Hello Artist & Performers:
Here is the information for submitting your music recordings to KHTN/Hot 1047.
First off...send us your music! We have to hear it to give you any feedback. By sending us your CD or MP3,
you have given us permission to broadcast or otherwise exhibit your CD or MP3, in whole and/or in part.
However, with each review "airplay" is not guaranteed. To send an MP3, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attach your information. To mail it send it to 510 W. 19th Street Merced ca 95340. Send it to: Attention Program Director.
By submitting your music in no way implies that your CD or MP3 has been selected for airplay,
rotation, spins or be screened by our programming staff for consideration; any decisions to air any music
shall be at the program directors’ sole discretion. Because of the volume of music we get weekly, feedback
cannot be given to individual songs, recordings, or projects. Thanks for your understanding.
If you are selected for airplay, WE will personally contact you. Please leave your name and contact info with your email, music/CD/MP3.
All CD/MP3, pictures, posters, flyers submitted to KHTN/Hot 1047 become the property of KHTN/Hot 1047 and will not be returned.
DO NOT send us a master copy. If you would like it returned, please specify on the CD or MP3 and include a self addressed stamped envelope.
Things NOT to do:
1) DO NOT show up without an appointment. Do not hang outside the office in hopes of talking to someone about your music.
2) Do not promote your music or projects to other staff members. They have NO decision on what airs.
3) Do not forget to include all of your information.
4) Do not call everyday to see if we "recieved" your music.
5) Do not get frustrated ...again we are extremely busy and will contact you if we need to.
Make sure all submissions are "clean radio" versions.
The ONLY email for music submissions is email@example.com.
Here is some "music industy advice":
A) Be serious about this. Be professional.
B) Utilize all media outlets and radio stations. We are not the only radio station around.
C) Make sure you have a marketing plan. Website, myspace, twitter, you tube and itunes are good ways to get the word out. (...also make sure your websites and myspace pages are "clean" and "friendly". Make it look professional. Delete vulgar pictures and comments. Those are huge turn offs to radio stations and record labels)
D) Get a manager who knows the music business.
E) Get your music played at clubs. Hit up club dj's and have them listen to your song and play it to a crowd. See what the response is.
F) Do not have family and friends call the request line saying "your the next hot artist out there". If your music is good, we'll find out about it.
G) You can advertise your music by hosting cd release parties, or playing club gigs THEN advertise with us to get people interested in seeing you. OR you can just advertise your music & website on the radio by buying a "commercial schedule". This is done by going thru our sales department.
There is so much more to being played "on the radio" than most people think. Your music has to be in the same league as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and everyone else you currently hear on the radio. Know what the music trends are. Whats hot now, may not be
Thank you for submitting your music recording and good luck with your future endeavors!