Submitting Your Music to WNCW
We prefer a CD for previewing and possible airplay, but you can also submit wav or mp3 files.
CD submissions must be mailed to the station; please do not drop off in person.
WNCW - Programming Department
PO Box 804
Spindale, NC 28160
Set Your Music Apart
WNCW gets a lot of music each day in the mail. DJs listen to these discs and hand-pick quality ones to play on WNCW.
How do I get my recording played on WNCW?
Do I need a promoter or manager in order to get airplay?
Is an album one-sheet vital for airplay?
What if I only have singles?
What should I do to follow up after sending you my CD?
Should I encourage my fans to request my music?
Q: How do I get my recording played on WNCW?
A: You're welcome to send us a CD of your music. Please send at least one CD to: WNCW Programming Department, 286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, NC, 28160. You might want to include a "one-sheet" with brief bio info and mention of any upcoming shows in our area, as well as where you're from. Due to the high volume of discs we receive weekly, we can't promise that your submission will receive airplay, or that we'll be able to let you know the status of possible airplay. But our Programming Department reviews all CDs submitted. If you only have digital files, email them (wav files or mp3’s) to firstname.lastname@example.org, via a common download service like Dropbox or Google Drive. Include the info listed in the “one-sheet” description above.
Q.: Do I need a promoter or manager in order to get airplay?
A.: You do not need one in order to be considered for airplay at WNCW. However, having one is beneficial for exposure to many other stations across the country.
Q: Is an album one-sheet vital for airplay?
A: It's not absolutely essential. If you have a webpage with all of the info you want to share, you can just include your web address if it isn't already on your CD. Nevertheless, a simple one-sheet listing such info as your primary artist and/or genre influences, any notable artists/producers on your recording, and when your CD will be available to the public might be helpful. And again, a note listing upcoming shows in our area is recommended.
Q: What if I only have singles?
A: We accept both singles and full-lengths (and EP’s) for consideration, though we still lean towards an album-oriented format. Call us old-school!
Q: What should I do to follow up after sending you my CD?
A: Not much, really! Due to the volume of music we receive, we cannot guarantee receipt or airplay of your music. Feel free to email the Music Director if you're curious about the status, but please don't be alarmed or discouraged if you don't hear back from us. And if it turns out we aren't able to provide airplay, don't be discouraged from sending your next release!
Q: Should I encourage my fans to request my music?
A.: No. We can usually recognize an organized request campaign vs. more genuine individual requests, and do not recommend this.