November 2009


Saturday from Noon til 2pm SLT I’ll be spinning music for the grand opening of LaDonna Upshaw’s grand re-opening of her newer, bigger store on South Sea Isle. LaDonna makes high quality furniture with many poses, colors and forms. I’ll be playing quality rock and pop from the 60s,70s and 80s for your listening / dancing pleasure. See the SLURL below for a landing point.

 

http://slurl.com/secondlife/South%20Sea%20Isle/195/182/27

 

Music stats for October 2009

October showed a lot of gains for KONA Radio in listenership levels. After a deep drop in August we’ve rebounded from 11,000 to over 15,000 Total Listener Hours. Those late summer doldrums are far behind us now and it looks like the numbers will keep up for the foreseeable future. Below are the latest stats from the Shoutcast.com stats page. I’ve included other SL stations for comparison. Not all are represented here as they choose not to be listed, use Icecast, or otherwise I’ve never heard about.

SHOUTCAST TTSL REPORT
Report Date: Sun Nov  1 04:00:01 2009

30 day rolling total, taken from 30 days of data

POS          TTSL                    TUNE-INS          5-MIN-TUNE-INS    STATION
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#2514      15,466               30,848            6,798             KONA Radio – Qlty Music 60s 70s & 80s
#3895       8,014.75          24,251            6,469             IndieSpectrum Radio, Indie originals with artists from Second Life
#5007      5,315.25          12,477            4,086             KTOX – Second LIfe
#8901      1,870.5               5,627             2,010             K-TOX Toxian City Radio Second Life – Industrial and More!
#5520      4,505.25          13,736            3,128            WALICED YOUR RADIO IN SECONDLIFE
#9074      1,800                13,165              3,336             SL Live Radio – Live Music Second Life Previews
#10807    1,285.75          18,270            1,145             DBC Radio TV Join us inside Second Life
#12122     1,036.75 8,171             1,425             PUB Radio – your FIRST Choice in SECOND LIFE music

TOTAL      39294.25
HOURS

I would imagine the stations I could not find would easily total another 10-15,000 hours a month.

Now contrast this to the EVE-ONLINE community which has an active community of 300,000 accounts and a typical concurrency of 40,000 players. EVE-ONLINE is the premiere radio station for the community boasting over 2 dozen DJs and a primary music stream.

EVE-ONLINE community station
#1148      45,763            44,176            14,829            EVE-Radio.com: EVE Radio Jukebox
#3643      8,945.5           12,402            5,946             EVE-Radio.com: Wiggles on EvE-Radio
#5368      4,722.75          7,222             2,586             EVE-Radio.com: Helix
#5381      4,708.5           15,979            5,317             EVE-Radio.com: Miss Emopants
#5597      4,400.75          8,742             2,859             EVE-Radio.com: DJ Anarkros
#6467      3,455.75          4,425             1,847             EVE-Radio.com: Whitey Towers
#6777      3,167.75          6,856             2,382             EVE-Radio.com: EVE-Radio: DJ Moz
#6884      3,059.25          5,782             2,121             EVE-Radio.com: GRN – Eve-Radio LIVE 2
#6928      3,031             8,713             3,062             EVE-Radio.com: WorldEater
#7398      2,681.25          11,237            3,595             EVE-Radio.com: DJ Sam
#7782      2,431.75          6,937             2,342             EVE-Radio.com: DJ LMP zwntana! (live 1)
#8793      1,914.75          4,010             1,433             EVE-Radio.com: eve-radio | Live 2
#8817      1,906.5           3,697             1,318             EVE-Radio.com: DJ WarMaster
#9005      1,823.25          3,538             1,200             EVE-Radio.com: EVE Radio
#9122      1,784.5           9,208             3,055             EVE-Radio.com: DJ Erkenfresh Live on EVE Radio
#9141      1,776.5           3,419             1,216             EVE-Radio.com: DJ Dunewolf
#9184      1,762             3,191             1,114             EVE-Radio.com: EvE Radio LIVE 1:
#9234      1,745.25          3,844             1,184             EVE-Radio.com: The Adragon Technochrist Show
#9599      1,615.25          6,550             1,985             EVE-Radio.com: EVE-Radio.com
#10136     1,453.25          3,372             1,118             EVE-Radio.com: DJ Kraven’s Uplink
#10324     1,395.75          3,757             1,716             EVE-Radio.com: Minerdave-a-saur on Eve-Radio
#10383     1,382             2,626             1,025             EVE-Radio.com: EVE-Radio Live 1: DJ Spuffy
#10426     1,374             3,042             1,014             EVE-Radio.com: Forty-Two
#10863     1,274             0                 0                 EVE-Radio.com: DJ MrNix
#10947     1,249.25          0                 0                 EVE-Radio.com: Eve Radio 2 – DJ Hemlock
#11399     1,155             7,804             2,662             EVE-Radio.com: LamsterBunny
#11763     1,092.5 0                 0                 EVE-Radio.com: JusJ4ck

TOTAL HOURS =   111,071

Perhaps it’s the fact the Eve community is closer knit and pursuing the same goals and interest that allows this one station to do so well in a smaller population than SL? Similar attempts at a Grid wide music service has failed (Phreak, Cyrscomm) as they simply failed to gain traction and could not support themselves. My station gets the majority of it’s listeners from iTunes. While SL’s population is very diverse you’d think the stations here would do much better. I think it’s a matter of exposure or a lack there of. Getting the word out about your station isn’t easy as the media in SL doesn’t reach masses, only select portions of the population. I can’t really complain much as my station does support itself but I’ll take listeners where I can get them 🙂

A whole lotta 5 Islands