About Not Weird, Queer

Not Weird, Queer is a weekly LGBT music focused radio show which airs Sundays 5pm EST/PST on QLRadio. QLRadio is the internet radio station for Quest of Life Media & Broadcast a nonprofit organization that helps LGBT artists produce and market new albums.

Temporary Link to QLRadio

 

QLRadio Listen Now

 

 

Our websites are currently suspended due to lack of funding, we apologize.

Steve

 

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast 2019

 

Advertisements

Critical and Emergency Fundraiser

https://donorbox.org/2019-qolmb-qlradio-operational-fund-campaign

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast is out of funds. Our Website has been suspended due to funds owed, QLRadio will be shut down in the coming week due to lack of funds. Phones/Internet/Mail Service all end in the next 10 days as well. We need approx. $1000 to continue our work. We need your help to continue playing your music and the music of the LGBT community. This is it. Our website is just the first casualty. If you value your music reaching an audience we need your support yesterday. You can make a one-time contribution or a monthly contribution

The Quest of Life Media & Broadcast We need your support TODAY to keep http://QLRadio.org on the air. 

Websites have been suspended due to lack of funds. QLRadio will cease broadcasting at the end of the week due to lack of funds. 

After that we will be forced to shut down QoLMB. 

This may very well be the last week of this organization devoted to supporting independent LGBT singer songwriter musicians.

If you care about our community’s music reaching a wider audience……….. 

Please: https://donorbox.org/2019-qolmb-qlradio-operational-fund-campaign

Update

https://donorbox.org/2019-qolmb-qlradio-operational-fund-campaign

 

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast has been talking about our 1st Anniversary for several days now.

If you are an artist and have passed this onto your fans and followers, thank you. We want to share the LGBT communities’ music with as many ears as we can possibly reach.

We began sharing about this milestone last Wednesday the 30th and in the last 5 days our fundraiser for 2019 operations has brought in a total of…….$10.

Our main Facebook page alone has 394 followers. We have 12+ media sites on about 8 platforms. If our fans shared our mission and fundraising goals and just 2 of their fans/followers/friends contributed $10, we would basically be set to continue broadcasting on QLRadio the rest of the year, get our Tour Venue Database up and running, and provide grants to new and emerging artist looking to put out their first CD.

The ways that we can support LGBT singer/songwriters is limited only by imagination but first we need to pay operational expenses. If everyone who reads this shares it and encourages it to be further shared and we received $10 from just 2 people who saw each share, more and more ears would hear your amazing music.

Check out our 1st Anniversary and 2019 Fundraising Letter

https://thequestoflife.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/its-our-1st-annibirthary/

It talks about what we’ve accomplished in our first year and what we hope to do in the future, a future that can only be provide by you.

Cheers, and thank you for all the encouragement and support. Steve

2019 Regional Pride Events

PrideBooth2019

                                 Booth Design Elements

bandEbanner

                                    Banners and T Shirts

 

The 2019 Pride Season is nearing.

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast is seeking volunteers to represent us at their regional events. We will supply information, merchandise, signage and you can entertain the crowds with your music or juggling skills etc.

Volunteer to help get the word out about Quest of Life, their support of LGBT Singer / Songwriters and QLRadio, a 24 hour internet radio station committed, devoted, and supportive of indie LGBT artists. 

Email: info@questoflife.org to sign up now.

shot

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.

QLRadio
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’.

Nonprofit Operations
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.

Contribute Now

Venue Database
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.

Audience
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.

screen shot 2019-01-30 at 4.14.07 pm

Programming
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. 

Contribute Now

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LGBT SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN COMMUNITY.

Steve, Brett, Jeremy, Alyson

 

https://thequestoflife.wordpress.com/category/episodes/feed/

 

Black History Month and the African-American LGBT Community

 

Tune in to QLRadio Monday thru Friday 9pm ET / 6pm PT as we honor Black History Month with an hour of music from the African-American LGBT community. QLRadio.org #blackhistorymonth

Here are just some of the artists whose music you will hear in February on our special Black History Month segment Monday – Friday 9pm ET/ 6pm PT QLRadio

Aaron-Carl

Ah-mer-ah-su

Ahmond

Angel Haze

Anye

Billie Holiday

Chunky Boii

Crys Matthews

Diijai

Doria Roberts

Doug Locke

Gaye Adegbalola

Jesse Afriyie

Laith Ashley

Ma Rainey

Marck Angel

Me’Shell Ndegeocello

Morgxn

Mykki Blanco

Nedra Johnson  

Neil Totton

Nhojj

Pamela Means

Pegg Starr

Robert Anton

Robin Renee

Ru Paul

Shea Diamond

Sylvester

Todrick Hall

Toshi Reagon

Tracy Chapman

Wayne Dreadski

shot

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.

