Category: Features

Radio Express offers free 1 month access to The UK Chart Show

Radio Express, the global leader in radio programming and services, has announced it is offering free 1 month access to the popular syndicated radio show The UK Chart Show.

Here is the statement from Jessica D’Agostin, President of Sales, Radio Express:

With air-talent and producers now working remotely, we understand that creating consistent, high-quality shows is becoming more challenging.

Here at Radio Express, we want to do everything we can to help you get through these troubling times.

That’s why we want to offer you one-month free access to The UK Chart Show.

For one month, you can treat your listeners to the top 30 UK charts in this fast-paced, engaging show for FREE.

Email subscribers to Radio Express were given instruction on how to get free 1 month access to The UK Chart Show. To be an email subscriber to Radio Express, visit the page here https://radioexpress.com/contact/ or follow the instructions below in inquiring about The UK Chart Show.

Open this page https://radioexpress.com/programming/uk-chart-show/. Listen to the demo and then click the Yes! Send me more info button, type in your details, then hit Send button.

About The UK Chart Show.

Each week, the biggest celebrity guests in the world join in the studio for a catch up while Scott plays the hottest 30 songs in this fast-paced, 2-hour show. RadioMonitor compiles The UK Chart Show data from airplay on the UK’s most influential stations including BBC Radio 1, Heart, and Hits Radio.

Your listeners demand hit music and this show delivers the freshest hits each and every week. The UK Chart Show is produced by Blue Revolution in London and available exclusively from Radio Express.

The UK Chart Show Demo

Radio Express, this month has also launched a new radio show titled The Most Hated Songs.

Visit the Radio Express website now www.radioexpress.com

ReelWorld is at the forefront of audio revolution with launch of audio content company Reel2Media

ReelWorld, the global leader in radio jingles and branding, has launched a new audio content company.

Reel2Media will focus on smart speaker experiences and innovative Alexa Skills as well as podcasts and sonic branding. Building on its world-class audio branding heritage, Reel2Media will create unique and memorable audio that will enable brands to engage and interact with their audience using the power of sound.

Reel2Media official logo

Chairman and Co-Founder Mike Thomas said: “The audio revolution is here and how brands engage with audiences using sound is a space in which we feel we can make a significant impact. With over 25 years’ of experience in audio branding and music composition we are uniquely positioned to add real value, creating content that will both delight audiences and wow brands.”

Reel2Media’s first Alexa Skill will be released soon and promises a new benchmark in quality and interactivity.

CEO and fellow Co-Founder Anthony Gay said: “Interactivity and on demand are driving the future of audio consumption, and the podcast explosion is just the beginning of this audio revolution. Smart speaker technology is now beginning to gain real traction and it’s only going to get bigger. We see a huge opportunity for brands to reach their audience using sound and we aim to raise the bar with the quality and relevance of our audio experiences, to deliver content that adds value, content that creates connections and content audiences want to listen to. With Reel2Media we feel we’re at the beginning of something special.”

The Seattle based company with European Headquarters at MediaCityUK, already has a strong presence in both the US and the UK through ReelWorld and will initially be targeting those territories with its new offering.

ReelWorld is responsible for the sonic identities of thousands of radio stations across every continent including some of the world’s most iconic broadcasters – Z100 New York, BBC Radio 1, KIIS LA, Heart UK, NRK P1 in Norway, Radio 2 Belgium and most recently the team re-imagined the sound of BBC Local Radio across the UK. Their work is heard by tens of millions of radio listeners every day.

Reel2Media is a new audio content company from the team behind ReelWorld – a global leader in audio branding with over 25 years’ experience working with the world’s biggest radio stations on their imaging and jingles. ReelWorld provides station sound for thousands of radio stations around the world including Z100 New York, BBC Radio 1, KIIS LA, and Heart UK.

Reel2Media was formed in 2019 with the purpose of helping brands engage audiences using the power of sound.

Combining rich storytelling, music, and high production values with the latest audio and smart speaker technology, Reel2Media creates innovative and interactive audio experiences, podcasts and sonic branding, delivering content that adds value. Content people want to listen to. Content that connects brands with their audiences.

For more information visit www.reel2media.com

KCBS Director to train Benztown protégé

Benztown, a leading international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 2,300 affiliations on six different continents, and The National Radio Talent System™, the system of Radio Talent Institutes across America discovering and preparing the next generation of broadcasters, announce the selection of the Benztown Mentorship Program’s first quarter mentee, Jonathan O’Brien, a sophomore student at Georgia College and State University. This is the third student from the National Radio Talent System™ to participate in the mentorship program.

