Fantasy Concert from Live Recordings
Since the near shutdown of live concerts due to COVID-19, many of the surviving shows have gone virtual. RadioMusic helps your station fill the gap with three packages of live music kits, along with script, production and sales suggestions for your own Fantasy Concert. You can easily air a profitable and memorable on-air special that can beat your competition!

An important part of all successful programming is to feature the right songs. So before we started making our live concert kit, we researched airplay monitors of successful stations in each format and ranked the 500 most played songs in regular programming. Then we assembled commercial recordings for live concert versions of those same songs.

All these songs have good audio quality from commercially released live concert albums, with no bootleg or YouTube cuts. Also we edited out dirty words and dated comments like "Hello Dallas" and chit chat other than Thank You or naming performers.

Songs are automation-ready for easy import and include an Excel file with your song numbers (or names) for your music software.

In the Spirit of the Radio Classic "Fantasy Park", RadioMusic.com presents the Fantasy Concert Kit. All the music and ideas you need to build a "Fantasy Concert" for your Classic Rock, Classic Hits or Mainstream AC Radio Station.

You get helpful work parts for you and your talent to easily build the perfect "Fantasy Concert" for your audience. You can easily make a daypart special, or spend the weekend spanning the globe visiting concert venues around the world to present special performances from your core artists.

You get live tracks from the top artists of your format, plus staging and effects that create the illusion that your team is right there in the middle of the action. Pick the acts that fit your audience best and you're ready.

It's your opportunity to create a total "theatre of the mind" experience for your audience. Whether you do it live or voice tracked, with the proper frame of mind you can make this a big event for your listeners and sponsors too. Groups can "reunite" for your Fantasy Show, their tour bus could be delayed, causing a shuffle in the line-up. Bend your format a bit and allow your talent to have fun with it. Brainstorm ways to make this your concert event, "live from Fantasy Park" and make it more than just some live concert tracks played back to back.

Have your Morning Person or Team be the main anchors, handling MC duties from the "Main Stage", with your other talent reporting from the other stages set up at remote locations, or rotate through your talent, switching out MC duties every so often.

For your sales department, it's an opportunity to sell the "naming rights" to main and secondary stages, sponsorships to specific performances or hours. With premium packages, the client might even join your talent "on stage" to welcome the crowd and intro the act.

On your website, during the pre-promotion of the event, you can list those acts "scheduled to appear" and promote special "insider" information in your listener's club as the concert grows closer.

Or, open the "suggestion box" and have listeners tell you who they want to hear perform.

Put a countdown clock on your website. Clicking off the hours and minutes until the show starts.

Get a t-shirt shop to make up concert shirts or other memorabilia to mark the event. Give them away or sell them to benefit a worthy local charity.

Presenting this Fantasy Music Fest might just be the most fun you've ever had on the radio.

Promo suggestion 1:

Imagine if you will, a concert stage so large, it can only be accessed through your radio. On that stage, all your favorite bands, playing your favorite songs, all weekend. Sound Impossible? Not here at (Station Call Letters)!

It's the (Call Letters) Fantasy Music Fest and you're invited to join us this Saturday starting at Noon at Fantasy Park for the greatest concert in the history of your mind. The concert so big, it never happened, featuring unforgettable performances from (Artist), (Artist), (Artist), and yes (Artist).

No social distancing required. As a matter of fact, we want you as close to your radio as you can get. So be here, Saturday starting at Noon, for (hours) of great music from Fantasy Park. The Fantasy Music Fest just for you, and only on (Call Letters)

Promo Suggestion 2:

(Station Call Letters) presents a concert so big, it never happened… but it WILL happen this weekend at Fantasy Park and you'll never forget it. Think of it as the greatest concert in the history of your mind.

It's ultimate fantasy concert that could never happen… because all of your favorite (station) artists will be in one place, performing on stage for YOUR ears only!

It's the Fantasy Music Fest, and it starts at noon Saturday… only on (Station)

Promo Suggestion 3:

(Number of Artists) Great Bands…. (Hours) of Great Performances, all waiting for you at the concert so big, its never happened.

It's the (Call Letters) Fantasy Music Fest at Fantasy Park. (Talent) heads up the (Client Name) Main Stage, and the rest of the (Call Letters) Crew will be spanning the globe to present from our international stages. Powered by your imagination and sponsored by:

The Fantasy Music Fest, and it starts at noon Saturday… only on (Station)

Suggested Promo 4:

(Construction Sounds) The work is underway. We're building a stage so big, it can only exist in the theatre of your mind. (Truck Horn) The sound system is arriving piece by piece to give your ears every nuance of some unforgettable performances. Tour Buses are being tuned up and fueled for the trip. Now, all we need is you.

It's the concert so big, it could never happen! The Fantasy Music Fest at Fantasy Park. (Hours) of performances from the biggest bands on the planet. The ones you told us you wanted to hear.

