Happy 10th Birthday Mixstream Radio!

mix celebration

Happy 10 Years Mixstream Radio!!
Celebrating 10 years of streaming live DJ shows is quite a phenomenal tenure.
**Saturday June 9th we’re hosting a special show and we hope you’ll join us in chat**
Some personal thoughts I’d like to share:
Last Fall when I learned that the radio side of http://www.mixposure.com would celebrate a decade of live DJ shows I felt a huge sense of pride for what Dazed, WildCherry,and all of you Mixposure members have succeeded in building together.
Along with that pride I have a real fondness for the artists and their respective music, then there is my fondness and pride for all the past DJ’s, and our current DJ Team; Bubba, TV, Tricia, Larry and TeddZ.
We have a devoted chat room community of participants who often say that we are a family, I agree -We are definitely a uniquely rare music community!
Between the stellar caliber of music chops, the collective musicianship, the collaborations between artists, and the devoted support of listeners Mix has become a solid music site that remains a fresh and a credible source for anyone involved in music.
If you are a musician, a songwriter, booking agent, a band manager or someone looking for an alternative to mainstream over commercialized music then Mixposure is where you will find a place to call home.
After having the great pleasure of bringing Barefoot Rock n Blues to you every Sunday evening last summer I was asked to consider managing the radio station side of Mix, happily I will say with great satisfaction that I’ve not regretted agreeing to this adventure for one single second. This community, the listeners, the artists; their music, the collaborations between artists, as well as their friendships are a continuous source of personal inspiration, growth and encouragement. I’ve been involved in some aspect of independent  music since my first job booking local bands for a coffeehouse in the early 70’s but never has my sense of commitment and passion for this independent music philosophy been as strong as it is today at Mix.
I want to Thank you Dazed, WildCherry and all you Mixsters! Congratulations!
~ Toni
p. s. I’d like to add that if you are an Independent musician/songwriter of original music and not a Mix member I honestly and respectfully believe you are doing a great disservice to yourself and your music. We should talk.

PLease meet Independent Artist: Bamil

BAMIL

From the world of Independent Music Barefoot Music has the privilege and honor of introducing yet another amazing artist that I was first introduced to at Mixposure radio, the home of Independent Artists globally.
Please meet Bamil. I find all of Bamil’s music I have heard amazing and with great messages. Hie vocally a master, and his music compositions and arrangements superb.
I have included two of my personal favorites for your ease in listening. Bamil is prolific recording artist and has music for everyone. If you live or are visiting in the New York area you please go see one of Bamil’s shows. You can find his schedule at Reverbnation.
“Love Across The Border” by Bamil

Bamil (born April 5,1969) is a Puerto Rican Recording Artist, ASCAP Member, Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Music Arranger who released on January 1st, 2010 his second solo Album “The Message”.

More of Bamil’s music can be found at the included links below.

http://www.mixposure.com/bamil/audio

 http://www.reverbnation.com/bamil

Calling All Independent Musicians & Supporting Factions

 
Get Exposure through Mixposure.
One of the coolest things has happened to the music industry in a very long time  is MIXPOSURE RADIO.
If you  are musician, lyricist, producer, promoter, and/or a music fan there is some amazing things happening in the world of music; and the Internet that can have an affect on you.   You should know.
Ever think about how your favorite song and musician came to be?
Those not involved with creating and promoting music may never have even thought about it.

Like any industry there is protocol and politics, expressed and experienced. The music industry no different.
It use to be that the most typical first time exposure for a fan to a new artist was via mainstream radio. Following and becoming a fan of a musician or band makes fans part of the process. For generations fans were introduced to music as the new up and coming musicians were broadcast to the listeners via the airwaves of the radio frequencies. Artists or their agents would make the rounds to first local radio stations to hawk their music for air time, exposing the fans to their music.
 With any luck the right person then might be made aware of an artist’s music, the hope being a recording contract would be entered into. And the real road show would begin playing concerts all over the globe to promote and enhance record sales.
Fans make their voices heard, firstly by hearing a new song on the radio, making requests to the disc jockey‘s which help run an artists song up the charts, then with the purchase of albums, concert tickets, and artists/band merchandise the producers might see some profit on their investment. This was if the artist and or band ‘happened’ to be noticed. No matter how good someone is in the traditional mainstream music industry there is still the need for the networking of “who you know” to become a recording artist with big name recording labels.
 
