I’ve just read that the application to enable Hastings Rock radio station to return in 2015 is just about to be sent off. That’s great news.
What that means is that it is now time for me to start collecting together new local music for potential airplay during their broadcast. I already have some good tracks in my database, but there’s always room for more.
Apart from tracks to include on my own Local Music Show, I also sort out the local music that is used on Hastings Rock’s ‘A List’ Playlist. These tracks are played regularly throughout the broadcast, alongside all the new releases and album tracks from more established artists.
So, how can you get your music considered for airplay? Well the usual rules apply:
1 – Music must be original material. No cover versions please, they won’t be played.
2 – All songs must be of broadcastable quality and include NO swearing.
3 – Artists must be from the Hastings Rock broadcast area. That is Rye to Eastbourne and inland as far as approx Hurst Green. I may play music from places as far afield as Brighton, Ashford and Tunbridge Wells etc, if space and time allows.
4 – All songs must be on CD, or mp3. A good biog is also very useful.
5 – Your music doesn’t have to be ‘Rock’. I do push the musical boundaries, within reason, during the Local Music Shows, so other genre’s will be considered.
6 – There is no guarantee that your music will be played.
If you think you fit the bill, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
One more thing to add. I can’t do interviews, or live sessions, during the Local Music Shows, so please don’t ask.
By the way, Hastings Rock is pencilled in to run between Saturday 2nd and Friday 29th May 2015. Stay tuned for more news.
I look forward to hearing from you.