If you make music and think I might enjoy playing it on the radio show and want to submit it for airplay consideration, here is what you need to know:

I try hard to listen to ALL the music sent to me* (although sometimes it takes a long while, so please be patient), and what works for the show gets played on the air. If you follow these instructions, there is a 100% chance I will check out your music.

I have been turned on to some of my absolute favorite new music by people who have sent in submissions, but please note: the format of the show I'm doing now features many genres of music and the slice of contemporary music that fits is very small. Saying "NO" to talented people whose music I like is one of the only things I dislike about putting the radio show together (the other is the traffic on the way home!), so please keep in mind that there is a ton of music that I like, and listen to at home, but that just does not quite fit into the format for this particular show.

If you are not sure if your music is a good fit you might want to search the playlists of past shows and see your music has a similar appeal.

If you want to email me after you submit to ask "did you get my music?" or "did you like it?" there is no need to, as I did get it, and if it is right for the show you will hear it on the air.

If you are not scared off yet, then feel free to send a copy.

The best way to share your music with me is:

CLICKING HEREsend me an email with a links to pages where your music can be streamed and downloaded.

I recommend you put WAV files in a free DROPBOX folder, and email me the link to that folder, and if you have cds available, let me know if you're happy to send a cd, if I can use one after listening to the files.

It does not have to be Dropbox - but, for me, sending links to stream-able and downloadable files is the easiest and the best way for me to hear submissions the soonest.

Please don't send only me links to Spotify or Apple - I will eventually listen, but it makes the process a complicated, and makes your songs much harder to play on the radio.

There are a lot of reasons why starting by sending links to files (and not a cd) is the preferred way to go, but if you want, you can send a cd first to:

Michael Shelley
PO Box 5101
Hoboken, NJ 07030

You might want to send a copy of CD submissions to WFMU's Music Director, CLICK HERE to see the details of how to do that.

Also, if you are sending a link to files, it is a good idea to make sure that each song file has the name of the band and the name of the song... it is amazing how often files get submitted that, when un-zipped, are titled something like "Final Mix ver.2 vocals up" and I end up not knowing who the band is.



*With one exception - when publicists pitch EVERY project they work as part of a huge mailing list