Artists & performers,
Here is the information for submitting your music recordings to KSEQ / Q97.
First off...send us your music! We have to hear it to give you any feedback. By sending us your CD or MP3,
you have given us permission to broadcast or otherwise exhibit your CD or MP3, in whole and/or in part.
However with each review, "airplay" is not guaranteed.
Send MP3s to musicsubmission@Q97.com
Or by mail, send it to 675 Santa Fe Ave, Fresno, Ca 93721 Attention: Program Director.
Please attach all of your contact and song information.
Submitting your music in no way implies that your CD or MP3 has been selected for airplay,
rotation, spins or screening by our programming staff for consideration. Any decisions to air any music
shall be at the sole discretion of the Program Director. Because of the volume of music we get weekly, feedback
cannot be given to individual songs, recordings, or projects. Thanks for your understanding.
If you are selected for airplay, we will personally contact you. So again, please include your name and contact info with your submission.
All CDs, MP3s, pictures, posters, flyers submitted to KSEQ / Q97 become the property of KSEQ / Q97 and will not be returned.
DO NOT send us a master copy.
Things NOT to do:
1) DO not show up without an appointment. Do not hang outside the office in hopes of talking to someone about your music.
2) Do not promote your music or projects to other staff members. They have no decision on what airs.
3) Do not forget to include all of your information.
4) Do not call everyday to see if we have received your music.
5) Do not get frustrated ...again we are extremely busy and will contact you if we need to.
Make sure all submissions are "clean radio" versions.
Here is some "music industry advice":
A) Be serious about this. Be professional.
B) Utilize all media outlets and radio stations. We are not the only radio station around.
C) Make sure you have a marketing plan. Websites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and iTunes are good ways to get the word out. (Also make sure your websites social networking pages are "clean" and "friendly". Make it look professional. Delete vulgar pictures and comments. Those are huge turn offs to radio stations and record labels)
D) Get a manager who knows the music business.
E) Get your music played at clubs. Hit up club DJs and have them listen to your song and play it to a crowd. See what the response is.
F) Do not have family and friends call the request line. If your music is good, we'll find out about it.
G) You can advertise your music by hosting CD release parties, or playing club gigs, THEN advertise with us to get people interested in seeing you. OR you can just advertise your music & website on the radio by buying a "commercial schedule". This is done by going through our sales department.
There is so much more to music being played on the radio than most people think. Your music has to be in the same league as everyone else you currently hear on the radio. Know what the music trends are. What's hot now, may not be hot later.
Thank you for submitting your music recording and good luck with your future endeavors!
KSEQ / Q97