Jennifer Seelig, Director of News and Programming 740 KCBS/106.9 KFRC in San Francisco, CA (left), Benztown Mentorship Program’s first quarter mentee, Jonathan O’Brien, a sophomore student at Georgia College and State University (right)

O’Brien, who attended the GAB Radio Talent Institute at the University of Georgia last summer, currently does the news on his college radio station, WGUR-FM, and is passionate about radio news. Accordingly, he will be mentored by broadcast journalist, Jennifer Seelig, Director of News and Programming for all news simulcast 740 KCBS/106.9 KFRC in San Francisco, CA, and 19-year veteran of the station. Seelig will personally mentor O’Brien in Entercom’s San Francisco studios during his Benztown-sponsored trip on March 15-17, 2020. She will also mentor O’Brien virtually throughout the spring academic semester.

The Benztown Mentorship Program offers one-to-one mentoring to select students who are accepted into The Radio Talent Institutes of the National Radio Talent System™, on an ongoing basis, with structured mentoring opportunities during the spring and fall semesters.

Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President, said: “If Jonathan O’Brien is any indication of the future of our industry, we’re in great shape. We are so pleased to be able to provide this opportunity with the assistance of our friends at the National Radio Talent System™ and the incredible Jennifer Seelig and KCBS.”

Dan Vallie, President, The National Radio Talent System™, remarked: “Every broadcaster can get excited when seeing a talented, young, passionate-about-radio college student like Jonathan being mentored by such a professional as Jennifer Seelig at KCBS in San Francisco – and thinking: ‘I wish I had had that opportunity when I was that age.’ Thanks to Chachi and Benztown for making it happen.”

Jennifer Seelig, Director of News and Programming, KCBS, said: “What an honor to play a role in the development of future radio superstars. I commend Benztown and National Radio Talent System for opening the door for Jonathan and other up and coming broadcasters.”

Jonathan O’Brien commented: “I am sincerely grateful to Dave “Chachi” Denes and Benztown for the opportunity to get to meet Jennifer Seelig and see the world-class operation at KCBS. It will no doubt be an incredibly valuable experience. My grandmother always says that no textbook can teach you what real-world experience can, and I think that is especially true in this case. I look forward to learning from the best in the business!”

For more information about the Benztown Mentorship Program or to participate in the program as a mentor, contact Susan Aksu at sa@benztown.com or at (818) 842-4600.

About The National Radio Talent System™

The National Radio Talent System™ was created to answer the long discussed issue of a radio talent farm for the industry, an incubator of well-rounded, well-educated college talent with a passion for radio and a determination to get into the business. The National Radio Talent System™ is made up of multiple Radio Talent Institutes located on colleges and universities throughout the United States. Each Institute brings in broadcast professionals from around the state and country to act as Guest Professional Faculty, and to teach all the sessions during this intensive 10-day summer program. The National Radio Talent System™ is the campus-to-career connection most students need to begin their broadcast career, and the connection for broadcasters to discover and hire entry-level talent today that can be the leaders in the broadcast industry tomorrow.

About Benztown

Benztown is a leading international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 2,300 affiliations on six different continents. In 2017, Benztown was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine for the fifth consecutive year as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held

The Importance of National Radio Day in Indonesia

Not many people know that September 11 is celebrated as National Radio Day in Indonesia . This is because some people think that the role of radio is considered to be left behind due to the rapid information that is being spread through the internet. In fact, the role of radio was so great when Indonesia became independent and during the physical revolution. Apart from being entertainment, radio acts as an important source of information. Now, the radio era has become more modern. The technology needed for radio access is more advanced. Radio can be accessed using an internet data network via smartphone.

Commemoration of National Radio Day was associated with the establishment of Radio Republik Indonesia on September 11, 1945. Reporting from the RRI website, the development of radio in Indonesia was initiated by Batavia Radio Vereniging (BRV) on June 16, 1925 in Batavia (now Jakarta). Over time, radio continues to grow and emerge. Nederlandsch Indische Radio Omroep Masstchapyj (NIROM) began to stand in Jakarta, Bandung and Medan. NIROM received of funds from the Dutch East Indies government at that time. Every community that has a radio aircraft must provide “radio tax” to NIROM. As a result, this radio grew to become a large and complete radio at that time.

After Japan took over Indonesia, Japanese broadcast radio stations began to reverberate in the country. In addition to providing information, radio broadcasts were also Japanese propaganda media for Indonesia. However, there were also Japanese radios with many opportunities to develop culture and arts, far more developed than the Dutch colonial era. Private radio services were finally frozen and put together in one command of Hoso Kanri Kyoku, which is a radio broadcast center and based in Jakarta. The branches called Hoso Kyoku are in Bandung, Purwakarta, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Semarang, Surabaya and Malang.

