How to Get Your Music on Pandora: Enter the Meatspace

How to Get Your Music on Pandora: Enter the Meatspace

It’s nice to get tweets and emails like, “Hey Mike, I was on Pandora, and you came up! That’s cool!” True, it’s cool that people get to listen. For Pandora, that’s a “satisfied customer.” For me, that’s also a “satisfied customer.” Hell, for the CUSTOMER, that’s a “satisfied customer.” I love nothing more than when everybody wins. But honestly, I wasn’t 100% sure how songs (including mine) get on Pandora, so I poked around. (BTW, if this is boring industry stuff, I found a picture of a righteous pony. Here ya go. Sweet, right?) 1) Anyway, in order to be on Pandora, you need to be selling PHYSICAL copies via AMAZON. (http://help.pandora.com/customer/portal/articles/24802-information-for-artists-submitting-to-pandora) Why? No clue. My guess? Something to do with metadata, or paperwork, or authentication or something Pandora is farming out. Whatever. I have plenty to say about that, but I’ve deleted it. OK, so I kept going. How do you sell physical copies of a CD on Amazon, in order to get on Pandora? 2) To sell physical copies via Amazon (by my research, anyway): $29.95 per year plus a 55% standard commission http://advantage.amazon.com/gp/vendor/public/join-advantage-music 2.5) You can, if you like, press CDs specifically to sell on Amazon so that you can get music on Pandora. http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller-account/mm-product-page.html?topic=200354370 I’ve decided just to give the facts, without editorializing. Hope I’ve saved some of you some time. Best, M Signed copies of “Wander Away” are available at the official Mike Errico store. More Tune in for free music, last minute shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc....
Mike Errico: 11/19 Highline Ballroom with Raul Midon

Mike Errico: 11/19 Highline Ballroom with Raul Midon

I’m honored to have written with, and to be playing with, Raul. Should be a lot of fun. Check out “Next Time,” cowritten by Mike Errico and Raul Midon, from Wander Away, at iTunes or Bandcamp. Highline Ballroom, with Raul Midon Saturday, November 19th Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St. New York City, NY 212.414.5994 Concert starts @ 8PM Doors open @ 6PM $25.00 Buy tickets online: CLICK HERE Mike Errico Holiday Show Announced Wednesday, December 21st, 7:30p Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen Street New York City, NY 212.477.4155 21 and over/$15.00 Buy tickets online: CLICK HERE Recent Headlines The Mike Errico Podcast, Ep 8: “Wander Away” Producer Ken Rich; “You Shook Me” Live (Free Download) “You Could Be Anywhere” featured on MTV’s “Teen Mom” (w/free song download) “Pop-Up Video” returns to VH1, with new theme by Mike Errico The New Yorker illustrates Mike in Goings On About Town section New live videos of songs and stories featuring Michael Emerson, Ari Hest, Tom Shillue, Marcus Milius and more As always, the official site updates regularly with any news/changes: http://www.errico.com. More Tune in for free music, last minute shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
The Mike Errico Podcast, Episode 8: Ken Rich/You Shook Me

The Mike Errico Podcast, Episode 8: Ken Rich/You Shook Me

“Wander Away” producer Ken Rich talks record making, Russian prostitutes, happy marriages, and bad props in one of my all-time favorite films, “Contact.” Also: A spontaneous “You Shook Me All Night Long” with Justin Trawick, Andy Zipf, Sierra Noble, Adam Levy, Matt Simons, Jesse Ruben, John Schmitt, and Christine Hoberg (City Winery, NYC, 10/17/11). Download it for free on iTunes or...

Thanks for Downloading “You Could Be Anywhere”/ Tell Us Why on the Podcast

Wow. What a week. I want to thank you for downloading “You Could Be Anywhere” for free on Bandcamp – it’s a special song for me, and it’s great to see it being appreciated. A lot of people have been checking the song out since it’s been on MTV’s “Teen Mom” – some are using it at memorial services and telling us how it captures their feelings about losing/being apart from someone special. I would like to dedicate an episode of my podcast to these stories, and I’d love you to contribute. You can remain confidential if you like, or give information like: name, location, who he/she may have left behind, or even where to send wishes or contributions on behalf of someone lost. You can send written responses to info@errico.com, or if you just want to record your remembrance into your phone, you can send us the file, and we’ll include it in the podcast. Thanks again, I’m so glad you find the song important, too....