2019 UPDATED MUSIC SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
There are several things we require before considering your music for airplay on our station. We accept original music or cover songs. Because we are licensed under the rules set up by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board and registered with Sound Exchange for the purpose of reporting the songs that we play, we would appreciate it if you could provide us with as much of the following information you can to help us when we consider airing your music. In an email, provide the following information:
- Name of Band/Artist
- Label Name
- Social Media Links
- Main Contact Name
- 1 MP3 song
Email this information to: email@example.com with “Music Submission” in the subject line.
Audio Formats Accepted
BWNR uses software that requires music to be in a format that makes sure we present your music at the highest quality possible. As of February 1, 2019 all audio has to be to submitted in the following format:
MP3 – minimum of 256kbps; 44.1 the higher the better for quality
Any submissions that do not meet this requirement will not be considered for airplay.
When submitting songs, it is required that the following information is EMBEDDED(Encoded) into the MP3 file:
Title – not the MP3 filename but the actual song Title with capital letters, punctuation etc. No “_”; no “-“; just the title like you made it on your album artwork.
Artist/Contributing artist – BOTH are important even if it is the same. The software will choose from either of these.
Album – Important so that it doesn’t have to be added manually by the webcaster.
Publisher/Copyright holder(s) – ALL of them; especially if it is a cover.
ISRC – this protects your music. If you have uploaded your songs to CD Baby & probably other services, you should have these codes.
An editor BWNR has used is MP3Tag. It allows you to add all of the information above and it’s FREE!
Any submissions that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered for airplay.
It’s Easy and Free!
At BWNR we are totally about the musicians and artists so we NEVER ask you to pay us to air your music. So consider our station to get on the best 24/7, 365 days a year Independent Artist ONLY radio station on the planet!
Submission of your music does guarantee airplay. Submission does imply that you agree to let us air your music with no monetary obligations on the part of BWNR above that which is required by U.S. Copyright Laws. We are licensed through Sound Exchange and we pay the current royalty rate set by the Copyright Royalties Board on a monthly basis.
BWNR assumes no publishing rights to any musician’s work by airing it, but may ask for permission to use the music we decide to air on Compilation CDs. Any profit generated from these CDs will be used to raise funds to cover Bandwagon Network Radio’s yearly licensing fees and other expenses. BWNR Operations will contact artist to get written approval prior to production of said CDs.