Rather than making arbitrary decisions about what songs should receive the free radio airtime, we have decided to let people voice their opinions through our AirGods new music polls.
San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) April 3, 2007
AirSpun, Inc. today announced the results of its first AirGods new music polls. AirGods winners receive free airtime in the form of 60-second Artist Showcase spots on major commercial radio stations plus premier placement on the airspun.com website.
Jeff Eaton, the first official AirGods winner received two free 60-second radio spots featuring his new single "Stop the World," which aired on KASE, a Clear Channel owned radio station in Austin, during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. The most recent winner, Lyric'lee, a neo-soul artist out of Michigan, will receive prime-time radio airtime during the Mason Radio show on WGPR in Detroit. Both artists were also given high-visibility homepage placement on http://www.airspun.com.
AirGods featured artists and polls are part of AirSpun's broader strategy of providing global marketing and promotional opportunities for any recording artist, regardless of genre and label affiliations. In the increasingly crowded online music space, the company differentiates itself through its "direct-to-broadcast" radio reservation system.
"We're very excited to offer additional complimentary radio showcases to the top independent artists using our promotional services" says AirSpun CEO Heidi Elgaard. "Rather than making arbitrary decisions about what songs should receive the free radio airtime, we have decided to let people voice their opinions through our AirGods new music polls."
AirSpun artists who book 60-second commercial airtime using the patent-pending media placement system at http://www.airspun.com are automatically considered to be one of the featured AirGods artists in each month's polls. Any independent artist or label can purchase 60-second radio showcase spots or campaigns through AirSpun from $10 to $200 or more, depending on affiliated station and geography. Every artist who purchases commercial spots gets additional web marketing tools for free, such as a web-page linking to wherever their music may be sold online.
AirSpun's hybrid online/offline approach to music marketing and promotion represents a major evolution in the promotional tools available to independent artists. Because AirSpun acts as an ad agency for indie artists, marketing their music in the form of legal 60-second music advertisements announced as "paid showcases," the company offers a timely and legal alternative to payola. Artists who are willing to invest in AirSpun music marketing services up front can increase the number of songs or CDs they sell without giving up a lion's share of their royalties.
About AirSpun, Inc.
AirSpun, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up, offers a revolutionary online vehicle for independent music and digital media artists. The company's unique web services give independent artists equal access to commercial radio time and a chance to be heard by a global fanbase. AirSpun's mission is to democratize the hitmaking process worldwide.