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Reporting Radio Stations Kick Off The New Year With Web 2.0 Technology

Los Angeles, CA – STS (Spins Tracking System), the leading system used worldwide by radio station to report their broadcast music, is incorporating Web 2.0 technology AJAX to enhance the user experience and to open STS to more web browsers on a massive level of platforms. This technology upgrade makes the STS system THE premier station reporting and tracking system in the radio world today! STS is currently accepting new reporting radio station until the end of January. There is never a fee to radio station to gain their reporting status.

Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach. All of the major products Google has introduced over the last year — Orkut, Gmail, the latest beta version of Google Groups, Google Suggest, and Google Maps — are Ajax applications. STS (Spins Tracking System) used by radio stations worldwide is yet another leading service to encompass the power of Ajax and Web 2.0 building technologies. We expect to see many more organizations following Google’s and STS's lead in reaping the competitive advantage Ajax provides.

Spins Tracking System has revolutionized the way radio and record executives look at charts. A technology used to deliver the most highly accurate chart information available. STS is the industry leading weekly provider of information that covers music played at commercial and non-commercial radio. STS delivers a wide variety of airplay charts that track releases in Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, AAA, College, Jazz, World, RPM, Hip Hop, Loud Rock and Alternative genres in addition to Record Pools. Integrated with AirplayOnly, the leading digital servicing company supply radio stations with music worldwide, STS remains to be a leader in the technology race to provide radio airplay information worldwide.

Who's using Web 2.0 technology:
Web 1.0         Web 2.0
DoubleClick     -->     Google AdSense
STCS     -->     STS
mp3.com     -->     Napster
Britannica Online     -->     Wikipedia
personal websites     -->     blogging
evite     -->     upcoming.org and EVDB
page views     -->     cost per click
stickiness     -->     syndication

For information on STS (Spins Tracking System) visit: www.spinstrackingsystem.com
For information on AirplayONLY visit: www.airplayonly.com
For information on New Music Weekly magazine visit: www.newmusicweekly.com

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Ajax isn’t a technology. It is several technologies, each flourishing in its own right. An Ajax application eliminates the start-stop-start-stop nature of interaction on the Web by introducing an intermediary — an Ajax engine — between the user and the server. Instead of loading a webpage, at the start of the session, the browser loads an Ajax engine — written in JavaScript. This engine is responsible for both rendering the interface the user sees and communicating with the server on the user’s behalf. The Ajax engine allows the user’s interaction with the application to happen asynchronously — independent of communication with the server.

Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) technology: Take a look at Google Suggest. Watch the way the suggested terms update as you type, almost instantly. Now look at Google Maps. Zoom in. Use your cursor to grab the map and scroll around a bit. Again, everything happens almost instantly, with no waiting for pages to reload. Google Suggest and Google Maps are two examples of a new approach to web applications.

New Music Weekly, has graced the pages of Billboard, R&R, Gavin, Friday Morning Quarterback, Music Connection, Inside Connection and most recently Soap Digest has found great success with their charting system which includes Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, College, Americana, and Rock radio stations. Most recently Backstage Entertainment's newly developed Spins Tracking System (STS) has already impacted thousands of radio stations since the beginning of 2005.

New Music Weekly has also been honored as "Magazine Of the Year" at the Los Angeles Music Awards. The weekly music trade magazine which has fast become the top chart breaking publication for new music and artists scored top honors during the event held in Hollywood, California.

The magazine which is heading towards its ninth year of publication boasting over 500 reporting radio stations in the genres of Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, College, Jazz and Alternative/Rock.

NMW has also found success with its Future Hits compilation CDs. This multi-format music sampler enables recording artists to get their music to the hands of radio station program directors that will support new artists regardless of label affiliation. In addition, New Music Weekly operates the New Music Radio Network which services its syndicated radio specials to hundreds of Country and Mainstream radio stations with its specialty shows.

STS (Spins Tracking System) has revolutionized the way radio and record executives look at charts. A technology used to deliver the most highly accurate chart information available. STS is the industry leading weekly provider of information that covers music played at commercial and non-commercial radio. STS delivers a wide variety of airplay charts that track releases in Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, AAA, College, Jazz, World, RPM, Hip Hop, Loud Rock and Alternative genres. STS is a service of Backstage Entertainment.

