How to Get Your Music on the Radio For Free [5 Steps]

Why Should I Bother to Get My Music on The Radio? Playlists Are Where It’s At.

Yes, playlists are king right now. But the more places you can get your music, the better. That’s more opportunities to gain a fan or to get your music in front of a music industry decision maker.  And if you can get your music on the radio (for free) then why not do it? Here are the 5 things you need to do to get your music on the radio.

PS – Before you submit your song anywhere, you want to copyright it and have a PRO. You can learn more here:

How to copyright and protect your music. 

Your complete guide to Performing Rights Organizations (PRO). 

Step 1 – Make a Clean Version.

Most radio stations won’t play songs with explicit lyrics, it doesn’t matter how good your song is. So make a clean version for radio. You can learn more about what’s considered explicit for radio here.

Step 2 – Keep It Short.

Songs that are too long won’t get played on the radio. So if your song is over 3 minutes and 30 seconds, you’ll want to cut it down. Try to keep your song between 2 minutes and 30 seconds and 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

Step 3 – Have a Catchy Beginning.

Songs with long intros aren’t made for radio. If your song doesn’t have a catchy beginning, you need to give it one! You don’t want to be the reason that someone switches to a different station.

Step 4 – Have an Amazing Song.

This one may seem obvious, but it’s an important step! Make sure you have an amazing song that’s actually ready for radio! The best way to get unbiased feedback on your song is with a TUNEGO Song Review. You can also use the TUNEGO Song Review to discover which of your songs will most likely succeed on the radio. Submit multiple songs and see which one scores the highest Track Rating. With a Diamond TUNEGO Song Review, you’ll get the feedback from 200 fans!

Click here to learn more about the TUNEGO Song Review.

Click here to purchase your TUNEGO Song Review.

Step 5 – Submit Your Song to the Right Places.

Not every radio station accepts music from indie artists. Many stations only work with labels directly. This is why it’s so important to know where to submit your music to. Next week we’ll have a blog post that’ll tell you the best places to submit your music. So check back next Friday, for that!

The information contained in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice provided by an attorney of your choosing. TuneGO, Inc. does not warrant or represent that the information in this post is accurate for all people or in all circumstances and encourages you to seek qualified legal counsel in all instances. TuneGO, Inc. will not be responsible for your reliance on any information contained in this article.

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