Sunday, December 31, 2017

How to Submit Your Music

Thank you for your interest in getting your music played on Aural Awakenings!

We currently accept submissions from recording artists, record labels and music promoters.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 

If you would like to submit your music for airplay consideration on Aural Awakenings 24/7 web station and/or a Mixcloud show, you may do so via the following:

Please familiarize yourself with our station’s format and the general atmosphere of our broadcast before submitting your work. We play a unique selection of non-mainstream music that mostly falls into the new age, neoclassical and contemporary instrumental genres, including varying styles of Celtic, acoustic and piano, as well as some cinematic and gentle vocal/world music.

Our playlists are human curated and each track is carefully selected, as opposed to being generated by an impersonal algorithm. 

Once your music has been previewed to determine if it’s a good fit for the program, selected tracks may be added to our 24/7 web station and/or featured at some point on a Mixcloud show. 

You may submit single tracks, extended plays or full-length albums. 

When submitting a full-length album, we may choose to select up to but not more than one-third of the total number of tracks on the album to include in rotation on our non-interactive 24/7 web station. 

Not more than one track from an album will be included per individual one-hour Mixcloud show, although other tracks from the album may be featured separately on other Aural Awakenings Mixcloud shows. 

Whenever your track plays on the 24/7 web station, the album artwork, artist name and track title will appear on our website player, as well as feature a “buy this album” link that directs listeners to the album’s (or single’s) online retail shop page, such as Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes or CD Baby. 

DIGITAL FORMAT: 

Please do not send us streaming-only files and links since we need the actual files in order to play your music. 

We accept digital files in MP3 format at 320 kbps. You may also send files in WAV or AAC format and we’ll convert them to MP3 files, but we strongly prefer you send them already rendered in MP3 @ 320k format to help expedite the process in potentially getting your music included. 

Please use a file transfer service when submitting your music. 

We recommend Dropbox.com, WeTransfer.com, Hightail.com or Box.com for this process. 

You are also more than welcome to provide us with a redemption code to Bandcamp or CD Baby so that we may download the files from there. 

Please do not send us files in AIFF or WMA format. 

When submitting your files, please make sure all your tracks are properly tagged with the artist and song titles entered in the correct places to help expedite the inclusion process. Also, please provide the album artwork along with shop links, any liner notes or additional press information that may be helpful. 

CD FORMAT: 

We also welcome physical media via snail mail. If you would like to send us your CD, please inquire via email for the physical mailing address and provide a brief description of what you’re submitting! 

Once you have submitted your music, please wait at least two weeks before following up with us to find out if it has been programmed or potentially will be. Due to the sheer volume of messages we receive, we may not be able to reply to every inquiry right away. As a result, inquiries regarding music which has been submitted that does not fit our playlist format, or is improperly submitted, may not elicit a response. 

For all music submissions and other inquiries please send an email to AuralAwakeningsMusic@gmail.com

Now and for always – airplay is totally free!