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Radio stations are updated on the newest release by our iPlugging service. This is a custom service based on each music directors preferences and playlist genres. We do not send complete airplay kits: we include links to an artist profile where all relevant information can be found and tracks can be listened to and downloaded.
A preview of a plugging can be found here.
Tracks can be downloaded individually as a 320 kbps mp3. Each track has id3v2.4 tags embedded. Optionally, an additional label copy of the complete release can be downloaded (.zip file including the release cover and an excel file with all track details).
Yes, this is possible. Each music director can change their individual iPlugging settings to receive alle genres after their account has been activated.
Next to the plugging, every release is available in its genre archive and is indexed using genres so music directors can find it using our search module.
Each release will also be available on the NEW RELEASES page (first page after music directors login) for 4 weeks (after these 4 weeks a release will remain available in the archives and search module).
With this set up, (new) radio stations can always browse airplay kits and download releases of interest
This is a feature an artist or label has to activate. If they have activated this, you can request an interview once you download their track or release. If they haven't activated 'interview requests' this option will not show up on the airplay feedback form. You can always leave airplay feedback though!
All releases, except releases from major labels, are screened by our A&R department. Our mission is to maintain a platform where high-quality releases can be promoted efficiently. Therefore our screening procedure is very strict.
Yes, this is possible if our A&R department approves the release.
No, before an artist or label can use our iPlugging service our A&R department has to approve the release. However, major labels do not need A&R approval.
Labels pay per release and their releases need to be approved by our A&R department. Major labels can plug more than 10 releases per year and do not need A&R approval.
This depends. Music directors etc. have indicated in which frequency they want to receive new plugging.
There are 3 basic settings:
- immediately (on the plugging day itself)
- once every week (+ day setting)
- once every 2 weeks (+ day setting)
Each music director will receive their plugging on the desired date.
For example: if an artist plugs on a wednesday, and a music director wants to receive plugging every Tuesday, this release will be offered to that music director next Tuesday.
No, a release can be plugged in up to 3 genres.
No, this is not possible.
Online press kits / profiles are set up for individual artists or bands. Linking a release to a "various artists" profile / online airplay kit would results in "messy", unorganized and unprofessional looking information.
It is difficult to say how many listeners each release will reach, this highly depends on which stations will airplay a release.
We plug genre based, but whether stations will airplay a release, is totally up to them of course.
It's impossible to give out statistics on this as there are too many factors involved.
All results are logged realtime and can be viewed after login into an artist or label account. Click on Results and here you'll see an overview of each track and the number of downloads. Additionally, a detailed xls file can be download which gives insight in which radio station from which country has downloaded a track for airplay.
Music Programmers, DJs etc. decide if they want to give feedback yes or no when they download your release. You always will see the download results!
If you activate the 'interview request' feature, you can receive interview requests from radio stations. Music Programmers, DJs etc. decide if they want to do an interview with you yes or no when they download your release.
We do not give out lists of radio stations we plug to as this our core business. When a radio station downloads a track, you can see which radio station in which country has downloaded it for airplay. This is logged real-time.
We only plug to radio stations. TV stations want to receive new content in special formats like Betacam SP or digibeta. That's the reason we do not additionally deliver videos to TV channels.
TIP: embed a Youtube video in the iPluggers artist profile and use an artist profile as online press kit.
The iPluggers system has an invitation module embedded to invite connections from each artists / label own network. Invite for example MTV, VH1 and other TV music channels.
If they like the release and video, they will contact the artist or label to obtain the video in the required format.
Only music directors that are logged in can listen to all releases, with the exception of profiles that receive additional exposure via single / EP / album tips and music spotlight spots.
No, we only accept 320 kbps mp3 files. Please note a 320 kbps mp3 file is the same quality as a .wav file.
There is no limit on the file size, but if a release has individual files larger than 10MB please contact our support desk via support[a]ipluggers.com (some browsers have problems streaming ("playing") these large files).
Our upload system is 100% secure and protected.
You can pay with credit card or via bank transfer using paypal. Optionally, you can also pay via regular bank transfer.
Exempt from the 21% VAT is only possible if we invoice a company.
Please sent us the company details, Chamber of Commerce number registration and VAT registration number via e-mail: support[a]ipluggers.com. Before plugging, you'll receive an adjusted invoice without 21% VAT.