After some years of writing about music for blogs, making charts and doing both album- and live reviews I thought it was time for a new step. Writing about music is nice, but being able to let people hear it is way better! And the best way to do so still is radio, even when YouTube or Spotify makes suggestions of what you would like to hear. Radio has the element of surprise and making the unknown known.
And by saying that, I don't mean mainstream radio, because they all seem to play the same songs and artists all day every day. ForTheLoveOfMusic radio is not about playing the hits but about giving emerging artists a 24/7 station with a worldwide reach.
Because it's vey expensive to run a radiostation (even online) I teamed up with Radionomy, which gives me the opportunity to make radio while they take care of the legal part. Artist fees for playing their music and the technical stuff for online radio. Thank you for that Radionomy!
Now it's up to us (you and me) to make it a nice station, and therefore I do need YOU! I don't have sponsors making me able to buy all music that should be played or set up a marketing plan. I depend on music that's offered to me for free by artists, labels, promotors. So I can not play all major releases or all important bands; only the ones who want to work with me.
Major labels and artists are welcome of course. Most of the time their promotion strategy does not include working with small online radio..... But since this radiostation is not about the big names, so it's not a reason to quit making radio.
I need music to play, so if you're interested in having your music on our radio, read the section below how to make that work. Jingles and promo's are welcome as well, again read the part below.
And of course we need people to spread the word and make our radio known to as many people as possible. Listening rates will go sky high with your help.
After all: promoting music on a radio without listeners wouldn't benefit anyone....