Brad Sucks: Curator

If you ever needed to manufacture an excuse to get on Brad’s good side, here comes Brad’s new podcast called Sellout Central. Genre is a funny thing. While I like good music across any boundary my tolerance for mediocre music in some genres is much lower than others so I need some one like Brad to pick through the mess and just pull out the best. In other words I would never dream of digging up the kind of music Brad has in the first podcast episode but through his curating I’m able to save myself a few 100 whinces to get to the good stuff.

I’ve been making a lot of noise about curating as the next step both privately and publicly possibly with a patron/sponsor angle. I certainly appreciate a CC by a huge artist getting all the attention that NIN is getting but I don’t think open music has a shot at making an impact until some unknown artist actually breaks and curating/podcasting has still not fulfilled all of it’s promises.

Brad’s nerd explanation seems a whole lot simpler than John’s Magnatune version. Maybe someone can apply that MC Jack’s amazing Cool Radio show?

3 thoughts on “Brad Sucks: Curator

  1. Brad

    My last podcast attempt I was trying to focus only on open artists but I found it hard wading through all the bad stuff.

    This way I’ll probably get in trouble but at least I’ll have shared a bit of music I like.

  2. fourstones Post author

    two things:

    I don’t know when the last time you tried was but the quality has been going up tremendously in the last few years.

    I’m mainly interested in what would happen if you had cash to spread around to open music artists through a patron or sponsors. Once word got out that you were doing that the good open artists would start coming to you.

  3. MC Jack in the Box

    first, thanks victor for being such a tireless supporter of the cool music show. i do try to approach it like you said (across all genres), mostly since the mixter is so diverse. and i can appreciate the signal to noise filter aspect, even if i’m the filter!

    i guess to me the biggest benefit of the playlist vs. podcast is the ability to trackback to not only the original artists remixing but the original source artists as well. but i think it’s great you’re doing this brad and i’ll go have a listen now. :)

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