In addition, Hoso Kyoku also has branch offices in the regencies to distribute their programs to the public. Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were a sign of Japan’s collapse of Indonesia. Thanks to radio information, finally Indonesia could immediately realize its independence through the momentum of the proclamation. Finally Hoso Kyoku was stopped broadcasting on August 19, 1945. The situation was even more urgent when radio broadcasts reported that British soldiers on behalf of allies would occupy Java and Sumatra. In addition, the British will disarm Japan.

Responding to the news, Indonesian people who were active in radio realized that this communication device was a tool needed by the government of the Republic of Indonesia to communicate and provide guidance to the people about what to do. Representatives of eight former Hosu Kyoku radios gathered in the Raad Van Indje Pejambon building, Jakarta. A memorandum of understanding emerged, one of which was calling on the government to establish radio as a communication tool between the government and the people. Radio was chosen as a communication tool because it was faster and less easily interrupted in combat. Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) will continue broadcasting from eight stations on Java, offering RRI to the President and the Indonesian Government as a means of communication with the people, and calling for all relations between the government and RRI.

Until now, RRI is still on the air by providing the best programs. RRI has 60 broadcasting stations and special broadcasting stations abroad. The regional RRI organizes broadcasts in three programs, namely: Regional Programs (PRO 1) for empowerment serving all rural, urban, mountainous and industrial communities. The City Program (PRO 2) provides broadcasts of youth creativity centers. Program III (PRO 3) is a broadcast from Jakarta as a national news network. While the Jakarta branch station has five programs, namely PRO 1, PRO 2, PRO 3, which are almost the same as the area. While the PRO 4 contains various cultures from the NKRI. Meanwhile, the last is Channel V as an overseas broadcast.

Heavy Metal Band Lead Singer Is Your Radio Station’s Next On Air Staffer @Blue_Revolution

He’s the lead-singer of Def Leppard – one of the most influential bands in rock history – who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

Now Joe Elliott could be a member of your airstaff taking your listeners on a weekly journey through the world’s greatest Rock music.

Each show is packed with great music, chosen personally by Joe from his vast collection, drawing on the insights of a decades-long career entertaining millions of Rock fans around the world.

The Joe Elliott Show targets fans of Rock music with stories & info that only someone of his calibre can provide.

The Joe Elliot Show is available for your station through Blue Revolution (bluerevolution.com).

To find out licensing terms and availability in your market ‘Request Further Information’ using the link below

https://www.bluerevolution.com/the-joe-elliott-show

The Joe Elliott Show Demo

The Joe Elliott Show Scoped

Been Using The 150 Euro Sennheiser HD280 Pro Studio Headphones and It’s Got Flaws

Sennheiser HD280 Pro

After a careful evaluation of what the market was offering and after reading a multitude of reviews and data sheets I chose the Sennheiser HD280 Pro studio headphones.

The audio quality for me is exceptional.

I find them comfortable and during my movements thanks to the folding system.

During the recordings they keep out the outside noise and I can immerse myself completely in the productions I am working on.

I compared this with the Bose I had. I bought them for a higher price. The Sennheiser HD280 Pro has a deeper sound and cleaner.

Funny because you listen to mp3 or mp3 quality music which is poor and you can hear all the faults that I did not hear with the Bose.

For those who wear glasses, they will have to get used to because they press on the temples (they
are not as comfortable as the Bose). That’s a flaw but I think a small one.

And even just listening to music normally they are fantastic … Maybe in summer they keep a little warm, but it’s normal for closed headphones!

This is also a minor flaw of again as during summer it is a bit ‘hard to put them on the ears because I sweat. Nothing insurmountable anyway and the advantage is that in winter they keep warm;)

So in conclusion the Sennheiser HD280 Pro is a great product, high quality. Comfortable to wear, the sound quality is remarkable, as well as the isolation from noise. Beautiful aesthetically not to mention.


Free 6-Hour Music Mix from Z100 NY’s Most Trusted Mix Show @BenztownRadio #TotalRecall

America’s Most Trusted Mix Show has prepared an amazing gift for your station this July 4th – a FREE 6-hour Hot Mix Total Recall music mix showcasing artists like Beastie Boys, 2 Pac, Naughty By Nature, N-Sync, Tone Loc, Aqua, Baha Men, Slick Rick and way more.

Visit the link below on how to get this free 6 hour mix
https://www.benztown.com/hot-mix-total-recall

About Hot Mix

The Original Hot Mix is a concoction of the hottest hits on the radio and charts mixed beat-to-beat and back-to-back.

It will arrive at your radio weekly designed and done by professionals, it is personalized for your station complete with your station’s local commercial and radio ID.

Allow your radio DJs to personalize Hot Mix Mainstream, they can host the show from your studio, or even come up with a weekly on-site program.

