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Congratulations on making your latest recording, now it's time to be heard by the people who are likely to buy your recordings and attend your shows.  

Airplay on Surf Rock Radio puts your music shoulder to shoulder with other artists in the surf community.  In addition to the best contemporary "surf rock" like Monsters from Mars, Daikaiju, The 427s and Martin Cilia, we will be playing surf-inspired mainstream rock music, and at sundown play a few beach classics from Jack Johnson and Donavon Frankenreiter, and other bands that have been identified as "surf reggae" such as the Marleys, Slightly Stoopid, Steel Pulse, Dirty Heads and Rebelution.

No other station gives such a unique mix of cool music, and promotes such a dynamic healthy lifestyle. Statistics show that listeners click links and buy music that appears on Surf Rock Radio.  It's an incredible discovery platform built to promote your music.  

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Get airplay alongside the best new surf bands and bands popular within the surf community

Your band won't necessarily get paid for spins, but you won't be charged for airplay like Jango and some other services.  Surf Rock Radio operates based on a more symbiotic relationship between bands, labels, brands and listeners.  Your band will be promoted to the relevant people and we make it easy for music fans to purchase your music (if you don't have label representation you might consider contacting Sharawaji Records who can advise you on how to promote your music and protect your intellectual property, as well as take care of technology and computer/internet marketing stuff).  

Benefits of being featured on Surf Rock Radio :

  • Surf bands have high visibility visibility on Surf Rock Radio - the website is designed to highlight bands
  • Surf bands are marketed and promoted shoulder to shoulder with similar bands
  • Surf bands can expect high rotation - we spin new records more often than those of vintage surf bands
  • Surf bands can be discovered by listeners easily
  • Surf bands have the opportunity to contribute articles, interviews and news about their bands
  • Surf bands can make more sales through links to iTunes, cdbaby tunecore and other stores
  • Surf bands can benefit from reviews by our team of reviewers

How to send your music:

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with mp3s or links to your mp3s.  We prefer mp3s labelled in this format "Band Name - Track Name" and all the correct id tags.  You should also include your bio and links to your band on the internet.

Again if you don't know how to do this, we can help you. We operate this station because we like helping musicians achieve success. Our aim is to relentlessly help you promote your music to stoked listeners who dig it too.  

We would like to thank the surf bands who have contacted us recently to be included on surfrockradio.com.

Artist profiles and links should be active in the next few days.

Are you in a surf band, or are you a record label representing surf bands? We want to help you promote your music with rotation on Surf Rock Radio.  

As a small internet radio station we rely on bands to submit their tracks for airplay.  There is no remuneration at this moment, but we can promote you to our listeners and make it easy for record buyers to purchase your music.  We can also give you access to a profile page which you can update as necessary.  

Benefits:

  • Surf bands have high visibility visibility on Surf Rock Radio - the website is designed to highlight bands
  • Surf bands are marketed and promoted shoulder to shoulder with similar bands
  • Surf bands can expect high rotation - we spin new records more often than those of vintage surf bands
  • Surf bands can be discovered by listeners easily
  • Surf bands have the opportunity to contribute articles, interviews and news about their bands
  • Surf bands can make more sales through links to iTunes, cdbaby tunecore and other stores
  • Surf bands can benefit from reviews by our team of reviewers

If you are interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with mp3s or links to your mp3s.

We prefer mp3s labelled in this format "Band Name - Track Name".

You should also include your bio and links to your band on the internet.

 

I can't believe that it's been more than a year since we first started laying the foundations for surfrockradio.

During that time we have had a vast number of tech errors, and difficulties in how to distinguish surfrockradio.com from the excellent www.northseasurfradio.com.  North Sea Surf Radio appeared a couple of months after I started building this website, and I must admit that Niels Jansen (as a highly proficient and incredibly well-connected surf guitarist) did a much better job than we ever could.

We have somehow settled on Surf Rock Radio as a platform for promotion of surf bands, rather than an expertly curated selection of vintage and modern surf tunes. We have also decided to go with modern rather than vintage surf music for rotation as we want to help the new bands.  You will however find a lot of vintage surf on our youtube and Facebook pages.  We are still not sure about "music for surfers" as opposed to "surf music", and whether to include reggae rock that is currently in favour with the surf community.  

We also want to go commercial free, but have decided on sponsorship and affiliate income as a means of subsidising the site.  We are also planning a fund to share some advertising revenue with the band who have contributed tracks to our site.

Once again thank you to all the bands who have contributed so far.  We hope to recruit few DJs in the near future to help with programming.  For the time being music is on autoDJ, but that playlists will become increasingly diverse over time.

Peace, waves, plants \ooo/

Mike