February 7, 2013 “Apple announced a pretty mind-boggling stat: The 25 billionth song had been downloaded on iTunes.”  Additionally there are OVER 26 million individual songs available on iTunes.

Stop and think about that if you’re complaining that a radio station won’t or doesn’t play your music.

In any 20 min segment of listening to the radio, how many songs can you POSSIBLY hear?

ANSWER:  less than 4 on avg.  

IN any given hour, with NO commercials, you might get in 12 or 13 songs …

How many hours a day does anyone person listen to any one radio station?

How many songs do you actually get to hear, when you look at the math?

FACT … in a world of MILLIONS, perhaps BILLIONS of songs, the chances of YOUR song getting measurable listens is pretty low … really low … if you’re getting THOUSANDS of listens, you’re ahead of most .. .hell, if you’re getting hundreds of listens you’re doing good.

Keep it up gang .. you’re on your way 🙂


Author: goat

I've been on the air in Northern Colorado since 1978. The Colorado Playlist is broadcast on 30 FM frequencies in the state. I am also a musician, talent buyer and business consultant. Email me at

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