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What is the secret to getting your music on the radio? Is there one?
Some radio promoters and PR companies have wrongfully told musicians that they have to spend a ton of money on radio promotion, which ends up just being blanket pitch messages spammed to radio contacts. That method doesn't work, and artists don't get the publicity they want.
There is a much better way to get indie radio airplay. And you don't need a PR company to do it.
Get an inside look at what indie radio station managers and program hosts are looking for with music submissions, how to position your music and your messaging to get airplay and response from radio programmers, how to build a network of music industry influencers and much more in this new audiobook.
Here's what music industry pros are saying about it:"In the DIY Musician's Radio Handbook, D Grant Smith provides without a doubt the most comprehensive and actionable guide for independent musicians who want airplay. Too many artists keep themselves in the dark by constantly trying blanket solutions in vain, such as aiming for major FM radio. He demystifies the process by revealing clear steps and realistic outcomes. And to top it off, the path to success outlined in this book is one D Grant Smith has walked himself on his road to radio syndication. This is a must read for any serious DIY musician." -James Moore, Independent Music Promotions
This AudioBook version is available exclusively here on Noisetrade for a limited time. Grab it now and make this method of music networking work for your music endeavor.
D Grant Smith is the syndicated host & creator of The Appetizer Radio Show, an indie music program showcasing great undiscovered music weekly on stations across the US and internationally since 2003. His work in radio, media, and music extends into areas of marketing and development for artists on an individual basis for audience growth, creating sustainable and supportive tribes of super fans for artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Outside of music Smith enjoys reading, craft beer, boxing and all things Batman. He lives in West Texas with his wife and two cats. Relationship building is what drives his pursuits in business and in life, which is what fuels his writing, media creation, and production.
“D Grant has written an eye opening book for independent musicians about
the REAL truths and pitfalls for getting their music heard, played and
loved. It’s not as simple as 'I send the music, they play the music.' He
honestly puts forth that there’s a lot of work to get yourself exposed
and grow your base, and you have to decide whether or not you have that
dedication beyond just making the music itself. If you’re willing to put
in the effort, this is a great guide to help you on your way.” -Jesse Barnett, owner of Right Arm Resource
“D Grant Smith gives solid advice and a treasure trove of tips, along with a healthy dose of inspiration, to DIY musicians looking to navigate what it takes to get their music heard on the radio. Well thought out and well structured, D Grant shares his years of experience and what worked for him – and can work for you – to get attention in the crowded field of radio play.“
-Andrea Young, host/owner of Aspenbeat Radio
It's an essential reading for any music act new to the world of radio promotion. Although someone who has already been pitching their music to stations should find a lot of use in the practical parts of the book, such as tips on researching relevant contacts, or email templates. The cool part: if you are interested in hiring a radio plugger, or placing your music in music blogs, or even being signed by a label, the advice you can find in the book will come handy, too. If radio stations started sending a link to D Grant's book in response to every irrelevant pitch they get from a musician, we would be hearing more good music on our radio.” -Andrew Apanov, Dotted Music & WeSpin Podcast
"D Grant Smith is a knowledgeable and insightful ally for DIY artists. Not only does his book provide invaluable guidance in how to achieve radio promotion success, but it does so with an effective message that is easy to understand. In a fast-moving music industry, artists need information that they can quickly synthesize and put into action right away. Smith's book offers that. It walks artists through how to break into radio and, perhaps more importantly, how to make the most of the promotional boost that the medium offers." -Ryan Kairalla, author and host of BreakTheBusiness Podcast
“The DIY Musician's Radio Handbook is a good tool with great advice for musicians wanting to contact radio hosts about getting airplay. I appreciate that D Grant emphasizes the importance of relationship building, something that is overlooked.” -Tim Board, host/producer for KCMJ Front Range Radio