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    2020 Indie Spotlight Winners!

    Thank you to all the contestants for this year. Now, please congratulate the winners of the 2020 Indie Spotlight Contest!: Grand Winner: Ruben Young Category Winners: Country: Chase Stevens Hip Hop/R&B: Ruben Young Rock: The Carbons Pop/indie: Not Nemo

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    Top Downloads, Top CanCon and Most Active Indies – Wk of Jun 29, 2020

    Check out the most downloaded singles, most downloaded CanCon singles, and most active indie singles for the week preceding June 22nd, 2020.

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    Top Downloads, Top CanCon and Most Active Indies – Wk of Jun 22, 2020

    Check out the most downloaded singles, most downloaded CanCon singles, and most active indie singles for the week preceding June 22nd, 2020.

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    Video Views by JC: Machine Gun Kelly – Bloody Valentine Acoustic

    “Bloody Valentine is an early ‘naughts pop-punk flash bomb.” Check out our very own JC’s take on the new video for the acoustic version of Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bloody Valentine”.

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    Top Downloads, Top CanCon and Most Active Indies – Wk of Jun 15, 2020

    Check out the most downloaded singles, most downloaded CanCon singles, and most active indie singles for the week preceding June 15th, 2020.

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    Top Downloads, Top CanCon and Most Active Indies – Wk of Jun 8th, 2020

    Check out the most downloaded singles, most downloaded CanCon singles, and most active indie singles for the week preceding June 8th, 2020.

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    My video contains explicit language and content – should I be submitting a clean version only?

    Yes and no. If you’re submitting to one of the CBSViacom networks (BET, CMT, MTV, Nick Music), you can submit the explicit version (without closed captioning) and upon acceptance, their Standards & Practices department will review the video and post a list of edits they will need before playing it on air. Other TV broadcasters […]

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    Are there more video destinations available than what I see in the Destinations step?

    Yes! With a Pro upgrade, you will have access to our full database of music industry promotional destinations. A listing of the main music video destinations can be viewed on this page. Upgrades can be done instantly via the Upgrade to Pro button on your Dashboard after logging in. More info about the Pro account option can be found here.

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    DMDS allows me to upload wav and mp3 files. Which type is best?

    Radio holds very high standards for the quality of audio they play on-air. Wav is the standard uncompressed digital file format suitable for radio. The compression used in converting music to mp3 degrades audio quality. Distributing a less than pristine audio file will limit your chances of gaining airplay, especially with satellite and HD broadcasters. […]

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    How can I find out exactly when and where my songs and/or videos have been played on air?

    We provide a radio tracking/monitoring package via Nielsen’s BDS Radio service as an optional add-on that will provide you with 8 weeks of airplay reporting data detailing exactly which Nielsen monitored stations (terrestrial, satellite, and online) have played your songs, how many times, and the size of the audience for each spin. If there is […]

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