For artist that is trying to get their music on Pandora, Radio & Satellite Radio. Follow this steps.
Register your song with the Library of Congress $55 fee for the SR form. 3-6 months process.
Log onto www.copyright.gov
Sign up with ASCAP OR BMI
Get encoded with BDS
Get encoded with MediaBase
Use a DMDS
Then contact your MP/PD for the radio.
Remember to plan your release 6-8 weeks in advance.