From mixtapes and ripped CDs to social playlists and online DJs, the way we share music has evolved. Setbreak takes this evolution to the next level with playlist contests that get your music choices heard by thousands of fans — and the artists themselves. Your winning playlist also feeds into that artist’s station on Setbreak Radio, a totally unique take on artist radio that is curated by both fans and the artist.
Setbreak contests and Setbreak Radio are completely free to use.
Fans and the artist pick the winning playlist.
Winning playlist is played over the P.A. at the concert (during walk-in or at setbreak).
Rock out to artist radio programmed with winning playlists and curated by the artists themselves.
The first step is to find a show you’ll be attending BETA. There are a few ways to do this:
Click on the search icon in the top black bar and enter the artist’s name. You will see a list of shows in your area. Select your show from the list and then click Make Playlist.
Log in and then click on the menu at right in the top black bar and select Shows Near Me (you must be logged in to see this). If you get a message asking to share your location, be sure to click Allow Location Access so that it can find you. Select your show from the list and then click Make Playlist. If you want to see shows in a different area, choose Don’t Allow location access and then in your profile, choose a different home city.
From the homepage, click on a featured artist under Upcoming Shows. From that artist's page, click on the All Shows button on the right. Select your show from the list and then click Make Playlist.
Your home city is automatically chosen based on your Facebook, Google or Twitter profile.
To change your home city, click on your photo icon at the right of the top black bar to view your Profile. Under Home City, enter a different city name. Click on Update Profile. If you want to continue using a home city different than the one you’re currently in and want to use the Shows Near Me page, be sure to choose Don’t Allow location access when prompted.
Search for artists, albums and tracks to create your playlist
Drag and drop to reorder your playlist
Playlists must be between 30 and 45 minutes
When your playlist has reached between 30 and 45 minutes in length, a Submit Playlist button will appear.
Install the Setbreak app on your phone and you’ll be notified of the winner before the concert starts.
Or just find out at the concert, when thousands of fans are rocking out to your playlist.
If you didn’t win, check back at Setbreak.fm or in the app to view the winning playlist, artist setlist, photos and special offers from the band (downloads, merchandise and tickets).
Fans vote on your playlist by going to Setbreak.fm. The artist will choose the winning playlist from the highest rated playlists.
Selected playlist(s) will be played over the P.A. in the venue before the band takes the stage or during setbreak.
You can create only one playlist per show, but there’s no limit to how many you shows you can submit to.
After submitting a playlist, you’ll see a Congratulations screen with options to share the playlist in several ways. You can also go back and view your submitted playlists, selecting from the Share buttons at the right.
You can rate playlists submitted for any show, not just one you’ll be attending. (For instructions on finding a show, see "Question 1: How do I get started?”). In the list of shows, select Vote Now under that show. Click on the stars to the top right of the playlist to select a rating. Ratings are from 1 to 5 stars.
You cannot vote on your own playlist.
My Shows is a way for you to see all shows you’ve attended (not just ones to which you’ve submitted a playlist) in one place. It will also list your upcoming shows, if you’ve tagged them as “I’m Going”.
Setbreak Radio is artist radio that is curated by fans and artists. It’s Spotify® with less work, Pandora® with better programming and Sirius® artist radio for the masses (after all, there are more artists out there than Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam). In short, it’s like no other radio out there. There are no computer algorithms or big radio DJs selecting music; you select the music by submitting playlists to shows. Winning playlists are fed into the station’s programming and artists contribute their favorite songs to the mix. The result is radio more rich and varied than standard streaming radio.
Let’s say you like Valerie June (we do too) and you want to listen to a mix of her music plus other music that is young and old, similar to hers but not too same-y, with an introduction to brand new music you’ve never heard. You go to Setbreak.fm and search for Valerie June. On her artist page, click on Listen to Valerie June Radio. It’s that simple. (But not too simple; we know you like layers to your music).
Setbreak’s founder saw the Police in concert as 9-year-old and became obsessed with music of every genre, live and recorded. As an adult, he imagined this scenario: Twenty thousand people in Madison Square Garden listening to his playlist before the show.
That kernel of an idea—playlist contests—grew into a truly unique take on streaming radio, one that is curated by both artists and fans, with programming more rich and varied than standard streaming radio. Most importantly, Setbreak Radio creates new ways for artists and fans to connect and share music.
Long live music, and the artists who share it with us.