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    Welcome to the EvO:R Tips Section. We call this section EvO:R-Pedia because it is like a complete reference library for Indie musicians...Just about every tip has been used successfully so you won't find false promises and a series of books to buy after reading each tip.

    This section was painstackingly put here by musicians, for musicians so that artists that followed can take this knowledge and use it's full power.

    It's not always who you know, sometimes you just have to read the road signs.
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    Charlie Harrelson
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    Sound Innovation - The Online Radio
    By Sam Broker

    People of the 21st century generation get so easily bored especially when they use gadgets that aren't digital; for when they use these things, they feel "so yesterday". That's why technologists thought of making all daily-used things to be digital and Internet-based. One of these innovations is the Internet Radio.

    Internet radio allows the users to listen to either local radio stations, internet radio stations, or both. Some online radio stations are free while some are not. As a matter of fact, it can also be a USB radio tuner, which is playable via USB flash drives. Issues regarding the use of online radio were advocated by listeners. Nevertheless, it was fixed anyway. Now, it was improved and made more convenient to use.

    Although some people, especially the elders, still prefer to use traditional radio and insisted the negativity of internet radio, the young-aged people remained hooked with it. However, undeniably, it still has its disadvantages. In this article, there are three key points discussed why the internet radio is the best streaming radio to-date.

    Curiosity on the Innovation: What is Internet Radio?

    Online radio, similar to traditional radio, provides the listeners audio entertainment, either AM or FM stations, which includes music, drama, news broadcasting, and other radio programs and sessions. However, unlike the traditional radio, it receives transmission via the Internet instead of wireless means. Furthermore, it streams live and continual audio from a certain radio station that disables the listeners to pause, replay, or forward.

    Online Radio can also be executed in a USB flash drive which is the USB radio tuner (also termed as USB FM radio, which is focused on FM stations alone). Basically, the initial thing to do is to download online radio software, then save it in a USB radio tuner. Through this, you can listen to your favorite radio stations and programs anywhere you want.

    Some of the issues regarding first generation online radios are the audio quality. Its sound reception are so vague; the sounds are unclear and most of the time, the only thing that you could hear is the noise reception. Nonetheless, due to several complaints that online radio manufacturers received, they improved and developed their products and added necessary functions to their softwares.

    Today, online radios are more convenient to use and not harmful to the ears. Its additional functions, like recording sound from the radio and allowing the users to tune in to thousands of radio stations, not only in their locale but also in other places and countries, also made it more interesting. When listeners want to record their favorite songs played by a station, they can now record and save it so that whenever they feel like listening to it, they can just replay their recorded song. In addition to that, if they feel they are sick with the repetitive songs played by their local radio stations, they could stretch their ears to other countries by listening to radio stations outside their home countries. Modern online radio are really very impressive and broke radio boundaries.

    The Spread of Hymn: The Increasing Popularity of Online Radio

    In 2003, revenue from online streaming radio was $49 million and by 2006, it exploded to $500 million. According to the April 2008 Arbitron survey, in US, five out of seven persons are fond of using online radio. Undeniably, radio player download and radio software download are enormously increasing per year.

    Perception of the Sound: Daily Application of Online Radio and its Disadvantages

    In this huge IT world, if observed, people look so stressed and are always straight-forward with their occupations. They have less time to rest, to relax, and supply their extra-curricular activities with enjoyment. Some are tired of their lives and some are bored. However, through online radio, these people can, at least, feel relaxed from their daily tasks. Businessmen and office employees are now able to listen to radio stations while they are facing their computer units.

    Through this, even when they screw up, at least, they still heard their favorite contemporary songs. Students, on their free time, may be able to release school stresses for a moment by tuning in to the best streaming radio online. Even while researching their report topics, they are able to listen to online radio stations. Other people can also listen to online radio stations if they have their own USB radio tuner so that while shopping at their favorite department stores, they can't miss their favorite radio talk show.

    Normally, all things have their own disadvantages. Internet Radio streams data on the internet which uses up a lot of infrastructure, bandwidth, PC processing power, unlike listening to radio transmission. So, it costs a lot. In addition to that, the internet may experience an 'outage' which results to radio stations to occasionally go silent. However, despite this disadvantages, it is being outweighed more of its serious advantages.

    About the Author:
    Sam Broker is an expert author and loves to write regarding radio software and new technology updates.



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  • Charlie Harrelson- Founder of EvO:R and solo guitarist TL2
    A Message from the founder of EvO:R
    The Independent Music world has become so fragmented that anyone entering into this arena will be lost without having a chance of survival. What every independent musicians needs is information, understanding and a path that leads to success. Sure, you can buy a few books from authors that never played a note or loaded a single amp into a moving van. Pipe dreams are all over the Internet.

    At EvO:R we pride ourselves with sections dedicated to Independent Music News called (The EvO:R Street Journal), Musicians Success Stories and Tips called (EvO:R-pedia) and a Musicians Testimonial Section called (The Goods) dedicated to Internet based companies that deliver on their promises.

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