If your an artist of any sort or genre this is a must read all music that’s created by you the artist should be encoded with Nielsen Bds (broadcast data system) or Media base they are the leading providers for airplay tracking for example your single/ song is on main stream radio and its getting played by a dj or on air personality the only way that record companies know how many spins or how long you been in rotation is by pulling up the BDS or mediaBase report by using the song title or name of the artist, That’s how you can gain interest from a major record company by them knowing how well your song/single is doing on radio. If your music is not encoded then labels will not know how many spins your getting so don’t submit music to Radio stations with out going thru this process 1st. Bds has a digital pattern recognition technology, Nielsen BDS captures in excess of hundred million song detections annually on more than sixteen hundred radio stations, satellite radio and cable music channels in over a hundred & forty markets in the U.S. ( including PR) & thirty Canadian markets.Submit your music via Virtual Encode email “Virtual Encode” as the subject to there Client Services department at email@example.com
for a user name & password. Please include the following information in the body of your email: full name, company or label Name, contact #, primary email address & any additional contact info. To Encode your music with media base just send your MP3’s to firstname.lastname@example.org">Digitaldelivery@mediabase.com
its all free to encode your music with these companies. Please keep in mind that Nielsen BDS & Media Base are to different encoding system /companies.