ARCHIVE: Indie Radio

June 26, 2007

Net Radio Day of Silence

A bunch of Net Radio stations shut down their internet radio services today in protest of the huge royalty rate hike happening on July 15th, which will basically obliterate much of radio.  Stations included:PandoraReal Network's RhapsodyYahoo! MusicLive365AWAMU (Washington)KCRW (Santa Monica)They're appealing... Read More

March 06, 2007

Internet Radio Gets Royalty Rate Smack Down

Ouch.  The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) announced its decision decision to adopt the "per play per customer" royalty rate proposal made by SoundExchange (the RIAA-created digital music fee collection service).  As a result, webcasters will have to pay, retroactively:2006   $.0008... Read More

January 29, 2007

iJigg, A Cool Digg-Like Popularity-Based Music Site

If you've ever used Digg (note the little Digg button under this post), you'll get iJigg, but for those who haven't -- songs are uploaded by indie and unsigned artists into a mega-pool of music.  Surfers check out the new... Read More

January 02, 2007

Best Indie Music of 2006

Last year, I pointed out a few Best Indie Music of 2005 lists to help tie the year's indie music scene into a neat little bow for you.  Well, it's time for the best indie music of 2006.  (No, there's... Read More

February 03, 2006

American Idol Pay-For-Rotations Music Site

American Idol recently launched American Idol Underground, a music hosting site capitalizing on the show's brand name and its audience's dreams of stardom.Any artist can get a free profile page with gig promotion and fan club management.  Song submission, however, requires... Read More

September 15, 2005

Clear Channel Radio Launches Indie Artist Showcase, NEW!

San Antonio-based Clear Channel Radio launched NEW!, an Internet Web site featuring music of new and developing artists. From what I can tell, all the artists are taken from GarageBand.com. From the MySA.com: Every four months, NEW! is to feature... Read More

August 25, 2005

Podsafe Music Network Officially Launches

The Podsafe Music Network went live this week, after having been in beta for little over a month. The site looks good. It must be the ABSOLUT Vodka sponsorship. Podcasters will be happy.... Read More

August 18, 2005

Podcasting and GarageBand

A little coincidence... Today, Glenn Reynolds from Tech Central Station talked about podcasting in his article, Podcasting and New Media. He discusses the emergence of Podcast DJs, the new avenues of promotion available to unsigned artists, and the copyright issues... Read More

June 14, 2005

FM Radio...Continues to Stink

Traditional broadcast radio is losing out to online music services and Satellite radio. This is great good news for independent and unsigned bands, as popular music has a smaller foot hold (albeit still large) in the online listening world. Constantine... Read More

March 11, 2005

Indie Radio's Rennaisance and High Definition Radio

Wired had a great article about the expansion of microniche broadcasting in the US: Noting radio's declining audiences, recurring low-level payola scandals, horrendous public image, and competition for drive-time ears from iPods, satellite broadcasting, and cell phones, pundits have been... Read More