Playing Music That Matters... RTDS.ca is a licensed SOCAN, ASCAP, BMI, SESEC and SoundExchange network.

Announcement: We’re Licensed! Here’s why…

Music licensing is important…it confirms, financially, the rights owned by creators and copyright holders to do what they wish with music and be compensated thusly. We at RTDS are completely in favour of paying creators and owners for the use of their works, as we are a music discovery service at our core, playing works that people need to hear.

We are licensed to SOCAN’s Tariff 22f and Re:Sound’s Tariff 8, which ensure our usage of copyrighted material compensates these rights holders WORLDWIDE, as both of these agencies have reciprocal agreements with partner agencies across the globe.

Pirate radio has come a long way…we may view ourselves as radio pirates in one sense, but morally we do the right thing, and so should ALL music services!

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Announcement: Weeeeeeeeeeeeee’re BACK!

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Whew, what did we miss?!  It’s been a quiet 15 months since we signed off the air, hasn’t it?

We found this AMAZING online radio platform based out of France called Radionomy that is LEGAL, does all our logging for us, collects ALL royalties and distributes them for us to ensure creators and copyright holders GET PAID, and perhaps with a few ads inserted per hour we can make a small stipend…enough to make it worthwhile bringing you ‘music without boundaries’…worth it?  We think so…

We’re in ‘test mode’ at the moment, bringing you some fantastic mixed music heard NOWHERE else.  We’re presently lining up hosts and shows to come back in a big way in the upcoming months, so stay tuned for more great news.

In the meantime, check out our player below to grab an earful of the best deep tracks, past hits and indid music from around the world…

Announcement: Canadian Music Week (CMW), April 18 – 23, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Music, Film, Comedy they have it all, so get registered!

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April 18 – 23 2017, Canadian Music Week is happening again at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W. Toronto.

Whether you are a music fan, a music label, a media conglomerate or an artist, this is the place to be to make solid connections and advance your career!  Here are the details for all 3 festivals:

Music – http://cmw.net/music/

Film – http://cmw.net/film/

Comedy – http://cmw.net/comedy/

As well, the Conferences portion of the week is filled with amazing speakers, can’t miss information and plenty of opportunities to network with industry heavyweights!

Digital Media Summit
Radio
Music

And don’t miss the Mentor’s Cafe, where you can book time one-on-one with producers, songwriters, labels, media, etc.  The Tradeshow is the place to find CD manufacturing/music placement, swag, books, gear, and more!

AppStay up to date with the CMW app, available in the Apple Store and Google Play:

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Announcement: Blog – #Vinyl Revenue Higher Than Online Streaming

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In my latest ‪#‎blog‬ post, I look at the ‪#‎vinyl‬ resurgence and why artists, even indie artists, really should think about adding vinyl to their product release strategy. And we talk hard numbers, not fanciful thinking…vinyl is growing faster than THREE streaming services COMBINED, so perhaps it’s time to get some vinyl pressed!

So, who honestly saw THIS coming?  That in 2015 artists would see MORE revenue from vinyl sales than the combined income from THREE major streaming portals?  Whaaaaat year is it again, and what does it mean for artists?

What it means is that you *should* diversify your media delivery to include vinyl records.  Why?  For more reasons than you might know.

What market other than vinyl can you say is growing so rapidly in the music industry?  With purchases of Vinyl up 52 percent from this time last year, no other format is growing at such a rapid rate.  So, it’s becoming harder and harder to ignore that vinyl, for the time being and foreseeable future, should factor into your product release strategy.  From the article:

“In a pop-culture world dominated by streaming and pick-and-choose musical singles, it is interesting to see long form records making such a strong comeback, pointing to what some might consider to be a larger cultural shift.

The modern music consumer, when purchasing physical music, seems to prefer the larger images, exclusive content, and often free digital downloads that come with a vinyl buy. More and more bands are printing special singles, colored vinyl, and other cool content for analog fans.”

 

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Sticky: RTDS.ca Playlist Mar 13, 2017

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Hey there, until we get back on the air, we’re going to share our unique taste on Spotify, to the world!  Join us for 10 or 11 tracks each week that are rarely heard or under-appreciated these days 🙂  If you don’t use Spotify, check out the SoundsGood playlist above that plays nice with ALL streaming services!

You can find the playlist both here and on our Facebook page at FB.com/RTDS.ca

And PLEASE, if you like or LOVE the music, please head to the artists’ sites and BUY their music.  This playlist is intended to showcase some music flying a bit under the radar, so show the artists some LOVE! <3

Here’s this week’s online playlist:

  • 1
    Sweet Child O’ Mine – Rick Rubin New Mix
    Sheryl Crow
    03:51
  • 2
    Waiting For The Rain
    Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
    06:17
  • 3
    Payin’ The Cost To Be Boss
    Pat Benatar
    03:15
  • 4
    Visa-Vis
    Ben Mink
    05:38
  • 5
    Captured By The Moment
    Steve Perry
    03:48
  • 6
    I’m Not That Man Anymore
    Survivor
    04:46
  • 7
    Bridge of Sighs – 2007 Remaster
    Robin Trower
    05:01
  • 8
    Painted Desert
    Pat Benatar
    05:26
  • 9
    She
    Elvis Costello
    03:07
  • 10
    Heart Full of Soul
    The Yardbirds
    02:27
  • 11
    Ghosts
    Dan Fogelberg
    07:12

RTDS.ca Playlist Mar 6, 2017

The Vinyl Vault Logo

Hey there, until we get back on the air, we’re going to share our unique taste on Spotify, to the world!  Join us for 10 or 11 tracks each week that are rarely heard or under-appreciated these days 🙂  If you don’t use Spotify, check out the SoundsGood playlist above that plays nice with ALL streaming services!

