DC Music Rocks Guest Form
We're stoked at the idea of having you on the show! We love to have awesome guests like you share a bit about themselves, do an interview, and then "pay it forward" and share/talk about some of YOUR favorite DC musicians. Here's the way the show will probably run:
- Brian starts the show and we'll introduce you.
- We'll cover announcements/news (yours and ours)
- We'll play/discuss a couple tracks by DC artists.
- We'll introduce you (and if you're a musician, play one of your songs too).
- We'll interview you
- We'll play/discuss the rest of the tracks we have for that episode.
3 Guest Action Items Required (Due Prior To Booking):
1) FILL OUT THE GUEST PERMISSION FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
There's room for up to 3 guests in the radio booth. We need the super quick Guest Permission Form at the bottom of this page filled out by someone for the episode.
2) FILL OUT THE SUBMIT MUSIC FORM IF APPLICABLE.
ONLY if you're a musician and ONLY if you haven't already done so for your band/artist, fill out the Submit Music Form linked below.
3) SEND US AN EMAIL THAT CONTAINS:
Send an email to the show (DCMusicRocks@gmail.com) with:
a) Three (3) current DC region artists we can play music from on your episode, which you will talk about, promote, or tell stories about. If you're also an artist, specify one of your own songs to play when we introduce you as well.
- DC region artists means artists currently based in DC and/or way out into the immediate surrounding region! As of now, that means not Richmond and not Baltimore or beyond.
- Artists need to be available on Spotify and iTunes/etc. If you're an over achiever, send the actual Spotify link to the songs or artists. If you have specific songs you'd like to play on your episode certainly share those, otherwise just artist name is fine, We're happy to pick the songs. It's the radio, songs must be clean.
- We will be asking you to talk about these artists on the air, so be ready to share how you first discovered this artist, why you like them, and any other stories about them. It doesn't have to be personal, you can just be a fan.
b) A short 1-2 paragraph bio of the person/the band/the organization/venue on the show that we can copy and post.
c) At least 3 good photos we should use to promote you. At least 1 should be of the person(s) appearing on the show.
d) All your links/URLs (website, Facebook, etc) we should use in our write-up and on the website.
Good interviews always evolve and go off on tangents as they progress, so these questions are just where we'll start, and we won't have time for all of these. You don't have to answer these now, these are an FYI so you can be mentally prepared.
What do you do that brought you on the show today, and what makes it special?
What's the story behind your name (If applicable/interesting)?
What part of the DC region are you connected to?
Earliest memory with music?
(For Artists) First memory performing?
Tell us about you, on the personal side?
Biggest "success" moment?
Tell us the story about a time you tried and failed?
What do you have in your music collection that might surprise us?
One piece of advice you would offer?
Where do we go to find/follow you? Website? Other Links?
Arlington Independent Media
2701-C Wilson Blvd
Arlington VA 22201
Station Front Desk: 703-524-2388
My Cell: 770-403-1061
- Metro: halfway between Courthouse and Clarendon stops on the Orange/Silver Line. 10 min walk from either stop.
- Parking: Super easy. Grab any of the spots labeled "Arlington Independent Media Only" right in front of the building. DO NOT PARK IN THE COMCAST SPOTS, they ticket/tow. If all spots are full, there is plenty of street parking on Wilson Blvd (check the time/meter for cost).
- You'll need to be able to meet at the radio station at 4:30pm on the Tuesday of the date we choose. The show runs from 5pm-6pm.
- We will take pictures and video of you and us in the radio booth, so wear something you don't mind being photographed/recorded in. It will be shared publicly!
- NO CURSING ON THE SHOW. Huge fine by the government if you do. If you curse, or conduct yourself unprofessionally on the air, and the show or station is assessed a fine, you will be wholly responsible for paying that fine.
- We're cheerleaders for DC music. We keep it positive on this show. We have an informal policy of "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".
- Have fun and enjoy yourself! We love this stuff!