When choosing new tunes to play on the radio, fancy packaging or press releases don’t come into it: the only thing that counts is what comes out of the speakers. However if you have a track that you really want me to hear, please don’t send me a physical disc. Unpacking, loading, playing & ejecting a CD or vinyl record takes five times longer than listening to the same track online.
But you can always get a tune to my ears via our Fresh On The Net inbox on Soundcloud – as explained on this page. A dozen members of the team, including me, will check out your track – though we do listen to 150-200 tunes every week, which means we can’t give individual feedback.
But if any of us fall in love with your track, we’ll publish it on our Listening Post here that weekend so you can get honest feedback from our music-loving readers. And if I personally adore it, it’ll get shortlisted for my BBC Introducing Mixtape on 6 Music – so long as it’s also been sent to bbc.co.uk/introducing/uploader.