Top 7 Radio Stations That Will Actually Play Independent Artists

radio stations that play independent artists

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!

MAKE SURE YOU'RE COLLECTING ALL YOUR ROYALTIES

Firstly, you'll want to be registered with a PRO (Performance Rights Organization) like ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC that can collect money on your behalf whenever songs are placed on the radio.

Next, you'll want to register your releases through services like Tunecore.

Tunecore collects about 50% of royalties that your PRO doesn't. Your mechanical royalties and direct licensing royalties can make up a good portion of your income if your song starts to pick up traction, so be sure to sign up with Tunecore in the button below and pay the one time $75 fee in the Music Publishing section.

They let you submit as many tracks as you want with the one time fee for licensing opportunities with TV, Film, and more.

START COLLECTING MORE ROYALTIES WITH TUNECORE HERE

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**

CLICK HERE FOR MS. DYNASTY RADIO PROMOTION

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

CLICK HERE FOR NLD RADIO ATL

SPINZ FM

Radio play

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**

CLICK HERE FOR SPINZ FM

DTONG SPORTS TALK & MUSIC SHOW

DTong is actually a radio podcast, which means that he releases his episodes directly online. His station is available just about everywhere including iTunes, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Spreaker, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Periscope, and GooglePlay.

With large following, DTong is a great way to get your music to active listeners. He offers 3 great packages through Fiverr and people love his service. He has over 1,000 5 star reviews and his promotion is only getting better!

This may not be traditional airplay, but his service was too good not to include in this article. Give him a try!

CLICK HERE FOR DTONG

SUSSEX FM

Offering promotion services through Fiverr, you are guaranteed airplay on SussexFM. They have three packages ranging from 1 month to 8 months of rotation in on their station.

They have had some big names come through their studio for interviews like Mike Jones, Cece Peniston, and Chad Lindberg, so it is an established station. As a UK based station, this is a great way to start building an international following.

CLICK HERE FOR SUSSEX FM

KISS HIP HOP & RNB RADIO

Kiss 104.7 was created to provide a platform for artists seeking legit FM radio airplay. Real listeners, real song rotation. Some internet stations claim they will provide 500 - 5000 plays for 5 bucks. The question is how do you know if anyone is listening?

If no one is listening, then you are literally throwing your money away. Kiss offers REAL listeners that listen in cars, homes, and via radio. If you have ever contacted major stations for promotion, then you will know that the cost can be VERY expensive.

For those that want to "hear" their music on the radio, then the basic 25 dollar package is for you. If you want an additional promotion, we offer packages that offer substantial airplay! Ask about the Managers Special. We do have stations that are BDS/Media base and BMI/ASCAP.

KISS 104.7

KISS ROCK/POP RADIO

This is the same as the one above, but for the Rock and Pop side of the station.

CLICK HERE FOR KISS POP/ROCK RADIO

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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