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In tune. Informed. Indispensable.

A selection of testimonials from labels or managers for the period December 2016-March 2017

Having had acts featured by the editorial team at RotD has, on numerous occasions, elicited a range of curious parties getting in touch from across the industry, and more so than spending thousands on PR, from the reactions to being featured, I can only assume the people that read RotD seem to actually... listen to the tracks too, imagine that.
Ally McCrae, Two Up MGMT & Radio

As a manager who looks after self-releasing artists, I always make RotD part of all my artists release plans. It has proven to be looked at by many influential people and I have had loads of interest and contact from this essential tool. Featured tracks: Velcro by Jerry Williams; Revolving Doors by Michael Baker; I'm Not In Love With You by Jerry Williams
Jeff Powell, Big Hug Management

I love RotD.  A daily indispensable digest of so much essential information. And, I know I'm not alone. So many of my colleagues and peers find it equally useful.

Whenever our music is featured, it always adds a sense of occasion to the campaign. A brilliant way to bring our music to the attention of the entire business.
Tom Lewis, Managing Director, Decca

Just a quick update as a matter of courtesy to let you know we had some very very respected UK music industry legends reach out today after reading Record of the Day. Will tell you more over a pint but it’s been a brilliant response and it’s not even lunchtime!!
Stephen O’Reilly, Head of Marketing i.e. Music - Featured Track - Cobwebs by David Keenan

I did receive several emails from industry based companies offering services, one of which we may even look to take on, so in that respect if was a great success.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ROTD to any other artists / labels.
Jay Forden, Managing Director, Kidda Records - Featured Track - Move Your Feet by Maker

Record Of The Day was a really great promotional tool for The Luka State. It lead to us securing a top flight legal firm, interest from publishers as well as opening up some doors on the live circuit that had previously been closed to us. Thank you.
Jim De Whalley, Director, Project Productions - Featured Track - Lies! Lies! Lies! by The Luka State

Just wanted you to know that I've just signed a worldwide deal with Sony/Family Tree in Sweden for them to release my music.

And I wanted to thank you for all the support you've given me, it really has kept me going at times when it's been difficult. The deal was actually done for me from a contact made from the very first RotD 'Do You Love Me (Yet)' so just goes to show how important you've been for me.
Luke Potter, artist

After one of the most exciting 24 hours we've had in our four year development period with our act The Wholls, I am compelled to send this HUGE thanks to Lee and the whole team at Record Of The Day, whose invaluable support has helped build and provide results.

As well as a much coveted Radio 1 playlist for their song ‘X21’ the band were also chosen by Radio 1 as 1 of only 18 acts to represent the absolute best of Reading Festival 2016. Their tune 'Roll Out’ is currently being rotated via a major sync deal with ESPN every Monday night on the NFL football game, until Superbowl. Both tracks were profiled by RotD.

Friday 25 November saw this amazing band play their debut concert in Berlin and on the same night sign a contract to join the very exclusive Sony Music family who have already planned the band's debut release, due after Christmas 2016, with ‘X21’: the very song that RotD said last November was a surefire hit record.

Record Of The Day is without a doubt one of the most significant profiles an artist's music can achieve and, certainly for us, a catalyst in what has been an exceptional year for our hard working act which has resulted in a signed licensing deal with Sony Music for GSA.

I cannot recommend RotD and their team strongly enough and their support in profiling our artist's music. Their spotlight reaches the world and has certainly done our label very proud!
Lisa Stanway, Managing Director, ZY Records - Featured Artist - The Wholls

Since the Kat Deal RotD feature we have had publishing interest from several parties and got several blogs and vlogs running features, reviews and interviews, so thank you.
Paul Kramer, artist manager

We got lots of interesting feedback and things seem to move forward.
Stefan Schurter, DDMusic - Featured Track - Pluto by Veronica Fusaro

We found your review of Mohawk Radio’s new EP, 'Shoot From The Hip' very positive and also helpful to us in raising awareness of the band to a wider audience. I thought it was a well written piece by somebody who had obviously listened to the music properly and the details that were in there were impressive. Hopefully we can do this again in the future.
Jeff Barnes, Robar Music - Featured Artist - Mohawk Radio

I found the feature in Record of the Day of huge benefit. We had a number of people contact us off the back of it, and it also led to a few festival bookings. It was also helpful as something to share with people. 
Alex Zinovieff, Empire Artist Management - Featured Track - What Did You Expect by Richard Walters

Record of the Day offered me a rare platform that placed my music directly into the lap of those in the music business. Straight away I was contacted by multiple sources in the industry that I otherwise wouldn’t have had access to. Thanks to the feature my network has grown and reached new audiences.
Ed Whicher, independent artist

We got our artist Royal Prospect featured on Record of The Day. That lead to the band being booked onto a festival in Ireland and we also got better recognition on Spotify. A statement on Record of the Day means alot when you use that to others in the music industry.
Peter Åstedt, A&R at Add-more, Musichelp and Dead Drog Records - Featured Track - Fire by Royal Prospect

