If want to submit music for Jim Gellatly’s radio shows and podcasts, here are some handy tips.
Firstly, it’s a good idea to include an introduction about the act rather than just a link or attachment. Please note submission requirements below.
James Burtt at Playola has written a great (free) e-book called “Get Heard… the complete DIY Radio Plugging guide to getting your music onto the UK’s biggest radio stations”, which is well worth checking out as well. More info here.
Download links are preferred to CDs, and can be sent to email@example.com.
Links are preferable to attaching MP3s. Please don’t forward links to streaming audio or YouTube videos unless accompanied by downloadable audio.
Dropbox.com is a good way to share files without sending huge attachments. Use this link to get an extra 250mb space when you sign-up to a free Dropbox account. wetransfer.com is another great alternative for sending large files.
All digital files submitted MUST be fully tagged (with song title and artist), and NO LESS than 192kbps (preferably 320kbps). Anything less than 192 and/or untagged can no longer be considered due to the volume of submissions. If you’re not sure how to tag a track, check out this brilliant post by Simon from Sentric Music.
A further way to get your music to Jim is via Bandcamp. If it’s not available as a free download, you can email a link and download code. This is generally the most reliable way to do it.
Jim also presents a weekly unsigned showcase on Amazing Radio, so make
sure you also submit your music at www.amazingtunes.com. Catch the show every Sunday 2-4pm. Amazing Radio broadcasts in London & Dublin on DAB digital radio and online at amazingradio.com.
PO Box 3569
Jim is exclusively represented by Keith Easton at Woosh Entertainments: firstname.lastname@example.org