AirplayOnly is available to Program Directors, Music Directors, Syndicate Radio, Internet radio Record Pools, and other broadcasting groups. Radio airplay is tracked using the STS technology. AirplayOnly is the music industry’s answer for fast, secure music delivery, enabling registered industry professionals, records labels, artist/bands to get their promotional music directly to radio as broadcast-quality digital files.


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For Radio Station contact info and airplay spin counts sign-up for the RMR Radio Tracking Database.

Roots Music Report - Music Charts - Radio Airplay Charts - CD Reviews
Help Support Roots Music!
To become a Roots Music Report reporting radio station simply visit http://www.rootsmusicreport.com  and click on the Radio Tracking button at the top of the front page. We will verify your station then send your station a password to begin reporting.

Genre Key:     RC - Roots Country     RR - Roots Rock     BG - Bluegrass
    FK - Folk     BL - Blues     WS - Western Swing
    ZC - Zydeco     RG - Roots Gospel      PC - Pop Country
    JZ - Jazz     RE - Reggae      CW - Cowboy/Western
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New artists using Radio Submit to present new music to radio.

Steve Gulley
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Genre: Bluegrass
Record Label: Lonesome Day Records

Shelly Bush
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Genre: Country
Record Label: DRC Backwoods

Lucky Tubb
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Genre: True Country
Record Label: Self Release

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Celebrating our 12th consecutive year, 2007 USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries! Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada along with great prizes such as a Top Prize of over $50,000.

Sponsors of the 2007 Competition are: New Music Weekly, Keyboard magazine, Sony, Audio-Technica, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Sam Ash Music Stores, IK Multimedia, Hear Technologies, Mi7.com, Indie Bible, Garritan Music Software, Acoustic Café Radio Program, Livewire Contacts, AirplayOnly.com, Loggins Promotion, Superdups.com and XM Radio.

Also, there's FREE 12th ANNIVERSARY early entry bonus: first 1,000 entries will each receive a FREE Keyboard magazine subscription (1 full year, worth $18.00 value). That's great value of getting music magazine subscription just by entering!
Ways to enter:

*For the regular entry form, please go to: http://www.songwriting.net/entryform.html
*Enter online with your MP3 files (Powered by Sonicbids): http://www.sonicbids.com/usasong 

*** 2006 Winners

For the 1st time in its past 11 year history, all Top three winners are ASCAP members. ASCAP is also having a songwriter’s expo (see information below).

OVERALL GRAND PRIZE: "Bridal Train" – Vikki Simpson & The Waifs, AUSTRALIA.
Vikki Simpson, singer-songwriter from the award winning group "The Waifs", a folk-rock band from Australia. The band won four ARIA Awards (Australian version of The Grammys) in October 2003. The band has enjoyed two Top 50 singles in Australia. The band impressed Bob Dylan when they supported him on his Australian tour that he asked them to support him in his 2003 North American tour including in his gig at the Newport Folk Festival.

"Midnight At A Red Light" – Victoria Banks, Nashville, TN.
Victoria Banks is a staff writer at Nashville's Full Circle Music, she has had songs featured in the major motion picture "Serving Sara" and the syndicated TV show "Doc". She has had the pleasure of working with artist/writers Gretchen Wilson, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Danielle Peck, Amy Dalley, Lila McCann, Catherine Britt, Gary Nichols, and Lauren Lucas, to name a few. She tours as the acoustic guitar player for Arista artist Crystal Shawanda, and has also played for cowriters Rachel Proctor and Tania Hancheroff. Her solo-written cuts include the Sara Evans hit "Saints & Angels" and the 3 of Hearts single "Arizona Rain". She has also had songs recorded by Marty Raybon, Angie Brady, Laura Bryna, Jaime Fox, Cowboy Crush, and Megan Mullins. She is an ASCAP Award recipient and has been honored with an International Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers (SOCAN). She will perform at USA Songwriting Competition's Bluebird Cafe showcase in May '07 (see information below).

"Callin' All Angels" – Kimberly Bass, Nevada City, CA
Kimberly has toured with Grammy Winner American Roots artist Maria Muldaur. Also, She was featured on Maria's most recent album "Heart of Mine ~ Love Songs of Bob Dylan". This album has been #1 on the USA Billboard Blues Chart for over four weeks. Kimberly will perform at USA Songwriting Competition showcase in March '07 (SXSW, see information below).

