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originally posted by: Gordi The Drummer
So, a few months ago, we set up a web based radio station called RadioUn dotcom.
It's aims were simple;
To provide a FREE worldwide platform for new musical talent to get their music heard.
To provide the listening public with a FREE source of original new music before anyone else had heard it,
and To provide a FREE one-stop-shop for music publishers, promoters, venues, management etc to hear the latest new unsigned talent, and to get in touch with them DIRECTLY if they wished to do so.
Well, our first year is nearly up, and it's decision time.
Do we keep it going or not?
It has cost us several hundred pounds to set up and run.
We don't make (or seek to make) ANY money from this whatsoever.
We don't charge bands, fans or the music industry anything to use our services.
We are musicians ourselves, and thought that we had hit upon a GREAT way of providing a "leg up" to new unsigned talent who wanted to showcase their work. But take-up has been disappointing, despite reasonably good PR, and a double page centre spread in a national newspaper in Scotland. (Thank you - Evening Times!)
So why haven't more people used our service?
Why haven't YOU used our service?
Tell us! Because I am baffled!!
We have to decide in the next couple of weeks whether to persevere or call it a day.
What say YOU?
Let us know!
Gordi The Drummer
(Gordi Smith, RadioUn)
originally posted by: Aural
There are thousands of internet radio stations. Unless its playing in some physical location or associate with another website such as a music forum or have your own it would be hard to find or hear and people know this. People seem to mostly use MySpace, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube and sometimes LastFm when they have a band and none of these are internet stations because you have the ability to either pick what you want to hear or skip what you dont like and a like or dislike system is in use as well as a commenting system. Also you might wanna do some band of the week thing or something. Also if your station has a website you need to be sure its indexable by google.