Why am I asking you to Support your Favorite Artists?
---- Here is a short story why..
From the onset of starting Coronal Winds Radio, I have been paying royalty payments to an online royalty consortium under the name of SWCast Network here in the United States. This organization has recently disbanded and is currently being sued by SoundExchange, a royalty board which manages royalty payments from other sub-ordinate royalty sites.
I am not privy to the details of this law suit, but feel it is because of non-payment to SoundExchange for radio broadcaster royalty payments to them. At first this was just speculation on my part… but, this link has validated my instincts and concerns…
Since my incident with SWCast, I contacted all the Electronic Ambient artists who I play on Coronal Winds to see if they are receiving any royalty payments from BMI, SoundExchange and other royalty boards.
What I found was that some are, but many artists are not receiving royalty payments from some of the royalty houses they've signed up with... Since paying royalties for an individual station like mine is astronomical, Coronal Winds Radio is unable to pay these high rates since I am no longer a member of a royalty consortium. In a consortium, broadcasters numbers can levy for smaller royalty payments since there is power in numbers...
I have no problem paying royalty payments to artists because I believe they deserve compensation for their creative and hard work.. but current royalty payment structures are too steep for a small radio station like Coronal Winds to continue playing music legally. To remain legal I have done the following...
At present, Coronal Winds Radio has stopped playing any royalty music and we now only play Royalty Free artists or artist that have given Coronal Winds Radio permission to play their music without royalty payment.
My station does not accept any funds nor does it appropriate any funds through advertising. My station funding comes directly from my own pocket. So you can understand my frustration when my hard earned money is not reaching the appropriate destination.
On a final note, I have asked several other Electronic Artists permission to play their music on my station without royalty payment and have been humbled by their permission to do so.
Again, I make no money by streaming my station nor do I receive any proceeds from album or music sales from artist who play on Coronal Winds. I just wish to give continued exposure of this amazing Electronic Ambient music to the public.
So in summation if you want your favorite artist to continue creating and offering their music to the world, they need your support by purchasing their works. For many artists this is a large part of their income and if their fans do not support them, they will disappear from the Electronic Ambient music scene... It's up to you to keep Electronic Ambient music alive. Please support your favorite artist.
Just a note from me, the founder of Coronal Winds... The artists on this page represent some of the best of Electronic Music Artists on this planet. If their music was to disappear from this world, our planet would become an even darker world than it already is. They deserve your support.
I am providing links below to artist web sites, or locations where you can purchase their music.
Again, I receive no funds from any links or artists found on this Artist Permission page. All proceeds from you go to the intended artist.
Founder: Coronal Winds Radio
Max Corbacho is an independent artist born in the southwest of Spain, in the province of Badajoz. This enormous land sprinkled of oaks where he was born and he spent the first years of his life, is perhaps the deeper track than marks his music. Starred nights of summer, the caress of the nocturnal breeze, the sedative song of the crickets, immense horizons, deeply blue skies and silence.
The extremely dense and hypnotic sonic landscapes of Max Corbacho are a constant reference to these elements, elements which condense and act as catalysts, pointing to the essence of the great and ineffable mystery of our existence. Corbacho's musical expression has the ability to enter us in this wonderful mystery. Corbacho, is one of my favorites.
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Jesse Sola is the man behind the curtain who is Numina to the general public. Jesse is located in Denver Colorado and has been playing in the Electronic Ambient arena for over 10 years. Numina sends sweet sonic gaseous space between your ears. Good old ambient floatations! Numina is widely known to the Ambient environment and is regarded as one in the fold of the best.
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|Alpha Wave Movement
Alpha Wave Movement (established 1992) is the electronic music project of Gregory T. Kyryluk. Alpha Wave Movement’s musical style can be considered an amalgam of classic 1970s period German style electronic music otherwise known as “Berlin-school”
Alpha Wave Movement’s music is all electronic-based, utilizing digital synthesizers and MIDI to create its sonic explorations. Aside from the music influences nature and natural landscapes are a continuous source of inspiration for Gregory's compositions. Definitely one of the best Electronic Ambient artists of our day. Can you spell "Talented"
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Deepspace is Mirko Ruckels from Brisbane, Australia. His music is amorphous, hypnotic and ambient, and influences include Steve Roach, Stars of the Lid and Debussy. Deepspace recently won Best New Ambient Artist of the year and Top 10 Ambient album of 2007 from Electroambient Space
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Side Liner began as a project in 2004 by Nick Miamis in Athens, Greece. Nick wanted to explore the emotional side of music and give shape to the events of the day. His music is best noted for the continuous flow of thought it creates, often visually stimulating and evocative of a particular mood.
