You’re seeing this because…..
A) You sent us music you hope BOOST plays, and we replied with this link.
B) You randomly landed here some other way.
If your answer is A!
We love you. We think you’re awesome. We don’t want to get your hopes up though. The math alone prevents BOOST from being able to play every song people send our way. We attempt to sift through as much as possible, and we promise this: if we think you’re a potential fit for what the BOOST audience wants from us, we will not rest until we connect with you. Otherwise, we wish you the best. Or to put it another way, “don’t call us, we’ll call you.”
If your answer is B!
And you’re still reading this? Well hey; we’re keeping you out of trouble. Hopefully.
Back to our A peeps. If you answered A above and the info up there wasn’t nearly enough for you, keep reading:
HOW TO GET ON THE RADIO (or not)
- Are we the right fit for your music? BOOST Radio revolves around Pop, Hip Hop, and Hope. Faith-based music that bumps. In industry terms, BOOST is considered a Rhythmic outlet. Artists our audience loves include NF, Lecrae, Alessia Cara, Twenty One Pilots, Tori Kelly, Flame, Andy Mineo, and more. Essentially: Hip Hop that’s mass appeal, and Pop styles that really thump. If your song doesn’t line up with these sounds, you may not be a good fit for what the BOOST audience comes to us for. (But that doesn’t mean you aren’t awesome!)
- Production quality: not only does BOOST compete with top notch, high quality St. Louis radio stations. Thanks to the Internet, our competition is global. Quality is key. 90% of the songs sent to us have great, talented people (like you!) performing them. But the talent gets diminished when surrounded by production that sounds less than professional. There’s a reason the biggest names in music spend GIANT chunks of cash on the right producers and tools. Great production will help you rise above the pack; anything less risks you not standing out. We don’t play music that lacks excellent production.
- If BOOST chooses to add your song to rotation, we will need a high quality .wav file. MP3’s and links are great for screening (we love and prefer them for that), but after going through our audio chain, MP3’s, M4A (iTunes files), etc. can get too compressed to sound good when coming out on the other side, into a listener’s car radio, earbuds, etc. We may also request an instrumental and acapella for radio edit and mix show use. Don’t worry about the .wav file unless we ask for it. Just wanted to let you know it might be needed. If it helps, this article goes in depth about why BOOST tries to avoid anything other than .wav files: http://www.audioanimals.co.uk/news/why-wav-is-better-than-mp3
- Know this: if your song doesn’t get on BOOST, that does not mean you aren’t talented and that we don’t love your music. It simply means it doesn’t fit, or the timing is wrong. We’re still cheering for you and hoping God uses you for His kingdom. Radio spins can be a great tool for some artists, but not every artist is cut out for radio, or for the BOOST style of radio. Think of radio this way: it might not be your best first step; radio is the final destination for the absolute best music around.
- No promises, sorry. There are weeks where BOOST receives no less than 100 songs. Our small team only has so many ears and so much time. Due to the high volume of music we receive, we can’t promise prompt reviews, replies, or on-air spins. If we want to play your song, or if we have questions, you’ll hear from us. If you don’t, no hard feelings.