We’re always looking for new music to add to our playlist. There are scores of unsigned talented children’s musicians, storytellers and book authors, and we love to showcase them. We have award winning independent artists, unsigned acts as well as popular musicians on our play-list. If someone has a great tune, story or book for children, we want to play it. Submission Guidelines:
- Digital music submissions can be sent to email@example.com. If you’ve got some physical CDs to share, please send to: P.O Box 60004, Washington, DC 20039.
- You need to supply us with a digital download of tunes you want us to play on the radio. All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send us a copy of your album art to display on the website and app. You can mail a copy to Devin Walker, Program Director, IAmWEENation.com, P.O. Box 60004, Washington, DC 20039.
- It typically takes between 7 to 14 days for a confirmation on your music play out. We try to do it sooner. However, there are times we may have a backlog of artists who want airplay on IAmWEENation.com and we work on a first come first served basis. Once you get a confirmation email from us, we will indicate the date from when the music will start playing on the radio. It typically takes a day or two for the music to be on air from the time you get the confirmation email.
- Ultimately we will decide if your music fits our format. Please understand, though, that we do not judge your music and if you are not selected for airplay on IAmWEENation.com, it does not mean we don’t like your music – we love all music! However, please keep our format in mind when you submit music to IAmWEENation.com. We target children of African descent and beyond between the ages of 3 and 10 and their parents.
- IAmWEENation.com can be listened through our website or our app available for IOS and Android. We will also be available on all major internet directories.
- If you have restrictions on which tracks we may or may not play, you must CLEARLY communicate that information to us along with your submission, or anytime thereafter. Your only recourse if we select tracks for airplay that you do not wish played on IAmWEENation.com is to inform us you would like your track(s) pulled from the playlist, and we will promptly comply.
- We do not charge a fee for airplay. However we expect you to promote yourself and our station on your social media, website and mailing lists.
- Artists will get paid royalties and performance fees through Live365.com. You must be signed up with one of the major performing rights organizations such as Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) or The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
- Most successful artists who get constant airplay on IAmWEENation.com promote themselves heavily, which works for both the artist as well as the station. A simple tweet such as “Tune into my XYZ track on IAmWEENation.com” works magic for both the radio station as well as you. Another good idea is to make posters with both logos, which help in multiple re-tweets and a win-win for both the station and you.
- We tend to promote artists who are committed in marketing themselves and the station. Internet air time costs money and, though we want to promote good music and grow the children's music community, if an artist is ‘lazy’ in promoting themselves and do a “Submit and forget” approach, we eventually weed such artists out. We are committed to what we do and we expect that commitment from you too.
- Artists who actively promote themselves and the radio get added incentives besides simple airplay – we also promote you through interviews and our bookings. We anticipate that IAmWEENation.com will get good traffic and we promote artists through interviews that are posted on our website.
* indicates required