When Lisa Mitchell appeared on Record of the Day, I received emails from all around the world.  It particularly assisted as people have known Lisa’s name over the last decade so it reiterated that she has new music, a newly signed record deal and everything is exciting in her world! Thanks so much,
Cathy Oates, Original Matters - Featured Track - The Boys by Lisa Mitchell 

Having both her debut and follow up single featured on RotD, RENÉ has recieved a great deal of interest from a wide variety of the industry including, booking agents, record labels, radio pluggers and PR. I believe it’s the most direct and personal way to get your music heard from key players in the industry and will continue to use RotD as a platform.
Alex Dale, Orphan9 Management - Featured Track - Voices by Rene

 

Success Stories

We're really behind on writing up individual stories about successes, but we'll soon get round to explaining our early and influential support for the likes of:

Dan Croll, D.A., Saint Raymond, Sam Smith, Lucius, Amber Run, Martin Garrix, Darlia, Bipolar Sunshine, AWOLNATION, Foxes, Passenger, Elli Ingram, Claire, Neon Jungle, Chloe Howl, Sonnentanz, Half Moon Run, Icona Pop, Sneakbo, Robin Thicke, Fuse ODG, Betty Who, Chris Maliinchak, SOHN, Sky Ferreira, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Kodaline, Disclosure and Laura Mvula.

Kate Nash

30 June 2010

First featured: 09 August 2006 , unsigned Results: signed to Fiction/Polydor, completed publishing deal after RotD feature Upon hearing about...

The King Blues - Mr Music Man / Come Fi Di Youth

30 June 2010

First featured08 November 2006 / 12 July 2007 Results: signed to Field Records When Mr Music Man was played at our round...

The Hoosiers - Worried About Ray

30 June 2010

First featured June 2006 Result: signed to RCA, two Top 5 hits and a double-platinum album Steve Morton Steve Morton, who we...

Scouting For Girls

30 June 2010

First featured: April 3rd 2007 Result: signed to RCA, showcase gig organised by RotD, publishing deal. Sarah Pearson from Wasted Youth told...

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

30 June 2010

First featured: wrote about in November 2005, featured on February 16 2006 Result: UK's first digital-only No.1in April 2006. 'Crazy' was an...

Fredo Viola - The Sad Song

30 June 2010

First featured: January 18 2005, again in December 2007 Result: collaborations with Massive Attack, signed to Because Music, synch opportunities The tracks...

Fedde Le Grand - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit

30 June 2010

First featured: 15 September 2006. Result: No.1 hit in November 2006. “I think RotD is a very good early indication for...

The Fray - How To Save A Life

30 June 2010

First featured: January 17 2007 Result: A No.1 hit in April 2007 Sometimes a hit record that comes form across the Atlantic...

Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah

30 June 2010

First featured: July 30 2007 Result: Hit in September 2007. Another track which seemed like an unstoppable radio hit when we heard...

Tom Baxter - Better

30 June 2010

First featured Tom in April 2003 Joe Taylor picked a Tom Baxter back when Record of the Day first started in...

Frankmusik - Three Little Words

30 June 2010

First featured: 08 August 2007 Result: signed to Island, two Top 30 hits in 2009 Frankmusik was one of many tips we...

Midnight Juggernauts - Into The Galaxy

30 June 2010

First featured: 31 August 2007 Result: Signed to EMI Being the radio-addicted nerds that we are, we were listening to Triple J...

The Yeah Yous - 15 Minutes

30 June 2010

unsigned First featured: 05 October 2007 Result: Signed to Island, Top 40 hit in June 2009 We had a tip-off about The Yeah...

Sam Sparro - Black & Gold

30 June 2010

unsigned featured 02 November 2007/ again in February 2008 Our friends at A&R Worldwide tipped us off to the presence in LA...

Jay Sean

30 June 2010

We've long been proud supporters of Britsh talent at Record of the Day, and we're proudest when we can track...

Mumford & Sons - Roll Away Your Stone

30 June 2010

First featured: 04 July 2008 Result: signed to Island, top-selling album We wrote about the Mumford & Sons track 'White Blank...

Kid Adrift - Red, Green and Blue

30 June 2010

First featured: June and October 2009 Result: signed to Island One of the most gratifying things that happens when few feature an...

Newton Faulkner

01 June 2010

After our first feature, Newton signed a publishing/ production deal with Peermusic UK. By the second time we featured him...

Orson

18 August 2009

RotD's decision to support them changed everything. When we featured No Tomorrow in August 2005 the response was immediate and...

Fear Of Music

09 December 2008

Introducing many in the industry to the band for the first time by featuring their song The Waltz,we wrote: 'This...

Nizlopi

05 August 2008

We wrote at the time "This is a song, lyric and vocal performance that really seems to touch people, and...

Crazy Frog/Axel F

29 July 2008

There were many Crazy Frog-based tunes looking to achieve success in the singles chart at this time, but our music...

Grace

29 May 2008

RotD first featured Grace in January 2005, when we wrote: 'This is track three on Grace's debut single and it...

David Ford

29 May 2008

We love David Ford's music and his uncompromising approach. When we first featured his wonderful track "I Don't Care What...

The Spinto Band

20 May 2008

This has potential to become an indie classic in the vein of Float On by Modest Mouse. For the moment...

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