RCRDList highlights a different interesting and obscure album every day. I do the curation, along with a handful of other music fans and experts, and I’m responsible for all of the project’s web presence and marketing. It was started as a marketing tool for RCRDBox, but it took on a life of its own. It’s now got over 1,800 subscribers.
As practice in broadcast and audience interaction, and a bit of fun, I took up streaming on Twitch. Naturally, much of the content revolves around video games, but I also do regular Creative streams in various topics (software development, music, etc). Within a few months, I built enough of an audience to reach Affiliate status.
Widescreen music. Instrumental post-rock evoking a nostalgia both tragic and hopeful. For our first EP, Au Nord, I played the drums and helped compose/structure our tracks. The band still exists and plays around Portland.
RCRDBox sold vinyl records and mystery. Each box contains a grouping of random albums, loosely related and fairly obscure. RCRDBox was initially a subscription service, with a handful of local subscribers, but the scale didn’t pan out. I’ve kicked around ideas for reviving it, though, so we’ll see what happens.
Fairwood Studios was my Rock Band Network authoring company. It was a solo effort, and one I took on even though I never did audio engineering before. The end result was the largest output by a solo author- over 90 songs in 4 years, relationships with a bunch of bands and labels, and even a chance to interview Sir Christopher Lee.
In May 2011, I put together a pay-what-you-want music bundle with some of my contacts through Fairwood Studios. It only ran two weeks, but it still sold over 650 copies. I wrote all of the site’s code from scratch; it was a bit rough around the edges, technically and design-wise, but it did what it needed to do.