Top 7 Radio Stations That Will Actually Play Independent Artists

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Here's an honest look at some places for indie artists to get radio promotion. Without the support of a label, an extremely connected A&R, or a heavyweight radio promoter on your side it would be difficult to get a massive radio campaign going.

I don't want you to be confused. This list is not going to places you can get 1,000,000,000 listeners for $5 (If you find that place please let me know). However, I've searched the depths of the internet to find some quality opportunities for artists to get radio play.

There should be opportunities for artists here regardless of genre. Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Smooth, R&B, EDM, Funk, etc. are all welcome!

Commercial radio is usually an arena where you do have to either have a load of cash or do some back handed things to get in, but these days you don't need commercial radio to make a big impact. There's more power in the artists hands now than ever before! Spend your money wisely and you could be doing some big things in music.

If you're an artist out there who makes quality music and wants to add radio promotion into your music marketing efforts, then this is for you!

KISS INTERNATIONAL 107.7 FM

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Kiss will guarantee your airplay on a national and international level. PLEASE remember that in order to be on the radio your song needs to be PROFESSIONAL. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Mixed and mastered engineering and professional instrumentals.

The station spins also pay royalties to the artists, so make sure you are signed up with a PRO (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC). If you don't know what those are you are not ready for international radio play yet and should submit to podcasts instead for the moment.

A PRO is a performance rights organization. Every time your music is played on radio or television you get a royalty. You can find out more information on their websites.

RADIO POWER FM

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I’m speaking of affiliate marketing here. Music affiliate programs are available in a number of places. I go over this concept in-depth in my book, The Unconventional 6-Figure Music Business, but essentially it’s like riding someone else’s coat tails.

Say you notice there’s a business that sells Hip Hop instrumentals, music promotion, and books gigs for artists. You’d ask them if they had an affiliate program where they give you a special tracking link to place on your website and social media, and they’ll give you a percentage of the sales for qualified traffic you refer.

I do this with a number of products and have my own affiliate program that you can make money off too! Click the button below for more info.

NLD RADIO ATL

This is real simple.

Play your song on NLD RADIO ATL.

Your song will play on NLD RADIO.

Your single promotion will be placed on NLD SOLUTIONS website.

This is designed to give you Organic feedback. Before you spend on a record that will/won't go anywhere, you need to test and see if people like it before you dump real money into it. This is perfect for that!

Broadcasting at FM Quality

This is the rotation. If you don't see your genre... This station may not be your cup of tea.

SUNDAY SKOOL (GOSPEL)
*5AM - 7AM

JAZZ N JUICE
*7AM SMOOTH JAZZ & SOUL
*9AM REGGAE
*11AM MIDDAY MIX

MORNING N AFTERNOON DRIVE
*12PM FUNK & SOUL
*1PM 80's & 90's R&B
*2PM MI CASA (DEEP HOUSE)

REGULAR ROTATION
*3PM NEW HIP-HOP & R&B RELEASES
*7PM OL' SKOOL HIP-HOP

THE GRIND SHOW (EXPLICT)
*9PM ALL D.C. GO-GO
*9:30PM INDIE/SHOUTOUT SHOW
*10:30PM ALL RAW HIP-HOP
*12 MIDNIGHT GUEST DJ
*1AM ALL RAW R&B

THE THUNDER STORM (SLOW)
*2AM - 5AM

COLLEGE RADIO PLAY

What Is Included:

  • 1 track included in the next month's playlist rotation on this station
  • Rotation is approximately 3+ spins per day for a least 30, 60 or 90 days depending on the airtime package you select.
  • Listed on the College Underground Radio playlist
  • Be heard by thousands of listeners and website visitors in 100+ countries
  • Possible inclusion on some of the CUR Future Sound Radio shows

MS. DYNASTY PROMOTION

Get your music into radio rotation on a royalty paying Internet radio station for one month guaranteed! "Basic Gig" will get you approx. 1 play per day, 30 spins per month. The "Gig Extra (Heavy Rotation)" will get you approx. 140 spins per month/30 days.

Get royalties for your music, get heard by 100's of listeners monthly.

Radio station's ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange royalties and performance fees are reported and paid through StreamLicensing™ LLC.

Station is syndicated on various websites including the TuneIn Radio App. 

Try the "Gig Extra's" for more air time and exposure, get the most out of this exclusive Fiverr offer!

Notice

**By choosing this gig you certify that you are the owner or authorized representative of the music. In order to receive royalties, you must be affiliated with one or all of the following; ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and/or SoundExchange.

Note: If you are not signed up to one or more of these companies, royalties will not be issued, but music will still be played.

*I will accept unregistered music, with the understanding that royalties will not be paid.

*Currently Accepting: HipHop/Rap, R&B, Pop/EDM, Reggae/Caribbean genres.

**Other Genres To Be Announced**

SPINZ FM

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Get your music into radio rotation on a royalty paying Internet radio station for one month guaranteed! "Basic Gig" will get you approx. 1 play per day, 30 spins per month. The "Gig Extra (Heavy Rotation)" will get you approx. 140 spins per month/30 days.

Get royalties for your music, get heard by 100's of listeners monthly.

Radio station's ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange royalties and performance fees are reported and paid through StreamLicensing™ LLC.

Station is syndicated on various websites including the TuneIn Radio App. 

Try the "Gig Extra's" for more air time and exposure, get the most out of this exclusive Fiverr offer!

Notice

**By choosing this gig you certify that you are the owner or authorized representative of the music. In order to receive royalties, you must be affiliated with one or all of the following; ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and/or SoundExchange.

Note: If you are not signed up to one or more of these companies, royalties will not be issued, but music will still be played.

*I will accept unregistered music, with the understanding that royalties will not be paid.

*Currently Accepting: HipHop/Rap, R&B, Pop/EDM, Reggae/Caribbean genres.

**Other Genres To Be Announced**

STAR INTL FM

A wonderful opportunity with special prices to boost the exposure of your track or commercial ad on one of the top radio stations.

Music wise, all genres are accepted, no explicit lyrics, and the main artist should be the official owner of the submitted track.

Our station has a huge number of listeners, a top Linkedin page full of REAL FOLLOWERS, and its spins are counted for the top Charts! Notice that the charts don’t count the spins of weak radios, so yes, our radio is a prime one!

For $5, your ad or track will be played one time and a screenshot proof will be given.

For $25, your ad or track will be played for ONE MONTH (5 times per day) and you will receive the station link in the delivery! But if you pay $35 your ad or track will be played for a month, and it will be published on the station’s Linkedin’, and additionally our DJs will play it in their gigs!

And for $55 we can send an audio proof containing the song with the radio jingle as well!

We have also other additional options to do a written interview with the artist or Business Owner, or to add a voice over the music track. Please check the extras and let's hit it!

CONCLUSION

Good luck with the submissions. Do not forget that radio is only one aspect of promotion though. You can still get other high quality organic promotions with the resources provided here:

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