With the increased popularity of Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday, it is interesting to analyse the importance of mainstream radio recognition in today’s music industry. Gone are the days where you would gather round to watch Top Of The Pops or listen to the weekly chart but instead, wait for a weekly playlist to be updated by streaming employees. However, radio play provides a higher royalty rate and arguably provides a more national recognition.
This panel will discuss different ways to get your music heard by the greatest tastemakers, the importance of radio pluggers, making it onto those royal playlists and discuss where are today’s A&R’s looking for music?Speakers:
Moderator: Charlie Ashcroft
(BT/Amazing Radio)Abbie McCarthy
(BBC Radio 1/BBC Introducing)Steve Cusack
(CD Baby)Nina Condron