Hampton Roads is rich with music history. You’ve heard of Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Vincent, Clarence Clemmons and Missy Elliott. Now… how about Bison? Yeah? Cool…they’re getting out there. Ok, so what about The Hydeouts, Jackie Scott, The Crushes, The Fighting Jamesons? No? Maybe? Let’s change that to a solid YES! Join 96X in supporting local musicians Sunday nights 11-midnight. The Local Music Show on 96X with Crizti Walsh.
We want to support all genres and stylings of local artists. Send in your recordings and bios- and hey- make sure it’s good quality, please. No tape recordings of last Thursday’s band practice in your grandma’s garage. Send some words too! A bio is a good thing to have so if you don’t already have one, then for goodness sake, pull one together! We also want to know when and where you’re playing. We’ll share that info for you! Help us support local music!
The Local Music Show
999 Waterside Dr. Suite 500
Norfolk VA 23510
Some things to keep in mind when submitting tunes to the Local Music Show on 96X- or any other radio station for that matter- as this is pretty much the general consensus among DJs. And know, right off the bat, I WANT to play your music…. but you have to help me help you!
2. Make sure your files are properly named or coded. I can’t begin to tell you how many “Track 1” songs I have in my music folder. At the very least- name the song. Once a file goes into my local music folder, the title is the only way I can identify it!
3. Include a bio. This should, in brief, tell me who you are- the name of your band and members, what city you live in. Put a little thought into it, as this is a representation of your band. Did I mention- keep it brief?
4. In this day and age of computers, anyone can submit a decent sounding recording. If you are recording stuff yourself, spend some time on it. Band practice recordings are seldom going to be the kind of quality you want to submit. This is for you, my friend. You want to make sure you are doing yourself justice with your recording. There are the rare occasions when the low quality recording lends itself to the song- you be the judge. But just remember…not everyone can pull that off.
5. If the song is longer than 5 minutes, it generally will not be played on the show. C’mon, I only have an hour!
6. Include a list of songs you’re submitting! This is nice to have (even if you did properly name your files).
7. If your song has naughty words and you were not able to have a radio edit made, please give me time markers (on the previously mentioned song list) so, I can edit it myself. We do have to abide by the rules of the FCC.
8. Pick 2 or three song faves. The ones that you yourself love or the ones that make your fans go crazy.
9. Be patient. I am one person and I do listen to every single song that is submitted to me (especially files sent by mp3). I want to keep each show full of variety and quality tunes. As I’ve said before, I WANT to play your band.
10. Finally, I will play you based on merit not by request! I’m honestly and truly happy you have a strong fan base and I love seeing folks be supportive but “bombing” the facebook page, email address or my personal pages and email addresses will make me a little cranky.