Rules for submitting music to Valley of Death Radio
If the recording is bad then we won’t play it. Poor volume level, excessive clipping, clicks or overall poor audio will result in no airplay. While we love independent bands we will not play a track that is of poor quality, we still have to make a decent presentation for the listener and it doesn’t do us or you any favors to be playing a poorly recorded track. Basically if the tracks don’t sound like something out of your CD collection we won’t play it
What not to send in this form:
- Images (Should be in your presskit already)
- Social Media Links (Should be in your presskit already)
- Questions on how to send music or if you can send music, your using a form to submit music to a Radio Station. The thinking is pretty circular.
All music must be in mp3 or M4A format (mp3 prefered)
We will automatically reject any mp3/m4a file sent to Insane Realm Radio; that are incorrectly tagged. All Tags must be filled in correctly.
- Title; the name of the song
- Artist; This should be obvious
- Album; Name of the album or EP song is from.
If the song is a single then the name of the song goes here again along with the word (single)… EX: Name of Song (Single).
We don’t have the above information so…. Failure to correctly tag your mp3 files will result in our not considering your tracks for airplay.
All music submissions must be in mp3 or m4a format and no less than 128kbs, files in any other format or less than 128kbs will be rejected without notice. DO NOT RE-ENCODE A LOWER BIT RATE TO TRY AND MAKE IT TO THIS MINIMUM (We will know)
Q. How many tracks should I submit?
A. As many as possible. The more you submit the higher your chances are for getting airplay and the more tunes we have of yours, the higher your chances are of staying in a longer rotation.
Q. Should I include a Press-Kit or One-Sheet?
A. Always… This is for a couple of different reasons; One do not assume everyone knows who your band is. Chances are greater that most people do not. Plus, a press-kit or one-sheet increases your chances for airplay innumerably.
No Press-kit or EPK will disqualify your band from getting airplay. WE DO NOT CONSIDER A FACEBOOK PAGE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR A WELL WRITTEN PRESS-KIT.
Q. What is a Press-Kit or One-Sheet?
A. Either is an information pack that contains information about your band; Bio, Social Media Links, Photos and more. There are sites that allow you to make an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) ArtistEcard, ReverbNation and EZpresskitz, just to name a few. If you have a copy of MS Word or equivalent you can make a presskit in just a few hours with all the info you need.
Q. When will I know if my band has been accepted for airplay?
A. Usually within 7 days, sometimes a little bit more depending on how long the backlog is. However due to time constraints we won’t always tell you.
Q. My band isn’t a hard rock, metal or punk band.
A. Sorry but the answer is no. We only play Hard Rock, Metal (all genres) and Punk.