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Devac  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 12, 2023

    Let's do an experiment.

So, as an outsider to the genre: whatcha' measure there?

kleinbl00  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

File serves, actually.

"listenership" is a bitch to measure, and there's no reasonable granularity from Nielsen. So the proxy the radio station uses is "do people donate a lot during your timeslot" and "what's the streaming count."

They've shunted us to 11pm-2am which is really going to drive a lot of timeshifting. That file is raw off their server. I wanna see if it ticks up from plays outside their ecosystem (website and app). 'cuz then I can wrap it in my own player on my own site.

Yes, a reasonable radio station could answer these questions. This is not a reasonable radio station.

steve  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I skipped to 2:16 right as Ministry dropped in... I'm good for a while. I'll let I play through the hour. gotta grind through some late night work as it is... might as well do it with some ear bleeding treats.

edit: Shazam doesn't really understand industrial music.

kleinbl00  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is the largest underground genre there is. Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails have all charted but none of the streamers have a clue what to do with it.

steve  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I ended up listening to it about four more times.... super stressful stuff at work last night and today - this was so freaking cathartic.

Devac  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If they do collect those analytics, which I guess most hosts do by default, you should see some from Poland. Maybe Ukraine too. I tapered off around minute 14 because repetitive music = me drowsy, and I can't go to sleep now.

    So the proxy the radio station uses is "do people donate a lot during your timeslot" and "what's the streaming count."

Yeah, I kinda got turned off from current livestream by the twitch-grade "let's drop everything to shout-out donations" focus. The one radio I listen to has a patreon, though, so maybe it's those damn times changing again.

kleinbl00  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They're doing things very, very badly. I'm in the process of revamping everything (at least in my corner of the world) but it's slow going.

Keep in mind that the staff is mostly schoolchildren.