Happy Saturday, my fellow loungers!
First off, let me begin by saying something about the ads being inserted into the station four times an hour. No doubt, this is part of the outcome regarding Sony's lawsuit against Radionomy earlier this year. The new broadcaster agreement says that this must be done, no doubt to appease the corporte giant with remunerations.
I am seeking to have it changed from "instream" to "preroll", which means when you go to log on to the station, you will hear an ad prior to the station kicking in. I find this far less intrusive, if it means the ambiance and the flow of the station is uninterrupted. Stay tuned.
As the summer draws to an end, it is heartwarming to see everyone continuing to listen - actually the numbers are growing! Wonderful! Spread the news, everyone! It just goes to show that these sounds are not considered seasonal. The sounds take you to the Summer season, whatever the time of year.
It's been a crazy week at the station, after my iTunes suddenly decided not to work, revealing a popular error message, there was obviously some freaking out happening. It wasn't until last night (after much research on the net) that I finally cracked the problem, thanks to a post from an Apple technician.
That being said, it has been impossible this week to add any new music.
But the Top Ten continues on. Thanks to your votes, and those here at the station, the Top Ten makes it's weekly shuffle. Peter Pearson's romantic, In Love With You, comes in at number one this week, followed by indie artist, Emapea and his track, Baby Mind. Steve Miller's Afterlife holds fast, as well, at number three.
Biggest jump this week appears to come from station fave, Michael e, as he resides in the middle of the chart at number six, behind Luederwaldt.
Making the leap this week from Bubbling Under to the Top Ten, is indie ambient Dutch artist, Poolz.... a welcome addition to the playlist. I hope you enjoy.
As usual, please continue to support the artists and the station. Cast your votes at www.thisislounge.com. Purchase songs through your favourite legal sites, or from the artist directly.
Keep the music alive.