When did you create your web radio station?
Cool Music Variety
Online Activation: 4/5/2017
Wow, that’s 2 years ago! I hadn’t realized it. And Cool Music Variety just migrated it program to Shoutcast at https://streamingv2.shoutcast.com/CoolMusicVariety
I’ve listened to stations that SAY and falsely promote that they play EVERYTHING, but they lie, because they don’t. Cool Music Variety doesn’t play everything, but I play a wide, w-i-d-e music variety. This is my second attempt, the first was Eclectic and Covers; I guess, practice makes better.
Plus, I’m Neale Sourna; a creative person, an author, game writer, short story writer, novelist, screenwriter, and artist. I style and create my own book covers. When tired of stations playing the same old oldies or same old new tunes, I’ve always known I could do better, and have.
What is making your web radio station unique?
I program music from the ENTIRE length of recorded music, from Whispering by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra RECORDED in 1920 to Ice Cube’s Good Cop Bad Cop and the present. Music from every continent. Opera to Rap, Industrial Rock to Country. Film, Theater, and TV music. Comedy to Protest. World. Etc. Aretha, Curtis Mayfield, Sia, Björk, Jay-z, Todd Rundgren, Native American / First Nation, instrumentals, etc.
Cool Music Variety is a mini sampler of the history of music, and how music reflects our ideals, fears, and daily culture throughout a century, and more. The more being a few tunes recorded of older music by Beethoven (1800s), Bach and Mozart (1700s), and Purcell (1600s), etc.; yeah, that’s music from the 1600s!
How did you choose the name?
Because it’s Cool Music and Music Variety, a title tweaked by using an SEO search site for online search usage.
How can you explain such a success?
I don’t think I can explain Cool Music Variety’s success, except it’s presented well and tells the truth. There is true variety, music, and cool (Nat King Cole is always cool, so is Astaire, and Sinatra). It has been SEO’d on its website page http://www.neale-sourna.com/radio.html. It is refreshed with new music and new old music and genres.
I don’t program playlists, that play the same thing in the same order every time. I let computer serendipity reign, which can give play Natalie Cole followed by her father Nat “King” Cole, The Runaways followed by former member Joan Jett, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe doing gospel or early R&B / rock-n-roll followed by The Dixie Chicks then Flo Rida inviting you home.
Could you give 3 tips for the radio producers?
Love the music you play. Or the people who love it. I have favorites of my parents back in their day, of my grandmother, siblings, cousins, nephews, friends, etc.
Make certain there are enough tunes. After listening to my station, when I listen to some at Sirius or terrestrial, I can hear that they don’t have as many songs as Cool Music Variety does on any given day.
I let the computer mash up the play, because I program NO PLAYLISTS; but make categories within the Smart Boxes and alternate Day Templates to keep it fresh, contrast-y, and interesting.
What was your strategy to increase your audience?
Program great tunes from truly great voices, like Mahalia, Aretha, Sia, Winehouse, etc, and fantastic, legendary songwriters, like Mercer, Waller, Lennon & McCartney, and more. Lots of women. Program some originals with covers, some Live, some Studio, some Remixes.
Make a title that’s SEO search friendly to draw in listeners.
Listen to your station daily.
You can also pay, or do it manually, for a SEO submitter to keep refreshing your product to the worldwide search engines.
How do you promote you radio station (local advertisement, social network...)?
Cool Music Variety has a Facebook page besides a homepage.
It gets mentioned on my writer’s blogs. It is a part of the creative spirit, too.
It’s submitted regularly to an SEO Submitter.
How would you define your listeners? Do they have specific expectations?
People who love and enjoy all music; especially great writers and singers who don’t need to be tuned by a machine. People who enjoy pop, pop jazz, pop rock, rock-n-roll, R&B, well, ALL kinds of music; from Beethoven to Björk. Classical to Indigenous.
Migrated station to Shoutcast, end of May 2019.
Great music with great voices: singers, rappers, instrumentals! Timeless music variety, eclectic classics both old and new; from beginning of recording - 1920 to 2018.
Classic oldies, classic hits, & classic new hits: pop, R&B / R & B / rhythm and blues, rock, hip hop, American country, jazz, swing, film music, symphony, world music, humor, & protest; plus newbies, song originals, & song covers. American Songbook. Rock n Roll Hall of Fame / Rock Hall Inductees and future inductees.
Ottima musica! Varietà musicale senza tempo, classici sia vecchi che nuovi; 1920 a presentare. Un sacco di donne fredde, e alcuni uomini.
Classici: R & B, rock, hip hop, jazz, swing, musica cinematografica, sinfonia, musica del mondo, novizi, canzoni di canzoni, copertine di canzoni e altro ancora ....
Ceol den scoth! éagsúlacht ceoil Timeless, Classics idir shean agus nua; 1920í a chur i láthair. Go leor de na mná Cool, agus roinnt fir.
Oldies clasaiceach: pop, R & B, rac-cheol, hip hop, snagcheol, swing, ceol scannán, shiansach, ceol domhanda, Newbies, bunaidh amhrán, clúdaíonn amhrán, agus níos mó ....
