Final Free Floating Stillstream Show – Feb. 29, 2012

Reposted from the Free Floating site:

I want to announce that my Free Floating show onStillstream radio this Wednesday will be my last.

I really believe in Stillstream and what they do, but I feel that I want to pursue other methods for spreading Free Floating music.

I began Free Floating by blogging about some of the amazing free ambient music I had found on the net. After I started tuning in to Stillstream I got the bug to do my own show. Darrell Burgan, the founder of Stillstream, was enthusiastic and supportive. He has always been one of my biggest cheerleaders, and when I had decided to explore the idea of turning Free Floating into a netlabel, he was my main source of information and inspiration. He has been crucial to the success of the entire endeavor.

When Darrell moved on from Stillstream, the new owners/managers from also gave me tons of support and help. Their commitment to the music and the community is strong and I’m grateful for what they continue to do in supporting ambient music and musicians.

Over the past year, Free Floating has been growing and changing. I have begun to focus far more on the netlabel aspect of the project. I really am very proud of the music that has been released and am infinitely grateful to the artists who choose to release their music through the label. So many of my favorite musicians have released through Free Floating (and many others are in the works…).

I want to find other avenues to spread the music that also allow me more freedom and flexibility. While I will miss the interaction of the Stillstream chatroom on Wednesday nights, I won’t mind having the extra time to spend with my wife.  And there is the possibility that Free Floating may again be heard on Stillstream, as a pre-recorded podcast or something else….

But have no fear. I want to do more than just release new music via the netlabel. I want to continue to champion free ambient music and expose it to as great an audience as possible. I’m working to continue the Free Floating show as a recurring podcast and may do some occasional live broadcasts through various online services. There continues to be so much amazing ambient music released for free that deserves a wider hearing than it gets. I want to spread that music, as well as Free Floating releases, as widely as I can.

So look to this space (as well as the Free Floating Facebook page and Twitter feed) for more information about upcoming events and broadcasts. You will be rewarded by discovering some beautiful ambient music.

Thanks so much to all my friends and supporters who’ve helped me this far. There’s more to come.

P.S.  Another important reason to tune into the show this week is the debut ofTime by Jack Hertz, the latest release on Free Floating Music.

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Comment by Rick Butz on February 27, 2012 at 8:14pm

I've enjoyed your show on StillStream Brad, and sorry you'll be leaving. I look forward to the podcasts!

Comment by Brad Ross-MacLeod on February 27, 2012 at 8:38pm

Thanks, Rick.  I appreciate the interest and support.


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