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The New Smooth Jazz Listening Landscape

The evidence continues to pile up regarding traditional radio (AM/FM) losing popularity among the masses. There are many factors contributing to the situation, including the limited audio quality of terrestrial radio, which is notably inferior to streaming. 

Then there’s the complaint about a lack of creativity and freshness in programming and listeners not having control on what they listen to.

Radio giants such as iHeartMedia and SiriusXM have adopted podcasts and digital output as part of their business models to pivot as streaming encroaches on their space.

Regardless of why, the fact remains that streaming is gaining ground and consumers are listening to and discovering new music on DSPs (digital streaming platforms), causing a sea change in the music industry and once again leveling the playing field for independent artists.

 


 

Streaming Platforms - Where Today's Listeners Listen

Smooth Global™ is the original digital streaming platform for Smooth Jazz & Chillout Music (streaming digitally since 2000 - Before YouTube, Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music). SmoothJazz.com and SmoothLounge.com radio streams have the largest global radio audience on the planet for contemporary smooth jazz and chill with over 20 million users in 240 countries. 

Spotify is the world's most popular audio streaming subscription service with more than 600 million users, including 236 million subscribers in more than 180 markets. In 2023, independent artists generated nearly $4.5B on Spotify, this represents a 4x increase since 2017.

Apple Music has over 112 million subscribers in 167 countries, offering a vast collection of over 100 million songs. The platform provides extensive resources for artists looking to expand their audience, with over 30,000 expert-curated playlists. 

YouTube Music, developed by the American video platform YouTube, is a subsidiary of Google offering a streamlined way to access YouTube's music content, with automatic playlists based on preferences with an extensive catalog of over 100 million tracks. 

SoundCloud is a music streaming service with over 250 million tracks from 30 million artists from 193 countries. It is an excellent platform for unsigned artists, as it offers tools and resources to share music and connect with fans organically. 

TIDAL is owned by Block, Inc. and provides fans and aspiring artists access to an extensive music catalog of over 100 million tracks and 650,000 music videos. 

Deezer is available in 185 countries and offers users access to over 120 million tracks, exclusive features such as song recognition through Shazam, and specialized editorial content to enhance artist and fan engagement on free and premium subscription plans.
 


 

Do Curated Playlists matter more than Radio Stations? 

Many of the smaller terrestrial radio stations don't have access to measuring their listenership and while digital broadcasters are able to show their listening hours, they rarely if ever have the amount of unique listeners as Spotify has playlist followers.

Smooth Jazz is a popular genre on the digital streaming platforms and Spotify hosts hundreds of curators who can have hundreds of thousands to over a million listeners!

The real question is, does streaming return more revenue to artists than radio does, and the answer is a resounding yes, when artists grow their listenership and follow protocols to pitch platform opportunities. 

 

Digital Streaming Royalty Payouts - Earn $1k every time you hit these numbers

77k Streams - Tidal 
100k Streams - Apple
125k Streams - YouTube Music 
200k Streams - Spotify  
250k Streams - Amazon 
769k Streams - Pandora
(Owned by SiriusXM)

 

Why is the Music Industry so spotify-Centric?

The reason that the music industry is so obsessed with Spotify specifically is that it's only transparent music streaming platform. It displays important data that industry professionals can use to evaluate artist careers, such as Listeners, Followers and Streams!  

Talent buyers, festival producers, promoters, and booking agents determine how many tickets you might sell based on the number of Followers and Listeners you have.  Even DJs and radio programmers use the platform to see what songs the general public are listening to and to see if you have a listener base worthy of their shows and stations.

In addition to benefiting financially from royalties by growing your streams on Spotify, you'll also benefit from gaining industry respect and consideration.

 

How To Get More Streams

Don't risk your good standing with Spotify and your distributor by buying fake streams or bots through 3rd party botting services. This method can actually cost you your Spotify account as it may be deleted or banned.

There are organic, authentic ways to build your listenership!  

