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HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR SONG TO RADIO STATIONS IN 2020

February 5, 2020

By Laurance Bridge

 

Throughout 2019 we have published several videos and tips detailing how to get your music on the radio. This blog provides a practical route and is filled with submission links to popular radio stations around the UK.

Before diving into the specific radio stations links, lets recap on the top three tips that will give your tracks the best chance for radio success;

Make the Perfect Radio Edit

 

There is more information in the above link, however the three headlines are;

Edit out the swearing

Now, this should be self-explanatory but to get more radio traction you’ll need to keep the cussing to a minimum. Consider having a clean and dirty edit of your track.

Consider the Length of Your Track

There is a sweet spot of about 3 minutes in the perfect radio edit . There are obviously exceptions, but you’ll notice a successful song usually adheres to this rule. Creating a radio hit is an art – learn to enjoy the creative restriction.

The Importance of the Intro

Consider having an intro, this will allow the presenter some time to speak and introduce you before the singing starts. It can really help.

Write the Perfect Press Release

 

Writing a Press Release is an art form in itself – here are some top takeaways (Don’t forget to check the link in the title).

Keep it Short 

Your press release should be one-page maximum. If you have gone over consider revising it, a producer will want to scan through it to find your acts highlights.

The Layout

To keep it easy, here’s the best way to order your press release:

1.Your band or artist name.

2.The name of the single/EP

3.Have links embedded to the single or video (Professional Recording)

4.Artwork (Hi-Res Main Image/Hi-Res Professional Shots)

5.The Blurb

6.Social media contact info

This should all fit on one page!

The Links

Hyperlink any text to point to the relevant social media and streaming sites. It looks more professional and helps to condense your text. Also, get Soundcloud you can distribute private links incredibly efficiently with the platform.

The Blurb

This is your chance to show off a little bit – put your highlights in bold, so they are easily readable!

Make it Easy for the Radio Producer to Find You

Don’t tell people where to find you – give them links to your socials and streaming site. Always be thinking about making the presenters life as easy as possible!

Submit Your Music To These Radio Stations

 

So, if you have a professionally recorded radio edit and pro press release, you have all you need to start sending to the below links, good luck!

Amazing Radio
Genre: Rock/Alternative/Indie
Submit Your Music

BBC Introducing
Genre:
All
Submit your music here 

BBC 6 Music – Giles Peterson Show
Genre:
Hip Hop/Rap, Dance/Electronic, Soul/R&B/Funk, Jazz
Email: gilles.6music@bbc.co.uk  

Folk Radio
Genre:
Folk/Country
Submit your music here

Hard Rock Hell Radio
Genre:
Hard Rock /Metal
Submit your music here

Radio Reverb 97.2FM (Brighton)
Genre:
All
Submit your music here 

Rinse FM 106.8FM (London)
Genre:
Garage/Grime/Dubstep/House and Jungle
Submit your music here

Fresh on the Net
Genre: Alternative/Alt-Pop/Pop
Submit Your Music

Fab Music
Genre: Alternative/Rock/Pop
Submit Your Music

KiSS Radio
Genre: Pop/Mainstream
Submit your Music

Under Dogs With Lucy Leeds
Genre: Alternative/Rock/Pop
Submit Your Music

Unity Radio
Genre: Hip Hop/RNB/Grime/Garage/Bass Music/Drum & Bass/House/Reggae & Afrobeats
Submit Your Music

Radio Hartlepool
Genre: Mainstream/Local
Submit Your Music

KISSTORY
Genre: Old Skool and Anthems
Submit Your Music

Kerrang!!
Genre: Rock/Metal/Hard Rock
Submit Your Music

Planet Rock
Genre: Rock/Alternative Metal
Submit Your Music

Resonance FM
Genre: Alternative/Experimental
Submit Your Music

BBC Radio 1Xtra
Genre: Urban/Hip Hop/Grime
Submit Your Music

1BTN
Genre: Electronic/House/Techno/DNB
Submit Your Music

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