Jim Aikin Posted July 17, 2001 Share Posted July 17, 2001 Hey, folks-- Got a general research-type question here. Hoping to get some feedback that will help focus a project I'm working on. Here's the question: What experiences (good, bad, or hilarious) have you had getting independently produced music tracks played on the radio stations in your own geographical area? My guess, which could be wrong, is that local musicians are very much marginalized when it comes to getting airplay. My guess is that the more successful stations in any radio market won't play local music at all -- unless we broaden the term "local music" to include major-label releases by big-name touring artists who happen to live in the local area. My guess is that there may be some (limited) access to the airwaves for local musicians via the lower-power and less successful stations. Even at these stations, though, I'd bet local musicians often find themselves competing for attention with high-powered out-of-town publicists who are trying to break new national acts. Am I too cynical? Or is the reality even worse than I imagine? A secondary question: Does anyone know of resources on the web where radio playlists and demographics are readily available? The only ground rule I'd like to suggest for this discussion is that I'd like to hear about your success (or lack of it) with well-produced CD tracks in recognized genres -- rock, lite jazz, etc. I'm less concerned about mp3s. --Jim A. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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