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
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
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CD's SENT BY POST ANYMORE.
Best regards, and good luck.