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!

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1. KISS INTERNATIONAL 107.7 FM

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.

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2. RADIO POWER FM

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"I will play your song for ONE WEEK (minimum 5 times per day) on Radio Power 77.7 FM

A screenshot will be given as a proof of placement as well as a link to hear the station!

ALL GENRES ARE ACCEPTED and NO EXPLICIT LYRICS please… Every song should be legally owned by its main artist.

We also have options to play your song for a month (25$) or 2 months (45$), as well as to interview the artist in an oral or written way, please check the extras.

We also have another option to record a voice over the track mentioning the names of the artist, song and main link every time it’s played (one-time fee of 50$).

We also do offer an optional extra of giving an MP3 recording of your track that includes the radio jingle while it's played for an additional 50$.

Please check the extras for full info and order now before the prices increase!"

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3. 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

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4. COLLEGE RADIO CAMPAIGN

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
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5. 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**

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6. Spinz FM

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  • 2 for 1 Gig !!! - I will FEATURE your MUSIC on our PLAYLIST on our RADIO STATION and Tweet your graphics and details to our followers for 30 days
  • This package covers the needs of your song to be HEARD on Radio and your online presence across the Twitterverse
  • Hiphop, Soul, RnB, Reggae, Dance, Pop, EDM and IDM genres of music are welcome.
  • Twitter details can include up to 2 photos and links to your official websites, social media  and 1 embedded video (YouTube or Vimeo).
  • NOTE: You will need to supply the text needed for the twitter promo. Text must be at least 100 characters long.
  • We may choose to edit your text to enhance impact if necessary.
  • If you would like to have more than 1 song play-listed, please get the extras!
  • If you have any doubts or questions please message me first before purchasing!
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7. 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!

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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:

SHARING IS SEXY!

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