Bonne musique! Variété de musique intemporelle, classiques à la fois anciens et nouveaux; Les années 1920 à présent. Beaucoup de femmes fraîches et quelques hommes.
Classic oldies: pop, R & B, rock, hip hop, jazz, swing, musique de film, symphonie, musique du monde, débutants, originaux de chansons, couvertures de chansons et plus encore ....
Ótima música! Variedade de música intemporal, clássicos antigos e novos; Década de 1920 até o presente. Muitas mulheres frescas, e alguns homens.
Clássicos: pop, R & B, rock, hip hop, jazz, swing, música de filme, sinfonia, música do mundo, novatos, originais de canção, covers de canções e muito mais ....
Hǎo yīnyuè! Yǒnghéng de yīnyuè pǐnzhǒng, jīngdiǎn lǎo dài xīn; zài 1920 nián tíchū. Xǔduō fùnǚ hé yīxiē nánxìng xīnxiān.
Jīngdiǎn lǎo gē: Liúxíng yīnyuè,R&B, yáogǔn, xīhā, juéshì, yáobǎi, diànyǐng yīnyuè, jiāoxiǎngyuè, shìjiè yīnyuè, chū xuézhě, yuánchuàng gēqǔ, máotǎn hé gèng duō de gēqǔ....
Hip hop / rap and more.
EXCITING TALENT Available for Performance Bookings, Music Downloads, and Song Licensing http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=765771 and http://www.myspace.com/arminthethundermaniac
Love and Listen to the sounds of Armin Reynolds the ThunderManiac. Armin's music is broad spectrum of hip hop's vast sub-genres.
He is greatly influenced by his fine art background, and his gift of gab, all talents he's used on his debut album, Behind the Eyes of Armin Reynolds. This album is based on his musical development and life experiences told in metaphorical way.
The album relives that period of time between late 1998 to 2003. During that time Armin was a new college graduate, working various jobs, enjoying the nightlife and stumbling into a few dark and sometimes tragic moments.
But this album marks his perseverance and determination to continue on in the face of adversity. Now, that bring us to present were Armin has completed his second album.
Purchase and Licensing at http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=765771 and more info at http://www.myspace.com/arminthethundermaniac
Rap / hip hop and more.
Listen and love because "Backpacker's Don't Bounce."
I am Ryder "Raystar" Reynolds. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Making music has been my passion as well as my release for over 13 years now.
My music is inspired by real people and events in my life. It’s not always serious and it’s not always silly, but it is always honest.
I want my music to relate to people and inspire creative thought as well as just be something you put on when you can’t think of anything else to listen to.
I have performed with Atmosphere and opened for Dr. Octagon. It has been said that I have a sound similar to Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, or Del The Funkyhomosapian. I think I have a sound all my own, but if that is what I remind people of at least I’m in good company. I currently have http://neale-sourna.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-hip-hop-musik-performance-for-self.html
Cameos by AKT/AKtion and D-Roof prove Raystar plays well with others. Thoughtful lyrics are his biggest asset, as Raystar refuses to fit into anyone’s mold, but instead creatively shapes his own.
- Caye Burry
Raystar's Latest MySpace Blog Entry [Subscribe to this Blog] raystar live @ solon arabica (view more) booking (view more) albums stonehenge diaries and Raystar Volume 1 and 2 out now web site (view more) RAYSTAR IN U.K. RADIO ROTATION 105.7FM
More at http://www.myspace.com/raystarhiphop
Alternative / Eclectic Cleveland, OH
As Trenchcoat Manifesto, poet Tom Adams and multi-media artist / musician Richard Hearn spin tales culled from just-beneath-the-surface of everyday life and the abstract and sometimes bizarre depths of the human condition.
Using the techniques of spoken word, traditional song structure and film music, they create work that is not tied to any one specific genre or musical style, but rather simply let the material itself, lead them where it wants to go naturally.
Which Moment is the title of Trenchcoat Manifesto’s first CD. Thematically, Which Moment is a collection of stories exploring the uniquely “American” take on the Archetypal Hero/Villain myth and the “journey of transformation”.
To some extent, the body of work was inspired by, and pays homage to, the rich, colorful and sometimes dark history of Cleveland, Ohio’s Tremont neighborhood, where both artists met and of which Richard’s family history goes back four generations.
On another level, it can also be viewed as a commentary on the (news) media-saturated culture we live in today. This is particularly evident in pieces such as The Ocean and Everything Worth Seeing.
Our hardcore main line
[sensuality is R, NC17, X, XXX]
medium and hard erotica / sensual romance / romantic erotica
Our softcore line
[sensuality is PG13, Soft R]
soft erotica / sensual romance / romantic erotica and general fiction
Our nonfiction line
[PG13, R, NC17, X, XXX]
Other projects Neale Sourna has written and have been published beyond PIE.
Copyright 2020 Neale Sourna
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PIE: Perception Is Everything(TM)
"Doing for the mind, what the body shouldn't."
"Thoughtful Entertainment You Can FEEL."
Email: ns @ pie-percept.com
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