61st GRAMMYs LGBT Nominations
Next Sunday night Feb. 10, 2019 8pm ET
Video of nominees
Congratulations to LGBTQ artists!
Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism – Best Urban Contemporary Album
Brandi Carlile – The Joke – Record of the Year
Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You – Album of the Year
Brandi Carlile – The Joke – Song of the Year
Brandi Carlile – Best Americana Album
Brandi Carlile – Best American Roots Song
Brandi Carlile – Best American Roots Performance
St. Vincent – Masseducation – Best Alternative Music Album
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – This Is Me – Best Song Written for Visual Media
Linda Perry – Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Janelle Monaé – Pynk- Best Music Video
Sarah Aarons – The Middle – Song of the Year
SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides – Best Dance / Electronic Album
Teddy Geiger – In My Blood – Song of the Year
Alex Newell – Once On This Island – Best Musical Theater Album
Quest of Life Media & Broadcast
On February 1, 2018, the website and social media pages for Quest of Life Media & Broadcast went LIVE!
What began in October 2016 with the thought “What more can be done for the LGBT Independent Artist Community” had developed into a structure.
On February 17, 2018 QLRadio went LIVE broadcasting music from LGBT Independent Artists. Our own radio station was not in the plan 16 days earlier. We were partnering with an existing source. It became quickly apparent that we needed faster and more control of this marketing tool. Voila’.
Our projected 2019 Operational Budget is $3000. This is essential administrative costs: Licensing, Communications, Etc.
Emerging Artist Grants
We would like to launch our Yearly Emerging Artist Grants program in the Fall 2019. For this we are looking at an additional $3000. The emerging artist grants are awarded to newer or first time release artists. Nothing encourages creativity and pride in accomplishment than holding your own music CD. I know, Christmas 2018 we released a holiday compilation album. This was a long time dream of mine and I still grin when I see it.
Also in 2019 we would like to get our Tour Venue Database up and running. This database will help LGBT artists planning tours to locate venues in their planned areas of travel. These venues will welcome them, support them and help them feel safe in unfamiliar parts.
Start Up Expenses
Near the end of 2018 we were able to eliminate some of our startup debt thanks to you. We still have a little more to go and would like to eliminate that in the first half of 2019.
In our first year we have had visitors to QLRadio and our related websites from over 40 countries (See Image Below). Life for LGBT people in some of these countries is quite volatile. I’m excited by the thought that we might be a beacon of hope.
QLRadio has 4 in house produced programs.
-Not Weird, Queer – LGBT new music program.
-Classical Sunday Nights – Music from the LGBT classical community.
-New Music Minutes – Daily segment with the freshest music in the land.
-Saturday Alive – Foot tapping Head bobbing music to keep your Saturday nights “Alive”.
And 6 syndicated programs.
-HomoRadio New York Capital Region’s LGBT variety show
-This Way Out International LGBT New Radio Magazine
-Washington D.C.’s Inside Out LGBT Radio
-The Randy Report Nevada’s largest LGBTQ blog
-Democracy Now! daily, global, independent news
Our programming schedule can be found HERE.
Your support is as always tax deductible and you can contribute by check, online, PayPal, etc HERE.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LGBT SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN COMMUNITY.
Steve, Brett, Jeremy, Alyson