Special Featured Guest Form

basic info:

DC Music Rocks is both a syndicated FM Radio Show and a Podcast in the DC area with 10,000+ avid followers and growing weekly. We “shine a spotlight on the great songs, artists, and incredible people behind, the DC region’s music scene.” We're stoked at the idea of having you on the show!  Here's the way this episode will probably run:

  • Brian Nelson-Palmer (the host) starts the show and will introduce you.

  • We'll begin with announcements & news from the DC scene (both yours and ours)

  • The rest of the 1 hour episode will be all about you. We’ll likely play 3-4 songs to break things up. We normally like to:

    • Start by playing the “song that started it all” for you

    • Then discuss the beginning of you as an artist, where you came from, and your connection to DC.

    • Then move into the journey through the middle of your career and play 1-2 other big songs, and fun random questions getting to know you.

    • To close, we’ll talk about current events and the future, and play your latest big release or most current hit

2 Guest Action Items Required (Due Prior To Booking):

We need the super quick Guest Permission Form at the bottom of this page filled out by someone for the episode. 

Send an email to the show (DCMusicRocks@gmail.com) with:

a) A short 1-2 paragraph bio of the person/band that’s coming 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 specifically 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.

e) The names and emails of each person who will likely be guests on the show.  We need this to have the studio arranged and we’ll send a calendar invite with the details they’ll need. There's room for up to 3 guests comfortably in the radio booth with mics. If you're thinking of bringing more than that, perhaps 4-5 they can sit/stand in the back, we can work it out.  We need to make sure we have to studio set up which is why we're asking this now.

Location Info:

DC Music Rocks on Arlington Independent Media

Arlington Independent Media
2701-C Wilson Blvd
Arlington VA 22201

Station Front Desk: 703-524-2388
My (Brian’s) 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. They’re free for you to use.
    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).

Specific expectations: 

  • You'll need to be able to meet at the radio station at 4:30pm on the Tuesday of the date we choose so we can take pictures and do very brief prep. 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.

The Interview:

Brian Nelson-Palmer DC Music Rocks DC Booth

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.

  1. How did it all begin for you?

  2. What's the story behind your name (If applicable/interesting)?

  3. What part of the DC region are you connected to?

  4. Earliest memory with music?

  5. (For Artists) First memory performing?

  6. Tell us about you, on the personal side?

  7. Funniest moment?

  8. Biggest "success" moment?

  9. Tell us the story about a time you tried and failed?

  10. What do you have in your music collection that might surprise us?

  11. One piece of advice you would offer?

  12. Where do we go to find/follow you?  Website?  Other Links?

Guest Permission:

Primary Guest Cell Phone Number *
Primary Guest Cell Phone Number
I have read, understand, and will abide by the expectations above and will be responsible for my own, and my group's behavior on air, especially the prohibition of cursing. *
Legal Release: Short Summary -- Yes, please promote, share, broadcast, upload and publicize my/our participation on DC Music Rocks free of charge. Full Version you're agreeing to -- I am at least 18 years of age and I authorize the use by DC Music Rocks, Brian Nelson-Palmer, and Arlington Independent Media, of my name, group name, portrait, picture, photograph, voice recording, video recording, musical recording, audio recording, biographical information, or any likeness of me in the broadcast, content and promotion of DC Music Rocks. This applies to all guests on the show and their associated organizations/groups. I authorize this without compensation for it's use. This consent applies to any medium now known or to be developed. I expressly release the subject parties from any privacy, defamation, copyright, or other claims which involve this material. I have read and agree to the DC Music Rocks Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, linked at the bottom of the page. *