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The BBC Radio 1 School of YouTube

Before we get to YouTube issues, Radio Survivor contributor Ann Alquist has stirred up quite a discussion here with her post titled Why community radio stations don’t need News Directors. Bottom line: there are lots of digital partnership strategies for producing news and public affairs that don’t require your station to invest in some kind […]

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Internet DJ: why SoundCloud’s world music channel works

Several weeks ago I gave a rather bad grade to SoundCloud’s “explore” classical channel, but I’ve been checking out other channels, and the service’s “world” stream is much better. A lot of really marvelous Japanese, South Korean, Chinese, Arabic, and Indian content there. Among the best tracks I’ve heard: Time and Fallen Leaves. A fine […]

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Internet DJ: waiting for radio; waiting for The Turtles to sue

YourEDM has an interesting piece on the thinking of DJ Producer Ryan Raddon, aka Kaskade, regarding radio and YouTube. Raddon sat on a recent Advertising Week panel in New York City. Raddon’s words: “On my [YouTube] channel I’m just sharing insight, I mean anything from ‘hey this is music that I’m listening to,’ to ‘this is […]

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If music curation isn’t the answer, what’s the question?

The RAIN newsletter has an interesting opinion post up by Mike Spinelli, formerly at SoundExchange, now in law school studying music licensing. Spinelli’s post is titled “The ‘me’ generation: why music curation isn’t the answer.” We are all individualists now, Spinelli says. Looking at various aspects of Beats Music, he contends that “human-curated playlist are not […]

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How to get a SoundCloud classical channel that doesn’t suck

SoundCloud has a variety of “Explore” channels. These are basically very long playlists of whatever has been recently posted. They include Folk, Rock, Deep House, Trip Hop, and a bunch of other genres about which I know nothing. The service also has a “classical” channel. The problem is that most of the content on the […]

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8tracks: the hot forum discussions

I am an 8tracks.com discussion forums lurker. Here are the hottest conversations, and the offbeat ones. The One Song That You Could Listen to Forever. This forum has generated no less than 2.3 thousand views. Among the faves: “Feel Good” by The Gorillaz; Handsome Family’s “Far from Any Road,” “One Night With You,” by Thieves […]

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Volume / Denver Public Library

Denver public library brings local band radio to the city

Denver, Colorado now has a streaming channel specializing in local bands, delivered by the city’s public library. The service in question is called “Volume”. You plug in your Denver Public Library user name or library card number and password, and you receive access to a variety of area music groups for streaming, playlisting, and/or downloading. […]

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Internet DJ week: YouTube becomes YouPay

So here comes YouTube Music Key, which will offer a bunch of new stuff for YouTube music listeners, specifically music without those you-can-skip-idiotic-ad-in-5-seconds ads, playback without the video, and some kind of offline play mechanism (I’m getting this from Android Police). Plus it seems likely that Google’s All Music Access will somehow be folded into […]

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Internet DJ week: are you being your true self or Michael Cera?

Attention all social media music playlist mavens: are you posting your own personal favorite tunes, or are you really favoring content based on how you want others to see you? If it’s the latter choice, you are not alone. An Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland) user study concludes that “being authentic is very important for social […]

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Internet DJ week: acrostic Spotify messages, Pokemon radio attacks, youth wasted on young

The Music Machinery blog alerts us to a new Spotify related application, Acrostify, which creates Spotify playlists based on “acrostics,” aka secret word messages embedded in other things. Since yesterday (Sunday, August 10) was the Russian composer Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov’s birthday, I input “Happy Birthday Glazunov” and selected the “classical” format. Out came this playlist: […]

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