June 5th, 2024

Calling All Genres

The weather is warming up and businesses are filling up with customers. Restaurants, big box stores, malls, service industries, and retail outlets are all experiencing more traffic as summer approaches. We've been tasked to reach out to the music community and let you know what kind of songs our programmers need to help populate their summer playlists. As in most cases in the music industry, top 40/pop music is king. The vast majority of retail outlets are looking for upbeat pop tracks. However, we also need songs from several other genres to help freshen up the summertime, in-store music experience. Here's a look at some of the stuff we're looking for.

Country Music: We need pop-leaning country songs to play in restaurants and big box stores. Not looking for the twangy stuff, but good, upbeat country songs, with energy and big hooks, perfect for places on the water and all across the country.
Dance/EDM: This fits perfectly in younger-end retail outlets. The kind of stuff that will keep girls in a good mood while they try on that armful of fun dresses they, are trying on for this summer's fun events.
Adult top 40: This is perfect for a variety of different phone stores, malls, restaurants, and grocery chains. Upbeat but not too in our face to turn folks off.
Pop Alternative: This is great for a wide variety of retailers and grocery stores. Again, nothing too in your face, but something that will have a mass appeal and mix with early pop alternative favorites from the past that continue to play in retailers now.
Indie: We have a fairly large number of outlets that are looking for lesser-known music from indie artists, the kind of stuffyou may not necessarily hear everywhere else. This is an exciting opportunity for indie artists who may find it difficult to find places to get their music played.
Jazz: We have several health service industry-type locations, chiropractors, massage places, medical labs, ETC. , that are looking for instrumental music.
Latin pop: We're looking for songs to help spice up the top 40 and dance playlists, and Latin pop fits that bill perfectly.

These are just a few of the examples of what we're asking for. If your music fits any of these, we are looking for YOU. Hurry up and submit your song today to What's In-Store Music so you can get it playing in these places all through the summer.

Rainbow Radio Now Playing In Stores

Just in time for PRIDE month, our music provider has launched Rainbow Radio! This station features LGBTQ+ artists and LGBTQ+-friendly artists and music....along with a healthy dose of prideful celebration songs. If you have music that fits this bill, What's In-Store Music is now the place to go to get it placed and played. Submit your song today!

"Long Yellow Dress"


"Victim (Oliver Nelson Remix)" #52

Newly Added to The What's In-Store Music Spotify Playlist

Atomic Tom


Dionya Marie

"Miss You So Mad"

Newly Added to The Dance Environment Spotify Playlist

Pyro Tiger


Menew ft. Dzeko

"Never Us"

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What's In-Store Music Artists have been heard in these fine locations!
"Swimming In The Glow"
From the Album "Permanent Pleasure"
On Hollywood Records

Submit Your High Energy Top40, Dance, EDM, Alternative, or Latin Dance Song
Here For The Planet Fitness Playlist!

Cole Redding
"Gay Americana"

“This song is really a love letter to the LGBTQ community. It tells the story of a kid in anywhere USA trying to accept themselves and the love they deserve. That kid was me. It is so important for me to spread this message during PRIDE. I hope it becomes an anthem for inclusivity and unity. We all need that.”

- Cole Redding

"Unsung Hero"
On Curb Records
On the Move

Keep an ear out for this terrific song playing overhead in stores everywhere.

Cole Redding

"Gay Americana"

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Video of the Week:
Judah & the Lion
"Long Dark Night"
Micah McLaurin
"Don't Give Up On Love"
On Casa Doce Music
Out & About with
James Robert Webb

Live on News Channel 8 in Tulsa Oklahoma June 3, 2024

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If you've been out in stores in the past 6 months you may have heard What's In-Store Music client and Bison Creek Recording Artist, James Robert Webb's country rocker, Gentlemen Start Your Weekends playing overhead. That's just one of the songs from his upcoming EP "Ride or Die", which comes out this Friday. James stopped by the News Channel 8, Tulsa to give their audience a taste of what to look forward to, performing the title track off the EP. Watch the performance here and if you like what you hear, go ahead and pre-save the record right below. Big thanks To Jen Lyneis at UE3 Promotions for introducing us to James.

Have a great week,

Scott Emerson