Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beatcroft Social on 60 North Radio - audio from 10 September plus Spotify playlist

Well, we had a few sonic and technical (sonically technical, technically sonic) issues with Saturday's live show on Facebook, and the fact is that it's early days for Facebook as a platform for music, as they haven't made any effort to sort out a licensing deal and so just randomly take down shows like The Beatcroft Social DESPITE all our efforts to get every conceivable licence we can get hold of for what we do at 60 North.

Nor that the licensing authorities make it easy. Still operating in an early 20th Century world of sheet music and records, they really need to up their game and sort things out for online playing of music. Mind you, Facebook will have bite several bullets, including coming up with payment for MCPS, PPL and their international equivalents. And yes, probably charging. They should look at Mixcloud, who make this work.

Anyway, the show is on Mixcloud here

And the Spotify playlist follows, with several changes, a different order and some extra songs!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The Beatcroft Social - live Saturday on Facebook and, also available on Mixcloud and as Spotify playlist

I think Saturday's Beatcroft Social is still lurking on Facebook as a 'was live' timeline posting, complete with the live footage from the studio in Lerwick and the webcams around the isles. Incidentally, we did get some aurora action on the Sumburgh webcam, but not until we were off air, radio-wise.

Anyway, here's the sound-only Mixcloud recording, and here you will find a link to the Spotify playlist (with extra tracks). Back next week, live at 8.00pm UK time on Facebook and 60 North Radio.