How to Listen
Do you know that the IMW streaming radio is on 24 hours a day 7 days a week? That’s right you can enjoy your favorite artists any time of the day or night regardless of where you tune in from. You can also request tracks here radio show replays and check out the streaming radio charts. The best way to listen to the IMW streaming radio is with winamp, it’s a free application and works great. You can get the free version of winamp here; http://www.winamp.com/ . Once you have the application installed on your computer then go to http://indiemusicworks.com/lists/imw_radio and click on “Winamp” in the “Select Player Broadband” box on the right hand side of the page.
For those of you who have a smartphone you can download the “Tunein Radio” application. Just go to the application download area of your phone and do a search on Tunein Radio. Once you have loaded the application do a search on Indie Music Works and mark it as a favorite. Once you have selected the radio station you can scroll over to “select stream” in the tunein application. Make sure to select the 128Kbps stream if you have the bandwidth on your phone, it’s the best quality. You can also download this application if you have a smart television and listen to IMW radio that way. How to Request a Track
Go to http://indiemusicworks.com/lists/imw_radio and click on the “Requests” tab. Scroll down the page and you will see the search box where you can search for your favorite artist and request their music. Song information and direct links to the artist page are also available here as well. Top Requests
The IMW streaming radio has its own chart that is not tied to the main site. The chart for the streaming radio only tracks requests made on the streaming radio. Here you can find the top artists requested on the radio and the number of requests for that particular artist. It lists the top 50 artists requested on the streaming radio. To look at the top requests page go to http://indiemusicworks.com/lists/imw_radio and click on the “Top Requests” tab and scroll down, here you will see the top 50 artists. The streaming radio is set at the following limits for all requests.
Will not play the same album within 30 minutes DJ’s and Replays
Will not play the same artist within 30 minutes
Will not play the same title within 120 minutes
Will not play the same track within 120 minutes
Are you unable to attend a radio show? No worries! Some of the DJ’s upload their radio shows so that you can listen to the shows at your conveyance. To get to the DJ’s and Replays go to http://indiemusicworks.com/lists/imw_radio and click on the “DJ’s and Replays” tab then click on the tab of the DJ that you want information on or would like to hear a replay from. You can also leave comments here or contact any of the site DJ’s. If a replay is available you will see it at the bottom of the DJ’s page.
Artists if you do not want to make your tracks available for download by the general public then make your tracks available for play by all the DJ’s by selecting “Streaming Only + DJ Download” in the “HIFI Listener Access” section of the song creation page in your control panel. If you need help or have any questions about this please ask any one of the site administrators. Are Songs Preprogrammed on the IMW Streaming Radio?
The IMW streaming radio uses weighted rotation for its selection of music. When a song is introduced to the streaming software it’s assigned a weight (a number). When the streaming radio plays a track it reduces that tracks weight by “1”. So let’s say a track starts out with a weight of 40 and is played once, its value or weight is now 39. Each time a track is played automatically by the streaming radio it’s weight is reduced. That track will be played less and less as time goes on unless it’s requested. When a track is requested its weight is increased by “20”. So if a track has a starting weight of 40 and is requested twice its weight would be increased to “80” and the track will be played more often because it has a higher weight. Currently Playing
You can see what track is currently playing, coming up, current listeners and the last 11 tracks played on the radio here http://indiemusicworks.com/lists/imw_radio . This page also has flash banners for the live radio shows that scheduled. The home page of Indie Music Works also shows the scheduled shows and times near the bottom of the page. Live Radio Shows
There are a few live radio shows at Indie Music Works. During the radio shows many of the listeners and artists of the site get together in the chat room for a great evening of fun. The way to get to the chat room is to log onto the site and click on the “Chat” tab.This should take you directly into the chat room without having to sign in again. If you have any issues getting into the chat room please make sure to contact any one of the site administrators and let them know. All the DJ’s donate their time to the site so if you get a chance please help to support the live radio shows.
The live radio shows currently on the site are as follows;
DJ Floridamusic – Show starts at 8:00 PM EST every Friday night.
DJ Axe – Show starts at 8:00 PM EST every Saturday night.
DJ Serious-Music – Show starts at 2:00 PM EST one Wednesday a month, check the home page for her schedule.