J Tizzle: “The Chill Zone Vol 3” – The taste is smooth and distinguishable!

As living things, we need a steady supply of certain ingredients to survive. In music, the formula is undeniably similar. A song requires both rhythm and pitch. For the musically hungrier amongst us, these ingredients are not enough. We need to add extras, such as mood, atmosphere, emotion and groove. Unfortunately, even with the proper ingredients and extras the results are not always as expected. Stagnancy spreads within the craftsman, as well as a lack of skill or emotion. Luckily one, by the name of J Tizzle (Jeffery Townsend Sr.), avoids these annoying traits. Within his songbook exists all of

Heavy AmericA: “Motor Honey (Peace)” – It’s rock. Pure and simple.

A couple of years ago, the bands to emulate in modern rock were those that flooded the radios with wickedly catchy upbeat power pop tunes. Then came the neo-metal-driven climate, where even the tame end of the spectrum became heavier. On their new single, “Motor Honey (Peace)”, Boston based three piece rock group Heavy AmericA, proves themselves among the best in the alternative rock genre with a track loaded with hooks for mainstream appeal, but with an energy and drive that keeps them from sounding like mere imitators. The new release which has all the potential to climb the rock

Scotty Seed: One of the more original and thoroughly enjoyable alternative listens of the year!

Proud of his Italian heritage and his role in the LGTBQ community as a queer artist, Scotty Seed is a musician based in the East Village of New York City. Obsessed with art, including fashion and music, Scotty, originally a Jersey boy, started taking songwriting and production seriously in his twenties. Influenced by elements of industrial, pop, grunge, PC music, electronic, and screamo music, he counts artists like Crystal Castles, Marilyn Manson, Hole, David Bowie, Madonna, and Depeche Mode among his inspirations. Fighting an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder, making music provides him with an escape from his mental health

Suburbs: “Sound of the Sea” – a rewarding new project

Suburbs is an indie rock band from Scheveningen, Netherland launched in 1995. The band that has its roots in the eighties and nineties achieved national exposure when they won the national contest “De Grote Prijs van Nederland” (The Grand Prize of the Netherlands), the largest and longest-running music competition in the country.  As of the summer of 2013 Suburbs has started a new chapter. Lead singer Arie Spaans and 2 early band members set to work to bring their old sound back. The following year they started dropping singles and video clips leasing to their mini EP “Masters” in 2016.

Martone: “Erogenous Zone” keeps the adrenaline and emotions flowing!

It was 5 years ago that pop superstar, Sam Smith, stepped up to the plate and showed the world that love songs don’t have to be heteronormative to be beloved. Smith came out publicly, stating that he wanted to be clear on what his album was about. “It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know.” He was also completely aware of how important his success is to the public narrative. Hearing your humanity represented and validated by pop culture is important, and many LGBT supporting musicians have since been stepping up to share their experiences. The

Red Tan: “Don’t You Dare!” – Vocally anchored and soulful!

Red Tan is a young widow and single mom. Living in an unfamiliar environment while suffering depression and anxiety has been a challenge that she was able to put into music on her single “Don’t You Dare!” It’s an inspirational anthem meant to help others overcome their struggles and difficulties, and achieve their goals. In the meantime it has been a healing medicine for the singer-songwriter herself, helping her to become a stronger and better person. Red Tan’s ability to create deep thoughtful music, her timeless voice, and her capacity to be so introspective, makes her extremely relatable to any

Albert J: “Grow” embraces both aural diversity and true inspiration

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Knarly Jones: “Redemption” takes us on an epic journey

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Maxime: “The Honest Me Pt.1” – a unique piece of work!

Maxime Boublil was born in Paris, France, into a musical theater family. His father Alain, wrote the musical adaptation of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, his mother was the first Cosette in Les Miserables in France. As a child Maxime played the cello and then went on to study photography Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, but he discovered what he really wanted to do, when he picked a guitar in a friend’s dorm room. After studying Music in Visual Media, Maxime went on to pursue a career as an engineer at Furstock Studios with three-time aria award-winning engineer

Absolute Doubt: “When Nightmares Become Dreams” – extreme melancholic chill!

