Thanks for visiting the Street Swagg Sunday webpage! Street Swagg Sunday airs every Sunday evening from 7pm-12am and features the most popular, up and coming artists in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. In conjunction with helping artists, we also want to make sure that our listeners are getting the best musical experience possible. Before you send your information and music, please take a look at the requirements for submission to Street Swagg Sunday.
Your music must be registered with a performing rights organization such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and/or Other?
ASCAP stands for The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) which is a not-for-profit performance rights organization that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.
Broadcast Music, Inc. or BMI is a global leader in rights management, collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it distributes as royalties to songwriters, composers & music publishers.
SESAC, Inc. is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. SESAC represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
You must have your music registered with Mediabase. What is Mediabase?
Mediabase is a service that tracks monitored radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections. This is important because if your music isn’t registered you don’t get paid!
Your music must be copyrighted. What is Copyright?
Copyrights are huge in the music industry. Everywhere you turn when dealing with music you will come across different copyright laws and requirements. That said, it is extremely important for you to know and understand what is all involved in copyrights. You will also need to know how to obtain one to protect the music that you and your band create. This is relatively simply and most of the forms can be found at the US Copyright Office website, www.copyright.gov.
You need to send an EPK. What is an EPK?
An electronic press kit (or “EPK”) is a press kit equivalent in electronic form. In business, electronic press kits are more commonly referred to as online or electronic media kits. They are used to promote artists and businesses via mass media. (Must be .DOC, .PDF or similar Format) Your EPK must include your bio, submitted music single, links to videos or any press that you may have received and a photo.
* You MUST send a clean, MP3 version of your music and it MUST be mixed and mastered professionally; if your music isn’t clean by industry standards then your submission will be voided.
* You must have your song submission on Soundcloud.com (for 9 O’Clock Knockout acceptance) AND YouTube.
* If you have management, your manger and/or CEO of Label will need to communicate with radio about you’re project.
* Your song submission must be available to the public either online or at a retail outlet.
*Please do not attempt to submit more than one song per submission period, doing so will cause your submission to be disqualified and your name/group added to the spam/reject list.
Once your music has been received, it will be reviewed and if accepted it will be featured on either the 9 O’clock Knockout, which is a feature on Street Swagg Sunday or for the Street Swagg Sunday playlist. (NOTE) You will NOT be notified in advance of your song airing during the 9 O’Clock Knockout. We want to keep this feature fair; it’s NOT a popularity contest. If your submission wins and it airs in week 2 you will have the advantage of being able to promote, however once you have submitted and you get a response that you song may air on the 9 O’Clock Knockout it is wise to let your fans know to listen for your music during the 9 O’Clock hour on Sunday nights. If your submission is not complete it will not be accepted until all requirements are met.
Send your music submissions to: [email protected]
If you have any questions about music submissions, feel free to contact Chris Cole. Other radio stations say it, but K104 is the only station that takes the time gives artists a platform for their music. We also take pride in assisting local artist with being professional with their approach to the music business.
Street Swagg Sunday Host/Chris Cole- [email protected]