Set Up an Account then Search, Connect and Get Airplay!
Before getting started, set up a free account (Setting up your profile in a captivating way is an important step if you want to capture fans, so don't hold back here). Upload your bands logo - avatar that reflects your personal branding , style or personality; one that aims to attract like minded music connoisseurs. Provide links such as a website, soundcloud, youtube, etc... Use descriptive search terms in your profile, such as genre, style, geographical location, music interests, instruments, etc... These will help selective music lovers from all over find you, connect with you and tune in to you.
Then enter into the search box a genre, style, or music interest, such as 'indie', 'pop', 'electronic', 'EDM', 'hip hop', 'jazz', 'baroque pop', 'shoegaze', 'zydeco', etc... Go as deep, niche, and sub genre as you wish to. Look for user logo - avatars attached with gold stars. These stars indicate the user is a DJ.
● Tune in to a like-minded DJ’s live radio show and feel out the vibe.
● Spark up an authentic online relatable conversation, by sending a Flag like the one below sent by indie band 'Get Back Shadow' to radio DJ 'DJ Nikkay Slikk'. It also works to send a radio DJ a comment, by posting it to one of their flags.
● Share links
● Ask for feedback
● Make a request for airplay. Discover all the radio DJs who welcome listener requests.
Access to a "Global Stage" For Indie Artists Who Want Airplay
How to Get Airplay?
1. Set up your profile on RadioFlag
2. Search and Connect with Like minded Radio DJ's
3. Build Rapport with Selected Radio DJ's, Share Music, Get Heard.
'Got Airplay?' is a new RadioFlag initiative that gives indie Music Artists and bands support to get their music spun on Real Radio, by Real Radio DJs. We want to serve our new Artist users in an equitable way, whereby Radio DJ's can act as scouts and promoters of new and local talent. In doing so, Artists and Bands can therefore get discovered, heard and amplified through free-form collaborations with like-minded Radio DJs.
College campuses drive so much of our popular culture, and it is especially where new music trends begin and new artists can break.
College Radio is where bands as big as Depeche Mode, Nirvana, U2, The Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The B-52's, R.E.M., etc... all began. It is where real radio DJs behind a turntable, help listeners discover new artists and music in ways computer algorithms and "push play" services like Pandora and Spotify just can't match.
Indie Artists Are Natural Entrepreneurial Minded Start Uppers
RadioFlag recognizes that music Artists / Bands and start-up businesses share similar characteristics, skills, and challenges, and that success is dependent on the way we focus towards our desires and actions. Both have to search for mates and collaborators that can share and see the vision. They both have to find a way to harmonize with different personalities and egos. They both share a 'DIY' and 'out of the box' ethos.
Forming a Relationship With a Like-Minded Enthusiast is the Most Authentic Way to Get Radio Airplay
The easiest way to accomplish this is to reach out to radio DJs on RadioFlag whose vibes align with yours. The earliest adopters using RadioFlag's platforms are College Radio DJs from all over world. They are the ones who understand through experience how to leverage our social platforms to get new music heard. Most RadioFlag DJs (including internet, indie, international, and community station DJs), consistently demonstrate that they are open to supporting new Artists and fresh perspectives. Artists who are passionate and self motivated, will find that when they follow our three step process, getting airplay is really just as simple as forming an an online relationship with another music lover with tastes that match their own.
Random and Erratic Gets You Static. Calm and Collected Gets You Connected
This isn't rocket science, just some willpower activation is all the energy you'll need to get some Radioplay. A little appreciation can go a long way in our community. DJs appreciate when listeners 'Flag' them with messages, and they are happy to interact with their 'special' RadioFlag listeners and play their requests. They show extra appreciation to their listeners tuning in on RadioFlag, so that’s why it behooves Artists to become supporters / listeners of their show. Enjoy the benefits of reciprocity that an intentional online collaboration of this kind can activate and amplify. This is by far a much better way to go about getting heard on-air, rather than randomly spamming multiple radio DJs and stations in a haphazard way. We have witnessed successful Artist – radio DJ relationship building in action. A bit of focused attention put into the process, sets the stage towards reaching a desired intention.
Being Unified With a Globally Expanding Social-Radio Community vs. Isolated Stations and Networks
Getting airplay from one radio DJ on RadioFlag, simultaneously gets the attention of hundreds and even thousands of radio DJs in the RadioFlag community, and can potentially generate a new following among listeners tuning in from all over the world. In addition, music bloggers scout out new talent on RadioFlag, searching for Artists who get airplay by connecting with radio DJs on RadioFlag. To start, 'The RadioStar Blog' considers all 'Got Airplay?' Artists for possible feature articles. RadioFlag also often spotlights 'Got Airplay? Artists', by promoting them throughout the community as 'Artist / Band of the Day'.
We can't wait to hear back from you when you get some radio airplay, or when you book an on-air interview or even a live radio - in studio session. When that happens, we will be happy to spread the word to our bloggers, who are always interested in helping promote up and coming artists! Together we will save and celebrate the RadioStars!
Rock On. Shine On. Flag On!
The RadioFlag Team