DropBox Guidelines

Fresh On The Net Dropbox

Bands! Musicians! You asked for it – here it is… the definitive, complete and exhaustive set of tips for submitting your music to Fresh On The Net. We do our best to offer an open door and give everyone a chance of getting heard – you can help us by following these simple guidelines:

– Only send music Mon-Thur when the Dropbox says “OPEN”
– Don’t send music when the Dropbox says “CLOSED”
– Only send ONE track a week
– We can listen to 200 tunes a week but not 400
– When people send more than one track, we’re forced to block them
– For airplay, also upload the track to BBC Introducing
– No upload = no airplay
– Send your very strongest tune, not every last demo you ever made.
– Send the full track, not a 30 second “teaser”
– Send original material rather than covers/remixes
– We WILL listen to your track: no need to send it again every week
– Every track WILL get considered for airplay
– Getting on the Listening Post doesn’t increase your chance of airplay
– Votes on the Listening Post don’t increase your chance of airplay
– Don’t tell friends, fans or family you’re on the Listening Post
– Come by & vote for your fellow artists: be generous, play nice
– All votes mean that someone genuinely likes your work
– If you wish your tune had got more votes, write some new tunes
– If you’re featured in our Fresh Faves or BBC Introducing Mixtape, please wait 12 weeks before resubmitting to give others a chance.

Remember we do receive a huge amount of music each week, and a lot of it’s pretty good. But there are only 25 slots on our Listening Post and less than 20 on the BBC Introducing Mixtape. Unfortunately that means if 200 artists send us their music, at least 150 of them are bound to be disappointed. It doesn’t mean their work wasn’t good, just that someone else’s work appealed to more of us. But as individual moderators we’ll often leave comments and suggestions on tracks we personally like, regardless of whether they make the final shortlist.

Also see:

– Entire Inbox: Week 137
– Listening To The Inbox
– Please Don’t Be Greedy

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. One track, mid week, play fair!
    Got it! :-)

    Can I send it by Fedex ;-)

    Nice one TR xo

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