Zone Radio is committed to do all we can to play-list new music but there are a few simple "rules" that need to be followed. Listed below are the "rules" as well as the process that is followed once a song has been accepted and play-listed.

Legalities: (We are not lawyers so we will keep this simple)

It should be noted that Zone Radio generates no revenue from play-listing and showcasing new music. In reality it costs us money to do so. What we do, we do in order to promote the artists and their songs and not for financial gain. As such, and in order to protect ourselves against any direct claims, despite the fact that we submit the legislated returns to performance and publishing rights organizations, the following applies:

  1. By submitting music to Zone Radio, you automatically confirm that that you own the copyright and publishing rights and that any song/songs submitted is your original music.
  2. If you are submitting music on behalf of an artist/musician/band, you automatically confirm that you are legally authorized to do so and that you have the authority to agree to our terms.
  3. You acknowledge that your purpose for submitting music to Zone Radio for air-play is so that the station can expose both the music and artist to its audience so as to solicit support for them in the hopes that listeners will either purchase the music and/or attend live gigs.  In exchange for this service you agree to waive any rights to claim any payment of royalties that should be paid by the performance rights organizations, in any of the countries involved, directly from Zone Radio.
  4. You acknowledge that, should one be required, an official waiver form can be sent to you via a request sent to studioman@univox.co.za and that in the absence of such a request, you accept the conditions stated in points 1, 2 & 3 above.

Submission Process

  1. In the main, Zone Radio is an adult contemporary music station and as such we do not play-list Hip-Hop, Rap, House, EDM  or Urban Pop music.
  2. No songs containing explicit language will be considered for play-listing.
  3. The final decision regarding the songs that are selected to be play-listed rests with Zone Radio.
  4. We only play-list a single song per artist at a time, so there is no point in sending multiple tracks or complete albums to us. Simply send the track to be considered for play-listing. Artists are most welcome to submit further songs once the initial submission has been accepted. However, we suggest that these are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. This allows us to manage them correctly and ensure that nothing slips through the tracks.
  5. All songs sent so us must be correctly labeled i.e. “Artist Name” – “Song Title”
  6. An email containing the following three elements should be sent to studioman@univox.co.za
    • The song
    • A short English biography.
    • All social media links. (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram)

Should any of the first three elements be missing, the submission will not be considered.

Lead Time: Where music submissions are concerned, we operate strictly on a “first come first served basis. On average we receive between 35 to 40 submissions daily and because we try to accommodate all those that comply with the submission process as outlined above, it can take up to three/four weeks before we are able to respond or acknowledge receipt of submissions. If you have not heard from us within this time-frame, it would be safe to assume that the song has not been accepted.

Acceptance and air-play: Once a song has been accepted, artists can expect the following:

  1. An email will be sent per return email.
  2. The song will be added to the Zone Radio rotation for a period of +/- 4 weeks.
  3. At the sole discretion of the presenter, the song may be featured/showcased on the Tuesday evening SA & Indie Music Zone.

Artist Feedback & Analysis: Once a song has been accepted, we provide an email as mentioned above. Aside from that we do not provide any further feedback or analysis regarding the performance of any of the play-listed songs.

Interviews

Any requests for interviews need to be emailed to Janet Scanlon  at  janet@univox.co.za. Please note that we will only consider conducting interviews with musicians and bands that are play-listed on Zone Radio.

If you have any queries please email studioman@univox.co.za