This edition of Ralston and Sink’s Virtual Podcast checks in with WYCE-FM honchos to offer up practical advice for local and regional acts in submitting their music to radio stations.
Burned CDs with a name scrawled in marker across the top with absolutely no track listings.
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Songs with questionable language that aren’t identified as such on submissions.
Bands that don’t provide any information about the genre of music they play, where they’re from or where they might be performing.
Those are just some of the mistakes local and regional artists make when submitting their recordings to Grand Rapids community radio station WYCE-FM, which plays more Michigan artists than any other station in the state.
So, RSVP Music Chat hosts Ralston Bowles and John Sinkevics sat down with three key staffers at the radio station – music operations coordinator Shane German, program director Matt Jarrells and station operations and programming coordinator Cassie Betten – to pinpoint just what it takes for bands and solo artists to put their best foot forward in getting music played on the air and, consequently, nominated for WYCE’s annual Jammie Awards.
For some newcomers to the music scene, communicating with the radio media might be a baffling mystery. This edition of the RVSP Music Chat cuts through that fog with practical advice that also can be applied to submitting music and information to publications such as Local Spins.
More details about submitting your music to WYCE can be found online: Guidelines for Submitting Music to WYCE
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