Independent Musician Radio (IMRadio) will become a revenue-share internet radio station, revolutionizing the age old royalty based model of traditional radio stations. Instead of paying royalties on the original songs that it airs, IMRadio will put money directly into the musicians’ pockets. At absolutely no cost, any artist in the world can upload their original songs for airplay, as well as creating their own online store for their merchandise. With IMRadio, every artist, singer, songwriter, band, poet and comedian gets free airplay. As an “open source” radio station, IMRadio has attracted a huge audience that is growing daily.
IMRadio features original music by independent artists from all 50 states, as well as over 75 countries, performing in 80 different genres, meaning our listeners will never be at a loss. However, as opposed to other internet and terrestrial radio stations, the listener is always in charge. Turn on IMRadio and let it play all day, or change locations, genres or songs as many times as they want.
IMRadio is a station where both artists and listeners can interact, review songs, add to forums, enter contests and place a widget on their home page to share their music with their fans. Artists receive a profile page where they can communicate with their local fans and introduce themselves to a worldwide audience. It is also a great place for artists to promote their upcoming concerts. IMRadio has partnered with Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, as well as The IMAs and Sweet Relief for upcoming programs.
IMRadio’s revenue-share method of artist compensation with its two future subscription-based features: IM Plus (premium radio stations) and a new groundbreaking use of multicasting technology with a 24/7 IM L.I.V.E. (Independent Musicians’ Live Interactive Virtual Events) will position IMRadio as the pre-eminent international music company.
“I love hearing new songs on the radio, learning more about musicians and eventually going to see their concerts,” said Paddy Noonan, IMRadio Founder and Musician. “That’s why we started IMRadio. We’re a radio station by musicians for musicians.”