• Claim your Artists Name & Deck Out your Profile
Be sure to access and claim your Artist name and profile on each digital streaming platform. Claiming your artist name and managing your artist profiles is something you do in addition to releasing your new music with your on-line distributor. Most streaming platforms provide complimentary artist profile access to allow you to provide bio info, photos and promote your brand.

Here are direct links to connecting to streaming platforms and taking possession of our artist name and profile:
Artists.Amazon.com
Artists.Apple.com
Artists.Spotify.com
Artists.Tidal.com 
Official Artist YouTube Channel (A suite of artist tools including analytics)

• Spotify Pre-Save campaigns
If your song hasn't been released yet, we recommend that you build momentum ahead of your release date by generating a Pre-save smart link to the digital streaming platforms. This will create an early buzz and help you reach more listeners! There are many resources to generate Pre-save links, the industry favorites include feature.fmpush.fm,  and linkfire.com.

• Editorial Playlist Pitching
Pitching platforms is currently available on two of the Streaming platforms, Spotify and Amazon

Spotify : Use Spotify for Artists to pitch your upcoming, unreleased song to playlist editors who have the autonomy to add you to their genre specific Playlists. Pitched songs will also be pushed to your followers' Release Radar playlists. 
-Deliver your music to Spotify at least 10 days before release date so editors have time to listen.
-You can only pitch one song at a time. Once your pitched song goes live, you can pitch another.
-Once a song has gone live, it’s no longer eligible for pitching.

Amazon Music : Take advantage of this New Release Pitch Tool by logging into Amazon for Artists and select "New Releases." Choose a track, you can only pitch one per new release and make your pitch up to 14 days after your release date. When putting together your pitch, you’ll need to compel Amazon Music to include your track in a playlist. They’ll ask you to share why you think listeners will enjoy your song. You can also include other information to spruce up your pitch such as fan base, charting positions, special guests, etc. Include much information as possible and displaying your love for the music you create in your submission can pay off.

• Create your own Spotify Playlists and Feature your Music
Become a Playlist curator and create your own cool playlist of your favorite music. Find a theme or vibe and start selecting songs to make up playlist that your own music will fit on. Be sure to add this to your Artist Pick on your Spotify Profile to help grow your playlist.

• Market Your Music with a Trusted Industry Leader & Influencer
Smoothjazz.com Global has an audience of streamers and social media users, developing your brand with us will literally connect you with millions of Smooth Jazz fans around the world. Starting at just $656/mo, SmoothJazz.com will open doors with streamers/consumers, playlist curators and music professionals all over the world. 

• Link to Spotify in all Marking & Social Media
Make sure that every on-line resource, including your website and social media links to your Spotify profile!

• Release consistently
Releasing new singles, EPs and albums regularly will work the streaming algorithms like a muscle. Be consistent with your releases, and remember that every time you release music regardless if it's a single or album, Spotify will give you opportunities to pitch one time per release... The more you release, the more pitching opportunities you will have to be added to large, editorial playlists. 
 

Social Media and Streaming

Coming Soon.

 

Artist brand health Check

Coming Soon.

 

Smooth Jazz Charts : How they work?

Music Charts rank recorded music according to certain criteria during a given period. The most common period covered by a Chart is one week, with the Chart being published at the end of this time period.

Many different criteria are used to create a variety of Music industry Charts, including Music Sales, Streams, and Radio Airplay. 

Smooth Jazz Airplay Charts rank collected, weekly Airplay data (spins) from a panel of participating Radio Stations and Shows.

Music Charts have become an increasingly important way to measure the commercial success of individual songs and albums with the data utilized by Artists/Record Labels, Music Broadcasters, Radio Programmers, Talent Buyers, etc. 

There are a handful of Music Charts in Smooth Jazz, each using different monitoring methods; we set out to define the differences here for your education and discernment.

