Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Royalties killed the radio star...

God there's so much music out there. It's scary. If you ever find yourself in need of a new radio station to listen to head over to Live 365, which claims to offer an ear crippling 260 different genres of music and thousands...literally...thousands of stations. I'm currently getting down to a bit of Hardcore J (not what you're thinking, you mucky pups) a station devoted to J Pop, as in J for Japanese...clever that. Amongst the more eclectic genres we have Bachata (which is a bit Latin I think), Halloween (beats me...) and Rainy Day (a collection of stations to listen to on...you've guessed it...a rainy day). I'm thinking of suggesting a few new genres...how about X Pop (a collection of stations that only play records by bands whose name begins with an X), Charity Shop Pop (stations that only play records that they've bought from their local branch of Help the Aged or some such worthy cause) or Alcho Pop (stations devoted to records by artists who like a drink or two)?

On a vaguely serious note it appears from our chums at Live 365 that a big increase in royalty rates for online broadcasters is threatening to shut down the likes of Destination Doo Wop and Moods of the Moon...which would be a real shame.

4 comments:

Radicalpatriot said...

One reason why I have embraced J-Pop is that is recaptures some of that freshness that made, say, the first few days of MYV so exhilarating. Morning Musume and Hello!Project can pull off music-dance combos that nobody in the States can duplicate, and I mean nobody!
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The Baron said...

I know what you mean, that's what makes internet stations like J-Pop so important. It's ace!

The Baron said...

Er I meant Hardcore J...not J-Pop...I'm not awake yet...I've not explored the J-Pop genre as much as I should've done yet but J-Pop artists certainly seem a lot more willing to mix up all kinds of styles than many western groups. Any more tips for who I should be listening too would be really welcome!

thebobbydazzler said...

Baron, lovin' the live365 for sure. Once again you've pulled it out of the bag...i know you like it like that :)