QLRadio
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’.

Nonprofit Operations
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.

Contribute Now

Venue Database
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.

Audience
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.

screen shot 2019-01-30 at 4.14.07 pm

Programming
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. 

Contribute Now

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LGBT SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN COMMUNITY.

Steve, Brett, Jeremy, Alyson

 

https://thequestoflife.wordpress.com/category/episodes/feed/

 

 

Not Weird, Queer – Playlist February 3, 2019

January sabbatical photos:

Contribute Now

Feb. 3, 2019 Playlist

 

02NotWeirdQueerLogo

Contribute Now

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

Contribute Now

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

shot

Contribute Now

 

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.

QLRadio
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’.

Nonprofit Operations
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.

Contribute Now

Venue Database
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.

Audience
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.

screen shot 2019-01-30 at 4.14.07 pm

Programming
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

Contribute Now

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LGBT SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN COMMUNITY.

Steve, Brett, Jeremy, Alyson

 

https://thequestoflife.wordpress.com/category/episodes/feed/

 

It’s Our 1st AnniBirthary!

Screen Shot 2019-01-30 at 4.11.02 PM.pngshot

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.

QLRadio
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’.

Nonprofit Operations
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.

Venue Database
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.

Audience
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.

screen shot 2019-01-30 at 4.14.07 pm

 

Programming
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

 

https://thequestoflife.wordpress.com/category/episodes/feed/

 

 

 

 

Thank You!!!

When I set out to create an entity that would provide support to the LGBT singer/songwriter/musician community my vision was a lump of clay and I had no idea how to even make the wheel spin.

I reached out to a handful of people for ideas and feedback and through that molded and created Quest of Life Media & Broadcast. QLRadio followed later, I initially had a different forum for marketing your music and quickly realized QoLMB wanted and needed more control.

When we launched I had spent everyday with the organization for over a year, I had it clear in my head. Building the brand in the community would take longer and be more difficult than I ever imagined. There have been a few times in the last 11 and 1/2 months since we launched that I was not sure I had it in me to continue. Last week was one of those and probably the worst one of them all.

Then I reached out and was overwhelmed by the support I received. I asked and the community responded. I’m determined to carry on. QLRadio and Quest of Life will march on through tomorrow and will see our 1 Year Anniversary on February 1st.

Thank you so very much for responding when it was a critical moment, and it is still important.

PS 🙂 February is coming fast and we will need those operating funds again. Currently our proposed budget for 2019 is at bare bones $3000. The sooner we have those funds the faster we can focus on the other ideas we have for supporting LGBT singer/songwriters/musicians. Watch for our 2019 Operational Campaign “COMING SOON”

Oh but please don’t feel you have to wait to support us.

https://donorbox.org/quest-of-life-media-broadcast-qlradio

Sincerely,

Steve

Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast needs your help today. We need your tax deductible contribution today. Our funds are depleted and without your tax-deductible contribution today, our BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC (as well as their Canadian counterparts, SOCAN and Re:Sound, and U.K. counterparts, PPL and PRS for Music) licenses will expire, our internet radio access will expire and our phone service will expire and QLRadio will discontinue broadcasting on Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019. We made huge ground up in November and December and were able to pay off a substantial amount of our start up costs. We need your help today to continue our work beyond Tuesday the 15th, 3 days from now. We hope to be able to continue our mission of assisting the LGBT music community with album production, marketing through QLRadio, and in the future grants and tour planning assistance. We need your support today to be able to move forward and continue to build on the following we have had join us since Feb. 2018. We hope you find value in the work we have been doing and in the assistance our mission lays out, in the future. Please consider a tax deductible donation today of any amount. Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019 QLRadio will cease broadcasting with the communities support today. Cheers and have a wonderful weekend! Steve

https://donorbox.org/quest-of-life-media-broadcast-qlradio