Hot Mix Mainstream is the mix show of choice for Z-100/New York.

Show Info:
  • 4 hour weekly show
  • The music is ON POINT…utilizing MediaBase Monitoring and the hottest club tracks.
  • For over 25 years, Hot Mix has delivered consistent mixes, consistent quality, and consistent results.
  • Hot Mix Mainstream features hits from artists such as: Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Adele, Usher, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé & More!
  • Hot Mix Crossover features hits from artists such as: Rihanna, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Pitbull, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Usher & More!
Delivery & Other Details:
  • No licensing fees (in the USA)
  • Hot Mix is available via FTP & CD.
  • You have the flexibility to air the show whenever you want…no restrictions to specific time slots.

Visit https://www.benztown.com/programming/hot-mix

ATTN: Imaging Producers, Alexa Has New Tricks

Radio is obsessed with Alexa. After all, they found an ally with the radio friendly Alexa powered smart speakers.

Apple’s HomePod, nada! No future. They prioritize Apple Music and Beats One Radio.

Google’s Home Speakers and Assistant are more capable, but nah. Alexa is dominating the market.

So be it for a new ID for an Alexa skill or any promo, anything Alexa is a shiny new button for imaging producers.

And guess what, Amazon just announced today a set of tricks. Some of these are not necessarily new, but Alexa’s implementation and response may be updated.

THINGS TO TRY


  • “Alexa, play music.”
    As people in your household speak to Alexa, Alexa learns to recognize their voices automatically, and can play personalized Amazon Music recommendations. Learn more.
  • “Alexa, who is Captain Marvel?”
  • “Alexa, what is the upcoming book by Stephen King?
  • “Alexa, move my meeting at noon to 3 p.m.
    Now you can ask Alexa to move your appointments by voice. Link a Google, iCloud or Microsoft calendar to Alexa to get started. Learn more.
  • “Alexa, Yanny or Laurel?”
  • “Alexa, what is George Clooney’s net worth?”
  • “Alexa, who is your favorite supervillain?”
  • “Alexa, play CBS News.”
    Get live daily breaking news from the CBS News Skill. Tune in this weekend for live coverage on the Royal Wedding. Learn More.
  • “Alexa, play 50 Great Songs for a Dinner Party from Amazon Music.”
  • “Alexa, when do the Boston Celtics play?”
  • “Alexa, help me create my own flashcards.”
  • “Alexa, give me a fun fact.”
  • “Alexa, remind me next Thursday to make a donation to Comic Relief Inc.”
    Just ask, “Alexa, make a donation to Red Nose Day,” to support Comic Relief Inc. in their mission to end child poverty.
  • “Alexa, how many Stanley Cups do the Capitals have?”
  • “Alexa, do you like cats or dogs?”
  • “Alexa, when is the next full moon?”

MOST REQUESTED


  • Radio skill: “Alexa, open Vintage Radio.”
  • Celebrity: “Alexa, who is John Cena?”
  • Holiday: “Alexa, when is Memorial Day?”

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Download Free Benztown Radio Imaging & Content with Smart Speaker Activating Promos via Vipology

ReelWorld announces new form of audio branding: Fuzion

ReelWorld announces new form of audio branding: Fuzion

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience creating groundbreaking jingles and imaging for the biggest stations across the globe, ReelWorld redefines the sound of station branding yet again with a new hybrid style called Fuzion.

Fuzion pairs the sonic impact of imaging with the proven melodic recall of a sung vocal to create truly unique short-form station IDs.

ReelWorld Europe Managing Director Anthony Gay has this to say about Fuzion:

“The line between jingles and imaging has blurred in recent years and Fuzion is the result of our experimentation on that line. Cutting-edge sound design combines with vocals to deliver a hook that takes imaging to another level. It’s the best of both worlds, a genuine game-changer in audio branding. I can’t wait to hear this land around the world.”

Fuzion has already debuted on select stations around the globe.

Andy Roberts, Programme Director for Kiss UK worked closely with ReelWorld on his new Fuzion package:

“ReelWorld does it again with a punchy, slick package that gets the cut through needed in 2017.”

Fuzion makes Power 96.1 really stand out and sound different from the competition. It’s a truly unique way to upgrade our station sound. – Dan Hunt Program Director, WWPW-FM Atlanta

Fuzion features the renowned musical composition and production talent behind ReelWorld Jingles and Production Vault. Their obsession with evolving the sound of radio led them to this new breakthrough in sonic branding.

Fuzion is now available for syndication around the world.

To learn more about Fuzion go to reelworld.com/fuzion

This Is What Makes Radio 1 Imaging Stand Out, Props to @Wisebuddah @MrMatthewFisher

We created a sonic “ONE” that will run through the daytime IDs, beds and song intros.

