How does Radiodirectx promote my
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What would you need from me
to get started?
- Provide payment and set a "Release
Date" (new releases each
- Mail your CD or Email Your
Song Samples (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Do you have some references
for the results you have produced?
Yes - many. You are welcome to contact
several of our artist/clients for
their feedback about our service.
Contact references will be provided
upon request. You can also read
Do we need a contract to outline
all of the terms and expectations?
No. Our service is very straight
forward. We list your CD for a six
month term, notify our radio &
media (& club Djs if applicable)
about your release - they request
copies if suitable for their programming
or review. We've kept it as easy
as possible to use for both artists
and Radio/Media. If you would like
a contract - we are happy to provide
one if requested.
Are there any other contacts,
e-mails etc.. of people we can talk
to at RadioDirectX?
Absolutely. You can call us
Toll Free @ 1-888-746-7234 or email
On top of the fee am I also expected
to ship enough stock to you for
distribution to the stations that
make a CD request.
We only require the promotion
fee. Shipping and postage costs
are your responsibility. There are
no additional fee's once you've
provided payment for your promotional
Can I get a list of member stations?
I just want to cross check my
list so I'm not sending out info
to stations I'm already covering
Why is your Jazz Service price
higher than other genres?
We have a large jazz radio &
media member list (Over 1400). The
response is higher for jazz the
other genres due to the number of
Radio & Media which requires
more work to administrate your release
- including monitoring hundreds
of playlists weekly worldwide.
Do you service just Internet
Not at all. Radiodirectx mainly
services FM/AM, Satellite, Syndicated
Programs, Magazines, eZines, Digital
Radio, College Radio, & some
select Internet Stations.
How do I know these stations
We spend approx. 20 hours weekly
researching new potential Radio,
Media & Club DJs. Visiting their
websites, reviewing the formats
of music they work with, confirming
addresses and employment. Once we've
verified a station / media, we send
an invitation to join Radiodirectx.
Once registered, we verify them
from our database once again and
approve their account. For Radio
& Media who hear about our service
from other DJs - we put them through
the same review process. OUr goal
is to ensure all registered Radio
& Media are real and all information
provided is accurate.
What if I already serviced a
radio station on your list?
As all stations have a variety of
hosts/DJs, we work can work with
many DJs from the same station -
all with different types of radio
shows, listeners and show times
during the week. If you have already
serviced a station it may only be
available in the New Release section
or it was sent directly to only
one show host - either way, it is
more effective to have more than
one person at a station playing
your CD as it will result in more
airplay - which can lead to more
exposure and potential playlisting.
Sometimes we service each show host
which is very effective as some
also moonlight as Club DJs
and can then take your CD and showcase
it to their audiences - this equals
additional exposure and airplay.
Do we service commercial radio
stations in North America?
Yes & No.
Commercial Radio across North America
is extremely competitive. You are
up against all the Major Label releases
and what is on the charts. If you
don't have a strong enough story
or buzz about you, chances are that
your release will not be considered.
Radiodirectx does service Mixshows
on Commercial Stations, NAC/Smooth
Jazz, Stations with local of Indie
spotlight programs and a few smaller
Mom and Pop stations that will give
Indie's a chance.
If you are seeking commercial radio
airplay in North America you will
require a professional promotion
company with strong relationships
and experience. As an example: Music
Media Network, our parent company
has been promoting music to Commercial
Radio since 1989 working with artists
such as Hootie & The Blowfish,
Celine Dion, Richard Marx, Men Without
Hats, Maestro and many more.
Commercial Radio Promotion requires
a full time committment to the project
and that means established relationships
and expertise. In the USA you will
need even more than a professional
promotion company - you will need
a "Story" about your music
(signed to a major label or distributor,
video on MTV, etc..). You need something
that will help get you in the door
- and then you'll need to have a
large budget as radio promotion
does not come cheap. One radio "ADD"
at one station can cost several
thousand dollars - multiply that
by 50 stations and you're looking
at nearly 100,000 US$ for promotion.
Remember - you are competing with
the biggest stars who have the budget
and marketing power to create hits.
What type of radio stations
& media will my music be serviced
RDX works with a very wide variety
of radio stations and media. At
radio we service the following types
of Radio Stations & Media
- International Programming (Voice
- Satellite Radio
- Digital Radio
- National Networks
- Regional Networks
- Syndicated Programming
- Commercial Stations (mostly
- Local Stations
- Community Stations
- College Radio
- Internet Radio Programs with
a significant listenership.
- Club Djs
- SoundSystems worldwide.
- DJ Record Pools
- Music Video TV Programming
For Media we service
- International publications
- National Publications
- Regional Publications,
- Local Publications,
- Freelance Writers
Do I need Distribution?
We've found that it is enough
to have your CD available on a reputable
website such as Amazon.com
Radiodirectx is a global service
and your music will be heard worldwide.
Having a central website for people
to purchase your releases is all
that is needed.