Radio happily accepts submissions from artists wishing airplay.
I ask the following:
to the station first and ask yourself--does my music fit into this
If you have a website that lists
radio stations providing airplay to your music, I would appreciate a
link to this website. Why? Because your fans ought to know that they
can hear your music on this station.
What to Send
If possible, I prefer to
receive a professionally duplicated production run airplay/promo
copy of your CD. I will accept electronic audio files if CDs are
not available. I would prefer to download them myself - please
do not send mp3 files as attachments without asking first.
Given the high cost of postage, I am happy to
download work, especially from artists who live overseas and in
Canada, but also from independent artists. Please send me an email
with a direct link to the tracks you wish me to preview.
One-sheet (bio, info about
the album, etc.)
Please completely tag your mp3 files (artist,
track name, album name).
MP3 files via e-mail. I will
be happy to visit a direct download link, but I would prefer not to
receive mp3 attachments. Please ask before you send an mp3 file
Don't send me an email invitation to visit your
website and listen to your music. I barely have enough time to
preview the physical disks I receive as well as the other audio
files I've been asked to download. If you send me a direct
link to files to download, then I can download them and listen at my
convenience. Honestly, I will forget to visit your website,
but I will click on a link to download an mp3 directly.
CD-R demos of your songs -
given how relatively inexpensive home recording equipment and CD
pressing services have become, I don't think this is unreasonable.
Where to Send What You're Sending
Submissions may be sent to:
c/o Greg Grant
6333 Well Fleet Dr
Columbus OH 43231
Other things you ought to know:
I will be happy to confirm whether I
received a CD you sent, but I would prefer not to receive e-mails asking
me how I liked it.
If I add
your music to Festival Radio, I will post that fact to my
blog. I also report all
adds to the Folk DJ List (FOLKDJ-L), I may or may not
your music on the blog. You are free to use any unsolicited
comment that I might make on your music for your own publicity purposes.
If I do not volunteer comment, that does not mean I did not like it -
adding it to Festival Radio means that I found something I liked well
enough to put in front of my listeners as worthy of being heard by them.
I just might not have anything to say about it other than that it is
worthy of airplay.
Generally, physical CDs get
reviewed more quickly than mp3 files because I can listen to them at work
and in my car.
It may take me a few
weeks to preview your music. I try to review music in
something akin to the order they are received, but if I get the new
advance CD in the mail from Nanci Griffith or Pierce Pettis, it's going
into the preview queue before your CD, and that's just the way it is.
You can see whether your music is in rotation on any station on live365 by
going to the Listen page and
entering your name or the album name in the search box. Any station
that has your music in rotation or has played it recently will be returned
by the search function.
you're on Myspace.com, I'd like to be your
Festival Radio reserves the right NOT to add a submitted track for reasons
including, but not limited to the following:
Stylistically, it does not fit my
format. I know it seems like my format contains a wide variety of
material, but there are places stylistically I will not go.
Poor production quality
Off-pitch singing. I sing
classical music in a symphony chorus, so I know a little about
singing. I might excuse a missed note or two in an otherwise strong live
performance, but I will not air musicians with continuous pitch problems
in a studio setting.