Rules for submitting music to Insane Realm Radio/Dark HaVeN Radio
First and foremost, you must either be in the band or directly affiliated (manager, PR firm, etc) with the band(s) or artist(s) you are submitting for. Being friends with someone in the band does not make you a legal representative of the band or artist.
If the recording is bad then we won’t play it. Poor volume level, excessive clipping, clicks or overall poor audio will result in no airplay. While we love independent bands we will not play a track that is of poor quality, we still have to make a decent presentation for the listener and it doesn’t do us or you any favors to be playing a poorly recorded track. Basically if the tracks don’t sound like something out of your CD collection we won’t play it
What not to send in this form:
- Images (Should be in your presskit already)
- Social Media Links (Should be in your presskit already)
- Questions on how to send music or if you can send music, your using a form to submit music to a Radio Station. The thinking is pretty circular.
All music must be in mp3 or M4A format (mp3 prefered)
We will automatically reject any mp3/m4a file sent to Insane Realm Radio; that are incorrectly tagged. All Tags must be filled in correctly.
- Title; the name of the song
- Artist; This should be obvious
- Album; Name of the album or EP song is from.
If the song is a single then the name of the song goes here again along with the word (single)… EX: Name of Song (Single).
We don’t have the above information so…. Failure to correctly tag your mp3 files will result in our not considering your tracks for airplay.
All music submissions must be in mp3 or m4a format and no less than 128kbs, files in any other format (wav, ogg, flac) or less than 128kbs will be rejected without notice.
Q. How many tracks should I submit?
A. As many as possible. The more you submit the higher your chances are for getting airplay and the more tunes we have of yours, the higher your chances are of staying in a longer rotation.
Q. Should I include a Press-Kit or One-Sheet?
A. Always… This is for a couple of different reasons; One do not assume everyone knows who your band is. Chances are greater that most people do not. Plus, a press-kit or one-sheet increases your chances for airplay innumerably.
No Press-kit or EPK will disqualify your band from getting airplay. WE DO NOT CONSIDER A FACEBOOK PAGE OR LINKTREE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR A WELL WRITTEN PRESS-KIT.
DO NOT PASTE YOUR PRESS KIT INFO INTO THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS FORM THE DJ WON’T SEE IT.
Q. What is a Press-Kit or One-Sheet?
A. Either is an information pack that contains information about your band; Bio, Social Media Links, Photos and more. There are sites that allow you to make an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) ArtistEcard, ReverbNation and EZpresskitz, just to name a few. If you have a copy of MS Word or equivalent you can make a presskit in just a few hours with all the info you need.
Q. When will I know if my band has been accepted for airplay?
A. Usually within 7 – 14 days, sometimes a little bit more depending on how long the backlog is. However due to time constraints we won’t always tell you.
Q. My band isn’t a hard rock, metal or punk band, can we still get airplay?
A. Sorry but the answer is no. We only play Hard Rock, Metal (all genres) and Punk.
We can only accept music that is submitted through Dropbox, Google Drive (Google One) or Microsoft OneDrive.
Please DO NOT submit music using sharing services like We Transfer. These services are time limited and due to the high volume of submissions we receive we cannot promise we will even see your submission before time runs out.
We will also not download individual tracks off ReverbNation, SoundCloud or other similar services.