Smooth Jazz Charts
 


Album Chart Vs Singles Charts

SmoothJazz.com publishes the genre's only weekly TOP 100 ALBUM CHART. It is our belief that an Album Chart offers the industry a wider perspective of artist success in a genre has always been "album-oriented." 

An ALBUM CHART allows all songs from a current album to be counted toward overall spins, giving Radio programmers the freedom to choose which tracks off the album they prefer to play on their Stations, rather than restricting them to play one single chosen by a Radio Promoter.

All songs played from a current album, that were released as singles or featured as secondary tracks, will be picked up by our Audio Monitor and result in an accumulated spin count to determine weekly rankings, usually resulting in a higher spin count than shown on Singles Charts.

SINGLES CHARTS such as the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart (BDS), monitor the most played Smooth Jazz songs each week and publish them in rankings of Top 30 or Top 40, without consideration of the full release. 

SmoothJazz.com Album Chart vs Singles Charts

 

How Artists benefit from SmoothJazz.com top 100 Album Chart 

• We have developed the only genre Charts that display cover art with Buy/Stream links, directing consumers and fans to to your website, social media and buying platforms.

Chart Buy Links

• SmoothJazz.com has one of the most inclusive and diverse Reporting Radio Panel of active DB, FM, HD, AM and Satellite Radio Stations and Specialty Shows. We have vetted over 250 Smooth Jazz stations, with many of these positioned as future additions to our Reporting Panel.

• SmoothJazz.com thinks Global, by inviting Radio Stations and Radio Programmers from around the world to participate in our weekly Airplay Charts, not limiting our Chart to U.S. Reporting Stations.

• In addition to our Reporting Radio Panel, SmoothJazz.com sends out new music digitally each week to 250+ contacts inclusive of Radio Programmers, DJs, Playlisters and Influencers around the world!

• Every dollar SmoothJazz.com generates goes directly into sustaining and developing our technology to support the Smooth Jazz genre.

• SmoothJazz.com broke the rules over 20 years ago, advocating for Independent Artists and New Releases from core format Artists by sending New Music directly to Radio Programmers, DJs and Playlisters via our GreenStream Music Delivery Blastinviting our fellow Industry Smooth Jazzers to be part a part of this community. 

Our GreenStreams are eco-friendly, digital one-sheets with embedded mp3 files and videos, which have allowed us to bypass the old industry gatekeepers, opening up Radio Playlists to a wide variety of artists (new and established) from all demographics, regions and backgrounds, infusing new life and ideas into the Smooth Jazz format! 

GreenStream Sample

 

Charts, Countdowns & Playlists - what's the dif, why it matters

AIRPLAY CHARTS Tabulate data collected by a variety of contributing sources (DB, FM, AM, HD, Satellite, Radio Shows). As an example, with Radio Airplay Charts, a panel of genre-specific Radio Stations and Shows, programmed by many different DJ's or Program Directors, would be monitored for a period of time to collect their raw song data. RADIO AIRPLAY SPINS > RANKINGS > CHART.

COUNTDOWNS are often a list of songs chosen by one DJ/programmer or network (SJN as an example), and ranked according to requests or votes as opposed to Airplay spins, thus not the same as a monitored Radio reporting panel. Sometimes, these Countdown Shows are syndicated to multiple radio stations or streaming platforms, offering the same show on multiple outlets. REQUESTS/VOTES > COUNTDOWN.

PLAYLISTS are curated by individuals, such as DJs and music programmers who are determining their favorite songs for a given period of time, or to create a soundtrack or musical theme - these also are not CHARTS. SONG SELECTION > PLAYLIST.

Charts vs. Countdowns


While it's exciting to be on someone's Favorites list, it's important to know the difference between Airplay Chart Rankings, Countdown Request Shows and DJ Playlists. There are very few sanctioned Radio Airplay Charts in the Music industry, utilizing third party technology and partnerships with Radio stations to generate weekly Airplay spin tracking. There are far more Countdown shows and hobbyist Playlists that are solo endeavors by the platform proprietor. 



