Local Music Mail-Out
CKXU is inviting artists with a recently released EP or LP to participate in another of our local album mailouts. Our mail-out can reach up to 50 campus-community stations across Canada. We will pack, and post this for you at a very low cost of $1 per CD (PLEASE in a sum of either 30 or 50 copies). That’s only $30 or $50 to get local tunes all across Canada! Doing a mail-out can also potentially get your music charting on the national-campus-community-radio charts!! Your payment to us goes toward the postage and packaging costs. If interested in participating, please have the following prepared:
A. Have 30 or 50 copies of a recent (within the last 6 months) or upcoming release. Burning your own copies is fine, but test them to make sure they work! CKXU also has empty CD jewelcases in the event that you would like to use them for your album cases. Get in touch if that is the case.
B. We highly recommend including a respective 30 or 50 copies of an artist one-sheet. The one-sheet should include important information about the artist and the album you are sending. Visit this link for a mock up template I threw together that you can feel free to modify and update: one-sheet template. Make sure you double-check the information that you write for spelling and accuracy. If you would like us to print copies of this sheet for you, please add $5 to your total. Limit the following info to one piece of regular 8 1/2” x 11” paper (no need to use fancy glossy print, thicker paper, or anything):
- Artist name
- Album title
- Album release date
- Contact info / Website / Social media links
- Genre and name a few other artists that you sound like
- Tracklist and state or signify (with a * next to the names or in bold text) any singles or a couple songs that are your best work.
- Put a note of any songs with offensive language or content that might need a warning before playing on the radio.
- Brief artist bio / artist statement about this release
- *OPTIONAL* photos of the artist and the album cover are nice visuals to add…
- *OPTIONAL* note any upcoming Canada-wide tours, music videos, other noteworthy events
C. Bring $30 to send 30 copies of your album or $50 to send 50 (plus the $5 for printing costs if needed) to CKXU. Staff should be at the station on most weekday afternoons and early evenings. Please get in touch (music at ckxu.com) for other arrangements.
D. Have the above to CKXU by Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at the latest! We will aim to send these packs out by Friday of that week.
For all who participate, I will follow up with further details and suggestions for getting in touch with the radio stations we mail to about the release. Please get in touch (music at ckxu.com) if you’d like any help with any of this, if you have a digital only release, or with any other questions you might have.