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All About The RUSH RELEASED Promo CD ...

Rush Released is the new name for our promotional CD service. We look forward to working with some of the greatest names in country music as well as the up and coming and established independent acts from all over the world. Our target area is Europe and Australia.

Rush Released is distributed to a massive list of DJs, journalists, magazines, booking agents and other key people in the business.

Every client receives copies of the CD with their track on it, as well as gaining feedback on how their track is doing in terms of airplay and reaction; We provide our clients with the most professional marketing tool in Europe.  As well as having new tracks from new acts on the CD, there are soundbites featuring some talking about their current song, which is particularly attractive to radio DJs for use on their shows.  There are also extra features including interviews, videos, exclusive cuts not available anywhere else and other exciting features.

The Rush Released sleeve features full writer and publishing details, direct contacts of all acts, and timings with intro and ending information for DJs making it extremely user-friendly. We also provide DJs with a complete A-Z of every track on every Rush Release CD to help them locate music from past editions.

The deadline for each issue is the 18th of the previous month.

The cost for a track on Rush Released is £195 GB Pounds. We now accept Paypal as a means of payment for overseas clients only.  For British clients cheques should be made payable to Hotdisc Limited

Rush Released Premier Slots

Any act wishing to buy one of our six Premier slots to be included in the first six positions on the running order of the disc can benefit from extra privileges including their names on the front of the sleeve, their information highlighted in larger type on the sleeve, a banner advert on our website for the month of the issue, plus your track streamed on our website. Note that your song cannot be illegally downloaded.

The charge for this Premier service is just £50 GB Pounds extra and there are only six slots available each month. These are available on a first come, first served basis. Note that having a Premier slot has no bearing whatsoever on your Hotdisc Chart position!

Award Winning Service

The man behind Rush Released, Stuart Cameron, has been working in country music for 30 years. He has been awarded the prestigious "Services To Country Music" accolade at the UK RADIO COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

In February 2002 he won the Lone Star State Country Music Association award which recognises his contribution made to independent music.

The ICMAG (Independent Country Music Association of Germany) honoured him with the "Best Promoter" Award in their poll.

And in 2003 he was recognised for "International outstanding services to Country Music" by the prestigious CMA (Country Music Association) based in Nashville.

We are committed to an exceptional customer relations service. We aim to reply to all correspondence within 24 hours but if you do not receive a reply within one week, please re-send as it is likely your e mail will not have got through. We can be contacted at sturadio@aol.com or country@hotdisc.net so you may wish to send a back-up copy to both addresses when you send an e mail. Internet is fantastic but not without its faults. We take customer relations seriously and try and keep our overseas clients in particular up to date with what is going on. Please feel free to call us or fax us if the internet is letting you down!

Being based in Europe means that we can offer the best possible coverage in this market. We do not cover the USA; and because we ship direct from Europe to Europe our mailing costs are cheaper and therefore our price is very competitive.

Saturating Europe...

One of the reasons for our success is that we saturate the European market, giving our clients more potential airplay for a fraction of the cost of doing it themselves, as well as saving them time by doing all the administration for them and providing an unrivalled feedback service.

How to get (or appear on) Rush Released ...

A lot of effort is made to provide each client with an exceptionally professional service which they will benefit from. We actively encourage all potential clients to check us out by contacting people who have used our service for a totally unbiased reference; a list of unsolicited references from clients are listed on this site - just click the References tab at the top of the page.

We also have Special Packages to mail out your albums for you to the top people on our mailing list. We ship these for you at £1 per copy (in plastic wallets) or £1.50 in jewel boxes and we will gather reaction for you from our DJs and media people.

If you are a bona fide person working in the country music industry and would like to receive Rush Released please contact us and we will send you full details and a free sampler. Each edition is available to download on the 1st of each month. All you send us is the reaction sheet to qualify for the next edition's password.

The Hotdisc Charts ...

The Hotdisc charts are compiled from DJs and industry professionals' ratings of songs currently being promoted on the Rush Released CD. They are not airplay charts, as airplay charts cannot work in Europe as there are no terrestrial country stations in this area. The hundreds of country shows are likely to play a particular song only twice at most in a three month period, therefore rendering airplay charts insignificant in Europe. It works well in America where there are plenty of non-stop country stations but it cannot work here.

The Hotdisc charts are therefore put together weekly using ratings supplied by DJs who give scores to every song on the last three months' editions of Rush Released. The scores are totalled up and averaged out per week to give an accurate guide to the songs which are being championed by the industry.  The aim is to showcase the songs which the DJs and media people are pinpointing as top quality songs, which is a very useful exercise, particularly to all our clients and DJs as it is free of politics, hype and rigging and done on merit!

Booking a track or subscription on Rush Released ...

To be part of Rush Released as an artist or a DJ you can book your slot or subscription using our secure Paypal payment service allowing you to use any credit card or bank account.

All you have to do is e mail us at sturadio@aol.com to request a slot or subscription and we will send you a Paypal invoice (if you are outside the UK) or if you are in the UK please make your cheque payable to HOTDISC LIMITED.

 

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