The NCRA/ANREC (representing campus and community radio in Canada) has set up a system that allows artists and labels to upload their music and submit it directly to 75+ radio stations (campus, community, Indigenous and podcasters) and their programmers (and growing). !earshot distro is a non-profit system and replaces the need to send CD’s or unsolicited emails.
Sign up and upload your music before March 31, 2021, for heavily discounted or free access to the system. There is no maintenance fee and assistance is provided. Standard upload costs are $7/song or $50/album (8-20 songs).
Artists are struggling to share their music due to COVID-19 (stations are not accepting CDs), there is no cheap distribution system (commercial alternatives cost $500+) and we want to reduce the environmental impact of mailing content. We need more artists to include their new and back catalogue in order to convert this to the standard distribution method for content in the country.
The !earshot digital distribution system was funded through the BC Music Fund.
About the NCRA/ANREC: The National Campus and Community Radio Association/L'Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (“NCRA/ANREC”) is a not-for-profit national association working to recognize, support, and encourage volunteer-based, non-profit, public-access campus, community and indigenous radio broadcasters in Canada. We provide advice and advocacy for individual campus and community (“c/c”) stations and conduct lobbying and policy development initiatives with a view to advancing the role and increasing the effectiveness of our sector. Our goals are to ensure stability and support for individual stations and to promote the long-term growth and effectiveness of the sector. The NCRA/ANREC currently has 113 member stations.