I`m Sue Buckler I am a Radio Plugger my company is Plug and Play Promo. Click HERE to visit our Facebook page.
I have spent my whole career in the Music Industry my first job in my teens was in a Record Shop , I went on to Sales and Marketing with an Independent Record Company and finally got a job as a Radio plugger with Jive Records 20 years ago in my time there we were voted Music Week`s Best UK Independent Label for 4 years in a row
I absolutely love my job and have been lucky to work for Major Record Companies Jive /Sony /Virgin and V2 , I have been part of breaking some of the world’s most famous artists , I do still get such great satisfaction from my work with unsigned bands and artist which has always been my main passion part of that being able to help build a bands profile through radio plays , interviews and sessions
I am still slightly Old School , but I also fully embrace the idea of the Cottage Industry for artists and bands as in Do It Yourself and encourage them to take advise and work with as many professionals as they can , I started Plug and Play Promo nearly 10 years ago and in that time have watched with interest how the music industry had changed, I believe there are now even better opportunities for New Artists and bands to work outside of a record label and be successful
I also work for Ditto Music as Head Of Radio Ditto https://www.dittomusic.com/ and also give out heaps of advise to new bands and artists and really enjoy doing my masterclasses for MAS Records https://www.masrecords.org/ BIMM Birmingham https://www.bimm.co.uk/birmingham/
My first advise to anyone looking to gain exposure and airplay is always start local get to know your local radio stations , producers and Heads of Music and the presenters who are playing Unsigned and New Music who may do Interviews and sessions or have local events coming up and might be looking for a local band to perform , all helping to build your profile and also a good way of doing your first interview or session (which can be very daunting) also getting local radio support can help so much when trying to gain national airplay as well
And so it's really exciting for me to see a new company like Local Music Live , which is run by professional people with many years experience in the radio field who are offering all these opportunities to new artists and bands Local Radio are getting behind and supporting Local Music Live so get involved upload your track , video , photos , biog and press release ......plug your gigs , include all your social media links upload now and spend the word