Radio 1 Create with Wisebuddah

In Autumn 2016, Wisebuddah was chosen to produce a new station sound package for BBC Radio 1.
Comprising 8 core themes, the new sound reflects the mainstream output of the station, from electronic and dance to indie & pop.

Wisebuddah Producer, George Taylor:

“Radio 1 wanted this package to be authentic, creative and to the point. Musically it needed to match the playlist, vocally it needed to be authentic and functionally it needed to get to the point. We created a sonic “ONE” that will run through the daytime IDs, beds and song intros. The vocal talent are all up-and-coming artists, I opened the mic and they did their thing.”

Paul Plant, Managing Director, Wisebuddah Jingles:

“To be able to add such a high profile package and Radio 1 to our portfolio of BBC stations is incredible. I am constantly surprised and delighted by the sonic diversity and the output produced by our team. To be able to place this package alongside our work for Radio 2 and the Asian Network makes for a hugely diverse and vibrant working environment.

Radio 1 is without doubt one of the world’s most iconic radio stations, so it’s been a privilege to work with Matt and the team in developing and nurturing the station into the sound of 2017 and beyond. It’s innovative, creative, future facing and it encompasses everything that the station stands for.”

For more information on this or any other jingle package, www.wisebuddah.com

Listen to the individual cuts below.

Jonathan Hendrickx with @SonicSpring Nominated At Buma Awards for Stenders Platenbonanza Jingles

“Stenders Platenbonanza jingle package is nominated for the BUMA radio imaging awards! Jonathan Hendrickx Sonic Spring”

The team at Sonic Spring announced this on Facebook today that the Stenders Platenbonanza jingle package has been nominated at the Buma Radio imaging awards.

On the left: Rob Stenders & SONIC SPRING’s Maurice Verschuuren

“Jingles that bring back character and stand out. For NPO Radio 2 in The Netherlands: Stenders ‘Platenbonanza’. We teamed up with the team at Jonathan Hendrickx who brought in some of the best musicians on the planet.” – Sonic Spring

SONIC SPRING offers jingles and imaging for stations and brands that want to break away from the herd. It is founded by Maurice Verschuuren with over 15 years or experience with the world’s industry leaders.

Visit SonicSpring.eu

Jonathan Hendrickx founded by Jonathan Hendrickx is a Dutch production company that specializes in media composition. The company strives to create unique music and sound that fits every situation, may it be for online advertising, radio, television, game or film.

Visit jonathanhendrickx.com

Brandy Jingles Showreel 2017 @BrandyJingles

A showcase of some of the best creations from Brandy Jingles.

BRANDY is a European media consulting agency specialized in brand and broadcast design, covering all aspects of brand development through both graphic and audio productions.

The team consists of radio broadcasters, musicians, creative developers, producers and media communication consultants.

Each one is an expert in his/her professional field. This guarantees powerful productions as well as a focused follow-up and tailor-made consultancy.

For your next jingle package, visit www.brandy-jingles.com now.

New @BrandyJingles Package Is The Best of Both Worlds – European and American Sounds


BRANDY JINGLES WITH WOW! FACTOR

The result is a very international AC-sound that combines European and American influences.

After POP RADIO, BRANDY JINGLES also signed on for the restyling of WOW! 97.1. Both radio stations are owned by RNC Media in Canada.

WOW! 97.1 selected cuts from the Enjoy package that Brandy originally produced for 4FM. The jingles catch immediate attention through their warm, melodic pop sound and wide, layered vocal arrangements. The result is a very international AC-sound that combines European and American influences.

“This is extraordinary! We are very pleased and proud with this package. This must be one of the most beautiful French-language jingle packages ever produced. A great way to launch a new brand.” This reaction by Sébastien Lavoie, Programme Director at WOW! 97.1, speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

All cuts can be heard at www.brandy-jingles.com.

WOW! 97.1 is a French-language radio station targeting a mostly female audience between the ages of 30 and 49. WOW! can be heard in western Quebec. It’s part of RNC Media, a Canadian media group that operates 16 radio stations and 5 television stations and has 320 employees.

These New Jingles Are So Popular, Listeners Are Taking Snapchats @AudioSweetsID

“These jingles are really fresh, sound great and we have already had snapchats of listeners singing them!”

AudioSweets ID are proud to announce our latest jingle package for kmfm. This 7 cut CHR jingle suite was designed, not only to fit with the music, but also for a practical purpose.

