Online radio for beginner bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Oleg BassPlayer, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Oleg BassPlayer

    Oleg BassPlayer

    Feb 4, 2016
    Hi everybody!
    Recently I've been thinking of creating a non-commercial online radio for beginner bands. I have some technical expertise, can set up a server etc.

    The problem is the idea hasn't found many supporters so far.

    Initially I conceived it being targeted on our local bands. I started spamming hard on Facebook, but few people did respond. Then I thought that if I take a broader approach and don't limit myself to the local area, I can find more followers.

    To get things running, firstly I need a bunch of performers who will kindly provide their recordings (even low-quality ones, actually it may be even better, that's the whole idea and spirit of the thing).
    Secondly, it could be nice to have some shows or interviews or reviews or something. They may be pre-recorded and aired on schedule.
    Thirdly, I've thought of live performances, that is, live broadcast from someone's gig.
    Fourthly, it could be nice if everybody involved spreads information thus attracting more audience.

    Clearly, I can't do it all myself, it should be a collective work.

    Also, it should be noted that at the beginning this endeavor won't bring money. I can pay for the first few months of server hosting, then if the thing takes off I'd like it to be crowd-funded to lift the burden from me at least partially 4.gif

    Thus I'm looking for enthusiasts who will like the idea and work together.
    Oddly likes this.
  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    A excellent idea. I wish you every success.
    Perhaps contact local schools and colleges and music stores and community radio stations for support?
    dbbltime and Oleg BassPlayer like this.
  3. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass

    May 10, 2006
    You might get more vanity interest from the musicians than the listeners. Who would want to listen to "beginner" music when there's so much great stuff available for free from professionals? Frankly, sponsors would care more about the listeners' perspective than the musicians. From a business standpoint, the music is just "content" and if it doesn't attract enough ears, the project is a non-starter.
    Luke19Boarder and Lobster11 like this.
  4. Oleg BassPlayer

    Oleg BassPlayer

    Feb 4, 2016
    It's a non-profit thing, so I personally don't care about sponsors. Indeed, I'm more oriented on musicians and/or music enthusiasts than wide audience.
    Also, beginner doesn't mean blatantly bad. I don't know much about music industry worldwide, but here there are many bands which play decent stuff but remain largely unknown.
  5. I think this is a cool idea. I'd be interested in trying to get my buddies to participate if it happens. And if we could actually get any proper material to perform...
    Oleg BassPlayer likes this.
  6. Oleg BassPlayer

    Oleg BassPlayer

    Feb 4, 2016
    For it to happen, I need an initial playlist. It's not a big deal to set up a server, but I have to fill in broadcast time somehow. So far only three or four local teams have responded.
  7. I'll talk to my buddies and see if we can kick something into gear and let you know!
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