May 15th, 2024

Feedback VS. Submissions

Hey Guys, we wanted to send out a little refresher. We've received a lot of submissions this spring from some terrific first-time clients with a lot of great music, only to discover later, that the artist was simply looking for feedback. Here's a little rule for sending to What's In-Store Music. If you'd like feedback to see if the song would fit in our system, you can always send those songs directly to me at I'll be able to go over lyric content, (keep it clean), length, (try to keep it to 3:30 or less), and any edits you might need, to successfully get your song placed. The submission form is used when you're ready to go. That's where we collect everything to present in our weekly music meeting. Once the song has made it to the meeting, if it's accepted, the programmers take it with them and upload it into their system to begin populating stores. That's when the process begins. So remember, for feedback send your song to, to submit your song, you can do that right HERE.

Bailee Madison
"Kinda Fun"
On Red Van Records
The Walmart and Sam's Club
Radio Takeover with Collective Soul

What's In-Store Music is excited to announce The Walmart and Sam's Club Radio Takeover with Collective Soul, this Saturday, May 18th. The program will run four times; at Midnight, 6 AM, Noon, and 6 PM Central Time. You can listen while in stores, clubs, or online at The band will be covering a wide range of topics from the release of their new double album "Here to Eternity" to their "Summer Camp with Trucks Tour" with Hootie & The Blowfish and Edwin McCain and everything in between, all while playing their music along with some of their personal favorites. Check it out at the Walmart or Sam's Club nearest you, it will be playing in all of them!

Listen this weekend on!
Preorder Collective Soul's "Here to Eternity" on Vinyl and CD at


Nick Kent

"State of Mind" #24

Micah McLaurin

"Don't Give Up On Love" #43


"Cowgirls Get The Blues" #52

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


"Victim (Oliver Nelson Remix)"

Tim Dugger

"Man Upstairs"

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Playing in Planet Fitness Locations

A few weeks ago we announced that What's In-Store Music is now your one-stop shop to get your high-energy pop, dance, EDM, Alternative, or Latin releases placed in Planet Fitness Gyms, (2500 + locations across the country). Since we started you've responded and here's what's happened over the past few weeks. Check out these What's In-Store Music clients and how the program is going for them so far…the numbers are as of 5/9/24. Have you got a song you want to get placed in Planet Fitness? Click on the banner below and we'll take care of the rest.

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

What's In-Store Music Artists have been heard in these fine locations!
"Brain Damage"
On Hollywood Records, Inc.
Marques Houston
"Admit It"

"I wanted to try something new and fresh sounding with my first single back. I fell in love with Afrobeat recently and just the fusion of instruments and sounds inspired me to merge my RnB world with the world of Afrobeat. Out of that came “Admit It”. It was fun getting back into full artist mode with the music video as well. I’m super excited and happy how well old fans and new fans were so receptive to it. That has let me know that everyone is ready for a new MH album. The album is turned in and I’ll be announcing its release date, along with tour dates and my very own documentary about my life: Music, Family, film, and future endeavors. Stay tuned, I’m back!"

- Marques Houston

"better than this"
On the Move

Keep an ear out for these terrific songs playing overhead in stores everywhere.

Sarah Reeves

"More Than Enough"

Bella Rios

"Walking In The Rain"

Liddy Clark


Elieen Cerey

"Every Day"

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Video of the Week:
Wyn Starks
Emilia Vaughn
Out & About with
Pat Monahan of Train

UK's Virgin Breakfast Show on May 1, 2024

What's In-Store Music artist Train was on a recent UK run that included an electrifying, sold-out performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London on April 30th. And they didn't stop there! On May 1st, they swung by the Chris Evans Breakfast show on Virgin UK for a lively chat with the man himself. Pat and Chris have done numerous interviews over the years, and Chris is a big supporter of the band!

The magic of their Royal Albert Hall performance was captured for posterity! Keep your ears peeled, because later this summer, they'll release "Train Live At Royal Albert Hall" featuring their brand-new single, "Long Yellow Dress."

Catch Train live this summer, as they kick off The Summer Road Trip Tour with Reo Speedwagon on July 8th in Somerset, WI, hitting a whopping 45 cities across the US, and culminating in a finale on September 11th in Phoenix.

Have a great week,

Scott Emerson