These are my sources for music and information. If you have any suggestions for me, I would appreciate seeing them in Comments.
All About Jazz – For all of the news of the Jazz world
American Mavericks – A history of serious music in America from Minnesota Public Radio
American Composers Forum – Fostering artistic and professional development
Bang On A Can – At the heart of the Downtown New York New Music scene
Blue Note Records – an iconic Jazz label still putting out great recordings
Cantaloupe Music – the recording arm of Bang On a Can
Classical Discoveries – Marvin Rosen’s Wednesday survey of great new music and the avantgarde on WPRB, Princeton, NJ
Cuneiform Records – great taste in new music
ECM – possibly the finest recording company in the world
The GreeneSpace, the live presentation space of New York Public Radio with programming from WNYC, WQXR, and Q2
Hearts of Space – Stephen Hill’s great weekly mix of music for relaxation, contemplation, mediation, and…
This is a paid service.
Innova – creating an environment for new compostion and musical maturation.
The recording arm of American Composers Forum
Live365 – niche audio streaming – any genre or sub-genre you want. This is a paid service.
New Amsterdam Records – “…a non-profit-model record label and artists’ service organization that supports the public’s engagement with new music by composers and performers whose work grows from the fertile ground between genres….”
NPR/music – Jazz, Classical, interviews, news, concerts, “first listens”, artist profiles
Q2 on the internet, “for the new music we crave” the home of New Music
WBGO bringing Jazz from Newark, NJ to the world
WNYC – the home of John Schaefer’s Soundcheck and New Sounds programs
WPRB, Community Radio, Princeton, NJ
For the most serious presentation of Classical music and the most erudite presentations of Jazz
Innova has long had a presence at live365.com, a subscription based and monumentally huge and important source for music on the internet.
In fact, live365.com is how I originally got involved with Innova. As a subscriber to live365.com, I was looking for music sources on the internet to augment my serious listening with content from the New Music scene. I had set up a new computer. I could not get the Innova five streams to run. I sent an email to Innova and received a speedy reply. I recognized the sender as a person intimately involved with a Public Radio project that was near and dear to my heart. I explained to him my problems and also my experiences with that Public Radio project, American Mavericks from American Public Media, an arm of Minnesota Public Radio. That was the start of a relationship which I value highly.
So, enough of all of that background. Suffice it to say that I have purchased a lot of music from Innova that I first heard on one of the five channels on live365.com.
Innova has just revamped the channels with new offerings. If you are a fan of New Music, here is a way for you to sample all sorts of wonderful stuff. Then you can visit Innova to buy the music on CD, or Amazon to buy the albums in .mp3.
Below is a graphic of the Innova web page which speaks to this set of offerings. Visit the page and check it out.
So, give yourself a leg up in New Music. Get a subscription to live365.com. It is really cheap – er, I mean inexpensive and affordable. Innova was not my first involvement with live365.com. For your very very low subscription, you may select as “favorites” as many of the literally thousands of channels as you like. I have a total of twelve. There are lots of ways to listen. You can listen right at live365.com, you can also bookmark the streams to your own Winamp or iTunes software.
I hope that you will enjoy the offerings of Innova and live365.com