In music, a radio edit refers to a modification, typically truncated, intended to make a song more suitable for airplay, whether it be adjusted for length, profanity, subject matter, instrumentation, or form. Radio edits may also be used for commercial single versions, which may be denoted as the 7″ version.
Many people often wonder why one song sang on radio is different from the original version, it is because there are some words that are not allowed on air and there are strict rules to follow when releasing a song that is to be played on the radio.
There are many reasons why one has to radio edit their song and there are some things to note when doing it. Before you radio edit your song, you have to ask what your core values are. The beauty of music is that when you are in your element recording, some words come out the way you think they should but for airplay, those words are not accepted. And as such, there is a need to radio edit the song. Before you go ahead with radio editing ask yourself what values you hold dear and how you want to be perceived.
Also, what message are you trying to pass across with your music. The message to be passed across with your music is as important as the music itself. There are some words that can be replaced in certain places to help pass the message across and make the music as wholesome as you want it to be called the radio edit version of the record or song, this is also sometimes referred to as a clean version.
Consider your audience, the amazing thing with the internet is that your music can reach places you do not even expect. And because of this, it is important that you consider your audience and the choice of words that would appeal to them.
Why Choose us for your Radio Edit or Clean Version?
At Mr. Mix and Master, one thing we are certain of is that with the right editing, any music can be made radio worthy and that is why our radio edit services are readily available for our clients. We are not just a music mixing company, we are a full service audio mixing and audio mastering production company!
Do you need your music to do away with profanity and to make use of crisp language? Then contact us today as we understand the basics and core processes of radio editing. We aim to always deliver a clean and well edited version of your song that will appeal to your target audience and will help pass the message of your music along.
Please note that not all songs that are radio edited will be played on the radio as there are some guidelines that need to be followed by radio stations before they play a song, however, at Mr. Mix and Master, we can assure you that the version you get will pass the test of the radio.
Each radio edit is $39.99 per record. If you need revisions or any other music services performed please get in touch with us today (904) 237-3190.