2018 Unsigned Only Winners Announced!

The 2018 Unsigned Only winners were announced this morning. Kudos and congrats to Laney Jones and Ezla on making the Honorable Mention section! HONORABLE MENTION AAA (Adult Album Alternative) Laney Jones (Mt. Dora, FL, USA) AC (Adult Contemporary) Ezla (Mansfield, … Continued

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Dinosoul climbs up on the NACC chart!

Dinosoul climbs 6 spots and lands at #141 on this week’s NACC chart! Congrats!

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  • Fishtank “why am I swimming around like this”
  • Joshua Ketchmark “the misses”
  • Rhett Repko “before she knows”  (single)
  • The Fell Swoop “magick thing”
  • Dan Israel “you’re free”
  • Steff Reed “the power of love experience”
  • Stepping Sideways “harbinger”
  • Mark Schirmacher “bird in your tree”
  • Shadow of Whales “what we do”
  • Afro Sensei “let the beat breathe”
  • Stereowide “interrobang”
  • Pacific Mean Time “an ocean to swallow”
  • Terry Derosier “thunderin’ down the road”
  • Electric Radio Kings “sympathy for me”
  • Ultratone “mellow”
  • Kingkween “future past”
  • Steven J Push “the road”
  • Pet Envy “flowers for your brain”
  • Cyborg Asylum “paradigm shift”
  • Josh Christina “instincts”
  • Van Kleef “black truths”
  • Karolina Rose “invicta”
  • Les Techno “selt-titled”
  • Dirk Schwenk and the Truth “along the road”
  • My Cousin Dallas “keep hope alive”

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  • Krista. Wow. You're a zealot! Thanks for the thorough update. Holy canvas of the H-dogs world to date, batman! Nice work...I have enjoyed your enthusiasm, appreciated your responsiveness to my questions and have been impressed by your knowledge of press and media. You've been one of the few we have been able to count on. - Adam Levy - The Honeydogs
  • God, it's satisfying to see a well-oiled machine in action. Thanks for this and all the other terrific things you've done for us!" - Matt Wilson - Twilight Hours, Trip Shakespeare
  • Jon- GREAT seeing you last week. You have truly one of the most amazing staffs out there. Every single one absolutely gives a s#!t about what they do and about helping the artist. Kudos. - Liz Cousins - Notorious Radio
  • "DUDE! Cloud 9 right now man! So so awesome! This is absolutely crushing what the last record did on radio through vitriol. It took weeeeekkks to even break the 200. You guys are geniuses! Super exciting. I'm gonna try and spread the news as best I can on FB & Twitter and get on those Thank You emails! " - Dan Weaver At The Loom
  • Hey Jon, Hope all is well. I just wanted to give you an idea of how well the placement on Real World has worked out for me...I just got my iTunes sales through just the first week after the episode aired, and I did almost $2000 in sales that week alone! Amazing. Thank you again for all your work! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some more placements! - Juliet Lloyd
  • Grant, thank you for all your help and your wildly crunchy number work. It was very fun having you around and I could not have done it alone, that's for sure. - Dan Wilson
  • Brandon, Thanks for sending your great stuff our way! - WITR
  • It's been a big (and busy) year for us. Charted top 10 at alt rock specialty, just played CMJ official and took a meeting last Friday with Jake Ottmann from Warner/Chappell. Just know I will always be grateful to you for your belief in us and willingness to mentor me and help us reach our potential. You are a very big part of TFL's success, Jon. And you are a great human being. Never can say it enough. Thank you. If you feel so inclined, drop me a line when you get a chance. - The Future Laureates

Featured Artists

Ellie Boyd Ellie Boyd
Luxe Luxe
Nappy Roots Nappy Roots
Raz Simone Raz Simone
Moon & Pollution Moon & Pollution
Fathom Lane Fathom Lane
The Great Depression The Great Depression
Verskotzi Verskotzi
Conrad Clifton Conrad Clifton
Faded Paper Figures Faded Paper Figures
Sadistik Sadistik
Ingrid Michaelson Ingrid Michaelson
Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons
twenty one pilots twenty one pilots
John David & the Jerks John David & the Jerks
The Honeydogs The Honeydogs
The Bad Plus The Bad Plus
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets
The New Standards The New Standards
Dan Wilson Dan Wilson

Meet The Team

Jon Delange Jon Delange
Krista Vilinskis Krista Vilinskis
Press Promotion
Grant Flesland Grant Flesland
Brandon Day Brandon Day
Radio Promotion
Jordan Young Jordan Young
Hip Hop/RPM
Matt Scherer Matt Scherer