3.6.19 Adam News and Info Mar 6, 2019 12:10:19 GMT -5
Post by lurleene on Mar 6, 2019 12:10:19 GMT -5
I wish I understood how my local HAC radio station works. When Adam has new music out they never play him before or unless he reaches top 20. In the early days, when they played all popular Idols, Cook, Kris, Daughtry, Kelly would start getting play as soon as something was released. When WWFM reached top 20 and started to get play, it was already loosing spins on other stations. They were aware of Adam because his sexuality was a topic of conversation in the early years just not his music. Thankfully that talk and apparent fun stopped later tho. But when Ghost Town finally reached top 20 it was played only a little while before it was done. ALN only reached 25 so it never got any play on my local station. I have heard them play "Killer Queen" by 20Sec. and they are not even charting. "Speechless" by Dan and Shay (country act) is being played tho they have not reached top 20 yet but they will. What happens, does someone just decide that they can't play Adam unless he reaches top 20? Do they have to give a reason why that does not apply to others? I know my favorite DJ likes Adam because we would email each other and he would say as much. Always encouraging me to hang in there. When he could finally start to play Adam, he always seemed as happy as I was. I know there are some who think radio is not important but it is important and useful to the artists who can get it. We can see that with the drop on itunes for "Feel Something" with no radio release/play. My concern is if majors had a hard time getting Adam to top 20 is there any hope that Empire can? I hope so. Or maybe I am just out of luck on hearing him on the radio again. When he releases new music to radio I want to hear him there. I have other ways to hear him and I do but it makes me sad because I do still listen to radio. And those who get the award show performances, high chart positions, nominations and arena shows are being played there and everywhere else all the time.