It's August and It's Happenin'
Posted by: Ryan | August 07, 2018
Hey everybody, here's the latest of what's going on with Alternative Addiction
Hey everybody, here's the latest of what's going on with Alternative Addiction:
The radio station is back and the reception has been less than ideal lol. We'd like to get those numbers up, if the interest is there, we'll keep doing it. If the interest isn't then we'll move on. But, just a reminder that Alternative Addiction Radio is back up and going, we're adding new stuff to it every day, and it's been fun so far.
NIGHT RIOTS has the feature going on right now. We talked with Travis from the band about their latest single "On The Line", just a reminder to go and check that out. We're also working on getting an interview set up with Ed K from LIVE about what those guys are up to. That might post as early as next week but likely it will go live in a couple of weeks. We're also working on setting up something with The Wrecks.
That's really all that's happening right now, that's at least what I can share. We'll have some more stuff for you very soon, including a lot of exciting stuff, but until then keep checking back to the front page and the blog to see what's going on with Alternative Addiction.
Summer is Almost Over
Posted by: Ryan | July 31, 2018
August is here (like in 12 hours) - here's what's happening this week on Alternative Addiction
We're adding to the radio station every day. Yesterday it was 21 songs, today it was 12. Every day we're adding more.
The Indie Song of the Day is going everyday, (well most days) it's a cool feature that you can hear a new indie band every day. Not everything is something we'd usually feature, sometimes we feature something from a Dutch Instrumental guitarist, sometimes we'll feature a mainstream act. Either way, it's a fun feature to check out every day.
Speaking of features. We've got a new cover story launching tomorrow with... Night Riots. Travis Hawley goes back roughly a decade with the site and he's actually hosted the AA Podcast once, which was pretty cool. We're happy that Night Riots is seeing the success that they're having. That feature goes live on 8/1 and will be up there until we have another feature with Ed K of LIVE. Yes, that's coming in August too.
Finally, we're still looking for people so if you want to take photos, do interviews, host a podcast, write an article - or just contribute to Alternative Addiction, email me at Ryan@alternativeaddiction.com
Posted by: Ryan | July 26, 2018
It's Thursday, and here's the latest about what's going on with Alternative Addiction.
It's Thursday, and here's the latest about what's going on with Alternative Addiction:
We just added a bunch of new songs to the radio station this week. I believe we're at 50 so far on the week. Maybe a little more than that. We're adding songs every day from archived Top 20 singles charts starting with the most current and working our way backwards. We're halfway through 2016 right now and we'll be on 2015 next week.
Speaking of archives... that's something you need to check out. All of the charts since Alternative Addiction started are there. We're constantly working on the navigation process to make it a little simpler but it's something that's a work in progress. Still, there's a ton of content there.
The other thing with the archives that's pretty cool is that all the charts are archived in Spotify too. You can click on the archive link and listen on Spotify ore you can look us up in Spotify and check out the 500 or so playlists from previous charts that we're rocking.
With Spotify, we have the most recent Top 20 playlist named plainly so it's something you can follow and listen to it every week too.
Our cover feature with William Ryan Key is still running and looks to be running on the front page for at least a couple of days. Be sure to check that out. We're working on a couple of different exclusives for the next cover story too. I don't want to confirm anything just yet, but it's super exciting and we're pumped.
One last thing before I sign off of this entry. We're always looking for help, it's not a paying gig, but it's a really fun hobby. We're looking for writers, photographers, video content, audio content, graphics... pretty much any help we can get. It's been a decade long hobby for me and it's led to a lot of cool opportunities. I'd love to open that door for somebody else too. So, if you're interested you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from ya.
That's it for today - thanks for visiting
Posted by: Ryan | July 23, 2018
Here's what's happening on Alternative Addiction
What's up everybody and happy Monday. Here's the latest on what's going on AlternativeAddiction.com. Last week we updated our cover story feature - it's on former Yellowcard frontman William Ryan Key - read the story here
Also going on this week - we've got lots of news. News on Mike Shinoda, Panic! at the Disco, Halestorm, and a lot more check that out at AlternativeAddiction.com/MusicNews
The Top 20 has been updated with new stuff from The Story So Far, Muse and Kodaline. Check that out under the Top 20 section.
We've also added about twenty songs to the radio station so far this week. We'll try to do at least 50 more this week.
We're still trying to get the podcast set back up too. It's just about finding the time to do it, so hey if you've ever wanted to start a podcast and you'd like to do one for us, drop us a line and let us know. We're always looking for help with news posters, writers, reviewers, photographers, YouTubers and just help in general.
Thanks for checking in. Keep checking back to the blog to see what we're working on.
New Blog, Radio's Back & More
Posted by: Ryan | July 17, 2018
There's lots going on at Alternative Addiction | Here's the latest
There's lots going on with Alternative Addiction. First, I'd like to welcome you to the Blog. This is the best spot to visit if you'd like to know what we're wrking on and what's next. For unsigned bands, it will be a great resource for you guys too. We'll have links for you guys to submit stuff to, and some other resources you'll find useful. For music fans, we'll have special news updates, archive posts, and lots more for you guys here too. Let's dig in.
Alternative Addiction Radio is back. We're fully licensed through Live365 and the radio station is back. There are a couple of commercial breaks every hour but nothing too intrusive, which is great. Music is coming in every day too. We're adding 10-15 songs each day, working our way backwards and we'll continue to add songs for the next couple of months until everything we had is back up there. We'll also be adding more liners as we go too. Right now those are pretty repetitive, we'll get some more of those added in each week too. Check out the station, if you're stuck at work and get to Spotify or whatever subscription you're using, it's a great solution. Give it a chance, you'll like it.
Also back on Alternative Addiction - the Podcast. We'll have the first AA Podcast back on 7/27/2018, featuring five songs, some interview stuff, and lots more.
New this week on AA, lots of news, some new music on the chart, and we got some info from Pat Kirch from The Maine about the band's new acoustic album, their upcoming 8123 Fest and some other info from those guys about their next record too. It's on the front page, you can't miss it - be sure to read that. So that's what's new, we'll have another blog update coming your way on Friday.