IJK – “High Tide” – an undeniably radiant surge of energy throughout!

I normally don’t like anything this pristine and clean sounding, but “High Tide” by Imad Jack Karam – better known simply as IJK,  is so undeniably catchy (the kind that subconsciously takes over your mind) that throughout its clean and safe runtime, it hardly matters. The melody is so clear and sharp, the rhythm effortlessly danceable, every little vocal croon rings as charming and captivating. IJK’s sweet, funky and resonant pop-rock is as lovable as can possibly be. It is also quite a layered sound that the Lebanese-born singer-songwriter produces, as pricks of melody float through an obscenely catchy chorus

AP Project – “Out of The Blue” – Smooth, beautiful mixes, innovative style and very cool grooves

The AP Project is a band formed by students from the conservatory of music in Naples (Italy). Its members include band leader Arcangelo Pezzella (guitar), Guido Foi (piano and keyboards), Alessandro Petricciuolo (bass), and Francesco Pellegrino (drums), and features Angela Addezio (vocals). Though the group comes from a jazz background, they prefer not to label their music in any way. “We all come from jazz,” says Pezzella, “but we all go somewhere else. That’s the best feature of our album,” he continues, “It’s a sonic journey through different yet similar soundscapes.” The AP Project took shape about a year ago,

Solomon’s Architects – “The Edge Of It All” goes beyond pure musical pastiche

Bryant Micheal Waghorn can make your head spin with his creativity and output as a singer, songwriter, project leader and musical collaborator. The album, “The Edge Of It All” by his pet project Solomon’s Architects, featuring multi-instrumentalist and producer Luc Michaud, as well as collaborator Josie Elysia, is a nod to the great pop, prog and rock crossover artists such as Peter Gabriel, the elaborate tropes of The Mars Volta, the complex bombast of King Crimson and the shuddering rhythms of Rush, with a thick smudging of REM-styled, organic singer-songwriter flair. Add a clear-headed ear for melody and arrangement to

Matt Draco – “Get Off” – a cautionary tone that’s burned into every word!

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Kiing Dee! – “Black Kings (ft. King Los) flows with such a captivating style!

Kiing Dee! has been boxing since the age of 6. He grew up in the Pawtucket/Providence area where he fights out of Big Six Boxing academy. He has won many regional tournaments as well as fighting in the 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers and previously being ranked #2 in the country. Kiing Dee! went professional in 2018 but an Achilles injury changed his life. It forced him to do the only thing he could do while recovering on his couch and that was make music. Once he realized that people actually liked his music, he decided to take it seriously. Constantly

DREAM BIG EMPIRE presents Blacc Cuzz – “Wadd Up Doe” – outbursts of authenticity and real Hip-Hop

Blacc Cuzz is committed to forging a glorious way forward in his career. More importantly, he’s underscoring his critical lapses in the past for sake of the young guns who may admire him. At this stage, the Pittsburgh, PA, born and raised creative, who fashions himself as a self-made businessman in the mold of Jay-Z, is well aware of his status as an artist and record label boss at Dream Big Empire. The good-natured don of the working class can rap like the most vulgar deacon you’ll ever meet, driven by reactionary outbursts of authenticity and real Hip-Hop. Much like

Ramirez Coiva – “I’m Walking Away” shines in the way the guitar and string arrangements are so well put together

Ramirez Coiva regards himself as a Citizen of the World, who has been writing and making music since 2000. His single “I’m Walking Away” was written and recorded in Istanbul (Turkey), a couple of years ago. The song is a hybrid between the alternative rock guitar sound of the past and a look toward a more modern, sleeker pop sound. One thing is clear on this track, there are very few people that can match Ramirez Coiva’s all-embracing songwriting talent. Regardless of style, whether it’s heavy guitars or strings, keyboards and drums, a great song is a great song, and

“Time” – The new single and video release by APKLYPZ

“Time” in the world of APKLYPZ is the unknown march into darkness. The trippy mind-bending perceptions of infinity. The psychedelic wanderings of a consciousness loose in the cosmos. The groove between space and time, the analog and the digital, reality and illusion.  Audiovisual artist APKLYPZ combines dense dreamy trip-hop and psychedelic visuals to create a cinematic experience called a “form of escapism” by Electro Wow. Every APKLYPZ production is a vivid world of expression and “…an enthralling and emotive listen which is accompanied by a spellbinding video”. Seasoned by decades as a bass auteur and years as a globetrotting

“KETAMER” – Doc Ketamer is absolutely at the top of his game

Doc Ketamer is a DJ / producer born in Naples. At the age of 20 he started traveling throughout Europe organizing juggling shows. From the year 2000 he began to collaborate and play with different sound systems. In those years he focused on live sets. In this same period he founded the KML sound system KML, which almost immediately joined the larger collective Black Sheep. After this experience, and having played all over Europe, DJ Ketamer – as he was called then – rediscovered his passion for vinyl and began playing different styles on various occasions in social centers and

International Independent Entertainer, Cips is preparing his latest album and tour!

Cips, pronounced (Sip’s) is an international independent entertainer who has done various showcases and has toured multiple times across Canada and United States. Cips has currently accomplished three Canadian tours and two American tours so far. Performing in various major cities across Canada and United States such as Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Miami, Houston, Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, etc. Cips has also worked alongside various artists in the music Industry such as Sayzee, Big Trill, Merkules, Stitches, and many more. His latest project titled ‘Codeine Cowboyz’ was completely created, mixed and mastered in Miami, FL, produced by Supply & Demand,

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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