Smooth Jazz Industry Charts Guide

SMOOTHJAZZ.COM GLOBAL has been the hub for Smooth Jazz for over 20 years, and was commissioned in 2005 by respected, former Radio industry trade publication, The Gavin Report.

As of 2020, SmoothJazz.com's proprietary, 3rd party Radio Monitoring technology has been developed to utilize Audio Fingerprinting to track and tabulate spins from our Global Reporting Radio Station panel (DB, FM, HD, AM, Satellite, Cable,  Shows).

The SmoothJazz.com Chart Suite includes the following Weekly Charts, published Mondays on SmoothJazz.com.

SmoothJazz.com Top 100 Album Chart

VIEW REPORTING PANEL : 95+ Audio-Monitored Stations & Shows (Vetted Weekly for Format Integrity and Spin Relevancy)

SmoothJazz.com's Top 100 Album is the only Weekly Smooth Jazz Album Chart in the industry, offering the most comprehensive Airplay Chart in Smooth Jazz with a diverse panel of International Radio Programmers. 
 

SmoothJazz.com Radar Chart


The Smooth Jazz Radio Radar Chart is exclusive to SmoothJazz.com Artists, allowing for early detection at Radio. Published weekly along with the Top 100 Smooth Jazz Album Chart.
 

SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Listener Countdown


The SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Listener Favorites is the only Singles Countdown in our Chart suite. It is also, the only Ranking not based on Radio Airplay, rather SmoothJazz.com's Global audience decides on the platform's playlist by voting for their favorite songs during Airplay. Published weekly along with the Top 100 Smooth Jazz Album Chart and Smooth Jazz Radio Radar Chart.
 

Mediabase Billboard header


REPORTING PANEL : 13 Active U.S. based FM Radio Stations & Shows 


Billboard publishes over 100 Charts per week, with the Hot 100 being the most famous.

The Smooth Jazz Airplay Chart reflects Radio Airplay from 13 terrestrial U.S. Radio Stations (FM/HD) plus one Satellite Radio channel. Digital streaming and on-line broadcasters (DBs) as well as International Radio Stations are not welcome to contribute to the BDS Smooth Jazz Chart. Billboard prioritizes the SJ format at the bottom of their Chart system, just below Holiday Music and above Phone Ringtones Charts. 

Ironically, the most illustrious name in the music industry offers the narrowest perspective of current Smooth Jazz Airplay. It is also of note, that while all other Billboard Charts use Luminate to audio monitor airplay, they still allow for antiquated Manual Reporting for their Smooth Jazz Chart, which risks what we call "paper adds", a scenario in which a station makes up their spins rather than what actually played on the station.

 

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AUDIO & META DATA MONITORED PANEL : 38 Active Global Stations & Shows

Created by Andrew Reich, Radio Wave is a media data collecting platform offering eight individual format Top 40 Singles Charts for Alternative, At Work, Big Rock, Country, Top 40, Urban Contemporary and Smooth Jazz, as well as a HITS100 Chart (Pop). The RadioWave HITS100 chart is calculated using audience totals from on demand, streaming, and video plays, as well as radio airplay detections and digital sales.

 

Smooth Jazz Network Top 20 Countdown

SYNDICATION AFFILIATES : 27 Active Stations & Shows  |  12 Flipped Formats  |  7 Off-Air  |  5 Multicast Clones  |  1 Non-Existant 

Los Angeles Actor and former Broadcast Architecture President, Allen Kepler, is the driving force behind the Smooth Jazz Network. Curating Radio shows, including his own hosted Top 20 Smooth Jazz Countdown, Kepler syndicates his programming to a variety of mostly terrestrial Radio Stations.

Kepler's charts may be more accurately defined as Countdowns with Artist rankings determined by a point system, rather than officially monitored Airplay spins from a designated panel of Radio Stations. While the points do represent spins across the SJ Network affiliates, they also include undefined (proprietary) data gathered from SJN non-affiliates.

