Getting radio airplay for your music
Blog by Music Business School under Media, Music Training & Careers
That journey should begin at a local level via the BBC Introducing uploader. "This is a great way to get our attention at BBC Radio. It’s surprising how many artists don’t use this path to get music to us when we are always listening to tracks that have been uploaded. Once you’ve been played on your local Introducing Show then your next target should be the shows that are on air from midnight to 4am, from there the shows that are on air from 10pm to midnight." explains Bursey. "In terms of how to send us music, using a plugger is a great idea as they are a trusted source for us to find new music. However if you want to DIY sending your music to radio then send us tracks via a streaming service, such as SoundCloud so we can have a listen; then also give us a download link so that if we like the music we can grab the MP3 or WAV file. The important thing here is that for a first listen we don’t want to download or sign in to anything. It has to be click and play."
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