This dropbox is to help songwriters try out a new tune and find out how well it goes down with complete strangers.
If you upload one track between Monday and Thursday, several members of our team will listen to it, including me. If any of us adore it, we’ll put it our “Listening Post”: a blog post with the team’s 30 favourite songs which goes live every Friday.
Readers then leave comments with their five favourite tracks and feedback for the artists. At the end of the weekend we add up all their choices, and on Monday lunchtime we publish the best-loved tunes as our “Fresh Faves”.
– Add your BAND NAME in capitals – with a dash – in front of the Song Title
– Make sure your track is “Widget enabled” in the settings so we can embed it
– UK artists: also send the track to bbc.co.uk/introducing
In addition to Fresh On The Net, I also host a radio show on 6 Music called the BBC Introducing Mixtape. If you submit a track here I’ll also consider it for the mixtape, regardless of what happens with the Listening Post or Fresh Faves here on the blog. Remember:
* This isn’t a “Vote Your Favourite Band Onto The Radio” contest
* Getting votes on the Listening Post will not increase your chances of airplay
* Your track must be uploaded to BBC Introducing. No upload = no airplay
We get sent too many tracks to give individual feedback, but if I like your song, I’ll play it.
Simple as that.
Only artists with a UK postcode can send tracks to BBC Introducing. Instead we recommend uploading your music to Amazing Tunes via this link:
Amazing Radio DJs such as Ruth Barnes, Simon Raymonde and Shell Zenner will then be very happy to consider your music for airplay.