April 2023 – Music Newsletter

Hello there!

This is Eloisa Veliz, the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator of the NCRA/ANREC and the lead manager for !earshot distro. 

Thank you for supporting and using our system. Now with 27,000+ songs, 900+ Artists, 3,000+ indie accounts and 290 broadcasters accounts we are continuing to grow and trying our best to better the platform on all fronts. 

You signed up for earshot distro, if you don’t want to receive this monthly (more like every couple months) newsletter, feel free to unsubscribe below. Thanks for supporting non-profit campus/community radio.


Training on April 26th

It has been a couple months since we last hosted a Music Industry !earshot training. If you are new to the system and you are looking for the best ways to use it or if you have been using it for a while but you still have questions, you can join our free training session.

When: Apr 26, 2023 02:00 PM (EST)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fill out this quick survey

We continue to look for ways to understand your needs as an artist/label. Please take 5 minutes and fill out this quick survey so you can share your thoughts, feedback and priorities with us. We need to hear your thoughts and where your priorities lie to be able to grow and provide you with a better service.

Best Practices Reminders:

Number your tracks/Reordering your songs

Make sure to number your tracks OR to make sure the order of your songs is correct.

Under “Releases” select your album and click on the pencil icon and on the right side you will see the songs you’ve uploaded to that album, you can drag them and move them around to the correct order and to save click the “Save Order” button and then for good measures click “Save” at the bottom of the page. This is a quick and easy fix that you can do even after the payment process has been completed. 

You’ve uploaded your music, now what?

Check out the “outreach button” if you haven’t yet. When you drop down to the list of names and email addresses, on the right hand side there is a search bar. If for example you are looking for stations that play pop you can search “pop” and then the list will narrow down. 

You can go up to “Songs” or “Releases” on your account and click on what you wish to share and simply “Copy share URL” and when reaching out to stations you can send them the link for easier access. *Stations need to sign in first to be able to see the upload.

Add your lyrics

When a song is released you can still add the lyrics to it, simply go to Songs and click on the pencil icon of the song you want to edit, scroll down and you will see a text box where you can add the lyrics to the song.

Worth Checking out:

We share your uploads with our members weekly!

Every monday a music digest email goes out to all the music directors which includes all the uploads to !earshot distro from the week before, this is in efforts of creating an easy and digestible way for stations to browse through new releases.

Who is listening/downloading?

You can check out the list of radio stations who have access to !earshot along with their website info at the bottom of the page, this list is constantly growing and updated.

Gives us a follow:





If you have general questions or concerns please email support@earshot-distro.ca or fill out this form.

Eloisa Veliz
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator



Barry Rooke

NCRA/ANREC Executive Director