[JPL] Mediaguide/Musicians

Bradley M. Stone bstone at science.sjsu.edu
Fri Feb 8 16:20:46 EST 2008

Aloha Jae,

Case in point - I have played your cd personally on my show 2 or 3 times
already, and not once did it register on mediaguide's tracking.

The light is on,

Brad Stone


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[mailto:jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com] On Behalf Of Jae Sinnett
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:34 AM
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Subject: [JPL] Mediaguide/Musicians

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The recent thread about Mediaguide and lack of spin counts brought to
mind what has happened to me. Some advice for musicians that may not
understand how this works. If one of your main objectives is to get
spins counted and chart placement....get your CD to Mediaguide way
before your disc is serviced to radio. Example...and I'll mentioned what
has happened to me as the example...my new CD came out and about 60 or
so stations were serviced. I know many of them are playing it as well as
NPR. They've play a few tracks at least three times I'm aware of for
music beds for their news programs but no one saw those spins being
reported. It never dawn on me that perhaps Mediaguide didn't have the CD
registered. Sure enough....I emailed them yesterday and someone was kind
enough to respond and mentioned they hadn't registered it but will next
week. Almost a month they've been sitting on it. Three weeks to today
actually. I was wondering how long it would have taken if I hadn't
contacted them to find out what was going on. 
  My main objective with this release wasn't how high I could get on the
chart but you do want to see those spins IF someone...particularly NPR
is playing your music. Musicians...get your CD to Mediaguide way in
advance of the official release because you could lose important spin
  I will also mention that most of the stations here on the JPL received
the CD. If you didn't and would like a copy...email me off list and I'll
be glad to send you a copy. Thanks, 
  Jae Sinnett 

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