Admittedly this being my overly simplified rundown of a vital aspect to the music industry’s we’re most familiar with.
There is another aspect though. A faction of the music industry not as well-known.
Yet.
Independent music and independent artist are just that;  typically they= independent artists are producing and producing their own music. Void of the big recoding labels.
And as I am also a music fan I especially find this is a most awesome empowering aspect in the world of music.
 
Wiki notes: 
Independent music is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, Do-It-Yourself approach to recording and publishing.The term indie is sometimes also used to describe a genre (such as indie rock, indie metal or indie pop); as a genre term. Likely you will not hear independent music on the commercial radio in your car. That’s where technology comes in with the communities like Mixposure Radio.
  
The fact that technology today is changing the music industry and to be quite honest is putting the big recording labels on notice inspires my happy dance.
Today there are drastic new changes happening in the music industry. Independent Music has been around long before its very title was born and known to the fans, Typically only those familiar or close to independent musician’s have known about independent music. Many  are not aware.
I write this with an excited heart today. The reason for said happy dance is because I am blessed with bearing witness to the very inventive and creative way our music intelligence can grow by the leaps with independent music.
The logical question that I hear echoing throughout cyberspace now is, “how does one find this independent music then?
This is where radio shows that focus only on independent music and artists find their niche in the music and broadcasting industries.
One of the best held secrets in the world of recorded music WAS Independent Music’s online interactive community on MIXPOSURE RADIO
mixposure.com
This is the happy information I am proud to share here at Barefoot Music;
Mixposure radio is a commercial free from advertisers and promotes the live streaming radio programs primarily by word of mouth and the very clever and creative genius of the mixposure artists.
Of course since this is a post about music and on a blog that only focuses on music, therefore the music should play.
Included below is a link for a Mixposure promotion I think is brilliant,  with superb music & creative lyrics writing by and performed by some of  the musicians who are also the creators of 100% of the tunes you’ll hear at The Mix.
Increase your fan base with exposure at Mixposure Radio
So why could this possibly interest you as an artist?
Or a fan?
As an independent artist and bands there is always a desire for exposure of your music to a fan base. Finding ways for that exposure has become more accessible and creative today in thanks largely to the Internet. Mixposure Radio and its community offer a rare experience and resource for you and your music.

Through the exposure of your music being given ” air time” during both the live streaming broadcast and the podcast your music can be heard and shared by an untapped fan base you have yet to discover.

I tend to think of Mixposure as a Co-op type community, and with the wonderful perks of a free subscription (upgrades are definitely available) there are priceless advantages in this writer’s opinion
These include, but are in no way limited to:
  • Global exposure of your music daily
  • DJ’s choose their own play lists, unlike a program director at commercial radio
  • Free artist page
  • File uploads of your music to share on your artist page (which is where the DJ’s garner the music they “spin”
  • Outstanding & Global Collaborations
  • Active & inspiring chat during the live broadcast shows
  • Feedback by chatting with your fans & fellow musicians
  • Valuable support
  • Music sales.

UPDATE: As of 11.07.2013 Podcast of the Showcase of Independent artists are now available for downloads at link below.

http://www.mixposure.com/mix_podcast

With your interest and inquisitive mind please visit Mixposure, your fellow and sister artists will help you feel immediately welcome and offer their experience and wisdom to show you the way. As always you may also contact me, Barefoot Baroness (BB) and I would be most delighted to point the way and walk along while you are getting your feet wet. I trust you’ll never look back and always value the experience.

As a fan you will be increasing your music intelligence ten-fold, and in supporting independent music you help promote the artist and their music. By purchasing the music, seeing live performances locally where you live, and sharing & giving feedback about the independent music you like are all ways we can as a collective power support these talented musicians and their support teams.
 
 
This blog supports independent music and there are several posts here introducing some of the very  artists and bands you will be exposed to at Mixposure Radio.
Please visit Mixposure Radio for a one of a kind music community & experience, while you gift yourself the exposure to some of the most fabulous tunes and the creative people behind them.