Broadcast Architecture History

The company became infamous for removing DJ intuition from contemporary jazz radio in the 1990s by implementing proprietary song-testing and auditorium listener research, which lead to a culling of heritage artists and songs that were purged and replaced by pop and adult contemporary hits and artists.

During their reign, the consultancy was responsible for replacing respected Radio personalities around the U.S. with top format recording artists who would record their shows for Syndication, leaving many professional air talent unemployed.

B.A. is also credited with introducing "radio edits" to the genre, often requesting artists to remove music solos and sometimes up to half of the tune in order to be granted airplay on their network of Radio Stations.  

 


Monitoring Radio Station Playlists : Audio VS Metadata

Radio Stations used to report weekly song spins by telephone reporting to industry print publications like Radio & Records. Today's Charts monitor radio airplay by employing one of two technology protocol standards as defined below.

META-DATA MONITORING Radio Stations digitally publish a visual Playlist featuring songs with embedded codes, ISRC (International Standard Recording Code). ISRCs contain Artist Name, Album Title, and Track Title. These codes are logged into a database and allow Chart monitoring systems to track songs by this method over a defined period of one week, tabulating total overall spins from a Chart's Reporting Radio Panel. 

AUDIO MONITORING (Audio Fingerprinting) offers more Airplay accuracy, as this methodl detects spins by monitoring uniquely Audio Fingerprinted tracks on the Chart's Reporting Radio Panel audio streams. Audio Fingerprinting allows songs to be mapped to a Global audio database, thus identifying the tune's ISRC prior to tabulating song spins.

SmoothJazz.com Global employs Audio Monitoring with Audio Fingerprinting for the following reasons :

• We only record spins that can be HEARD. Radio Stations can display Playlists without streaming audio, this is similar to what we used to call a "Paper Add" in old school radio, and isn't actually Airplay. This can happen when a Radio Station's server is down.

• Our system also detects Audio Fingerprinted songs even when Radio Stations enter inaccurate song data, which can affect Meta-Data monitoring systems. This catches ALL Airplay, even when Radio Station's mistakenly label tracks.

• Full song monitoring ONLY - Going above and beyond visual Meta-Data crawlers that can influence Charts without actual Airplay, as Meta-Data monitoring allows for song samples (snippets, jingles, commercial music beds).

Audio Monitoring vs Meta-Data Monitoring

 



An Artist's Guide to Accuracy & Charting Success : Assure Your Spins Count!

We want you to have the best opportunity and experience possible in regards to Airplay and Charting on all of our industry's published Smooth Jazz Charts. 

We hope this information provides you with solutions and ideas as well as answers to your Chart questions and prove to be an invaluable tool for your career so that you may accomplish great success with your new release!

1) CORRECT METADATA: Here's where Meta-data really counts, if you don't properly manage your music metadata, your spins may get attributed to featured or guest artists on your project rather than being credited to you. It's very simple to check and correct the metadata on your audio files by right-clicking on the mp3 file and selecting "Get Info" (Mac) or "Properties" (PC).

After any Metadata updates, open your audio file in iTunes to make sure it plays.

NOTE : The ISRC does NOT need to be embedded in Audio file Metadata.


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SmoothJazz.com Charts - Meta Data Sample
 
 

2) DOUBLE CHECK YOUR TRACK LIST : Accuracy and spelling counts! After an album or single is recorded it often floats around in digital form without the correct numerical order and even misspelled titles or abbreviated titles. Double checking your work prior to releasing early digital versions of your mastered music to distributors and marketing professionals will prevent confusion at critical junctures with your release. Inaccurate tracking and spelling can cost you airplay, revenue and support.

3) GET UNIQUE ISRCs : Digital distribution platforms use ISRCs (International Standard Recording Codes) for Music Sales, and Music Charts use ISRCs to match your songs to a current music database. So if there is no ISRC, your spins will not be counted! 

