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Radio Distribution & Airplay Getting your songs on radio is a snap right? Guess again! Many Independent artists underestimate how tough it really is to get their songs played on the radio, outside the typical Garage Band format. The truth is Radio Stations are saturated with CD's already sent to them by Independent Artists hoping they can get some kind of free hook-up. Well here's what typically happens: your CD will end up in a bin or box, & after a month the bin will find it's way out to a dumpster. The truth is no one at the station is going to take the time to sort through the hundreds of CD's to find yours, & subsequently your best material and play it for you. I have seen this time & time again. Even if you know someone "on the inside" most program managers keep a tight leash on their programming & generally frown on this inside practice. I've even seen DJ's get fired over this. In fact most legitimate radio stations don't accept unsolicited material. So how do you as an independent artist get over this huge hurdle?

 

 

 

IMD highly recommends www.radiodirectx.com for effective Independent Radio Distribution and Promotion, here's why: 

 

How RDX Works RDX promotes your release to all Radio, Media & Club DJs (Club Djs for specific genres only) via our weekly release notices. They tell them what's new and what's hot each week. They contact RDX and preview any release they are interested in and if they like - they request a copy. RDX sends out a CD listing, complete with biography, reviews/quotes, streaming audio samples and the ability for all registered Radio, Club DJs & Media to request and receive a promotional copy of your CD for airplay and/or review.  You only mail your CD when requested. This saves you time, money, CDs and greatly increases the opportunity for radio airplay as each Radio/Media Member has to actually request your CD. In 4-5 weeks we ask that all Radio/Media Members that requested your CD to provide some type of feedback - charts, playlists, comments, reviews, etc.

 

RDX Release Sheet RDX creates a release sheet that includes everything our radio members want to see and hear ... your CD Cover, Bio, Audio Samples and a CD request form. This release sheet will be published in our next New Release Update. It goes out once a week. Our members preview your release and if they like what they see, they'll ask for your CD. Pop it in the mail and you've got airplay! If your music is good the above strategy should be an effective one.

 

RDX Coverage Includes

 

- XM and DMX Satellite Radio USA
- Nationally Syndicated Programs
- Commercial radio (all formats)
- Mix shows
- 100s of college & community stations
- 1500+ club DJs
- Record pools
- National radio networks
- 1,500 Internet Radio Stations
- And everyone else who demands the newest, the best, the fastest

 

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RDX Worldwide Promotional Coverage

 

Argentina

Astralia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Central African Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Luxembourg
Malta
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Puerto Rico
Romania
Scotland
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Ukraine
United Kingdom
USA
Venezuela

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Related Essays on getting Radio Airplay as an Independent Artist

 

Penetrating Radio - Method i

Penetrating Radio - Method II

Internet Radio Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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