For complete winners of the 2006 Competition, please go to: http://www.songwriting.net/winners.html



USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at SXSW 2007 (South By South West) in Austin, TX on Friday March 16, 2007, 7pm to 10pm. South By South West is the largest musician conference in the USA.
Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974
~Artists/Songwriters to appear:
Kimberly Bass (2006 1st Prize - Gospel)
Eric Colville (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
Chris Volpe (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
Tom Sharpe (2002 Finalist)


USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Café" in Nashville
Wednesday May 9, 2007 6pm - 8pm
Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted).
~Artists/Songwriters to appear:
Victoria Banks (2006 1st Prize - Country)
Tim Mathews (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
Cory Batten (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
Treva Blomquist (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
Katie Miner (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
Jen Foster (2005 1st Prize - Gospel)
Zane Williams (2006 & 2005 Finalist)

~~Are you a current or past winner or finalist and you wish to perform at SXSW or Bluebird showcase, please e-mail us your website at: info@songwriting.net

"NEW MUSIC NOW Vol 4" - THE USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION COMPILATION CD sponsored by SUPERDUPS.COM. USA Songwriting Competition's CD Compilation will be out in March '07. It includes the top winners such as Vikki Simpson, The Waifs, Victoria Banks, Kimberly Bass, Jordan Zevon and more. Vol 1, 2 and 3 have been released to the music industry representatives.

You can now purchase our cool USA Songwriting Competition T-shirts, Hats & other stuff online:

*** Featured Performing Artists Spotlight

Featured Artists of the Month are:
~ Jen Crumbacher
~ Tom Mac
~ Debra Byrnes (Australia)

For more details of the artists, please visit: http://www.inacoustic.com/artists2.html

NewMusicWest, largest new music event in the west, is accepting demo
submissions NOW! NMW 2007, May 2-6 in Vancouver, BC. Submission
deadline: February 9th. Don't be late! Details at www.newmusicwest.com


2007 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is set for April 19-21, Los Angeles

NAMM Show, Anahiem, CA: Jan 18 - 21, 2007

MIDEM, Cannes, France: January 21 - 25, 2007

Canadian Music Week, Toronto, Canada: March 7 - 10, 2007

Paul Reisler¹s Songcamps 2007
June 19-24, 6 day Blue Ridge Songwriters Retreat € Charlottesville, VA

July 27- August 1, Hollyhock Songwriting Workshop€ Cortes Island, BC

August 13-16, Rocky Mtn. Folks Song School € Lyons, CO

XM Radio - XMU/The R.A.D.A.R. Report, airing Thursday 9pm USA eastern time

Indie911 Radio & Podcast

WNCW - Isothermal College
PO Box 804, Spindale, NC 28160
PH: 828-287-8000 x349 FX: 828-287-8012
Martin Anderson marting@wncw.org 
We're always looking for new Americana, Rock, Singer/Songwriter and World music to play.

WOJB - Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa College
13386 W. Trepania Rd. Hayward, WI 54843
PH: 715-634-2100 FX: 715-634-4070
Nicky Kellar programdirector@wojb.org 
We're one of the most diverse and popular stations in Wisconsin.

SirenFM - University of Lincoln
Imanuel Votteler mad_hatter@blueyonder.co.uk  
I produce 3 radio shows on the Uni's radio station. I'm looking for anyone to help us to promote new music. If you are an artist you could send us CDs, t-shirts and posters ...that sort of thing - as we can use them for give-aways to promote you and your music. If you work for a record label, perhaps you could send us some stuff which we could use to promote your artists.

WTLC Radio
Box 20205, Springfield, IL 62708
PH: 217-306-2592 FX: 217-585-1534
Don Hunt don@wtlcradio.com
We only play Christian indie music and programs. We are looking for Christian indie artists to submit completed works for consideration of airplay.

Unsigned Underground
230 S. Main St., Newtown, CT 06470
PH: 203-426-2030 FX: 203-426-2036
Darryl Gregory info@unsignedunderground.net
This show is broadcast on WVOF 88.5 Fairfield University, Weds. 4PM to 6PM EST and a Podcast that features independent CDs and interviews with artists. Great free exposure!

