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 it takes five times longer to unpack, load, play & eject a CD than it does to listen to the same track online. So if there’s something you really want me to hear, please don’t send me another CD to add to the pile.
The best way to get a tune to my ears is to via the Send Us A Track link right here on this blog, any Monday to Thursday. Several members of the team, including me, will check it out. We get more than 100 tracks every week, so we can’t give individual feedback.
But if any of us fall in love with your tune, 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.