Alt Radio: Balancing Discovery vs Playing the Hits

Mar 17, 2017

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

Despite the myriad tools at our fingertips to "discover" new music, the Commercial Alternative format failed to break more than a handful of artists, particularly in the past year. How do stations, programmers, and DJs find new music and actually play it? We’ll discuss micro options like “Download Discovery” features, specialty & locals-only shows, battles of the band, but also the bigger obvious ways like simply listening to your audience more and seeking out great music personally.

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Mike Henry

Paragon Media Strategies

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