WCH Radio
GW Carver House, 3035 Bell Ave. St. Louis, MO 63106
PH: 314-718-7143 FX: 270-682-9474
John ODay wchradio1@lycos.com 
Features independent artists, both signed and unsigned from around the world. WCH Radio is sister station to The Wave, and is part of the Next Step Promotions Group. Our website is rich in content relative to the music industry.

KRCK-FM 97.7
73-733 Fred Waring Dr. #201, Palm Desert, CA 92260
PH: 760-341-0123 FX: 760-341-7455
The Big KC kc@krck.com
KRCK supports local talent and encourages independent artists. Rock & Alternative format.

Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick Dr. Oneonta, NY, 13820O
PH: 607-431-4555 FX: 607-431-4064
Alex Cameron wrho@hartwick.edu 
Please send us your promo CDs. We play all genres of music, however we tend to lack in the Folk/Country/Jazz/Blues/ Classical/Spoken Word genres - so more of those genres would be greatly appreciated!

4414 Lafayette Blvd. Ste #100, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
PH: 540-891-9696 FX: 540-891-1656
Stephanie Taylor staylor@thunder1045.com
A mainstream Country station that mixes in Americana and Southern Rock. We air a two hour Americana/Bluegrass/Texas Country show on Sunday nights that incorporates independent artists.

*The list of radio stations are brought to you by INDIE BIBLE. You can find the Indie Bible in these stores: Borders Books & Music, Barnes & Noble, Sam Ash, Virgin Records, Tower Records and Mars Music. All USA Songwriting Competition subscribers can get the $5 discounted Indie Bible. Go to: http://www.indiebible.com/usasong

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Tell a musician or songwriter to sign up for this FREE informative e-mail newsletter of USA Songwriting Competition with chock full of opportunities for the musician or songwriter, please e-mail them on where to sign-up: http://www.songwriting.net/join.html


*Marcy Marxer & Cathy Fink (2005 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize winner - Children's music catgeory) will be the featured panelists along with famous songwriters such as Paul Williams, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis at the ASCAP Songwriters EXPO in Los Angeles, CA on April 19-21. Marcy Marxer & Cathy Fink won a Grammy award with the album in 2005 and 2006 (Children's music category).

*Tammy Raybould (2002 USA Songwriting Competition Finalist) sung the national anthems (Star Spangled Banner and O Canada) at Tampa Bay and the Ottawa Senators game on December 21st.

*Aruna Sutra has (2004 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner, Pop Category) hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts. Her song "I Got Nerve," is featured on the chart-busting Hannah Montana soundtrack, which hit the number one slot in the Billboard 200 Album Charts on November 11, 2006, selling 281,000 copies at that time. Additionally, "I Got Nerve" made its Billboard Hot 100 singles chart debut taking the following chart at #67.

*Darrell Scott's song "Good Ol USA" (2005 1st prize winner of the country category) was recorded by Faith Hill in her new album "Fireflies", the song was renamed "We've Got Nothing But Love To Prove" on Faith Hill's new album. The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts and has sold over 2 million copies. The album is available in all record stores worldwide.

*Antje Duvekot (2000 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Award Winner) has risen to the top of the folk scene. Antje picked up the "Outstanding Folk Artist" award at the 2006 Boston Music Awards.

*Patrice Pike (2004 USA Songwriting Competition Overall Grand Prize Winner) was on the TV series: RockStar Supernova and watched by millions all over the world. She finished within the Top 7 and had performed on the TV program for over 1 1/2 months. Patrice has since appeared in Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and many others. Her full length CD has been released, includes songs she performed on TV.

~Were you a past winner or finalist of the USA Songwriting Competition and have some interesting news on yourself If so, please e-mail us at: info@songwriting.net


*AirplayOnly.com - available to Program Directors, Music Directors, Syndicate Radio, and Internet radio. Radio airplay is tracking using the STS technology. AirplayOnly is the music industry’s answer for fast, secure music delivery, enabling registered industry professionals, records labels, artist/bands to get their promotional music directly to radio as broadcast quality digital files. Airplay Only is a complimentary service to radio stations from a trusted name in radio airplay tracking...STS

*The Music Broker - We pitch unsigned talent to Record Companies, Music Publishers and Film/TV studios. We represent only the best songwriters/artists we can find, wherever they are in the world and whatever style of music they write. http://www.TheMusicBroker.net 

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Happy New Year and Warmest Regards to all,

....Jessica Brandon, Artist Relations ~~

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