Radio Promotion: How To Get a Song On The Radio
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Radio Promotion: How To Get a Song On The Radio

Learn What It Takes To Get a Song On The Radio Without Emptying Your Pockets
4.3 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,918 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How To Write a Song For Radio
  • Hire a Radio Promoter
  • How To Get a Song Played On The Radio
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  • a desire to succeed in the music industry

Last Updated March 16th 2016: Added Lecture - How To Conduct Yourself In An Interview

As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 19 different countries.

I've spent thousands and thousands of dollars promoting my songs to radio with tons of success as well as failure.

Radio is an amazing amplifier and still the #1 way to reach a HUGE amount of people and build a fanbase.

The difference between an artist doing good or doing great is most times dependent on radio.

I encourage my students to have at least 1-3 radio singles per album to promote to radio stations.

I have put this course together for you - to which you have full lifetime access, including all the updates, for free.

I "take you by the hand" and "behind the scenes" and show you everything, explaining it in simple detail with videos and written support lectures.

See exactly why I've been so successful with radio and also learn from my mistakes.

I respond to all my students questions so please take advantage of my experience and post a question in the discussion so I can help further.


Who is the target audience?
  • Artists
  • Managers
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Why Radio Works & My Story of Failure and Success
8 Lectures 42:15

Radio still works despite the myth that no one listens to radio anymore. The truth is radio is the #1 marketing tool record labels still use to sell millions of records.

Preview 04:09

My Story of success and failure at radio.

Preview 07:40

This clip is from the billboard charts in Canada when I had my first mainstream hit with the song Every Time You Run

Preview 1 page

Payola is defined as labels or independent radio promoters paying or bribing radio stations to play songs on their station.

What is Payola

1) Hire a Radio Promoter (they call them indies)

2) Sign with a record label and either they use there in house staff or hire independent promoters.

How Much Does It Cost To Get a Song On The Radio

College radio is an important piece of any indie marketing campaign. The company I used and recommend is called

How To Get On College Radio & Is It Worth The Money?

In this lecture I tell you how to find a great radio promoter, plugger or tracker to help get your song played on the radio.

How To Find a Good Radio Promoter, Plugger

When you start getting your songs on the radio you will be asked to record radio liners for stations.

Radio Liners
Getting Your Song Ready For Radio
5 Lectures 18:03

Looking at the statistics and radio charts most radio songs are 3 to 3:45. There are anomalies that are up to 4 minutes long but that is not common.

How Long Does Your Song Have To Be For Radio To Play It

Editing your song for radio is all part of the game in getting your song played. Do whatever it takes even if you have to do a special version for specific radio stations.

Why There Is a Radio Edit

You should make sure your song is mixed and mastered before you send it to a radio promoter.

Mixing & Mastering Your Song For Radio

Performing at radio stations is a great way to build relationships with program directors.

Performing Live At Radio Stations

It's important to prepare yourself for radio interviews so that they go smooth and you build the relationship further.

How To Conduct Yourself In a Radio Interivew
Alternatives To Radio Promotion
1 Lecture 04:07

You want to get radio play during prime time not in the middle of the night when no one is listening.

Radio Spins: Why Not All Radio Spins Are Created Equal
Bonus Lectures
7 Lectures 25:26

Radio is not always going to be the #1 way to sell records.. The internet will eventually take over. It's not a matter of if but when. Mass appeal radio, saturation radio play, is still the single most powerful connective roadway for an artist to fans… Mass appeal radio is still the one last barrier that has to be broken down… It’s a very symbiotic relationship between the major music companies and the major radio stations. Once that link is broken, then I think the game is over, then I think the Internet reality, the ability to do all of the pieces of the puzzle, to get from an unknown artist to someone who can sell serious numbers of recordings, that’s when I think that game will be in a whole new dimension."

–Al Teller

Is Radio Dying & What Can We Do To Prepare For The Future

There are huge opportunities outside of radio promotion to get your music in front of new fans. YouTube Ads, Facebook Ads, Touring & TV/Film Placements

Alternatives To Radio Promotion.. What If I Don't Want To Get On The Radio

You have to be willing to do what others won't so you can results others can't get.

Preview 04:53

The competition is thick but there is still a huge gap and opportunity for new artists to get played on the radio.

How Hard Is It To Get On The Radio: Understanding The Competition

How many radio adds you got this week determines how many spins you get which impacts your wallet.

Radio Adds, Add Date & Spins

Radio campaigns can last anywhere from 2-7 months.

How Long Does a Radio Campaign Last For?

How To Write a Radio Hit Song Cheat Sheet
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About the Instructor
Christopher Greenwood
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Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

Why are 36,000+ students enrolled in my Udemy courses?

As an entrepreneur, I have spent over a decade building multiple businesses in the music industry, real estate & online marketing. I believe in a no debt philosophy - and that good morals is good economics

Learn from someone living out everything he teaches!

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Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world's most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn't just led to 300,000-plus album sales and five coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.