Audio Brand Central
ABC are based in California. The company was founded by Rich Germaine and is part of the Media Arts Institute. They are specialists in jazz (running several national Jazz Radio programme networks in the USA) and produce a range of jingles.
ABC's web site has a wealth of interesting material, including an 'Infinite Dial' video presentation by Edison Research and Triton Digital on the impact of Internet Radio.
Radio Jingles Pro
RadioJinglesPro is an international online radio imaging and production magazine, who have also been producing jingles since 2005.
Their branding includes Arabic jingles, artist drops, sound effects, music beds and AudioSweets, which is the uiltimate 'pick'n'mix' imaging toolkit!
A jingle producer based in New Zealand, LFM's material is heard in many other countries. They do sung jingles for radio, music beds, drop-ins and many other types of produced audio. You can cherry pick the cuts you want, rather than having to buy a full package. LFM Audio has been creating affordable audio for the radio business since 2004.
ReelWorld began in a one bed apartment in Seattle in 1994 producing jingles for just one client. ReelWorld opened in Europe in 2011 and are now based in Media City in Manchester.
Reelworld's jingles have aired on over 2,000 stations. Their Production Vault is a very comprehensive suite of production elements, suitable for almost any format. Their jingles can enhance your on air sound, match any music texture and fit alongside any song. ReelWorld jingles are used by leading stations all over the world.
S2 Blue Jingles
S2Blue are an innovative audio
company who produce imaging
jingles, music, e-learning audio,
radio and TV commercials.
The company was founded by legendary DJ and ComProd manager Steve England and is now run by his son Simon Prentice. They have cultivated an impressive client base, which includes most of the major players in British broadcasting. The team comprises a talented team of musicians, engineers, producers, script writers, vocalists and voice overs, who can produce tracks of the highest quality.
For those radio stations that want a sweet sound, sister company AudioSweets offers a whole range of material including sung jingles, full fat custom imaging, a frequently updated imaging suite and buyout tools. From soft AC to 'in your face' CHR imaging - all with that unique sweet sound.
S2Blue are the exclusive agents for PAMS in the UK and Eire. They have assembled a team of great singers that can sing your lyrics over the well known PAMS tracks and they use authentic vocal arrangements to get the sound just right. S2Blue have resung many heritage PAMS cuts for stations such as BBC Radio 2 to produce period jingles suitable for nostalgia programmes. PAMS jingles can also be used in parody features too, making comedy features sparkle and really stand out.
Probably one of the best known radio brand names, Westwood One are one of the leading radio production companies in the USA, well known for supplying complete series of programmes with very well-known presenters. Their material is heard by an estimated 245 million radio listeners each week through over 8,000 affiliate stations. Westwood One also have a radio jingle production section TM Creative, based in Dallas, and specialising in creative branding packages.
Another associate company of Westwood One is called Shortbus. They have thousands of special effects and beds as well as pre-built sweepers and workparts, just waiting for your VO. Shortbus also do TV and movie drops and offer tons of raw listener audio all suitable for a variety of radio formats in every market. Other companies under the Westwood One wing are Benztown Imaging and APM Music which has over 400,000 tracks of library music available.
Affordable Radio IDs & Jingles
Even on Fiverr and other skills selling services you can find lots of people offering to produce jingles for your station. Here is a page
from Fiverr that's literally full of them, with prices as low as £3.44 per cut, although you might not be best pleased with the quality of the very cheapest.
Music Radio Creative are based on the Isle of Wight but have voices literally all over the world, so are likely to be able to come up with something that suits your station.
They also produce a variety of sweepers, drop-ins, accapellas, power intros and all kinds of production elements; everything you might need to make your radio station sound authoritive and memorable. There is a page illustrating the different packages they do with audio samples - well worth hearing. (Listen to the MCR demos here.)
Music Radio Creative can supply stations with a complete package of radio station IDs, or just a single host package for just over £100 - a bundle of promos, IDs and ad sweepers for a professional radio hosts is just £175 from Music Radio Creative who offer great sounding audio at an affordable price, and their products are all available online.
Podcasters are also catered for by Music Radio Creative
who can take your podcast
to the next level. They are a one stop shop for all kinds of audio needs including podcast intros, outros or podcast single breaks. With custom themes to full podcast training and audio branding packages.
Music Radio Creativ
e have a wide variety of voices available to them, literally dozens of high impact memorable voices who will enhance your station sound or your DJ IDs. Have a look, and a listen, to some of the MCR voices here.
They also have a range of generic jingles and IDs available for immediate download, have a listen to the latest 2016 demo here. Audio samples of Music Radio Creative's other work can be found here
and there is also access to MCR's Podcasts
with Mike and Izabella discussing the latest studio topics.
I'm Asiya, a professional model, voice over artist and the master BELIEVABLE spokesperson. I offer a quick turn around and exceptional video and audio quality.
Asiya is also a model and makes her own videos. She has ten years experience in music production and is a professional audio engineer with lots of expertise under her belt.
You can contact Asiyabasimah HERE
and see her video & audio demos & get her details.
The radio jingles market is an old one that came to the fore in the 1960s. The biggest and best known jingle company was PAMS, Promotional and Marketing Services of Dallas, whose jingles are well remembered by many millions. They were very well produced with sizzling hi-hats, blaring brass, pounding bass and soaring singers' voices. PAMS jingles are still in use at stations all over the world, even though PAMS went out of business in the 1970s. Many jingles companies supply copies of various series of PAMS jingles, resung for today's stations.
Other jingles well known in the 1960s were Pepper & Tanner, GWIN Sound,Cliff Adams and Wave Audio Creations with JAMS, Century 21 and TM being the biggest in the 1970s. In the UK, Radio Caroline's Steve England set up Alfasound-Tapetrix to make jingles and only recently retired from his S2Blue company, which is now run by his son Simon.
A good archive to immerse yourself in, if you want to learn about the history of the world's greatest radio jingle packages or just generally explore jingles, is Norman Barrington's Radio Pages or JingleMad Radio.
Make your own
jingles with Audacity!
Audacity is a superb piece of audio recording software, that can handle most kinds of audio and enable you to edit your own cuts. It's FREE to download - just click on the Audacity logo, above.
You can get really good results with the Audacity software, but your talent in audio production is an important ingredient! Your talent can be developed and nurtured through a suitable training programme - always get some good tuition, such as Audacity Flex which is training that works. Audacity Flex is thorugh and has been the start to many top recording engineers' careers.
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Radio Production Company
The Radio Production Company have over 15 years experience in creating great radio jingles, audio imaging, and advertising for:
UK Commercial Radio, Internet, RSL, Community stations, and for mobile DJs, Club DJs, website audio content and podcasts.
The first thing to do with any purchase like this is to have a listen to their audio demo. On these you’ll hear how their audio imaging sounds, and get an idea of what they can do for you. RPC's audio demo is a Soundcloud file which you can hear via this link.
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Jingles - a history
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