Campus Radio Mailout Due January 31, 2021

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We’ve made a few changes to the Campus Mailout program for 2021! Please read through carefully, and get in touch with the Music Department if you have questions.

 

Are you a Calgary and area band or musician wanting to get your music heard across the country? 

CJSW provides a service where we mail your release to other stations like CJSW across the country. We mail packages bi-monthly and the releases are always due to us on the last weekday of every 2nd month. The due dates for submitting material for the mailout is always at the end of January, March, May, July, September, November, January etc.

We also send a digital mailer of releases each month. Many stations have moved to accepting only digital submissions, so we can help get your music out in the right way to the right folks.

Read on for details!

Digital Mailout

At the end of each month, CJSW will send out digital downloads for Calgary and area releases to campus/community stations across Canada. If you would like to get your release in this digital mailout, please send the following information to our Music Director [music at cjsw dot com], with the subject line:

Local Artist Name,’ Digital Mailout [month]

Please include:

  • Downloadable files of your album (Bandcamp code, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.)
  • Streaming link for preview purposes (Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, etc.)
  • Short bio and description of the band/album (2-3 sentences will do, stations will have access to more information via your links)
  • Three similar sounding artists
  • Other website and contact information (optional)

Once the digital mailout has been sent, artists will receive contact information to follow up with stations.

Please note as well that Earshot has created a digital distribution system, so this is another option for you to send your music out digitally. Find out more about it here: http://earshot-distro.ca/

 

Physical Mailout

CJSW offers a service to mail out your record to the other campus and community radio stations across Canada, and we’d love to get your record out to the world. We mail packages bi-monthly and the releases are always due to us on the last weekday of every 2nd month. The due dates for submitting material for the mailout is always at the end of January, March, May, July, September, November, January etc. While most stations are able to accept digital music, there are a few who rely entirely on physical media so we recommend doing both if you’re able to.

With the rise of digital media, we only send your album to stations who aren’t able to process digital albums. Your release will be sent out digitally to all other stations, no extra cost. The fee for the physical mailout is simply to cover postage costs, sticker printing, mailers etc. Everything is packaged by a volunteer and we don’t aim to make or lose any money on this service – we just want to help get awesome Calgary music out across Canada.

A little extra information if this is your first time hearing about this service: Every couple months we do a mailout to other campus/community radio stations across Canada of local Calgary talent to help spread the word on all the great music coming out of this city. The mailout goes to the stations on the Earshot! list (http://www.earshot-online.com/stations.cfm) and has the benefit that it is coming from a trusted source (the mighty CJSW 90.9 FM).

I’m a Broke Punk package

  • $30 cash
  • 15 unwrapped copies of your record (to be sent to 15 stations across Canada as well as a copy for the CJSW local music library)
  • Digital files of the album for the digital mailout (Bandcamp code, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.)
  • 60 word bio for a promoter style sticker that we will add to the front cover at no extra cost (please send in the body of an email)
  • Name 3 similar sounding bands for the sticker
  • List all potty-mouth tracks on the record
  • Clearly state the artist, album title and record label
  • Indicate the artist’s website as well as an email contact
  • Optional: 50 items of anything else you might want to send out to all the radio stations (pins, posters, one-sheet, etc.)

Get Me Out There package

  • $40 cash
  • 20 unwrapped copies of your record (to be sent to 20 stations across Canada as well as a copy for the CJSW local music library)
  • Digital files of the album for the digital mailout (Bandcamp code, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.)
  • 60 word bio for a promoter style sticker that we will add to the front cover at no extra cost (please send in the body of an email)
  • Name 3 similar sounding bands for the sticker
  • List all potty-mouth tracks on the record
  • Clearly state the artist, album title and record label
  • Indicate the artist’s website as well as an email contact
  • Optional: 50 items of anything else you might want to send out to all the radio stations (pins, posters, one-sheet, etc.)

I’m a Big Shot package

  • $60 cash
  • 30 unwrapped copies of your record (to be sent to 30 stations across Canada as well as a copy for the CJSW local music library)
  • Digital files of the album for the digital mailout (Bandcamp code, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.)
  • 60 word bio for a promoter style sticker that we will add to the front cover at no extra cost (please send in the body of an email)
  • Name 3 similar sounding bands for the sticker
  • List all potty-mouth tracks on the record
  • Clearly state the artist, album title and record label
  • Indicate the artist’s website as well as an email contact
  • Optional: 50 items of anything else you might want to send out to all the radio stations (pins, posters, one-sheet, etc.)

When we mail out your record, we will provide you with a list of the stations it was mailed to so that you can followup if you would like. 

If your albums are wrapped in plastic, please unwrap them before dropping them off to the station.

Please send an email to [music at cjsw dot com] with any questions or concerns. 

Bring us everything we’ll need for January 31, 2021