I was just reading elsewhere that one should not use a radio automation computer for any other purpose.
I agree, but not for the reasons that were stated – being infected with potential malware.
The risk of being infected with malware for the average Part 15 station is minimal, particularly if you run anti-virus software. That is, unless you…[Read more]
Dwayne Hickman certainly sounds like the later Rick Nelson (without the echo chamber, which helped his voice immensely in his early years).
Here are some more TV singers who released teen pop singles.
First, the easy ones. Debbie Reynolds, The Debbie Reynolds Show, with Are You For Real. Doris Day, The Doris Day Show, with A Guy is a G…[Read more]
Dwayne Hickman’s passing got me thinking of all the other TV stars in the 1950s and 1960s that either went on to become popular singers, or at the very least released singles or albums (with varying degrees of success in the music world – sometimes they would just do it to advertise their TV shows).
Rick(y) Nelson, who was the youngest Nelson son…[Read more]
Dwayne Hickman passed away yesterday. Unlike most who will remember his television and movie work, I remember him for releasing the album Dobie in 1960. Like his TV roles, the songs were aimed at teenagers, and still hold up in the genre today. Here’s Bad Reputation and Don’t Shoot the Man in the Moon.
Reprinted with permission from the Arti…[Read more]
Oh, and I’m also thinking of launching a sister station. I experimented a little while ago with broadcasting and streaming songs from the acoustic era of sound recordings (pretty much everything released prior to 1925).
However, I wasn’t then aware of the MMA that I referred to in my previous post, and went through some shenanigans to geo block…[Read more]
I thought there were zero recordings in the public domain in the U.S. as well.
But look here: Public Domain Info
Apparently, all sound recordings released in 1922 or earlier are now in the public domain as of January 1, 2022.
If you have any information that indicates otherwise, let us know.
As for no one listening to book recordings. From w…[Read more]
When I ran Artisan Radio on Bowen Island, even under BETS, I had a SOCAN non-commercial license. You pay 1.9% of your gross operating costs (minimum $100 / year), and get the ability to broadcast and stream what you want. All they asked was for me to send them my play logs for a period of 4 days, once per year. They weren’t even in the fo…[Read more]
Just a sidenote. As you’ve discovered, Mark, SOCAN and the other Canadian licensing bodies do not require licensing for over-the-air BETS (& presumably, RSS210) stations. It’s only for streaming that you have to worry about copyright.
And for streaming, you also have to worry about other countries. The Berne convention has a ‘rule of the sh…[Read more]
If you do the research (finding out who the music creators are, when they died, etc.), very little music of the 50s & 60s would be in the public domain in Canada (remember, all the creators, composers, lyricists, etc. had to have died by 1970). All the performances of the early 60s and 50s music would be in the public domain.
Even a lot of the…[Read more]
I’m actually wrong about no musical performances in the U.S being in the public domain. Apparently, legislation passed in 2018 by Congress will put over 400,000 works released prior to 1923 into the public domain. That was news to me.
I bet you can find any type of music on the internet, given enough time & energy. Even the esoteric stuff, and believe me, my musical tastes are not mainstream. I broadcast and stream music to myself, but want something different for what listener base I have.
In Canada, musical performances go into the public domain 50 years after they are…[Read more]
Why is it that it’s almost a given that Part 15 stations program music? I thought that our stations were supposed to be unique, better than the big bad (licensed) stations. If you’re just broadcasting for yourself, that’s fine. But expecting listeners? Why imitate those who can do it better? Surely we can do more than playing familiar oldi…[Read more]
I think that Forums and private blogs can coexist peacefully. I have a blog (that I just restarted) as well, and there are some things I can post there that I (and I’m sure the moderator(s) here) would be more comfortable with.
The Blare Blog can be found at http://kdxradio.com
The Artisan Radio blog is at http://artisanradio.com
Tune into most internet streams and you’ll hear all music, nary a human (or similar) voice to be heard. I use internet streams as an example, but Part 15 stations are mostly similar.
Usually, both of these types of stations are run by a single individual, using a computer for automation. The more adventurous station owners might have the o…[Read more]
Carl Blare (who, incidently, has a rich history in professional broadcasting) left this Forum because he grew tired of his posts continuously being moderated and criticized for being off topic. He now has his own blog (The Blare Blog), which I highly recommend.
Perhaps he can be coaxed back if Mark’s intentions are actually realized as…[Read more]
In the past, criticism of other Part 15 discussion sites has been actively discouraged here, while those sites themselves have felt no compunction to play nice. One in particular, Hobbybroadcaster.net, has often criticized those participating in venues other than their own. Today, the webmaster there felt it necessary to once again post self c…[Read more]
The point I was attempting to make is that you have to treat what posters think is important seriously. Even if it’s only peripherally related to radio.
I was in discussions with Bill Baker about certifying the Talking House for Canada. The end result was that he wanted a business partner – someone who would certify the equipment and d…[Read more]
It’s too trite to blithely say that posting has its ups and downs, and we’re in a down cycle. That so called down cycle has certainly lasted a long time. Posters leave for a reason.
Posters are a unique lot. They form a small percentage of the membership of a Forum. It takes courage to post, and no small amount of self confidence. And what…[Read more]
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