“The Radio Cafe" Terms & Conditions
By clicking on the "Submit My Music" button below, I confirm that I am granting permission for my music to be played on “The Radio Café” radio show. I understand and agree that the show may air on terrestrial and/or internet broadcast stations, as well as via an online based music player that is being distributed by Metro Media Group, Inc. (the parent company of “The Radio Café”) and/or the Indie Music Channel to radio stations for airplay on their terrestrial and/or internet radio stream. I agree and confirm that the music that I am submitting for airplay is an original work created by me and/or I have permission and legal right from the owner of such to enter into this agreement. I agree that I am submitting this music for airplay with no expectation of remuneration or compensation of any kind in return. By submitting this music for airplay and by clicking on the "Submit My Music" button below, I understand that my music may be played on the air of numerous radio station broadcast signals, as well as their internet stream, around the world, and it may also be used in promotional ads for “The Radio Café” and/or Indie Music Channel and/or its radio and TV partners. I confirm that I am the owner of the publishing rights, and the copyright, or have the legal right to submit the music that I am submitting and that Metro Media Group, Inc. , “The Radio Café” radio show, Indie Music Channel, and/or their associated radio station broadcasters will not owe me, or anyone associated with my music, including, but not limited to, my other band members, my musicians, my record label, my agent, my manager and/or my publisher, any money for playing and/or promoting my music as a result of my using this submission form. I understand that this is an "airplay for exposure" exchange and that my submission of music does not automatically guarantee inclusion or acceptance of my music for placement and/or airplay, and that my song can be removed from airplay rotation for any reason at any time. I further agree and acknowledge that if any of my songs that are being submitted here for airplay are registered with ASCAP, BMI or any other performance rights organization, I fully waive my rights to the collection of any and all fees and/or compensation associated with any performances rights organizations, music licensing organizations, etc., as it pertains to airplay on the above mentioned show(s), production(s) and/or opportunities. I also understand that just by virtue of me and/or my band being paid members of the Indie Music Channel does not guarantee that my music will be accepted for any airplay of any kind. Metro Media Group, Inc., the Indie Music Channel and their associated radio station and TV station broadcasters take pride in selecting and playing songs based, solely, on the merit and talent of the artist submitting their music for airplay. It is understood that all songs must meet certain professional broadcasting criteria and Metro Media Group, Inc., “The Radio Café” radio show, Indie Music Channel and their associated radio station and TV station broadcasters reserve the right to refuse any song for any reason. Metro Media Group, Inc. and the Indie Music Channel and their associated radio station and TV station broadcasters refuse to participate in, or condone, any form of payola!
We don't have many other rules, just some guidelines to save both, you and us, a lot of time and to help make sure that your stuff gets played on the show:
- Submitted music must be your own original work, meaning you and/or your band wrote the song.
- For music submitted to be played on "The Radio Cafe" radio show, Lyrics should have NO profanity. Period. This is real radio, sorry. We may even have to request a lyric sheet of the song you want us to play prior to us playing it on the show. If you feel that your music is for a more "mature" audience, click here to submit your music to "The Radio Cafe Xtreme".
- Production value of your music is important – don't settle for a junky mix! One of the biggest reasons that we are unable to play some of the music that people submit is because of a rushed mix, levels are all over the place, etc. Be sure to send us your best! Your stuff should be of the same kind of clarity as other songs you hear on the radio.
Other than that, that's it! The Radio Cafe' is truly here to get your music heard and to help local, independent artists like you get radio play. Your music may be played in other markets and on other radio stations besides a station in your hometown. Your music may also be played as a podcast on radio station's websites which enables your music to be heard around the world!
So submit your music and let's get it on the air! You keep making it, and we'll keep playing it!
This is so that listeners of the show will be able to easily find more information on you, your music, your gigs, etc.
You may also be able to get additional airplay through our network of radio stations around the country.
For more info and to join, "Click Here".
NOTE: You do not need to be a member of the Indie Music Channel to receive airplay on
"The Radio Cafe" radio show. All artists are welcome!
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How to Submit Your Music
Due to the number of CD's received, CD's sent in for consideration CANNOT BE RETURNED.
To add your music to our play list or
to be scheduled for an on-air interview on the "The Radio Cafe" show,
please read the info below:
- We want to play your music, bottom line. What you need to know, though, is that we have LOTS of music to listen to so it may take some time to check it out, but we really will listen to it. For sure, no lie!
- Because we receive a lot of songs, we aren't gonna be able to provide feedback, evaluations or info as to if we received it. If it is a song that is selected for our playlist, we will for sure contact you enough ahead of time so that you can be sure to hear it on the radio or online, and so that you will be able to let your family and friends know to listen for your music, too. We may even contact you and do an interview with you "on the air", so you can give some background info about your music!
So, here's how to submit your music:
#1) Complete the form below
2) After you fill out this form, you will be sent to a confirmation page. Email us an mp3 (no other file format) of your copyrighted music (your submission MUST be your original work, no covers).
The email address to send it to is on the next page after you complete this form.
Please, do not "snail mail" your music unless we request it. We have enough cds laying around. All we need in order to put your music on our show is pull it from your mp3. Plus, we would prefer that you keep your cd and sell it and make some money off of it (rather than it sit in our pile of other cds).
Please do not send us any press kits. We have no use for those, either.
Save those for record labels, agents, mangers, promoters, etc.
If your music is chosen for airplay, you will be contacted via email as to the air date and station(s) that your music will be played.
We may also contact you for an on-air interview.
A note from Christopher Ewing, creator and host of "The Radio Cafe":
"Hey everybody! It's really cool that so many of you are out there
making some awesome music! The goal of The Radio Cafe is to get your music played
on the radio and online so that the whole world can hear it!
There are a few guidelines that you need to check out below to ensure that your jams
get played on the show. So read the info below and submit your jams
and I'll do my best to get it on the show.
In the meantime, keep up the great work, you guys! I'm proud of you!
And remember, no matter how hard things seem, Hang On to the Dream
and don't you ever give up!" ~ Christopher
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"The Radio Cafe" is a nationally syndicated hit radio program dedicated to playing
locally produced music created by independent singers and bands from around the world!