Q: How are you able to offer a guaranteed radio airplay service?
A: Radioplay.ca consists of various industry veterans who have over 100 years of combined experience in radio airplay marketing. Through the years, countless relationships have been developed with radio station programmers, djs and radio station owners. We have also formed strategic partnerships with various radio stations of all genres which allow us to guarantee radio airplay for our clients.
Q: How do I know my music is actually being played?
A: Unlike many of our competitors, we here at Radioplay.ca provide our clients with detailed radio tracking reports every week (based upon actual marketing campaign selected) from credible industry leading radio monitoring sources such as BDS (Broadcast Data Systems), Mediabase or DigitalRadioTracker.com. You will be able to see the actual radio airplay spin count and which stations are airing your music, including other pertinent information on these reports. Additionally, you will be able to hear your music online within 72 hours of submitting your music to us! We believe in true accountability that is why we use third party radio tracking versus in-house radio tracking like some of our competitors.
Q: How many radio stations can I expect my music to be played on?
A: It is virtually impossible to say. We service the entire station panel of your genre. It is up to each programmer on whether they choose to add your music to their station’s playlists. Radioplay.ca concentrates on a guaranteed spin count and consistent programming. Our objective is not just to have your music played one time on fifty stations, but fifty times on each station. The strategy is to give the listener adequate time to develop potential interest in your song. This is why we focus on a guaranteed radio airplay spin count and not just a station count which will make an even greater impact on your music!
Q: Do I need to encode my music before using your service?
A: No, you do not need to encode your music before submitting it to us. We actually prefer that it’s not encoded. We encode your song to ensure it has been encoded properly to assure YOU don’t miss one spin on your radio tracking reports. If you have already encoded your music with a particular radio tracking system please notify us when securing your radio marketing campaign.
Q: Do I need hard copy cds?
A: No, we do not require any hard copy cds unless you are doing our College Radio Airplay Campaign. Everything we do is executed via broadcast quality MP3 of your song. We service our entire panel of radio station programmers/djs with your MP3 as displayed on our website. Your music will also be securely available for all stations to download at anytime during the radio campaign promotional timeline.
Q: I am having a problem uploading my MP3 or your website keeps locking up when I try submitting my music…
A: If you are having a problem uploading your MP3, simply skip the uploading procedure and complete the registration process. Once completed and you have received your receipt for payment, email your MP3 and artwork directly to us at [email protected] You will then receive an email confirmation that we received your music and when your radio airplay campaign will begin!
Q: What happens if my song fits in two separate genres, do I have to pay twice in order to get serviced to both genre panels?
A: No, we screen your music to make sure we are servicing it to the right genre station panel. Your song will be serviced to ALL panels in which it fits their format at no additional charge to you.
Q: Do I need to pay for my radio tracking reports separately from your service?
A: No, you do not need to subscribe to BDS, Mediabase, or DigitalRadioTracker.com. Depending on the promotional radio airplay campaign selected, we ALWAYS provide these radio tracking reports to you for FREE with your campaign purchase. Of course you can subscribe if you wish, but they can be very costly and you may want to use that budget for additional radio airplay marketing services we provide. All of our base packages include DigitalRadioTracker.com radio tracking reports which consists of a breakdown of reporting radio stations information. This includes radio station name, breakdown of radio airplay detection’s per day as well as weekly totals.
Q: How do I sign up for recurring billing?
A: At this time we do not have a recurring billing system. If you want to renew/extend or upgrade your radio airplay campaign, simply click the “Get Airplay Now” button on our site. Re-register your artist name, song title and skip the uploading of the MP3/artwork. Select the radio airplay campaign package you desire and complete your secured payment process. You will receive an email confirmation from us and your radio campaign will be renewed/extended or upgraded.