Andy Walker, Deputy Programme Manager at kmfm said

“We are in a unique place here at kmfm having the Creative Director of AudioSweets, Rob Wills, running the shop, so our production is of the highest quality. The whole purpose and point to this new sound wasn’t just a ‘it’s a new year’ sound. We are trying to increase re-call for the station name and splitting KM and FM up in a cool way was the aim. These jingles are really fresh, sound great and we have already had snapchats of listeners singing them!”

The themes span all the musical genres that represent pop music of today including tropical house, dance and R&B.

Simon Prentice, Commercial Director of AudioSweets added

“Just wow! The vocal production and music on this jingle package is some of our best work. Rob and Lee really pulled out the stops on this package, including using a new vocalist who sings with Robin Thicke, Pitbull and Travis Barker. We are looking forward to re-singing this for other stations around the world.”

KMFM 2017 is now available at the all new AudioSweets.com

Listen to individual cuts of KMFM 2017 package.

Use this voucher code “ASRadioJinglePro” and get 20% off @ASXaudio Albums

Here is a really sweet treat before Valentines Day, you know that day when you’re expected to hand out chocolaty sweets and expensive bouquet.

This is way sweeter.

AudioSweets.com is giving RadioJinglesPRO.com readers an exclusive deal, because, they’re just the sweetest.

When you buy any of their awesome imaging albums, you get 20 percent discount.

Just use the voucher code ASRadioJinglePro.

Go to www.AudioSweets.com/ASX

Choose your album, enter code “ASRadioJinglePro” and checkout as member.

Code is valid before Valentines Day.

Try the voucher code below. Select an album, click Add to Basket, then use the voucher code ASRadioJinglePro upon checkout.

Producers In Total Control with new @AudioSweets, Cyclone Digital Website

AudioSweets and Cyclone team up for the all new AudioSweets.com

AudioSweets has just launched an all-new site for 2017, developed by Scott Myers and his team at Cyclone Digital.

Simon Prentice, Marketing Director of AudioSweets said “Since the original launch in 2011 we have grown our client base to over 1000 users picking and mixing over 8000 audio files.

When it came to producing a new site we had big expectations, mixed with user feedback and new features, these all needed to be integrated into the new site to make the experience the best. We know all imaging producers need to search quickly, need to be able to audition with no delay, have options on mixes but also drill down the search based on key, bpm, genres etc. The new site gave us that and more, putting the producer totally in control!

We have also updated the user experience of ASX (our buyout imaging downloads) which includes profiles and specific user benefits and ASID (our custom/re-sing jingle service) now allowing you to build your ultimate dream jingle package on the fly.”

The new website marks the 5th birthday of the service which now provides audio to over 700 radio stations weekly and over 300 independent imagers around the world. This alongside the restructure of the company, which now sees Rob Wills become ‘Creative Director’ of AudioSweets Music and Lee Turner ‘Music Director’.

Simon went on to say “Teaming up with Scott and Cyclone has been seamless. Scott’s history producing in radio stations has really helped the product. As well as thinking about the end product as a ‘website’ he has also been able to put himself in the producers position and that has ultimately meant this site is perfect! We can’t recommend them enough.”

Scott said “The AudioSweets team are radio people who understand how to make a radio station sound awesome. Our task was to freshen the brand identity and create a website that makes it quick and easy for producers to search through a huge selection of great audio to use on-air. We loved this project and are proud of the results.”

The crew has grown with Denzil Lacey joining the creative team focusing on branded intros and fans of the ASX series will be expecting delivery of 6 new albums this year with ‘ASX FX Vol 2’ already available to buy.

For more information visit AudioSweets.com and cyclone.digital

Bayern 1 Chooses Sound Design from @BrandyJingles


Adult, positive and with a nod to contemporary production values. That’s how the new Bayern 1 styling sounds. AC jingles that reflect the sounds of the hits from the past decades – without sounding like sound-alikes.

BRANDY composed and produced show openers for Bayern 1’s various radio shows.

And in addition, a number of tracks from the Brandy catalogue were customized.

Altogether, 21 basic cuts in all possible mix-outs, including a variety of beds.

The most listened to station of public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, Bayern 1 has a market share of 23.6% and reaches nearly 3 million listeners (source: Medien Analyse 2016 Radio II).

Since 2014, Bayern 1 has been working with BRANDY for the station’s on-air branding.

Listen to an aircheck :

All cuts can be listened to on www.brandy-jingles.com.

FX Vol 2 Arrives with 200 Original Sound Designs from #TeamAudioSweets @ASXaudio

Fresh sound design from #TeamAudioSweets – FX Vol. 2 out now from ASX!

AudioSweets is proud to announce the release of FX. Vol. 2 – the latest release from the ASX library.

Following on from the success of the first ASX FX album, FX Vol. 2 is crammed full of 200 original sound designs, separated into 8 categories to cover all your imaging needs; no matter what your format or brief!

