Submit Your Music
We want to hear from you! Thank you for your interest in submitting music to Summer Wind Radio. We really want to play your music and love to hear from musicians! We take pride in our unique brand of temporary insanity and hope you have the irresistable impulse to join in!
What do we play? We play more than just straight Trop Rock. We play a real variety of music on Summer Wind Radio with a different focus on each show:.
Blue Water Music : On our flagship show, Blue Water Music, we play Trop Rock, Hawaiian, Reggae, Surf and Island music in our own special blend.
The Olde Original Sea Shanty Show : It's all old-time sea shanties (or sea chanties) with or without musical accompaniment. We also include some Gaelic drinking songs for good measure.
Cap'n Tom's Famous Sunset Show : We get romantic for the Sunset Sails and the Wine & Cheese Sails and play lots of american songbook standards from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, etc. We're always looking for new artists putting their own interpretations on these classic songs, as well as those writing new songs in the same genre. Swing, Jazz, anything with a romantic flavor. We try to stay away from Blues or New Age Jazz.
The Moonlight Hour : For this show we pull specific songs from the Blue Water Music show with any sort of night, moonlight, star theme for our late-night Moonlight Sail..
Stinky Pete's Dirty Pirates : Our newest show, Stinky Pete's Dirty Pirates, is for adults only. It includes all the x-rated Sea Shanties Pirate Songs, Drinking Songs and Comedy Songs we like but don't fit in the other shows. Vulgar and profane are OK at midnight. It all started when I got a copy of Salty Dick's Uncensored Sailor Songs. I loved the CD but couldn't play it on the morning show so I've collected some other songs to go with it for some late-night fun.
**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OR YOUR SUBMISSION MAY BE DISREGARDED** It is important for the guidelines listed below to be followed exactly. Any submissions that do not follow these guidelines are subject to automatic deletion WITHOUT notice. Additionally, we do not confirm if submissions have been added to the station. These guidelines are designed to quickly get your music on the air and maintain accuracy, not to be a burden.
MP3s or AAC only! No WMA, MP2, WAV, OGG, M4A, ACC
Here are the rules….
1. The song is encoded in mp3 format at least 96 kbps and preferably no more than 192kps. (Our station streams at no more than 128kbps and do not require higher bitrates. Higher bitrates waste valuable disk space.)
2. ***MOST IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT. SUBMISSION WILL BE DELETED IF NOT FORMATTED CORRECTLY***: PLEASE FORMAT THE FILE NAME AS “Artist Name – Song Title.mp3″
2. The song is a clean version (if possible). If the song contains vulgar language by FCC standards, then make sure to mark the song as “dirty” or “unedited.” Such songs may qualify for late-night programming.
3. Fill out the ID3 tag on the mp3 (where you put the song name, artist name, album name, year, etc.). If you don’t know how to do this, please include the band name and album that the song is from within your e-mail.
4. If you send your songs to us via e-mail, be sure to send us up to 3 songs as an attachment. If you have more then 3 songs to send to us, please send multiple e-mail messages.
Once you’ve taken care of this, you can send your songs to us either by e-mail or snail mail…
To send via e-mail, attach it and send it to captain@SummerWindRadio.com
To send via snail mail, send a CD to…
26 Elizabeth Court South
Marlton, NJ 08053
[We are not obligated to place your music on our station. We are not obligated to return any correspondence. We reserve the right to reject any music not meeting our submission/editorial standards. If you feel that our submission guidelines are too stringent, you agree to not submit music to our station. You agree that you are a legally authorized representative of the band/artist's music that you are submitting and that you have permission to submit music on behalf of the band/artist. By submitting music to our station you grant us permission to broadcast your music (both onboard the schooner Summer Wind and through the internet radio). You also grant us permission to not have to pay royalties to play your submissions. You also agree that submitted music is OK to be broadcast in the USA and not restricted by any treaties, laws, or rules in your foreign land. Please direct any suggestions, comments, or complaints to captain@tSummerWindRadio.com]
Submit a Station ID
But wait, there's more! Yes, you can be a bigger part of Summer Wind Radio. We invite musicians to do some of our station ID's. Just send us an MP3 file of you saying "This is [your name] and you're listening to Summer Wind Radio!" and we'll add you to the rotation and broadcast you across the globe. Send your entry to Captain@SummerWindRadio.com and we'll make you famous! Well, maybe not, but we'll put you on the air!