Q. What are your favorite blogs/audio blogs featuring new music do you like to visit?
A. Believe it or not I love BlogCatalogue.com. Blog Catalogue is a directory of just about every blog mentionable.. I usually go to the music section of blog catalogue and just enjoy the array of music blogs. When it comes down to the nuts and blots of getting the latest on whatâ€™s happening in quality music blogs itâ€™s the Hype Machine (hypem.com)
Q. What inspired you to start site?
A. WSF Radio is sponsored by AWM Records, Inc. The inspiration behind WSF Radio was the demand from independent artists who were looking for outlets, and platforms to be heard from. Many may not know WSF Radio started out as a sports program which played indies music in between breaks.. It was not long before artists began to contact the station asking for reviews, and their music to be played on the station. The more I listened to music from the independent artists the more passionate I became for playing their music. I was totally floored at the sea of talent that was not being heard. WSF Radio actually stands for Worldwide Sports Fanatics. Moreover, the more I listed to the music the passionate and love to promote and support independent music just grew, in the midst of promoting independent music WSF Radio recognized the shows format needed to be completed revamped to the station which supports independent artists.
Q. What do you think is the impact of blogs, internet radio, and podcasts on independent music?
A. Blogs, internet radio, and podcasts on independent music really are the wave of the 21st century. I really believe internet radio and podcasts have a positive impact on independent music. These vehicles such as blogs, and podcasts, and internet radio have really created a media to propel independent music into the spotlight versus in years past podcasting was rare. However, these instruments became popular, and gave independent artists a stronger sense of control over their destiny. With the changes in how the music industry has changed I tend to believe more consumers want an alternative music source such as independent music. Every artist should have a blog, fans love blogs, and blogs is the connection between the artist and their fans. Independent musicians should go after every internet radio station thatâ€™s on the web. Internet radio is taking over, and more people are using, listening, and love internet radio more than ever before.
Q. When you started your station, did you anticipate that blogs would have such an upscale trend as it does now?
A. When the station first started the trend of blogs were growing, and we could see the direction of were blogs were headed, but we did not anticipate how quickly blogging would skyrocket, and literally become a household word.
Q. What are the ultimate goals you wish to achieve through your site?
A. Our ultimate goal for WSF Radio is to have our own independent network channel on Blogtalkradio. Although having our own station to serve independent music does give artists exposure; moreover by having our own network channel it will create greater exposure for artists by having a permanent front page ad on the Blogtalkradio website. We foresee our site as the place where new artists become discovered. We are working hard on branding our site as the platform where independent artists are pushed to the next level in their music career.
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