Including Impacts, Beeps, Reverse, Soft, Separators, Sub, Live and Imaging Beats! All for just £50(GBP)+VAT!

Check out the video show reel now:

https://www.audiosweets.com/asx/collections/asx-fx-vol2/

From the same production team as AudioSweets, ASX is a buyout imaging production library available to every station and producer, no matter how big or small.

The service is created for radio producers by radio producers – with useful elements and work parts, allowing users to make some sweet radio while saving time and money.

The complete ASX album collection is available for instant download on the all new AudioSweets at https://www.audiosweets.com/asx

Sign up for as a member of AudioSweets.com to manage your bought content and for exclusive discounts.

16 Ways To Start The New Year Production With An Impact @StickyFX

From CHR to AC, Rock to Urban, Sticky FX got you covered when it comes to your production FX needs.

The following 16 libraries are waiting for you to download.

Visit http://www.stickyfx.com for more.

Sticky FX CHR Volume 1
Beat Fillers Volume 1
Glide
Pink Noise
Cool Cuts Short FX
Cool Cutz Level 2
Cool X-Maz
Brain Freez
X-Calibur
X-Series
Radio Bomb
Micro Shots
Glide 2
Cool Cutz Level 3: The Social Edition
KIX FX
Broken Air

Contact FM Renews Its Partnership with @BrandyJingles

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BRANDY Jingles continues to be the imaging partner of CONTACT FM, the largest independent radio station in northern France. The renewed partnership was celebrated with GrandHits − 10 new custom-made jingles.

The vocal sound was custom developed in the last few years and ensures continuity. But musically, the jingles pick up on the latest trends in contemporary pop. And an immediately recognisable logo maximises branding and functionality.

The creation and production of jingles is not just a formality for Contact FM. The station regards its design as a strategic way to distinguish itself from its colleagues and attract listeners.

Nicolas Pavageau, Director at Contact FM:

“Investing in a strong identity is fundamental to us. And I’m convinced that that requires high-quality audio branding. We are proud to have Brandy as our partner!”

“Working with Nicolas and Yann is a very pleasant challenge,” says Diederik Decraene, Managing Director at Brandy.

“Contact FM sets the bar very high and expects Brandy to pull out all the stops, both creatively and musically. And that’s exactly what we enjoy doing − which is why we have such a good relationship.”

Contact FM sets musicality as a priority − so no blaring sound effects or explosions.

Nicolas Pavageau:

“The result exceeds our expectations every time, and it helps Contact FM compete with the national networks. Many thanks to Diederik and his team!”

Discover the 10 GrandHits cuts at http://bit.ly/2ggRyOp

Visit www.brandy-jingles.com

The TR808 Drum Machine Stars In Apple Music Documentary

808, the heart of the beat that changed music.

The acclaimed documentary that chronicles the incredible legacy of the TR808 drum machine will be exclusively available on Apple Music December 9th 2016.

Discover the iconic records, artists and producers influenced by the 808’s unique beats and find out the secret behind its sudden discontinuation.

Finally, It’s Here! ASX Dance Vol 2 from @AudioSweets

ASX has gone back to the club – it’s ASX Dance Vol. 2!

Over 1.2gb of fresh dance imaging with over 250 files covering the best of the old skool and today’s club chart toppers; Beds, Music Imagers, Power Intros, Top Of Hours and more.

Grab Dance Vol. 2 and all the ASX albums at: http://www.audiosweets.com/asx/

ASX Dance Vol 2 from AudioSweets.com perfect for all dance music heads!

ASX from AudioSweets offers affordable buyout radio imaging elements. Used by thousands of independent producers and production companies, along with radio stations of all sizes across the world; download beds, artist drops and sound design, music imagers, power intros and workparts – ASX gives every station the opportunity to have great sounding imaging.

Glide 3 Is Coming Plus 2 Free FX Package Downloads @StickyFX

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GLIDE 3

Glide 3 is coming soon!

Sticky FX is working hard to finish Glide 3. This library produced for Hot AC and AC formats is packed with FX and Work parts.

Follow at https://www.twitter.com/stickyfx and https://www.facebook.com/stickyfx to keep up to date.

DOWNLOAD FREE FX PACK 2016

DOWNLOAD FREE FX PACK 2016

Who doesn’t love some free FX? Of course no one! So grab your Free FX Pack from Sticky FX here. It contains 15 elements you can immediately use in your production like some awesome impacts, starters and separators.

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DOWNLOAD FREE XMAS PACK

When you’re preparing your station’s Christmas imaging it’s nice to have some neutral X-Mas FX in your imaging arsenal. Now you can downlaod a X-Mas Pack with 30 FX and Work Parts for free.

