Airing since 2005!
UPDATE 5/5/2016: ATTENTION - Heads up PRM Listeners.
I just want to let you know that as of yesterday, PRM lives on at least through 06/04/2016. I've signed up with StreamLicensing, for now, to make it legal with SoundExchange. I'm looking at a major increase in my personal, monthly cost and not 100% sure just how much it's going to add up to each month. A lot of it depends on a little help from the listeners as I will explain later.
The cost of running PRM as per the music only is based on a silly formula: total listening hours (TLH) times the number of listeners (NOL) which is the aggregated listening hours (ALH). THEN -- the cost is further mutliplied out as a "performance" by a factor of .0017. Here's where I have issues with but are beyond my control. A "performance" is equated as: NOL tuned in TIMES the individual track times the TLH -- (WOW!). For Example: if PRM has 40 listeners tuned in and I play just one track -- THAT IS 40 PERFORMANCES!!!! It's the "performances" times the peformance fact or .0017" that can seriously add up! BTW, no, it's not "one" peformance from PRM to the audience which is where my logic is at. My analogy/logic: if I'm on stage performing a song for 10,000 people ----it's ONE performance, not 10,000 - right??!!!.
As time goes on, I "may" be asking for donations to keep PRM airing. FOR NOW YOU CAN HELP ------ PLEASE tune out of PRM when you're not listening. That is, don't leave your player going when away. This will significantly reduce the TLH and therefore my cost!!! Changes will probably be instituted to PRM to help me here such as disconnecting listeners after a period of time (you would just have to reconnect), and you "may" end up hearing advertisements from StreamLicensing, but only if it will reduce costs --- I still have to work on this.
MORE TO COME --- please keep checking here as I get more educated (if that's possible) on this whole situation. MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL Will Mangold - email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note on players / links. Some player links may not work as I have entered them here on PRM because your player(s) may not be assoicated with the type file being downloaded from PRM. If you cannot connect, or you have another player you prefer, the following URL values are the direct connect to the Shoutcast server for PRM. ALSO -- I list the "type" file next to the Tune In link. These type files can be "associated" to any player that has the ability to play that type file. For instance, if you download Windows Media Player, you get a ".asx" file. This .asx file could be associated with some other player you may have installed. In Windows, you can re-associate the file by locating it, right-click mouse on the file, select the option to "Open with", select "Choose Another app", locate the app's executable and ensure you select the checkmark to "Always use the app to open .xxx files". VOILA.
128 kbs stream URL IP: 188.8.131.52:8512
NEW: 320 kbs stream URL IP : 184.108.40.206:8510
***ADDED 2 Mar 2016: MOBILE site listeners -- check out this link as a Live365 replacement option. Works with Androids too. (Thanks to Nicole Tiffany):
You will hear my personal selections of progressive rock and progressive metal music from some of the most talented and creative artists from around the world. "Prog" music encompasses a very intelligent approach to creating "listening" music. Featured artists include, but not limited to:
Dream Theater, Enchant, Superior, Darkwater, Symphony X, Pagan's Mind, Sonata Arctica, Jadis, IQ, Magellan, Hourglass, Metro Society, Tomorrow's Eve, Shadow Gallery, Adagio, Arena, Ice Age, DGM, Day Six, Andromeda, Aspera, Astra, Riverside, VoTuM, AtmOsfear, Pyramaze, Teramaze, Threshold, Redemption, Time Requiem, Vanden Plas, Evergrey, Everwood, Lalu, Ivanhoe, Odd Logic, Epysode, Circus Maximus, Dreamscape, Lord of Mushrooms, Presto Ballet, Vision Divine, Anthropia, Status Minor, Port Mahadia, Fates Warning, Sieges Even, Subsignal, Kamelot, Dead Air Radio, Pathosray, Seventh Wonder, Anthriel, Speaking To Stones, The Omega Experiment, Eumeria, & "special" indies
-- and SO MANY MORE!
(click here to see the list as well as tracks from featured albums).
Important NOTE to artists/listeners:
I focus a lot on playing new material added to PRM. When my broadcasting software goes into 'auto-pilot' (meaining I'm not manually filling up the queue), it's a random hit on what track out of the 17,000+ tracks I have out there that the software plays. SOOOOO -- I recommend you place your e-requests on occasion, especially for your material, so you get airtime. Even if you don't tune in, place requests!
Check this out : "PRM Radio is now partnering with Progtopia (Mark Ashby), a podcast produced roughly twice a month that goes in-depth with a band or artist from the fields of progressive rock, metal, or electronic music, many of whom you can hear right here on PRM. Episodes of Progtopia include music and exclusive interviews with the featured bands that you'll find nowhere else. Anubis Gate, Sylvan, former Peter Gabriel keyboardist Larry Fast, and more have already appeared on the show. Visit the site at Progtopia, or search for it on iTunes, to listen to and download all shows past and present. We'll see you in a land called Progtopia!" Progtopia Podcasts will appear in the artist listings under "Podcast".
STREAM DOWN INFO: Yeah, s**t happens! On occasion, PRM's stream may be down. It could be one or more of many reasons: internet issues beyond my control (your end or my end); updating Windoze security patches; unforeseen maintenance such as replacing out a server, or router; power outages which seems to happen way too much, and so on. I DO try hard to keep any downtime to a minimum. Just remember -- I love this music as much as you want to listen to it and I want it running all the time!!!
Email me just in case.