Airplay Fail

BBC Introducing Uploader

Every week we say it in our submission advice and on our upload page when people send their music to Fresh On The Net:For airplay you MUST also upload the track to BBC Introducing. NO UPLOAD = NO AIRPLAY.

Every week people send excellent new tunes to our inbox which I can’t include on my BBC Introducing Mixtape because they haven’t been uploaded to, erm… BBC Introducing. Obviously – since you need a valid UK postcode and IP address to upload tracks – this does make things a bit hard for non-UK artists.

But mostly we’re talking about UK artists who simply don’t read the instructions. We receive hundreds of tracks a week – so if we come looking for your tune and isn’t already on the BBC Uploader, then your slot will go to someone else’s track that is. The following week will be too late – hundreds more tunes will have arrived by then, and the opportunity will have been missed.

As mentioned elsewhere, I choose tracks for the BBC Introducing Mixtape from our entire inbox – not just songs featured on our Listening Post. So here are 14 personal favourites from last week which I would certainly have featured on 6 Music this month… if only they’d been uploaded in the first place :-(

IAN KNOWLES – Kadabada
GEETARCHURCHY – Ghosts
KACY CARMEN – Luxury Dreams
THE LOW COUNTRIES – We’re All On The Verge Of Something
EINAR STRAY ORCHESTRA – Pockets Full Of Holes
LONDON SOUNDKLASH – Godzilla Flow
WES FINCH – Jackie’s Stone
LIGHTHOUSE – Bye Summer
R.i.D – Smile
RICHARD MAULE – How You See Me
NUTONE ft. BRUCE BANG – Lost In My Mind
OCTOPUSES – Cool Story Bro
DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON & JUICE – In Service
CSOLARWORKS – Head On

Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...

1 Comments

  1. Hi Tom, thanks so much for the mention & inclusion! Ghosts was definitely uploaded to BBC Introducing, it’s even been listened to!

    Glad you liked it though, it’s really appreciated :)

    Matt

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