HOW TO SUBMIT MUSIC TO OCEAN RADIO CHILLED
Thank you for your interest in submitting music to Ocean Radio Chilled. We are proud to be right at the top of many thousands of online radio stations in our specific category; downtempo music. Look at the map on our home page for an indication of where people visit the website from, many to access our players. We are also on TuneIn and that means we are on Alexa, Smart TVs, Roku, Apple TV, and anywhere Smart enabled [including in cars]. That means if someone loves the kind of music we play and your music fits our style, you are going to have a wide audience listening to you. Our player/track information software links directly to both Amazon and iTunes so if someone likes your track they can go straight to one of those two sites to purchase it. Our player software also Tweets out our track information around the clock announcing both the track details and the artist's name. We have over 6000 followers on Twitter.
RECORD LABELS : keep us up to date with music by your musicians by adding us to your mail shots. We work proactively to promote great music to our listeners and are always interested in new artists or new work from established artists. PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
LISTEN TO WHAT WE PLAY FIRST - WE PLAY MANY GENRES BUT OUR THEME IS - AMBIENT CHILLOUT. That means we concentrate on soft, smooth sounds with subtle beats or no beats.
We would expect you to have listened to the station to get an overall idea of the style of music we play BEFORE submitting a track or album to us. If you listen for a while you will get the 'feel' for the station. Read our home page comments section to see what our listener/fans say.
WHAT WE WON’T PLAY:
We will not play music that is too heavy or fast, beats-wise, [nothing that jars the nerves!] or contains explicit language that is adult only. If you have a ‘clean’ version make sure that you submit those tracks only. If you don’t, consider creating one! EDM is out of the question, unless you have an ambient version to offer us.
WHAT WE DO PLAY:
Generally our playlists are populated by [but not limited to] the following:
ambient; world; ambient/chillout/acoustic versions of EDM; electronic downtempo; singer/songwriter; nu-jazz; nu-soul; R&B, chillstep; lo-fi; alternative, soft rock and even 'pop' if it sounds right.
SUBMITTING YOUR MUSIC FOR CONSIDERATION FOR OUR PLAYLISTS:
We listen to all music submissions and we will include your music if it fits with the overall feel of Ocean Radio Chilled's playlists. We will try to contact you to let you know that your track/s have been successfully submitted but due to the volume of submissions this may not always be possible. Similarly we are unable to contact you to let you know if your track/s have not been successful. The best way to know if we are playing your music is to follow our Twitter feed where our playlist is ‘tweeted’ out every 15 minutes. We are here to get your music heard by our listeners and we know they buy what we play because of our feedback. So if you're not on air with us you're missing out on thousands of listeners a day who are waiting to hear your music.
SENDING YOUR TRACKS TO US
When submitting please keep to this process:
DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY:
ID3 tagging - no higher than 2.3
Include correct details; i.e. name of track and artist [no seriously you'd be surprised at how many professionally mastered tracks we receive where this infomation is missing or incomplete].
Remove information you do not wish to appear on someone's smartphone or our players such; as 'mastered' or 'MP3' or other notes you put on for your information only.
Check your spelling and make sure you use correct case, i.e. upper and lower case. We don’t have the time to correct this information.
WE'RE HAPPY FOR YOU TO USE ANY DOWNLOAD SITE YOU PREFER BUT IF IN DOUBT AND IF YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE ONE YOU CAN TRANFER YOUR TRACKS FREE USING THESE SITES.
We recommend you use one of the following FREE file transfer systems:
WHEN WE GET YOUR DOWNLOAD LINKS, WE'LL GET THE TRACK OR ALBUM AND DOWNLOAD IT TO OUR MUSIC SUBMISSIONS FILE AND TRY TO LISTEN TO YOUR TRACKS AS SOON AS WE CAN. BY ALL MEANS INCLUDE ALBUM COVER, BIO, INFORMATION ABOUT THE ALBUM OR YOUR MUSIC AND IF WE CAN USE IT FOR THE BLOG WE'LL PROMOTE IT FOR YOU THAT WAY. UNFORTUNATELY NOT ALL TRACKS FIT IN WITH OUR PLAYLISTS. SIMILARLY, NOT ALL TRACKS ON AN ALBUM ARE SUITABLE BUT WE PUT ON AS MANY AS WE CAN TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR MUSIC. TIME LIMITED DOWNLOADS WON'T WRK FOR US GIVEN THE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS WE GET - THE LIKELIHOOD IS YOUR LINK WILL EXPIRE BY THE TIME WE GET TO IT.
PLEASE USE THIS CONTACT BOX FOR SUBMISSIONS:
PLEASE NOTE: SUBMITTING LISTEN LINKS ONLY, VIA iTUNES/AMAZON/ etc IS NOT ACCEPTABLE as we are only interested in music that is available to upload to our playlists if found to be suitable. It's impossible for us to listen, come back to you to tell you what if anything is suitable and then wait for you to give us the download information.
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