Seattle Office of Film + Music


NEW iPHONE APP BRINGS LISTENERS CLASSICAL MUSIC
July 28, 2011, 12:50 pm
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New Classical Music Apps
Commercial radio used to be the almighty power in providing free music for people.  However, with the rise of the smart-phone empire, radio has slowly begun to transform in appearance, mostly wearing the cloak of mobile applications.  There are several new FREE iPhone apps such as Classical Music I: Master’s Collection Vol. 1 (a limited edition) and Classical Music Radio(free on Apple and Android). For the classical music inclined, these new-wave “radio stations” offer carefully curated playlists flowering with popular performances.  Genre-specific apps like these keep listeners’ ears hip to the genres they love most, and best of all, they don’t cost a dime.

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SUBMIT YOUR INPUT TO 107.7 THE END FM’S ONLINE MUSIC PANEL
May 11, 2010, 11:22 am
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107.7 The End
Radio station 107.7 KNDD, better known as The End, wants its loyal listeners to stay loyal, so they’re reaching out to their audience and inviting listeners to join their Online Music Panel. Give them your name, e-mail and some basic demographic detail and then you’re off to answer a series of questions aimed at making sure that what gets on the air is what people really want to hear. To voice your opinions follow the link.

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LAST.FM TO LAUNCH AS RADIO STATION
September 14, 2009, 11:16 am
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Hollywood Reporter
CBS Interactive Group is turning the Last.fm music service into a broadcast radio station. Starting Oct. 5, the Last.fm station will be multicast on CBS’s high-definition radio channels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco — as well as streamed on CBS Radio’s Web site — as a programmed channel. Last.fm’s user-generated weekly charts will inform the playlist, with live performances and interviews mixed throughout. The top-played songs on the Last.fm digital music service are compiled into weekly charts, which are also influenced by songs that show the greatest gains in the week as well. CBS Interactive Music Group president David Goodman said the company hopes the Last.fm channel will attract new users to the HD Radio format.



LIVE AT KEXP VOLUME 5

KEXP
KEXP is excited to bring you the newest addition to the live at KEXP family: Live at KEXP Volume Five. Lovingly compiled from the best of its over 440 live in-studio performances hosted by KEXP in 2009, this CD is more than a record; it’s a testament that independent music and art is still alive and kicking. On the disc, you will find one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of this year’s greatest artists, some well known, others just discovered, including DeVotchka, The Hold Steady, Andrew Bird, MGMT, Of Montreal, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Hey Marseilles and many more. All the bands on this compilation have donated their performances to support KEXP, a listener-powered, non-profit public radio station based in Seattle, Washington.



ECLECTIC KBCS-FM OVERHAULS PROGRAMMING AS LISTENER INTEREST WANES
August 17, 2009, 3:02 pm
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Seattle Timeskbcs
In the two small buildings on the Bellevue College campus that house radio station KBCS-FM (91.3), music spanning from jazz to the Grateful Dead drifts through as volunteers come and go. Colorful posters for shows like the World Rhythm Festival and “An Evening with Robin and Linda Williams” hang on the walls. But on Aug. 24, the community radio station once dubbed “Place to Catch the Craziest Music” by a local magazine will eliminate four morning music shows and use that time instead to air the same show every day. The station also is cutting a staple: two hours of early-morning jazz in lieu of public-affairs news. These are the first of several changes under consideration as KBCS struggles to stay relevant. Like other community radio stations nationwide, KBCS listeners are gravitating away from the station and to satellite radio and niche stations online to listen to the obscure soul, Latin or bluegrass music the station has long prided itself on airing. Recent data cited by the station shows KBCS is losing listeners, and more important, losing the attention of the ones who do tune in.



MUSICFIRST COALITION LOBBIES CONGRESS ON PERFORMANCE RIGHT
February 25, 2009, 12:46 pm
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Billboard.biz:
In a move to bolster its campaign to get Congress to pass the Performance Right Act, which calls for artists and master rights owners to be compensated when their songs are played on terrestrial radio, the musicFirst coalition visited the halls of the U.S. Congress.