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EMPOWERED! @BrandyJingles As Heard in France, Switzerland and Canada

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Reinforcing radio brands, it’s one of the favorite things Brandy Jingles do.

And the team has been enjoying itself with projects all over the world.

Even when they’ve started from existing musical tracks, every jingle sounds as if it was custom made.

In the last few weeks customized packages have hit the air in France, Switzerland and Canada.

Listen to these selection of jingles aired on M-FM, ONEfm, Metropolis and Pop Radio.

And contact the team at Brandy-Jingles.com for your next package.

Maurice Verschuuren of @SonicSpring Reveals The Magic Behind “KX Classics” Imaging Masterpiece

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Unique, exciting and unpredictable, this is the new KX Classics imaging package from Sonic Spring.

The station plays the classic hits from the 60s, 70s and the 80s and the team at Sonic Spring delivers a compelling sweeper package.

We recently chatted with Maurice Verschuuren, Creative Director at Sonic Spring and revealed the fascinating process of creating this classic hits imaging masterpiece.

RJP: Tell us about the project KX Classics, what was the directive or mission?

Maurice: They wanted to bring some life to the non-stop station by adding artist drops and quotes in the imaging. Also, the liners have to really tell the station’s story and what it’s about.

RJP: As this is apparently for a classics format, the expectation is that it should fit the sound, how was the process that the sweepers still stay true to the format?

Yes, It starts by choosing the right voice talent, the fx, EQ’s etc that compliment the music. Also it helps if you actually LOVE the music and let that inspire the production.

RJP: While understandably these are sweepers, with less emphasis on music beds, what was the process like in selecting the appropriate imaging FX, where these custom designed SFX?

I chose to use as many “old” fx libraries as I could find. So leaving out the harsh and short newer stuff, and going for longer stagers & hits from the late 80’s and early 90’s. I always select a specific sound for each project and stick with that the whole way thru.

RJP: Awesome! Of course, production is just one factor, with regards to the copy, who did the writing and what was the focus of the message?

Yes! Having the right ingredients (like copy, VO and audio elements) make up for 75% of the production. The basic copy was written by Rob Stenders who is founder of the project. Then we had some people rewrite the errors and finally Chris the VO guy can change anything he think needs changing as well.

RJP: Love the collaborative efforts in here. And yes, that powerful message can only be complimented with such a powerful voice, who is given the privilege here to voice the sweepers and how was the selection process?

Chris Ackerman of ackermanaudio.com. He’s such a nice guy to work with. A few years ago he actually flew to the Netherlands to do a couple of recordings here. I found him online and immediately fell in love his classic American voice that screams CHARACTER. He’s a huge hit with many of my clients in Europe that need a deep trailer voice as well.

RJP: How about the processing of the voice, was there specific technique(s) used to make it pop ?

Yes a good mic and a good voice is half the work., then the production magic comes into play. Chris runs thru a number of plugins and a little verb. I spend a lot of time tweaking and setting up the processing at the start of each project. Making sure the settings work with the specific VO and project.

RJP: Noticed the accentuating voice drops in some of the sweepers, but how do you think the drops help in hammering home the message of the brand.

In this case I took some quotes from iconic artists like Bowie and Jagger which immediately brings the whole production to life . When not immediately audible that the voice belongs to (for example) Jimi Hendrix, I add some of their music under it so people make the connection instantly.

RJP: What was the reaction from the station when they received the final product.

I got a text from Rob Stenders who was “crying like a little kid, so happy with his new toys”. They were thrilled. Me too, because giving birth to a package always takes time and excitement IMO. It requires your creative juices to flow a that moment which isn’t something you can always compel to do at any time. The time has to be right and you have to feel the excitement going. Then the magic happens.

RJP: What is your advise to classics stations regarding their imaging and how can Sonic Spring help them with their needs?

Be different, not only for Classic stations, but for any station. There’s so much stuff out there that sounds great, but is completely identical. I try to bring back some passion, character and see imaging as art, not as mass production.

Maurice Verschuuren

Maurice Verschuuren

Maurice is currently the Creative Director at Sonic Spring and is also a professional voice-over talent who is providing excellent services to big brands like Omroep Brabant, Media Markt and has worked with Syfy Universal, Q Music, Radio 10 and SBS Broadcasting among many others.

You can visit www.mauriceverschuuren.com

 

sonicspring-125x125SONIC SPRING is the world’s newest jingle company. Jingles and imaging for stations and brands that want to break away from the herd. Founded by Maurice Verschuuren. Over 15 years or experience with the world’s industry leaders. Spring has finally arrived to the jingle world.

Visit www.sonicspring.eu to listen to all their latest works and find out how they can help you with your station imaging.