CKXU's Local Music Mail-out
CKXU is inviting artists with a recently released EP or LP to participate in another of our local album mailouts. If you know anyone else who might benefit from this, please forward this on to them or have them get in touch (email: music [at] ckxu [dot] com). Our mail-out can reach up to 40 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 20 or 40 copies). That’s only $20 or $40 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 20 or 40 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 20 or 40 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):
Album release date
Contact info / Website / Social media links
Genre and name a few other artists that you sound like
A tracklist that also states or signify (with a * next to the names or in bold text) any singles from the release you are promoting 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 $20 to send 20 copies of your album or $40 to send 40 (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 for other arrangements.
D. Have the above to CKXU by Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at the latest! We will aim to send these out on the following Monday. Please be in touch about a suitable time for drop-off (music [at] ckxu [dot] com)!!
For all who participate, you will receive some follow-up instructions after the mail is sent out with further details and suggestions for getting in touch with the radio stations we mail to about the release.
Please get in touch 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 (music [at] ckxu [dot] com)