Radio Promotion by Art Menius

I provide promotion of recordings to folk and bluegrass radio for appropriate recordings using a negotiated fee based on how much work done and by what media. Service can be filtered by budget, location, the amount of work you are willing to do, or genre to fit your goals and budget. More info below and, at more detail, in

Art Menius Radio Service Packages Autumn 2020

Download my radio promotion ebook


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Louisa Branscomb’s Gonna Love Anyway #2 Album & Artist Folk DJ July 2019; #12 NACC Folk 8-13-2019, 1 of 7 weeks on chart; 4 songs in July FolkDJ Top 25. More than six months on The Folk Chart and Roots Music Report bluegrass. #23 single Bluegrass National Survey.

Art Menius Radio is based on two basic concepts:

  • You can afford radio promotion or assistance
  • You can’t afford not to have radio promotion support, if only a consultation

Art Menius Offers Radio Promotion Services that are:

  • Customized for each client across abroad range of services, genre, geographic area, and budget.
  • One-stop including printing, mailing, downloads, streaming, and lots more.
  • Inclusive of color laser printing and mailing at the very best rates, if desired, as well download, AirPlay Direct, and streaming hosting.
  • Provided across diverse folk and roots genre and charts with a goal of maximizing total airplay
  • Offered in DIY versions for those on a limited budget.

I can scale from $50 for two hours of consultation to $2500 for Cadillac service. Between those two ends of service and fees, I can develop different levels of hybrid professional-DIY solutions or full service. That includes assistance to artists desiring to promote their own project.

Brief information below, To see detsails with examples of basic radio promotion packages ranging from $625 to $2700, download this fact sheet: Art Menius Radio Services January 2020

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Tiffany Williams – When You Go – winter 2019 campaign. #23 on NACC Folk Chart 1/22/2019

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Winter 2018-2019 folk radio campaign #37 FolkDJ

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Beth Snapp Don’t Apolgize EP #9 FolkDJ

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Susan Shann Reckless Abandon #15 Folk DJ September 2018

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Bluegrass and Americana radio promotion May – July 2018; #3 on FolkDJ June & August 2018

Radio Promotion Services can include


Single and Album promotion to radio April – June 2018; #27 on FolkDJ June 2018

  • Email marketing to all or part of my database of more than 750 folk radio hosts playing the breadth of the genre including bluegrass, singer-songwriter, blues, and Celtic. Includes the reporters for FolkDJ, Americana, Bluegrass Unlimited, NACCHART folk, Roots Music Report folk, Bluegrass Today, and Grassicana.
  • Service by mail (CD or postage) to mutually agreeable segment of my database of radio hosts
  • Professional printing
  • Hosting downloads, streaming, and AirPlay Direct
  • Direct email to hosts and thanks for airplay
  • Personal followup with hosts
  • Posts to Folk-DJ


    The Price Sisters Folk Radio Campaign (winter 2018) for Rebel Records; #21 album on FolkDJ February 2018

  • One-Sheets and Track Card Inserts
  • Hosting media downloads with WAV, mp3-320, artwork, liner notes
  • Setting up streaming
  • Social Media
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#20 album for 2017 on Folk DJ Chart where it peaked at #9 in July. “Shake Sugaree” by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell #6 song for 2017 



#35 on FolkDJ September 2016; #131 for the year 2016

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Radio promotion July – September 2017 #12 on AirPlay Direct 8-30-2017; #20 on FAR chart Sept 2017; #51 on FolkDJ Oct 2017

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Print media promotion spring 2017

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Zoe Speaks’ Wings , Bluegrass/Americana promotion, dominated the FolkDJ charts for August. * 1 album! 2 artist ▪ Also #3 album on NACC Folk Chart for September 4, 2018

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#1 on AirPlay Direct July 2, 2017

Recent Posts

My new music website


As I complete six years of folk radio promotion, I am amazed at how my business has more than doubled during the past two. You can see the statistics for the first 11 months of 2020 below.

I write this post, however, to announce that I have moved my music business from to its own website, The site went live on December 28, 2020.

There you can learn about what Art Menius Radio does in:

Recording promotion to folk radio
Career consulting and artist management
Promotional mailing services

We enjoyed, despite all the challenges of 2020, a remarkable year that included:

FAI Folk Chart

1 #1 album
2 #2 albums
3 #3 albums
9 Top 8 albums
16 charted albums

3 #1 songs
2 #2 songs
2 #3 songs
10 Top 5 songs
24 Top 11 songs
32 charted songs

NACC Folk Chart

1 #1 release
2 #5 releases
4 Top 10 releases
8 Top 20 releases
9 charted releases

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