FMQB Rock Adds for November 16

Friday Morning Quarterback’s list of songs out for adds at rock radio this week. For more info and news from all US radio formats, please visit our friends at FMQB.com.

Triple A
Broadfield Marchers – “Falling Asleep To Disappear” (Rainbow Quartz)
Nneka – “The Uncomfortable Truth” (Yo Mama/Decon/Epic)
Norah Jones – The Fall (Blue Note/Capitol)
Paul McCartney – Good Evening New York City (Hear Music/CMG)
Rich Pagano & The Sugarcane Cups (w/Trey Anastasio) – “You Want To Stay High” (Hi-Fidelity)
Sad Brad Smith – “Help Yourself” (Rhino)
Sharon Shannon – Saints & Scoundrels (Compass)
The Trapps – Cheap Seats (Independent)
Trevor Hall – “Volume” (Vanguard)
Weezer – “O Come All Ye Faithful” (Music For Hope)

Looks like it will come down to Norah vs. McCartney, but it sure would be exciting if our former client Trevor Hall made a dent.

For Alternative and Rock, plus a thumbnail sketch of the radio promo process, please read on.

Alternative/Rock
Anberlin – “True Faith” (Universal Republic)
Julian Casablancas – “Out Of The Blue” (RCA)
Mudvayne – “Scream With Me” (Epic)
Skillet – “Monster” (Atlantic)

Of these bands Anberlin might have the best history at the format, Mudvayne are veterans and I wouldn’t underestimate Atlantic with Skillet.

I’ll update with results in a day or two.  I wonder if people reading this post know what radio adds and FMQB are?  Adds and trade magazines have previously been the lifeblood of the radio promotion parts of the music business.  Of course, technology offers several ways to monitor results, such as actual listening devices to detect songs being played; and various tracking techniques online.  The charts at FMQB, Billboard, CMJ and several other “traditional” outlets still exist alongside a few online sources like Dusted and AllAccess.

On specific “reporting days,” the most influential radio programmers based on market rank/audience size in specific “formats” consider songs being promoted for “adds” to their music rotation.

“Most Added” is what the songs and promotion people are competing for.  It’s an intense game!

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