SmoothJazz.com does its best to research and locate your ISRC, however we cannot always find it, so please make sure to use a service like CD Baby or Tune Core, to obtain a unique code for each of your tracks, or visit ISRC.org to learn how to do it yourself. It's affordable and easy to do, but can take a few weeks to get registered, so it's best to start early. Make sure to assign only ONE ISRC per Track and make sure to tick correct box or it’s like assigning 2 addresses to the same house. It can work but it’s confusing and not optimal.

SmoothJazz.com Charts - ISRC Sample

 

4) SUBMIT TRACKS for AUDIO FINGERPRINTING : Don't be a ghost! An Audio Fingerprint is a condensed digital summary of an audio signal, generated by extracting relevant acoustic characteristics of a piece of audio content. Along with matching algorithms, this digital signature permits us to identify different versions of a single recording with the same title.

Keep in mind, songs that have been submitted for digital distribution with accurate ISRCs, may not always be found on Gracenote or in the Global Music Database. Audio Fingerprinting is a must in order to be detected by SmoothJazz.com and BDS' airplay monitoring methodology, as well as by Soundscan and music discovery apps such as Shazam

Talk to your mastering engineer or digital distribution service about submitting your audio files to the Global Music Database for Audio Fingerprinting, or contact SmoothJazz.com to receive this important service for your current single, we provide Audio Fingerprinting for just $50 per track, and often can turn it around in one business day, while other submission methods have shown to take 2 - 6 weeks for the song to register with the Global Music database!

It is worth noting, that Billboard Audio Fingerprinting ensures your Track is tracked by the Billboard Chart, this is why we Audio Fingerprint ALL of our Client's Tracks separately from Billboard, to ensure that the ISRC/Fingerprint is picked up in the Global Database and our Charts.

NOTE : If you Go For Adds (GFA) at Radio before having your music Audio Fingerprinted, your spins will not be counted on SmoothJazz.com Charts and my impact other Airplay Charting and Music Industry Services as well.

Audio Fingerprinting

 



Radio Promotion - Now you have a choice

When SmoothJazz.com, Inc was founded in 2000, Recording Labels used to hire Radio Promoters to service Radio Stations with New Releases, and use their relationships with Program Directors to influence them to add new music to their playlists, often blocking access from Independent Artists to reaching Radio listeners. Radio Promoters did not typically work with Indie Artists, and there was no way to reach Radio or Promoters directly. 

In our efforts to level the playing field, we broke the rules and opened the doors to our fellow Radio Programmers to deliver New Music from format favorites as well as emerging Artists to them directly. Promoters service Radio one Single at a time, while we gave Radio access to the entire Album, allowing Programmers the choice to decide which songs work best for their audience.

3 Viable Options for Getting Your Music to Radio

1. DIY (Do It Yourself) with the support of SmoothJazz.com’s Radio Station Contact List (grown and vetted for 20+ years). This is ideal for Artists who have time and are comfortable with communication as it requires email writing and phone calling. Today's Radio Programmers are far more receptive to Artists reaching out and we have seen good success with this model.

2. SMOOTHJAZZ.COM RECOMMENDS is a service that we offer to our Artist Clients exclusively, who do not have the time or interest in reaching out directly to Radio Programmers. In addition to sending your music to our entire list of Radio Stations, Programmers and DJs around the world, our dedicated, in-house promoter, Dayle Murphy, follows up on your behalf with our Reporting Panel of 90+ Radio Stations (including the Billboard SJ Panel) through emails and phone calls, leveraging SmoothJazz.com's sterling reputation to ensure that they listen to your music and consider adding your music to their Playlists. In addition to an initial strategy session, you will receive weekly, detailed tracking updates with Station Adds/Drops and Spins.

This service is extremely limited to a small batch of SmoothJazz.com clients to maintain quality and is available by reservation for $250/week (12-week Min) OR $275/week (8-week Min). CLICK TO INQUIRE.

