January sabbatical photos:
Feb. 3, 2019 Playlist
Alive – Rachael Sage – Myopia
Carey – David Johnson / Fake Zappa – In Search of Love and Music
Walk On By – Ryan Amador – The American
Home (feat. WALK THE MOON) – Morgxn – Vital : Blue (S t r i p p e d)
I’m Going Home – Norine Braun – Through Train Windows
LGBT Freestyle – Charmer Bay
Wings – Marck Angel – Seraphim
Building A Wall – Pet Shop Boys – Yes
Daughter – Ryan Cassata
Specimen – The Barbarellatones – Fanny Pack
Halcyon Daze (Rock Radio Edit) – The Random Hubiak Band – Ce N’est Pas un Album: Hoards of Slaughter Sheep
Normal (mp3) – This Human Condition – Normal People Are Crazy EP
Six Queer Kids – Mike Rickard – Uncomfortable Space
Rocket Bomb – Lovelife After Party (EP)
Shrill – Lil Kava
Dancing in the Palm of Your Hand – Rachel Rose
The Ever Modest Stone Thrower – Screed
Put on Your Stars – Namoli Brennet
The Simple Life – Lust – Wayne Dreadski
Crave – Mishti
Rastaman – Sean Achilleos
Better Off – My Crooked Teeth
Salvation – The Strumbellas – Rattlesnake
Lessons from Home Plate – Tret Fure – Roses in November
Gateway – Eli Shane
Step Back – Victor Frankenstein
You’re Mine Because I Love You (Madison Montgomery Cover) – Logan Lynn – My Movie Star
Silent Treatment – DiiJai
Fly Out To Alaska – Bears In Trees
Cusp – Jeremy James and the Villianeers
Anyone (Remix) – Devin Tait
One-Breasted President – JEN/ed – Exposed
Please Support QoLMB & QLRadio
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