Are you looking for new music or artists to broadcast on your radio station, but don’t know where to find inspiration? Don’t panic, we’ve prepared some top tips to help renew your Media Library and please your listeners

Streaming platforms

Apple Music, Deezer, TIDAL or Spotify are excellent resources if you want to follow the latest releases or find inspiration in their many playlists. If you already have an account on one of these platforms, you’ll notice that their algorithms often offer you gems related to your current listening. This is the perfect way to discover new music or artists that you’re likely to appreciate. We’re sure that your radio station won’t mind if you find inspiration on one of these platforms, as long as you go back to the Radio Manager at the end of the day! 😉

Shazam

Identify new music and artists wherever you are. Whether you’re in front of a movie, at a party or on another radio station, find the title of a song and the name of an artist in a few seconds! All that’s left to do is add it to your list of new songs to broadcast on your radio station. Thanks to the Charts tab in the app,  you can also discover titles with the most “Shazams” around the world. Whether you search by country or city, Shazam will show you the rankings.

Audio distribution platforms

Many distribution platforms such as SoundCloud, Bandcamp, YouTube or HDtracks offer millions of independent audio files, which means that they aren’t attached to any major labels. It’s an inexhaustible source of new talent that can find a place at the heart of your media library. Choose a style or a category and let yourself be carried from track to track.

Interactive Music-Map

Do you like a particular artist and want to discover more? Music-Map is the tool you need. Just enter the artist you like in the search bar to discover a multitude of similar artists or musiciens from the same universe.

Blogs and specialised websites

The Internet is full of blogs and specialised websites that can help you renew your media library. To find them, all you have to do is use your search engine and type the following terms: Blog + the name of the musical style you are looking for. You can also check websites such as AllMusic or Album Of The Year to discover the latest trends. Other websites such as Music Roamer or Gnoosic could easily become major sources of inspiration for your radio station.

The musical time machine

Vintage is always fashionable right? Well, why not think of music the same way! Don’t be afraid to plunge into the past to find content for your radio station. Bring out the nostalgic side of your listeners with the radiooooo.com website.

Groover, a gold mine for musical nuggets

Groover is a platform that enables artists to send their music directly to music industry pros, and in particular to radio stations. As a radio station and industry expert on Groover, you can clearly define your search criteria: musical genre, mood, language, etc. Then the artists just need to send their music. All that’s left for artists to do is contact you. The advantages of this system are manifold:
  • you discover music in line with your editorial line
  • you contribute to the discovery of emerging artists – and who knows what future music stars are hiding in there!
  • you get paid for listening and responding to music proposals.
You could even ask your favorite artist to create the jingle for your radio station! Groover is a veritable ecosystem that fosters the discovery and development of promising musical talent.

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There you have it, you now have all the keys to refresh your media library! If you don’t have an Internet radio station yet and you have a library full of tracks to share, why not try our free 14 day demo?