Keep listening for more details. The Fantasy Music Fest. This coming (Holiday) Weekend and only on (Call Letters)

Suggested Promo 5:

Are you dressed for the fest? Get in the spirit of the concert that's so big, it could never happen with your (Call Letters) Fantasy Music Fest T-Shirt. It's a special Limited edition and available exclusively at (Store Name and Location).

All proceeds benefit the good work of our friends at (Local Charity)

Proudly proclaim that you were there! Get your Fantasy Music Fest T-Shirt and then be here for the Fantasy Music Fest, only on (Call Letters)

Suggested Promo 6:

This weekend you'll hear (Artist), (Artist), and (Artist) performing on the (Sponsor Name) Main Stage plus, (Artist), (Artist),and (Artist) "live" from secret concert venues around the world.

It's the concert so big, it could never happen. The Fantasy Music Fest, from Fantasy Park. (Hours) of back to back performance from (Call Letter) artists you know and love.

From the theatre of your mind, straight to your radio. The Fantasy Music Fest. This coming (Holiday) Weekend and only on (Call Letters)

Suggested Liners: (Pre-Show)

It's the biggest concert that never happened! (Call letters) Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park…starting Saturday at Noon, only on (Call Letters)

(Artist), (Artist), (Artist) and (Artist) are all scheduled to perform…and we want you there, too! (Call letters) Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park…starting Saturday at Noon, only on (Call Letters)

It's ultimate fantasy concert that could never happen! It's the Fantasy Music Fest, and it starts at noon Saturday… only on (Station)

(Talent's Name) MC's the (Client's Name) Stage at Fantasy Park this weekend. Will you be there, too? Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park…starting Saturday at Noon, only on (Call Letters)

Got your Fantasy Music Fest T-Shirt yet? On sale at (location) to benefit (Charity). Grab one and be properly dressed for the fest. The Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park…starting Saturday at Noon, only on (Call Letters)

(Artist) and (Artist) on the main stage, (Artist) performs from one of our "secret" locations. It's the ultimate fantasy concert that could never happen! It's the Fantasy Music Fest, and it starts at noon Saturday… only on (Station)

It took massive negotiations to get some of these groups together again. On stage and around the world…its' the Fantasy Music Fest, the ultimate fantasy concert that could never happen and it starts at noon Saturday… only on (Station)

Staged in the theatre of your mind. It's the biggest concert that never happened! (Call letters) Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park…starting Saturday at Noon, only on (Call Letters)

Hi, it's (Talent's Name) inviting you to be a part of the biggest concert that never happened. Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park…starting Saturday at Noon, only on (Call Letters)

The Fantasy Music Fest (Client Name) Main Stage will feature performances from (Artist), (Artist), and (Artist) just to name a few. It's (number) Hours of incredible performances. The biggest concert that never happened! The Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park…starting Saturday at Noon, only on (Call Letters)

Suggested Liners: (Pre-Show)

Are you dressed for the fest? Pick up your Fantasy Music Fest T-Shirt at (location) Proceeds benefit (Charity), then proceed to your radio for the biggest concert that never happened…starting Saturday at Noon, only on (Call Letters)

From the Main Stage at Fantasy Park, to venues around the world, it's the concert so big, it never happened! The Fantasy Music Fest, all weekend right here on (Call Letters)

It's the biggest concert that never happened and you're invited! Join us inside your radio this weekend for the Fantasy Music Fest! (Hours) of Great Performances in the theatre of your mind on (Call Letters)

The location? Fantasy Park. Admission? Absolutely free! It's the concert so big, it could never happen. The Fantasy Park Music Fest inside your radio all weekend long and only on (Call Letters)

(Artist) and (Artist) reunite on the (Sponsor Name) Main Stage this Saturday Night for two great performances and it's just a part of the biggest concert that never happened! The Fantasy Music Fest…all weekend and only on (Call Letters)

At Fantasy Park, social distancing is not required. Get as close to your radio as you can for maximum enjoyment of the concert so big, it could never happen. The Fantasy Music Fest…all weekend and only on (Call Letters)

The stage is inside the theatre of your mind. The performances unforgettable. It's the concert so big, it could never happen! Join us at Fantasy Park for the Fantasy Music Fest, this weekend only on (Call Letters)

The (Call Letters) Crew will be looking for you at the concert that so big it could never happen. It's the Fantasy Music Fest, "live" from Fantasy Park. It kicks off Saturday at Noon, right here on (Call Letters)

Tell us the bands you want to hear perform at the Fantasy Music Fest and help us build the biggest concert that never happened! Suggestions are welcome when you click on Fantasy Music Fest, at (domain name).com

(Artist), (Artist) and (Artist) are scheduled to perform and that's just a part of what you'll hear at the concert so big it could never happen! The Fantasy Music Fest, all weekend long and only on (Call Letters)

Suggested Liners (Pre-show)

The stage has been built and they're working on fine tuning the sound system. All in preparation for the biggest concert that could never happen! It's the Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park, (hours) of special performance from some of the hottest bands on the planet and admission is free! Be here Saturday, starting at Noon. The Fantasy Music Fest only on (Call Letters)

This (Holiday) weekend, you're invited to the biggest concert event that could never happen! It's the Fantasy Music Fest from Fantasy Park. Details online, at (domain name).com.

