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Marion Tips for getting airplay on folk radio? (52* d) RE: Tips for getting airplay on folk radio? 17 Mar 08

Once again, many thanks to everybody for contributing.

Yes, Laurel, I'm the one who started the thread "CBC radio wants songs I haven't recorded"; that lost opportunity lit a fire under me to get into the studio and not miss the next opportunity. What do you mean by green packaging?

After looking over other people's CDs and liner notes, some more questions have arisen:

7. My recording guy said that he could supply me with an ISRC number. I notice that many CDs have a code of letters and numbers on the spine - for example, a Seamus Kennedy CD has SK-0012. Is that the ISRC number? What is its function?

8. For contact information, is it fine if I just put my email and website? I'm moving in May, so putting an address or phone number would be problematic.

9. For the copyright date, should I use the year I actually wrote the song (2004), or 2008 as the year it's being recorded and released?

10. A couple of people have said above that DJs would find it useful to know if I had other recordings available or any upcoming shows. I don't in fact have any recordings to sell, nor any gigs booked - should I include that for information's sake, or does it just sound sad?

11. I'm a little concerned that people might assume that a song about Anne of Green Gables is a children's song, and not listen to it because they don't do children's music. Do you think it's necessary for me to clarify that the song is for an adult audience, and if so, how should I clarify that? It's an adult song in the sense that the vocabulary and pacing would be over children's heads; also, there are is some mild innuendo (Anne gets Diana "wasted", I mention the "cradle-robbing teacher", and Anne tells Gilbert "just what he can do with carrots"). Nothing extreme, but not what you expect in a children's song.


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