tom Robinson at 6 Music, as well as put you forward for festivals. You get three uploads every month - so what are you waiting for!?

    The BBC Introducing show is such a good way of letting loads of people know when and where you're gigging and all your news, so drop us an email - wyrt@bbc.co.uk, let us know what's happening, and we'll talk about it on t'wireless!

  15. red_cross_stix

    red_cross_stix New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Now this is what I'm talking about!
  16. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Evening all!

    Producer Graham here,

    We are back LIVE tomorrow evening 7pm - 10pm on BBC Radio Leeds, listen live on www.bbc.co.uk/leeds (or find us on the iPlayer after!)

    So between now and then...
    ...get in touch with your gigs and news - wyrt@bbc.co.uk
    ...say hello on Twitter - @bbc_wyrt
    ...and upload your music to us via the BBC Introducing Uploader - www.bbc.co.uk/introducing

    See you on the radio tomorrow!

    Graham Raw Talent x
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    The aforementioned Tom Robinson wrote the above, which I found very useful.

    The BBC uploader is a must as well, I've been played on Radio 1 Scotland (Vic Galloway) and Tom Robinson from it. Soundcloud is a good way to get your tracks to people online (and a bunch of bloggers use it too!).

    Speaking of bloggers, Song By Toad is a good place to go. Matthew wrote a great article on how to promote a release.
  18. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    heyup..erm had to mention us...

    Not only but also, do we play unsigned Yorkshire-only- bands, we give live sessions, and stream live and film and edit and upload...for the bands to share.....we being.....

    The Yorkshire Underground Band Show.
    Dean Clough Business Centre
    HX3 5AX

    We are partners in Leeds Festival Fringe....you can also leave demo's at Carpe Diem,Leeds, mention they are for YUBS, and we will do our best for you.

    Take a peek, to see for yourselves, and of course you get a podcast.x

  19. marbled

    marbled New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    The La's
    Some advice I got about getting played on some more major stations or just radio in general was not to email or send cds to DJs as they usually have a busy promo life and often don't pick the tracklisting of the show. Send them or email the producer (as I think someone said above), and if you send a CD, add a coupla coloured dotted stickers or a certain stamp logo seal to it, which I am told lots of PR guys send music around with stickered envelopes as a 'get through the sorting pile' priority. Act as your own PR guy and make it seem like it's the business!
  20. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Bit of a late reply but if you're a Leeds or West Yorkshire band/artist we would be happy to consider you for our playlist on Leeds Indie Radio, a station setup purely to showcase the unsigned and indie label bands from Leeds and the local area.

    We've just launched a new website and have enabled bands to register a free profile and upload some tunes. The link is http://leedsindieradio.net/artist-signup.

    Other than that I would recommend using the BBC Uploader at http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/introducing/uploader/.

    I hope this helps.

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