It's your concert, in the theatre of your mind. Help us build the biggest event that could never happen. Tell us the bands you want to hear and we'll do our best to get them on the list. Click on "Fantasy Music Fest" at (Domain Name).com

Get dressed for the Fest and help your friends at (Local Charity)! Special limited-edition Fantasy Music Fest T-shirts are available while they last at (Location). So, get dressed for the fest and then join us at Fantasy Park, this weekend with (Call Letters) (

Artist), (Artist), and (Artist), are coming to Fantasy Park, are you? It's (hours) of back to back performances from some of the Hottest Bands on the planet. The Fantasy Music Fest this weekend and only on (Call Letters)

(Talent) man the main stage. (Talent) and (Talent) cover the world as we bring you the biggest concert that could never happen. It's the Fantasy Music Fest, "live" from Fantasy Park. It's coming this weekend only on (Call Letters)

The list of artists for our Fantasy Music Fest keeps growing. Check out the acts scheduled to perform at (domain name).com, then be here as we rock Fantasy Park this weekend. The Fantasy Music Fest, only on (Call Letters)

They said it couldn't be done…but we're gonna do it anyway. (Call Letters) presents the biggest concert that never happened. (Hours) of back to back performances from the Fantasy Park Main Stage and secret concert venues around the world. The Fantasy Music Fest, this (Holiday) weekend, only on (Call Letters)

Suggested Running Instructions

Preshow Programming

1) Select the artists and songs that best fit your station. We suggest longer sets from "Superstar" artists and short (two song) performances from secondary artists.

2) Download Music and TOC spreadsheets to import to your music scheduler.

3) Build your concert clocks. Remember, this is a "live" show, so allow for longer sets of music and concert commentary and reports from your talent.

4) Standard scheduling rules won't apply. You might want to manually schedule each hour.

5) Decide what talent will be "manning" the venues. If you choose to have your Morning Talent MC the "stage" at Fantasy Park, and other talent handle the "smaller" stages,

6) Distribute Music Logs to your talent as far in advance as possible.

7) As the show approached, hold a jock meeting or conference call to walk through the special with them. Make sure they understand the concept, what they'll be contributing. Give them time to prep their performances.

Meet with the Sales Department

This event can be a nice revenue boost for your radio station. If nothing else, it's a good bet that nobody else with ads to sell has called on your local merchants offering participation in a superstars recorded live concert before. It's a new reason to call on merchants who have been resistant to visits by the same ol' sales people with the same ol' pitch for the same ol' station.

Meet with your sales department and assist them in putting together Concert packages that make sense for your station and technical facilities. If selling a sponsorship that includes the client appearing "on stage" as part of the package, make sure that you have the ability to accomplish that and know how it will be done. Nothing sours a sponsor's experience when expectations aren't met, to say nothing about your audience.

Very much like a "real" concert, there is money to be generated by selling "naming rights" to the event itself, the Main Stage and Secondary venues, as well as sponsoring individual hours. You might even consider allowing sponsors to join you on their stage to thank the crowd for coming and intro the act.

There are some extra opportunities that can be pursued to make this event even bigger. Some stations have come up with "concert t-shirts" or other memorabilia that can be sold to benefit a local charity. Other sponsorable options can include concert updates on your website in your listeners club. Brainstorm ideas with your staff.

Talent Breaks During The Show:

Since this is not standard programming, it's important that your team understand what is expected of them.

It's not "that was-this is" programming. The talent needs to understand that they are part of a special event. Normal formatics are now a backbone but this is time to add show biz, sparkle and magic to your presentation!

The best way to make sure everyone is on the same page with this, is to hold a jock meeting or conference call. Make sure that they have the music logs for the whole event in hand (not just their time as MC).

Emphasize the fun aspect of their part. Decide content of show of the "stage announcement" that they'll be making.

Mechanical problems with a performers "tour bus" can cause adjustments in the time of their appearance. Traffic and Parking issues and where the best food trucks are. "Parking is limited at the south entrance. You may want to come in the east side." Are great ways to make this "real".

The Fantasy Music Fest, Festival, Concert, whatever you're calling it can be as big as you want it to be. It all depends on the amount of planning and effort you put into it.

When it's all said and done, I'm sure you and your staff will agree that this is one of the best features you've every presented to your audience. And after COVID sequestrations, this can be big. (If you want it to be.)

Your friends at RadioMusic.com.