Music Submissions

Zone Radio Music Submissions Process and Policy

At Zone Radio, we strive to streamline the music submission process for artists seeking playlist consideration and airplay. While we endeavor to make the process artist-friendly, it's essential to adhere to a few straightforward rules. Here are the guidelines and the subsequent steps after a song gets accepted and playlisted:

Legalities: (Keeping it Simple)

It's important to note that Zone Radio does not derive revenue from playlisting and showcasing new music. In fact, it costs us money. Our primary goal is to promote artists and their music, not for financial gain. Submitting music to Zone Radio implies that you confirm ownership of copyright and publishing rights for the original music submitted. If you're submitting on behalf of an artist, you confirm legal authorization and agree to our terms.

Furthermore, upon submission, you explicitly acknowledge that your primary intent is to showcase your music and profile to our audience, with the aim of garnering support through music purchases or live performances. In order to protect ourselves from any direct claims, despite our diligent submission of returns to performance and publishing rights organizations, you hereby agree to relinquish any entitlement to claim royalties directly from Zone Radio, as these should rightfully be paid by said performance and publishing rights organizations.

Submission Process:

Zone Radio primarily focuses on adult contemporary music, excluding Hip-Hop, Rap, House, EDM Afro Pop, or Urban Pop.

Each artist is limited to having one song playlisted at a time. While artists are welcome to submit additional songs following the initial acceptance, we advise maintaining a 4 to 6-week gap between submissions. Please refrain from submitting entire albums, as we receive 30 to 40 submissions daily, making it impractical to preview albums.

Ensure all submitted songs are correctly labeled as "Artist Name – Song Title"

Submit an email to containing an Mp3 track and a brief biography (no more than a paragraph) either in the email body or as a Microsoft Word document. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Lead Time:

We operate on a "first come, first served" basis, considering the volume of daily submissions (20 to 35 on average). Due to this, it may take up to 3 weeks to respond or acknowledge receipt of submissions.

Acceptance and Airplay:

Once a song is accepted, artists can expect:

A confirmation email will be sent.

Notification of the playlisting date will be provided.

If you do not receive a play-listing confirmation withing 4 weeks, you can assume that the song has not been play-listed.

We appreciate your understanding and compliance with these guidelines as we aim to support and promote artists through Zone Radio.

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