Yes. We all do. However, I feel like there has been an epidemic spreading through Kris fans and it is mostly in regards to this adds date. Going to use this thread to clear some things up that people might not be aware of.
"Why wont Jive just give the song an adds date already? Its just a simple date."
To people outside of radio, the adds date is your signal that the record label is pushing the song to radio. The date itself doesnt matter, its the promo behind that date that is impacting radio's decision to add it or not. When a radio station goes to add a song, they are not doing it by logging into FMQB and checking which songs have an adds date that day. They are doing it based on the loads of promo they have been recently receiving. There is a lot of time and money that goes into the radio promo that we never see. You are not suppose to ever see any of that promo, and that is intentional, as labels want it to look like the radio stations came onto the song on their own.
"Without an adds date, AWM will never go anywhere."
Correct. Without an adds date, you have to be a MAJOR staple on radio to do anything (think Gaga and thats about it). The good news is that there is nothing saying that AWM will never get an adds date. Just because it is not happening immediately does not mean that it is not happening. What we do know is that 2 radio shows have already been scheduled in december. These would be of no benefit at all if AWM wasnt going to be pushed.
"So right now, AWM has no adds date and wont do well on radio without one. I'm not going to bother requesting until it gets one."
This is actually the opposite stance that you want to have. Right now is the absolute most crucial time to request and do whatever you can to get the song some radio play. Jive is testing the waters and wanting to see what kind of reaction the song is getting. Stuff like Radio Sophie, a top 20 market, playing it in regular rotation right off the bat is AMAZING and is exactly the kind of thing that Jive would use in its marketing promo to other radio stations.
"I went to request AWM from my local station and the DJ said they didn't have it."
DJ's are personalities and thats what they are hired for. When dealing with major stations, the DJ is almost never the PD (Program Director) and doesnt really have any kind of final say in what is played on the station. If you are using the correct channels and requesting where the station is telling you to request from, this information will get passed along to the PD at some point, but dont expect the DJ to know what AWM's current status is with the station. Get the request in, and be as friendly as possible to whoever you are talking to. Remember that EVERY SINGLE SPIN is HUGE right now, and being able to make the smallest dent is what will get AWM off the ground.
"I hate Jive / 19. LETS START A TWITTER CAMPAIGN!"
No. Spamming Jive / 19 to give AWM an adds date accomplishes nothing and there are many other things you could be doing. If AWM dies out and Kris goes on hiatus for a year not doing anything, then w/e, feel free to hate-spam them. Don't waste your time doing it now when plenty of other things can be done such as show promo, merch / logo design, radio requests, poll spamming, commenting on articles / polls. I understand the frustration that people are feeling, but it is best to use this to drive yourself towards getting more active.
Please feel free to use this thread to ask any other questions you have. Will be glad to help in anyway I can.