MONTAGE  INDEX


  1. Glendora- Perry Como
  2. Same old Saturday night- Frank Sinatra
  3. Don't it make my brown eyes blue - Crystal Gayle
  4. Joy to world -Three Dog Night
  5. Java- Al Hirt
  6. Mornin'- Al Jarreau
  7. A tear fell - Teresa Brewer
  8. How deep is your love - Bee Gees
  9. Up a lazy river - Bobby Darin
  10. Blue on Blue - Bobby Vinton
  11. It's just a matter of time - Brook Benton
  12. Baby you got what it takes -Brook Benton and Dinah Washington
  13. Muskrat Love - Captain and Tennille
  14. Behind Closed Doors-  Charlie Rich
  15. Most beautiful girl in the world - Charlie Rich
  16. The man with the Mandolino - Dean Martin
  17. Unforgettable - Dinah Washington
  18. Soft summer breeze - Eddie Heywood
  19. Release Me- Engelbert Humperdinck 
  20. Who needs you - Four Lads
  21. Something stupid - Frank and Nancy Sinatra
  22. Nice and Easy -Frank Sinatra
  23. Pocket full of miracles- Frank Sinatra
  24. That's my desire- Frankie Laine
  25. Lullaby of Birdland - George Shering
  26. Alone again-Gilbert O'Sullivan
  27. Suddenly there's a valley- Gogi Grant
  28. Love and marriage- Frank Sinatra
  29. Right time of the night- Jennifer Warnes
  30. Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffett
  31. In the chapel in the moonlight - Kitty Kallen
  32. You never find another -Lou Rawls
  33. The story of my life - Marty Robbins
  34. Moonglow (Theme from Picnic) McGuire Sisters
  35. Wildfire- Michael Martin Murphey
  36. Dance Ballerina - Nat King Cole
  37. Night Lights- Nat King Cole
  38. Alllegheny Moon - Patti Page
  39. You got a friend in me  - Randy Newman    
Broadcasting Vital to Music Sales

The business relationship between record labels and radio stations is the very essence of the music business. To put it simply, they need each other. A record label needs radio air-play to deliver the music of its artists to an audience of radio listeners. A radio station needs music programming to broadcast to that audience.

Radio air-play is traditionally the best way for a record label to get their recorded music heard by the public. The more a song is played on the radio and heard by listeners, the more chance the song has to become a part of the publicís consciousness. If people hear a song often enough to get familiar with it, they may like it and want to buy it ó thatís the only reason a record label invests so much time and money to get air-play. Itís a proven marketing tactic that, when successful, leads to billions of dollars in record sales annually.

Music-formatted radio stations both commercial and non-commercial get their music for free from record labels. The radio industry uses that music to attract listeners to their stations. If they get enough listeners, consistently, they can attract advertisers who are eager to reach a select demographic group of consumers. So, in a sense, a radio station uses music like bait to attract people of a certain age group, gender, and ethnicity so they can deliver listeners of that demographic group to their advertisers. If they do their programming right, radio stations can charge advertisers handsomely for the radio ads they air, and the income from advertisers is radioís primary source of revenue. 

(Excerpted from "How Record Labels and Radio Stations Work Together" by Christopher Knab)