This is part of our ongoing series discussing getting on the radio. To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried to get on the radio, check out our list of related articles. To get radio airplay, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.
What is your band name?
Tell us about your band.
I play Country and Americana music. I’ve been with myself my whole life 🙂 . I think one of my highlights was being a on a PBS special with Charlie Daniels and praying with him before the show. Very cool dude! My main goal right now is to make a living and touch as many lives as I can with my music.
Have you ever had your music played on College or FM Radio?
I have been played on both College and FM Radio. A Christmas song I wrote was once played on over 6000 stations. I also had a Top Ten song on Adult Contemporary Radio with my song “America” I think that song was played something like 16,000 times on FM Radio for the life of the Radio Campaign.
What things did your band try in order to get on the radio and did they work?
The best way to get played is to hire a radio promoter and then do a radio tour. Radio tours give you the ability to befriend the Program Directors and they are more apt to add you and spin you a lot if they meet you and like you. Be nice and polite and thank them for taking the time to meet with you. Don’t be a jerk or a snob. You reap what you sew in the radio world. Its a very tight knit community and if you come off as an ass, it will get around the community pretty quickly.
Stay tuned for our next installment of “Get on the Radio: Tales of Toil and Triumph”! Be sure to submit music for radio airplay on Earbits!