John Francis, known by his artist name Absolute Doubt, is an up-and-coming rapper with a talent for freestyling. He works with a number of artists and producers on his latest EP “When Nightmares Become Dreams”, including Lucki, Jay Storm, and Downtime. The project imbues most of the tropes in contemporary swaggy rap music with an omnipresent breeziness that feels endemic to a luxurious daydream. The 2-song release consists of mid-tempo, gently forlorn hip-hop, padded out with New Age trap gauze. The music is pervaded by an all-embracing sonic fog. Absolute Doubt is best when he is pitted against gently fibrillating

Hits 97.5, 102 the Mix, Power 98.2, and Beach 104.5 have opened their airwaves to unsigned artists!

It can be a daunting journey for independent artists who want to get radio play. For an artist to even be considered by a Program Director at a big station, a tremendous amount of other activity must be going on. For instance, the artist may have had huge success at one of the lower formats (AAA or College), and it goes so well that other stations pick it up; Or the artist might have had their music used in a TV commercial or film, and the buzz was picked up by a program director.

Getting radio airplay is incredibly competitive, and when it comes to large terrestrial radio play in major radio markets, getting on the playlist may be extremely difficult for artists without a major record label, if not impossible.

Well, that’s all changing, and four hit radio stations are ushering in the new era where Indies can shine and get the attention they deserve. In an effort to help independent artists share their music with a large audience, Hits 97.5, 102 the Mix, Power 98.2, and Beach 104.5 have opened their airwaves to unsigned artists, now making them the top radio stations that play independent artists.

Offering music from a wide range of genres, these stations are often considered as four of the top, foremost radio stations, and now that they have opened their doors to independent artists, there has never been a better time to submit music for radio play. Let’s face it, getting radio airplay can even the playing field with major artists, and these radio stations are offering this excellent opportunity for unsigned, independent artists.

Here is a breakdown of each of the stations and the primary genres they play:

AllStations-radio-1Hits 97.5 is one of the top urban radio stations that plays the top charting hits. The whole hits and nothing but the hits!

Website: http://Hits975.com

Social: Twitter @hits975 Facebook: Facebook.com/Hits975

Genres: Hip-hop, r&b, pop, pop-rock genres, with some throwback jams.


AllStations-radio-2102 the Mix the premier station that plays hits music across a mix of different genres. The mix of music you want to hear!

Website: http://102mix.com

Genres: R&b, pop, rock, hip-hop, contemporary-country, and some oldie hits sprinkled throughout.


AllStations-radio-680Power 98.2 is the top station people tune-in to get them amped throughout the day. Power up your day with Power 98.2

Website: http://Power982.com

Genres:  Pop, hip-hop, r&b, edm, rock, and some contemporary-country.


AllStations-radio-3Beach 104.5 has always been the station of choice for people who like to hear good-feeling music to get them through the day. Take the beach with you, wherever you are!

Website: http://Beach1045.com

Genres: Pop, country, rock, and some urban.

If your music fits in one of these genres, you can submit it to the station and start getting radio airplay within hours.


What’s great is that these four stations set aside Prime Time slots for unsigned artists and your song will be played right alongside major artists. You will also be heard by thousands of listeners via their Android Apps.

And if that isn’t enough, for added exposure, when your song plays, you will also get tweeted on their official Twitter Accounts and posted on their official Facebook Pages.

This is an opportunity that was previously open to only major-label signed artists so if you are an unsigned artist, this is quite an opportunity that you need to take advantage of now!

Ready to get your music on one, or all of these stations? They’ve made the process really simple to send your music. Just go the station’s website, and click on Get Radio Play in the top menu.

Before you send your music, you must ensure that the song is radio quality, meaning mixed and mastered properly, as well as censored swear words if applicable. When you are ready to submit music for radio play, also be sure to send the Track Artist, Song Title, and a high quality square Album Cover image.

If you would like to be tagged in the tweet when your song plays, also send your twitter username. No additional information is needed to be posted on Facebook.

That’s it! I hope this helps you get the radio play you so rightly deserve. A word of advice, their open spots fill up quickly, so submit your music for radio play now to lock in your spots.

 

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