Nick shows a deep understanding of musical thought and takes his listeners on a musical voyage that is filled with many surprises and subtleties. A mainstay in today’s electronic and chillout music.
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ZERO CULT is a solo project of Emil Ilyayev.
Emil was born in 1975, in the USSR and now lives in Israel. He started making music in 1994, by forming an electro-acoustic music band.
In 1997, Emil teamed up with his friend Alex and created a new synth-hard-rock project, called “Legion of Foreigners “.
In 1999, each one went to his own direction, and Emil decided to get into the electronic scene and started producing music in his home studio.
In early 2002, Emil has been looking for different musical approach and changed his musical direction by progressing into downtempo music and named his new project “Zero Cult” . In early 2002, Emil has been looking for different musical approach and changed his musical direction by progressing into downtempo music and named his new project “Zero Cult” .
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The late Lucette Bourdin was a visual and music artist who was a native of France, having grown up in the villages and towns near the Doubs River in the eastern part of the country. The childhood phase of scribbling and coloring never ended for Lucette nor could several years of law school diminish her desire to become an artist. So, when she married an American and moved to the United States she felt her life was going to start over and her art would begin. Always an independent and self-disciplined individual, and feeling that the art programs available would only limit her expression, Lucette embarked upon a rigorous study of artists, color and design which eventually resulted in her own unique style.
As accomplished at visual art as she was, Lucette was also a master of the ambient music genre, producing a wide ranging collection of albums that can only be described as masterworks. Lucette saw an interesting duality between the two forms of art, where the practice of one reinforces the practice of the other.
Lucette once said: "The closest analogy to how I experience both the act of painting and a finished work of art is music..
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Rudy Adrian first started making electronic music in the recording studios at Canterbury University while he was studying Forestry Science. Eventually abandoning Forestry Science, he tutored electronic music at the University of Otago while completing a degree in Botany. This was followed by several years as a freelance musician and sound effects creator for television programs, advertisements and short films.
Eventually this culminated in full-time sound design work for a television production facility and occasional freelance composition. Rudy has gone on to create albums in his unique style of atmospheric music for private release as well as for international record labels. The common thread to his music is the exploration of sonic landscapes, where melody and rhythm play a secondary role to the tones and textures created by synthesizers, wood flutes and the human voice.
Always experimental and original, they are also peaceful and dreamy - similar to listening to a film soundtrack without pictures. Some comparisons to the atmospheric works of Brian Eno and the soft arpeggios of Tangerine Dream and Jean-Michel Jarre of the seventies are at times apt, but the music nevertheless remains uniquely Rudy Adrian.
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Eguana is a Russian artist with deep skills in the Ambient world. Eguana has two albums to his credit. "Space Lines" and "Phial of Love" as his second album. Cosmicleaf Records is Eguana's album label and here is what they have to say about his music...
His previous album “Space Lines” top rated on many download services, proving his remarkable talent to create unique chilling environments. Now Eguana returns with 3 top notch electronic ambient trance anthems, still a small sample of what he will show in near future .Eguana knows how to please our senses with his wonderful ambient sound design.
I think you're going to like this Electronic Ambient musician from Russia.
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|Altus - Mike Carss
Hailing from Ottawa Ontario Canada, Altus (Mike Carss) composes music that covers a number of genres, including ambient, new-age, electronic and symphonic. Mike's music is often cinematic and emotional in scope, and can take you on many aural journeys if you allow yourself to be taken.
Consistent themes and influences include nature and the natural world, as well as places well beyond our blue planet.
Mike has made ALL his musical projects available for free with legal download from his website.
Please don't let the price tag (or lack thereof) of his music color your judgment of the quality of Altus' music. Mike wants his music exposed to those unfamiliar with Electronic music, so offers his talents free of charge to the general public.
If one wishes, there is a PayPal link on his site for those who wish to show appreciation for his work.
Mike is a talented Canadian Electronic Ambient Musician and his creative works are something one truly needs to hear. I know you will like music of Altus.
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EUGENEKHA -- resides in Moscow, Russia and is a "one-man-group". EugeneKha, aka Evgenij V. KHARITONOV, is a musician, poet, sound poet, sound artist, visual poet, editor and publisher of ANOTHER HEMISPHERE, an avant-garde Internet-magazine and ARTRONIC, an International CD-anthology of sound poetry, sound art, video art and visual poetry
Evgenij V. Kharitonov has written more than 20 audio-albums in the styles of sound poetry, audio art, experimental electronic, electro acoustic, noise, and ambient.
