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.
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See exactly why I've been so successful with radio and also learn from my mistakes.
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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.
My Story of success and failure at radio.
This clip is from the billboard charts in Canada when I had my first mainstream hit with the song Every Time You Run
Payola is defined as labels or independent radio promoters paying or bribing radio stations to play songs on their station.
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.
College radio is an important piece of any indie marketing campaign. The company I used and recommend is called http://www.tinderbox.com
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.
When you start getting your songs on the radio you will be asked to record radio liners for stations.
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.
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.
You should make sure your song is mixed and mastered before you send it to a radio promoter.
Performing at radio stations is a great way to build relationships with program directors.
It's important to prepare yourself for radio interviews so that they go smooth and you build the relationship further.
You want to get radio play during prime time not in the middle of the night when no one is listening.
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."
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
You have to be willing to do what others won't so you can results others can't get.
The competition is thick but there is still a huge gap and opportunity for new artists to get played on the radio.
How many radio adds you got this week determines how many spins you get which impacts your wallet.
Radio campaigns can last anywhere from 2-7 months.
Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur
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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.