3. 3RD PARTY RADIO PROMOTERS SmoothJazz.com can recommend Radio Promotion professionals that will harness their relationships with Smooth Jazz Radio programmers on your behalf to ensure that your music is listened to and considered for Airplay. Promoters typically provide weekly progress reports from multiple Industry Charts. This service usually requires booking months in advance, with fees starting at $300/week. If interested, please check with SmoothJazz.com as we have partnerships with the format’s finest promoters and will be happy to find the best fit for you. 

CD MAILINGS ADD COSTS - Despite most Radio Stations now accepting properly metadata'd 320k MP3s or WAV files in lieu of physical CDs, many Promoters still request that you send hard copies of your current album and single with printed one-sheets, which can add a considerable amount of extra investment in manufacturing, shipping and printing, and while this does not guarantee airplay, it does assure added expense and landfill trash as CDs are not recyclable, or you may see your CD on Amazon being sold by DJs who burn and turn them. You can avoid this waste by sending CDs when absolutely necessary.

VET PROMOTER STATION LIST - Radio Promoters' Radio Station list can quickly become out of date with stations signing off the air or flipping formats. Sometimes stations are listed multiple times erroneously, or they may be Multicasts of other streams, or could possibly be Syndicated Radio Shows appearing as 24/7 Radio Stations. SMOOTH JAZZ RADIO LIST RESOURCE 

PROMOTION IS NOT MARKETING - While Radio Airplay and Chart positions make for nice Social Media Shoutouts, they do not replace the connection that only saturated Marketing with regular frequency can make to the listening/buying audience. Radio Promotion will not help you build your fan base on Social Media, or build your audience on Streaming platforms, which is how Booking Agents and Talent Buyers determine your viability to draw an audience.



How to keep the Charts in Perspective

Live by the Charts, die by the Charts...

As a SmoothJazz.com Artist Client you can count on the widest distribution of your music via SmoothJazz.com’s Digital GreenStream Delivery Blast, as we ensure that every reporting Smooth Jazz Radio Station, as well as Smooth Jazz DJs and Influencers around the world receive your new music.

We cannot guarantee that you will be played on all of these Radio Stations, however chances are very good that if you're working with us, you will be given serious Airplay consideration by our Affiliate Stations.

Please keep in mind that Radio Airplay Charts are simply a form of metrics that tell you how much Airplay you’re receiving around the world each week and are not the end all, be all.  

There are other metrics to consider, such as Streaming and Sales as well as Social Media Followers not to mention Live Performance Bookings

Many Artists who chart high, sadly sell or stream low, or are not considered for Festivals. We also see the opposite… Low on charts and high on Sales/Streaming and Bookings.

So keep your Chart position in perspective. It's just one slice of the pie in regards to your career success and honestly, your SmoothJazz.com Global Music Marketing will reach a much larger (global) audience and make a more lasting connection than any Chart position will!



Get Social

It’s ok to blow your own horn when you have a good week at Radio and we’ve made it easy for you to showcase your chart positions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by offering a print version of all four of our Charts for you to take a screenshot of and post as well as fun graphic stickers that you may access on our LOGOS + ADS page. 

While Chart positions are not necessarily important to consumers, Social Media chart posts help you reach Festival Talent Buyers and Smooth Jazz Radio Programmers.

Regardless of how many stations add you, you will be prominently featured on SmoothJazz.com Global Radio and with your Global Music Marketing Campaign you are already reaching the largest Smooth Jazz audience in the world!

SmoothJazz.com Top 100 Album Chart Sample



When to contact us about your radio airplay

• When you don't receive your weekly SmoothJazz.com Airplay Tracking via email

• When you have a question about approaching Radio Stations & Programmers

• When you would like to learn more about reading the Charts (Trends, Adds, etc)

• When you would like to strategize increasing your Radio Airplay and/or hiring a Radio Promoter

CONTACT : SANDY SHORE  sandy@smoothjazz.com