True North Country is Canada’s Country Station!!
TNC is 100% Canadian Country – An industry leading Radio Station, with dedicated support to Independent Canadian Country Artists and their music.
In fact, TNC dedicates over 50% of its on air programming to Independent Canadian Country Artists!
TNC is on air with Live365, and Distributed on iHeart Radio.
– Across Canada, into and Across the USA, and Around the World!
And TNC is the ONLY Online Canadian Country Radio Station with iHeart Distribution in the United States!
The TNC Team works very hard to provide an industry leading platform for Canadian Country Artists.
It’s an artist’s responsibility to check emails and/or messages.
Be sure to check main folders (inbox, spam, junk, etc) often or every day.
*Connecting with, and Submitting Music to TNC
As you can imagine, TNC is regularly inundated with music requests.
The TNC Team does its very best to listen to each and every song that comes its way in a timely manner.
As not every song fits the overall TNC format/sound, and not every song will be chosen for TNC air play, we do our best to provide responses and feedback to Artists who release and submit qualifying music.
In order to be considered for air play on TNC, an artist must first provide their updated information.
TNC Indie Artist Updates
This form must be completed and emailed to (tnc at truenorthcountry dot ca)
As an Artist, there are 3 ways to submit music for review and potential air play on TNC.
1. DMDS (https://v5.dmds.com)
– NOTE: If you have a tracker releasing your single(s), True North Country must be on their distribution/station list in order for TNC to receive it.
2. Play MPE
3. Direct Email (music at truenorthcountry dot ca)
– Songs can be sent directly to TNC, either as an attachment or via a download link.
– Songs received via DMDS will be given priority, unless the Artist is an active TNC Artist Member.
The INDIE ROW TOP 25 Countdown
The INDIE ROW’LL CALL
First – There will be NO MORE WEEKLY FAN VOTING for the main IRT25.
Weekly fan voting will only be in effect and used for the Indie Row’ll Call.
Feedback from dozens of industry leading professionals who will be monitoring the weekly IRT25 Chart have said that while fan voting is engaging, it does not accurately reflect the weight and importance of a main industry countdown.
Additional Support is available!
TNCollective Memberships are totally optional, but come with lots of extras to help in the music business.
And 100% of the revenue from Artist Memberships go to TNC Operational Costs.
*TNCollective Membership info can be found HERE.
Recorded songs should be radio ready, with all information in place (ie: MetaData, SOCAN, etc).
TNC gives newly released songs air play priority.
If a song is not received via DMDS or Play MPE, additional information may be requested.
Once a song is received, it will be reviewed by the TNC Music Panel – A select group of industry professionals.
New Music is reviewed weekly (Wed-Sun – Approved New Music is added Monday’s).