Get Played On Radios

From Riff To Radio – About Us

IN has in many years worked as producer/writer and artist on a large amount of  recordings with many different artists. He has been based in London for over a decade and have always followed closely the development of the music industry as it has changed from the old model with big major record companies to what it is slowly becoming today. He has also been a keen networker on the many industry events around the world.

He have always had a keen interest in the business itself, don’t forget that the UK recording industry was for long the 3 biggest export in the country. We also know today that the global music market generates a whopping 30 Billion Dollars a year! yes that\s correct, so any saying that there is no future in music is plain rubbish. And the best part is that a much larger share of all that money today goes to the artists themselves.

Originally a vivid jazz pianist, it would not take long before he started to have a keen interest in pop and rock music. If there is one thing nearly all people have in common then that is popular music. You always have songs that reminds you of things in the past, your first love, first break up etc. Songs are very important in so many people lives. Much more than movies and sport.

When working as producer he can take the simplest of ideas (usually the simplest are the very best) and just get on with it on his beloved laptop and make music that would in the past have had to be made in expensive million dollars recording studios. Software and computers have today become both so cheap and powerful that we never could have dreamt about even 10 years back, and thus have made it possible to make music for no money, with only hard and persistent work and of course talent.

Some years ago IN started BPS, a complete rethink of the the workings of a traditional record label, where there should be no obstacles in getting music out to the the fans. There would be no CD returns, un-sold and lying around in boxes, no complicated contracts that artists would live to regret and so on. And its very much becoming a success. BPS is still growing its rather big  fanbase by the day, in the end simply by releasing cool songs that people like. All artists and label share what they earn and artists very much take part in their own career development such as promoting themselves.

Now with this book he will try to learn tips and tricks how to actually get your music heard out there, in this first instalment, by the radios.


Get Played On Radios – A innovative cook book about how to DIY yourself onto the airwaves

From the highly innovative people behind online digital record label BritishPopSongs comes the book that part-time musicians, semi-pros and professional musicians have been longing for, a 140 page long guide into how you get your song on the holy grail of music promotion, the radio. 




It is well known that writing/producing/performing and recording a hit song is only the first step on the path to stardom. Your song is only going to be a hit if people know about it, if many people know about it. With the rapid demise of old time record compaines the musical landscape has forever changed, but the art of promotion is still very much dependent of the radio stations and will be for long time to come. With the progress of the internet and social media it has become pretty easy to get your music out to people, but the vast majority does only see a very modest return on the hours upon hours spend promoting via YouTube/FaceBook/Twitter or one of the countless others social media platforms available. 


Get Played On Radios traces the radios importance in the history of modern music and gives a wealth of ideas and hands on examples on how to get your music out and about, either if you are a part-timer, semi-pro or a serious popstar wannabe in the making. It will take dedication and precious time to get there, but it will also be great fun to finally hear yourself coming out of the radio. 


Ian Nilsen is the person behind BritishPopSongs, a fast flying online record label that in the space of the last 18 months have pushed countless of barriers in the quest of obtaining a ever growing international fanbase with it’s mix of quality British Pop and Rock music, well thought out image and an attention to all areas that a modern record label should adress in todays musical landscape.  


Magnus Gabriels is very much a hands on artist that have explored some highly inventive ways to promote his own album due out on general release January 2012. He has discovered ways to go about things that it is safe to say, no one have ever thought of existed. He is one to look out for in 2012, both for his refreshing take of an industry in need of innovation and for a great set of songs that showcases a very exiting talent. 


December 2011.