Some of his releases are issued on net labels Another Hemisphere Recd. (Rus), Proc-Records (USA), Amduscias Records (USA), Harsh Trip Records (Bulgaria), Microbit-rec. (Rus.). EugeneKha has an interesting musical twist I believe you will enjoy.
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Phillip Wilkerson began releasing ambient music in 2005, after many years of creative exploration with various types of synthesizers, sound modules, guitars, and virtual instruments.
His music focuses on contemplative atmospheres, harmonic drones, and amorphous soundfields.
He has released several recordings through Earth Mantra and other net labels and also has releases available at Amazon, CDBaby, and iTunes.
In 2010, Phillip Wilkerson and Jourdan Laik combined their creative energies to form an ambient recording duo known as Time Being. The debut release of Time Being is available on the Lotuspike / Spotted Peccary recording label.
For more information about Time Being, visit Phil and Jourdan’s website / blog, Twitter feed, and band page on Phillips Website.
Phillip has a excellent grasp on intricacies of Electronic music and is an artist you need to check out.
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Homeless Balloon is comprised of one musician by the name of Helge Krabye. Helge is a Norwegian composer and artist, born in 1953 in Oslo, Norway.
Helge has composed music for television documentaries, radio plays, fantasy stories and art projects as well as signature melodies and musical jingles since the late 80's.
His music is known for combining acoustic instruments with experimental, electronic sounds in a variety of music genres. Some will say Helge's music is ambient, acoustic & electronic chill out.
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Amethystium is a music project created by Norwegian composer and producer Øystein Ramfjord, usually featuring guest performers. Characterized by a melodic and atmospheric fusion of electronic and organic sounds, the music crosses genres like electronica, world music, ambient and neoclassical darkwave, with moods ranging from upbeat or relaxing to dark and melancholic.
After starting out independently with a demo release that quickly garnered a following through word of mouth, Amethystium got signed to then EMI subsidiary Neurodisc Records. The first three albums all charted on the American Billboard charts, and sold over 100.000 copies worldwide. In 2006 a retrospective compilation titled “Emblem (Selected Pieces)” was released, and the long awaited fourth studio album came in 2008, titled Isabliss.
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The gentle, ambient, nature-influenced music of Thom Brennan had an early showcase in 1987 with his release, Mountains, a collaboration with Steve Roach that evoked memories of his childhood on an island in the East China Sea.
His next full-length album, the ocean-inspired Beneath Clouds, wouldn't appear until nine years later. Another period of quiet followed that album until 2001 when he released several projects for sale on the Internet, including Shimmer, Vibrant Water, Secret Faiths of Salamanders, and Mist.
Thom lives on the West Coast of the United States where he continues to write creative and luscious musical landscapes. Be sure to check out his website for new musical treats.
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Across three decades and over 30 albums, Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Rich began building his own analog synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13 years old, and later studied for a year at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)
Rich released his first album Sunyata in 1982. Most of his subsequent recordings came out in Europe until 1989, when Rich began a string of critically acclaimed releases for Fathom/Hearts of Space, including Rainforest (1989), Gaudí (1991), Propagation (1994) and Seven Veils (1998). His two collaborations with Steve Roach, Strata (1990) and Soma (1992), both charted for several months in Billboard..
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Pete Kelly AKA Igneous Flame, is a singular artist who walks his own path. He strives to create ethereal, subtle yet powerful ambient music without pandering to trend or overt influence.
Since 2003, he has created a body of work containing 12 solo and collaborative releases. His catalogue contains polar opposites of ethereal, sonorous work as well as more difficult, unsettling material. His work has been played on New Age radio stations as well as having being reviewed in Industrial music magazines. He endeavours to create a sonic canvas containg a wide range of colour and texture, not being limited to any particular sub-genre.
He worked for a long time on his ambient material prior to releasing his first album,'Tolmon' in 2003 and has achieved significant critical acclaim and radio airplay since then. Characteristically, his albums have an esoteric and a spatial element. The former arising from his hyper-sensitivity and the latter from his interest in surround- sound techniques.
His considerable musical background and experience makes him highly discriminating, releasing albums that have seen a considerable amount of 'self-editing'. He enjoys collaborative projects, particularly relishing the role of Producer.
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