Hello fellow bass players and bass enthusiasts, this is Brian Bromberg, founder of Bass On The Broadband.com. I can’t believe how fast time is flying by as we just started our fifth year as the worlds first and only 24/7 bass centric global radio station. Bass On The Broadband.com has been a real labor of love as there was nothing in bass world like it when we started up in 2012. It has truly been a pleasure to be able to expose so many great bassist from all over the world to our listeners, and give bassists a broadcast outlet to get their music heard worldwide. No other radio station on the planet has been able to expose so many bassists to so many bass enthusiasts. We now have listeners in over 174 countries, and our listening hours for the month of May will break the 14,000 listening hours for the month! It’s awesome that every month our global listenership grows because of listeners like you, and I want to thank you for listening.
For those of you who don’t know, outside of a few companies that have believed in us and helped support us over the past four years I have funded www.bassonthebroadband.com out of my own pocket. I want to personally thank these companies for supporting us over the past four years and for believing in our vision for using our global radio broadcast platform to reach the international bass community and their potential customers.
(in no particular order)
The Los Angeles School Of Music
Lathan Bass Wear
Teach Me Bass Guitar
They all played a big part in keeping us on the air and growing steadily. Unfortunately with the music licensing costs of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Sound Exchange, as well as the costs of streaming bandwidth, music scheduling, and many other normal business expenses I can’t keep funding BOTBB out of my pocket any longer. It literally costs many thousands of dollars a year to run the radio station and pay the music licensing fees. We were all hoping that the music industry and manufactures would play a bigger role in advertising their products to our global audience, but it never seemed to catch on and resonate with the bass industry like we all thought it would and should.
That leaves us two choices, either shut BOTBB down until we can find other funding, investment, or advertisers, or we at BOTBB ask you, our listeners for your help in donating money to help offset our expenses so we can stay on the air and keep broadcasting, hire great and well known bassists as on air DJ’s and hosts, have more unique and interesting radio shows etc…
We are NOT a non-profit 501c3 so your donation would not be tax deductible, but your donation will go directly towards keeping our broadcast on the air and to give bass players from around the world a global outlet for their music.
In over four years of broadcasting, we at BOTBB have not asked our listeners for anything other then to tune in and enjoy hearing all of the incredible bass talent this world has to offer, but now we need your help.
Starting June 1, we will be asking for donations until June 30. If we can’t raise enough money to cover our expenses for the rest of the year we will have no other choice but to shut the broadcast down at 11:59 pm, June 30, before the next music licensing and broadcast period which starts for the third quarter of the year July 1, at 12:00 am.
So please donate today to keep giving bass players the global broadcast outlet they deserve, only here at www.bassonthebroadband.com, the world’s first bass station!