Internet radio – a convenient device we can use while we are on the computer when we don’t feel like listening to our own music player. Pandora.com was the main site I would go to for some music indulgence. I have discovered multiple artists, mainly in the jazz category, thanks to Pandora’s exposure. However, I have grown annoyed with all the commercials, time limitations, and random playing that occurs on this site.
A few months ago I added another site to my internet radio list, ThisIsRealMusic.com. There are two parts to this site. First, artists and disk jockeys can upload their work or remixes for exposure and allow listeners to download them for free. Second, the FCK radio is divided into different genres and plays “underground” music in the corresponding category. I really like the Soul radio, which has uptempo, jazz, and retro soul. Some of the songs become repetitive, but I think they have a pretty cool mix. Hopefully they keep it up and continue to expand.
Do you have any other recommendations for internet radio sites? I have been looking for an international mix with not much luck.