HOW TO GET AIRPLAY
The easiest way to get airplay with us is to submit your material through
Sonicbids. All the paperwork is taken care of and it is by far the easiest
way to get your material considered for airplay on Celtica Radio. Please
go to the Sonicbids website for full details. Just click on the Sonicbids
You can also contact us direct, but you will need to read through our
Even so, Celtica Radio is unlike most Commercial Radio stations, we are
a world away from stuffy restricted playlists, and we cover all types
of genres. We can usually find a slot for most of the material that is
sent to us, and we have even created programmes for specific content.
Although, of course there are no guarantees we can do this with everybody.
What you should know, is that we are NO LONGER ACCEPTING CD's. Only MP3
In summery, the process is as follows:
1. - e-Mail us with details of where we can listen to samples of your
material by CLICKING HERE.
2. - We'll get back to you to confirm if your material will fit in with
our Playlists and send you details as to what you'll need to do next.
Here is the process in full:
If an artist wants to be considered for airplay, in the first instance,
please e-mail us by CLICKING
HERE and let us know where we can listen to samples of your material
so we can evaluate if it will fit in with our playlists.
Airplay is strictly under our terms and conditions,
as Celtica Radio is independent of PRS/MCPS/PPL. We would love to webcast
material by artists who are not in a position to sign our royalties disclaimer
to our audience of around a million listeners. Unfortunately, even the
2010 revised royalties payments are not cost effective, the technical
limitations draconian, and the interference in the creative process by
"PRS for Music" is both high handed and extremist.
This is a shame, as there are many artists who contributed much to popular
music and culture, but now rarely get airplay on commercial radio. Not
only would it generate public interest to buy their work, it would also
create an income stream for the forgotten performers. Ultimately, it is
the prohibitive mindset, that is killing music more than piracy!
Once we have had a chance to listen to your material, we will then get
back to you with instructions where to send both the completed Royalties
Disclaimer and mp3 music files. You can submit one, or up to three mp3
tracks of your work.
We have our own release form. For the Word version, CLICK
HERE, for the Plain Text version, CLICK
HERE. Please note that we do not accept the form with any caveats
added. You can send it to us via Post, or an e-mail incorporating
the text [with the relevant bits filled in!] or you can send a scanned
attachment. You won't be signing your copyright or ownership away, it
just means that we can airplay your material legally!
We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING CD's. Only MP3 attachments at either 160kb
or 192kb stereo. We have a dedicated address for these music files. You
only need to send one, or preferably two, or up to three tracks, and we
can take it from there. Also, please include an introductory biog about
yourself or your band to this dedicated address as well. A short paragraph
is all that is required, we will need this to brief our listeners about
you. Although we are regrettably unable to pay royalties, we provide direct
compensation to the bands we airplay in the form of information to our
listeners about to how to get your material. Research shows that this
is a far more proactive, and effective approach than fractions of a penny
per play royalties, and the problems associated with payments from the
royalties collection agencies.
This alternative approach to compensating artists for the use of their
music is exclusive to Celtica Radio, and has been since our inception
in June 2000. To our knowledge, we are the first radio station in the
world to operate in this manner.
Remember, we also have programming covering Speech, and the Written Word
including Poetry. Plus Faith Artists of all religions are welcome as we
have a dedicated programme for you too.
Contact us by CLICKING HERE.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CD's SENT BY POST ANYMORE.
Best regards, and good luck.
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