"Hi this is [INSERT NAME HERE]. It says my demo was reviewed, but I didn't hear it in the broadcast?"
If you've sent us a demo for review, see your name on the "In the Studio..." segment, but didn't hear your music on a show, here is why...
The show that you hear is actually one of three edits, which are created for the various markets that run Music Business Radio. We have a standard version for commercial radio stations, a "non-comm" version for non-commercial version, which is a little longer, for stations which do not have commercials, and an online version. Editing the "Demo Derby" segment of the show is one of the ways we work around getting the perfect show length-- play a demo a bit longer, cut it off sooner, or sometimes remove the review from the show all together.
Because of this, we've got a lot of music which was reviewed by guests, but never aired. This content is used for other sections of the show, including bonus "online only" episodes and "best of" episodes.
So if you've seen that your music was reviewed by us, know that the review will see the light of day...eventually.
And if your music hasn't been reviewed by us, know that we're getting to it. :)
Here's the address for those of you who want to send something in:
Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. ATTN: Music Business Radio - Demo Derby 1310 Clinton St. Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37203
NOTE: Please be sure to include your web address, so we can tell people where to find out more information about you.
Ken Mansfield was the former US Manager for Apple Records as well as the US/UK liaison for the Beatles. He toured with them, wrote songs with them, and will share his experience with you, on the next episode of Music Business Radio.
Ken has a new book, The White Book, which talks about his time working alongside the Beatles. This is your opportunity to win a copy of the White Book for free.
Ken has worked with a number of top artists including Stan Kenton,
Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Lou Rawls, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, the
Beach Boys, and the Band. As a producer, he has done work for Don Ho,
David Cassidy, Waylon Jennings, Andy Williams, and many more.
Ken is our next guest on Music Business Radio and it's an episode you won't want to miss. He shared a lot of great stories about the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and more.
A lot of stuff happens when we tape an episode of Music Business Radio... And we have guests that usually give us more content than we're able to put on the air, or stimulate discussions that would be just too long for the broadcast version of the show. We only have an hour, you know.
That's why we've just started up a podcast-only segment, the Music Business Radio Post-Show Show. In it, you'll get the "deep thoughts" from David Hooper, producer Gary Kraen, and engineer Dan Buckley the current episode's topic and how bands, musicians, songwriters, and others in the music business can learn from it.
For example, a couple of days ago, the main show was with media coach Wayne Kelly. We talked about how people in the music business can use the power of radio (and other media) to get the word out about gigs, new releases, and other projects via interviews.
So the Post-Show Show talked about the booking process for Music Business Radio, how we pick guests, why we pick them, etc. And, since Dan has a show of his own, where he interviews bands and musicians coming through town, we talked about how he does the same thing.
If you want to know how to get on the radio to plug your stuff, this is for you.
The Post-Show Show is the real, nitty gritty stuff we can't put on broadcast radio. We name names and give specific details that you won't get on elsewhere, yet compliments what we talk about on the broadcast show.
The Music Business Radio Post-Show Show is coming soon and it will be delivered exclusively via this web site... Subscribe to the podcast to make sure you don't miss it.
David here. As you probably know, Music Business Radio is recorded and produced at the Tuned In Broadcasting Studios in Nashville, TN, home of WRLT. Because of the connection with the radio station, we get access to a lot of great content such as artist interviews.
And as you might know, the people behind Music Business Radio also spend on a lot of time on the air themselves. For example, our engineer, Dan Buckley, has a daily show, where he talks live with artists who are coming through town.
During interviews like this, there is often time to ask about what these artists think about the music business and get advice for upcoming music business people. I think this is something Music Business Radio listeners can learn from.
And it's not just artists we have access to... Record label guys, promotion people, and other music business professionals are always dropping by the station for various things. When they do, we mic them and start asking questions. :)
The problem is that all this great content doesn't work within the broadcast show. We get a question in here and there, but nothing is really organized in a specific way. It's an interview with an artist one minute, a label guy the next, and a promotion guy the next...
But it would work here...as a bonus segment you could download online.