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.
Just out of curiosity - did you visit radioun.com?
In answer to your points - yes, there are thousands of internet radio stations, but how many do you know of which are specifically used for showcasing
Almost all are used for promoting already signed acts, and they are funded by the record companies to promote their own wares.
With Myspace, Soundcloud, LastFM, Youtube etc you have to individually search/find/visit and play any one artists track(s), and then do the same again
if you haven't found what you're looking for.
One of the benefits of RadioUn is that you can hear LOTS of new, original unsigned
talent in ONE PLACE.
Each new band is just one mouse click away - you don't have to search through a myspace/soundcloud type environment to find an artist that you might
like and drill down into their pages to hear them.
We do also use social media to promote the website (we use the name radio un there).
Our "Radio Station" takes the form of a simple website with a music playlist.
You CAN skip any tracks that you don't like instantly.
Or you can leave it running in the background (like leaving your radio on!)
It has the best of both worlds!
We deliberately don't have a rating system, like/dislike or comments, because that's not what we're there for.
I don't care whether one band is more popular than another at all, I am just trying to give them ALL a platform to get their music heard by a wider
By allowing like/dislike, comments etc you are;
a) Promoting some acts to the detriment of others (Hi scorers will attract even more hits/plays, and the low scorers will lose out)
b) Leaving your site open to "fake" comments, likes/dislikes etc.
(It's not unheard of for certain artists to "persuade" or even blatantly "hire" people to boost their own stats by visiting their pages and
commenting on their tracks etc.) So it's self defeating.
And, don't forget that music venues, promoters, publishers, agents etc. can visit RadioUn and hear dozens of new unsigned bands at the click of a
mouse WITHOUT having to search for, locate and individually visit dozens of seperate Myspace/soundcloud type sites and pages. That could be the
difference between getting "discovered" or not.
Many thanks for taking the trouble to comment,
It's much appreciated.