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Submit Music to The Soul Show

What

Please do your best to submit lossless files, that is, WAV, AIFF or FLAC format.

If you are not 100% positive that your tracks are 100% FCC-clean, please contact me at soulshowmike@ymail.com BEFORE submittal. Let’s not risk removal from my show because of carelessness or cluelessness, okay? Please review this reference.

Why Lossless

These are the only filetypes that are CD quality. MP3s are lossy, and even the best version can’t overcome this. Also, please don’t convert an MP3 to a lossless format. An inferior file can’t be made better after the fact, the same way an enlarged cellphone photo can’t be made less grainy by taking a photo of the cellphone photo with an expensive DSLR.

When I’m developing a show playlist, I limit lossy files to 5 of the 35 tracks. By sending MP3s, you limit your chances to be heard. There are more of us in the broadcast industry than you may realize.

How

Sometimes artists only have MP3s on hand, maybe because the recording engineer only provided them, and maybe because the artist didn’t ask for the lossless files. Just go back and ask the engineer.

Because WAVs, AIFFs and FLACs can be large, emailing is often not feasible. Many artists and labels use Dropbox, Google Drive or equivalent to deliver files. In either case, please direct files to soulshowmike@ymail.com. If needed, I can provide you an upload folder. Thanks.

More….

If you have a full album or EP, please send everything. Your favorite may not be mine, and the mood one day can be different the next.