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heartI’m in love with The Hype Machine. Specifically Hype Machine Radio.

Hype Machine is a music blog aggregator — indexing the songs and bands written about and linked to on popular music blogs. Hype Machine radio is “a non-stop stream of popular and recent tracks posted by music blogs.”

I’ve tried a lot of different audio streams over the years with no luck. I would rarely (if ever) find new songs and artists I wanted to listen to but The Hype Machine’s been delivering that on a regular basis. That’s pretty exciting for a music curmudgeon such as myself.

The aggregated aspect is very interesting as well — I find even if I don’t like a song that’s playing, it’s interesting to me that it’s noteworthy enough to have been blogged. So I find I’m a bit more patient and tolerant with the music compared to regular ol’ corporate radio.

I had given up on radio but now I need to figure out how to feed this into my living room.

Posted on - April 25, 2008 [at] 12:06 pm by Brad
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Peter Kirn has a good article on the Internet Radio Day of Silence, which is today. There’s a huge service-killing hike in the pipe for web radio royalties.

I want to care about this but I don’t listen to web radio, I’m not American, I think big music screwing themselves creates great opportunities for musicians like me, and I don’t think protesting will do much good if they’re determined to do it.

So I guess I’m a web radio dick, I’m sorry.

Posted on - June 26, 2007 [at] 6:01 pm by Brad
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