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HOW TO GET AIRPLAY

Please read through our submissions process.

Celtica Radio is unlike most Commercial Radio stations, we are a world away from stuffy restricted playlists, and we cover all types of genres. We can usually find a slot for most of the material that is sent to us, and we have even created programmes for specific content. Although, of course there are no guarantees we can do this with everybody. What you should know, is that we are NO LONGER ACCEPTING CD's. Only MP3 tracks please.

In summery, the process is as follows:
1. - e-Mail us with details of where we can listen to samples of your material by CLICKING HERE.
2. - We'll get back to you to confirm if your material will fit in with our Playlists and send you details as to what you'll need to do next.

Here is the process in full:
If an artist wants to be considered for airplay, in the first instance, please e-mail us by CLICKING HERE and let us know where we can listen to samples of your material so we can evaluate if it will fit in with our playlists.

Airplay is strictly under our terms and conditions, as Celtica Radio is independent of PRS/MCPS/PPL. We would love to webcast material by artists who are not in a position to sign our royalties disclaimer to our audience of around a million listeners. Unfortunately, even the 2010 revised royalties payments are not cost effective, the technical limitations draconian, and the interference in the creative process by "PRS for Music" is both high handed and extremist. This is a shame, as there are many artists who contributed much to popular music and culture, but now rarely get airplay on commercial radio. Not only would it generate public interest to buy their work, it would also create an income stream for the forgotten performers. Ultimately, it is the prohibitive mindset, that is killing music more than piracy!

Once we have had a chance to listen to your material, we will then get back to you with instructions where to send both the completed Royalties Disclaimer and mp3 music files. You can submit one, or up to three mp3 tracks of your work.

We have our own release form. For the Word version, CLICK HERE, for the Plain Text version, CLICK HERE. Please note that we do not accept the form with any caveats added. You can send it to us via Post, or an e-mail incorporating the text [with the relevant bits filled in!] or you can send a scanned attachment. You won't be signing your copyright or ownership away, it just means that we can airplay your material legally! The Release Form mentions Affiliates, these are stations that take our programming. The current Affiliate is RADIO SEAGULL... We also ask you to let us know if you sign with a large label, this is just to ensure we still have your permission to airplay your music, should your circumstances change.

We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING CD's. Only MP3 attachments at either 160kb or 192kb stereo. We have a dedicated address for these music files. You only need to send one, or preferably two, or up to three tracks, and we can take it from there. Also, please include an introductory biog about yourself or your band to this dedicated address as well. A short paragraph OF NO MORE THAN 110 WORDS is all that is required, we will need this to brief our listeners about you, so please include information where our listeners can buy your music. Although we are regrettably unable to pay royalties, we provide direct compensation to the bands we airplay in the form of information to our listeners about to how to get buy material. Research shows that this is a far more proactive, and effective approach than fractions of a penny per play royalties, and the problems associated with payments from the royalties collection agencies.

This alternative approach to compensating artists for the use of their music is exclusive to Celtica Radio, and has been since our inception in June 2000. To our knowledge, we are the first radio station in the world to operate in this manner.

Remember, we also have programming covering Speech, and the Written Word including Poetry. Plus Faith Artists of all religions are welcome as we have a dedicated programme for you too.

Contact us by CLICKING HERE.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT CD's SENT BY POST ANYMORE.

Best regards, and good luck.

If you'd like your Gig advertised for FREE then contact John Sambrook. John is based in Aberystwyth, and presents a monthly feature;- THE INTERNATIONAL GIG GUIDE - all that's best in live music from around the world. If you would like to be included in this regularly updated report, then please e-mail John using the contact form link on the right.

This is where all Gig and Concert Information is centrally collected at Celtica Radio - BUT DO NOT SEND PLAYLIST APPLICATIONS..

You will need to send John your Gig Details at least a month before it takes place, this is in order to give us time to process your information, as we receive LOTS of emails!

e-mail John Here


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