You can find the playlist both here and on our Facebook page at FB.com/RTDS.ca

And PLEASE, if you like or LOVE the music, please head to the artists’ sites and BUY their music.  This playlist is intended to showcase some music flying a bit under the radar, so show the artists some LOVE! <3

Here’s this week’s online playlist:

  • 1
    East of the Sun, West of the Moon – Deluxe Rock Candy Records
    Wireless, Geddy Lee
    04:17
  • 2
    I’ll Do It
    Pat Benatar
    04:10
  • 3
    When I Dream
    Crystal Gayle
    03:24
  • 4
    Now and Then
    Kenny Loggins
    03:56
  • 5
    Lost In The Sun
    Dan Fogelberg
    03:56
  • 6
    Always Away
    Church of Trees
    05:30
  • 7
    Peacock Tail
    Boards of Canada
    05:24
  • 8
    Rickover’s Dream
    Michael Hedges
    04:24
  • 9
    The Runner – Orchestra Sessions
    Ian Thomas
    04:41
  • 10
    The Cisco Kid
    War
    03:47
  • 11
    Babylon
    Aphrodite’s Child
    02:50
  • 12
    You and I
    Greg Godovitz
    03:34

RTDS.ca Playlist Feb 27, 2017

The Vinyl Vault Logo

Hey there, until we get back on the air, we’re going to share our unique taste on Spotify, to the world!  Join us for 10 or 11 tracks each week that are rarely heard or under-appreciated these days 🙂  If you don’t use Spotify, check out the SoundsGood playlist above that plays nice with ALL streaming services!

You can find the playlist both here and on our Facebook page at FB.com/RTDS.ca

And PLEASE, if you like or LOVE the music, please head to the artists’ sites and BUY their music.  This playlist is intended to showcase some music flying a bit under the radar, so show the artists some LOVE! <3

Here’s this week’s online playlist:

  • 1
    Free Your Mind
    En Vogue
    04:53
  • 2
    Buffalo Stance
    Neneh Cherry
    04:05
  • 3
    Wish You Were Here
    Wyclef Jean
    04:06
  • 4
    911
    Wyclef Jean, Mary J. Blige
    04:19
  • 5
    In A Sentimental Mood
    Steps Ahead
    03:35
  • 6
    Love Is Like Oxygen – Alternate Version
    Sweet
    06:19
  • 7
    Smiles And Smiles To Go
    Larry Carlton
    05:47
  • 8
    Nobody at All
    FM
    04:09
  • 9
    Getting In Tune
    The Who
    04:50
  • 10
    Spiderman Theme
    The Sound of Monday
    01:51
  • 11
    Welcome To Moe’s
    The Simpsons
    01:16

RTDS.ca Playlist Feb 20, 2017

The Vinyl Vault Logo

Hey there, until we get back on the air, we’re going to share our unique taste on Spotify, to the world!  Join us for 10 or 11 tracks each week that are rarely heard or under-appreciated these days 🙂  If you don’t use Spotify, check out the SoundsGood playlist above that plays nice with ALL streaming services!

You can find the playlist both here and on our Facebook page at FB.com/RTDS.ca

And PLEASE, if you like or LOVE the music, please head to the artists’ sites and BUY their music.  This playlist is intended to showcase some music flying a bit under the radar, so show the artists some LOVE! <3
On this week’s playlist:

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; U2; Jon & Vangelis; Roger Waters; Ambre McLean; Tony Banks; Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap; Alice Cooper; Black Sabbath; Blue Oyster Cult; Supertramp; Chris Squire; Strange Advance and closing this playlist with the immortal Monty Python!

RTDS.ca Playlist Feb 13, 2017

The Vinyl Vault Logo

Hey there, until we get back on the air, we’re going to share our unique taste on Spotify, to the world!  Join us for 10 or 11 tracks each week that are rarely heard or under-appreciated these days 🙂  If you don’t use Spotify, check out the SoundsGood playlist above that plays nice with ALL streaming services!

You can find the playlist both here and on our Facebook page at FB.com/RTDS.ca

And PLEASE, if you like or LOVE the music, please head to the artists’ sites and BUY their music.  This playlist is intended to showcase some music flying a bit under the radar, so show the artists some LOVE! <3

  • 1
    The World Is Not Enough
    Garbage
    03:57
  • 2
    Tomorrow Never Dies – Full Length Version
    Sheryl Crow
    04:50
  • 3
    Minstrel Boy
    The Guess Who
    03:18
  • 4
    If I Sing You A Love Song
    Bonnie Tyler
    04:44
  • 5
    Nothing It Can
    Helios
    04:47
  • 6
    Going Mobile
    The Who
    03:43
  • 7
    Catherine Howard
    Rick Wakeman
    06:37
  • 8
    The Heart of It
    David Knopfler
    02:57
  • 9
    The Search Is Over
    Survivor
    04:14
  • 10
    I’ll Stand By You
    Pretenders, Bob Clearmountain
    04:00
  • Your Love
    The Outfield
    03:41

RTDS.ca playlist for Feb 6, 2017…

The Vinyl Vault Logo

Hey there, until we get back on the air, we’re going to share our unique taste on Spotify, to the world!  Join us for 10 or 11 tracks each week that are rarely heard or under-appreciated these days 🙂  If you don’t use Spotify, check out the SoundsGood playlist that plays nice with ALL streaming services!

 

Here’s our first playlist, we’d love your comments and reactions, both here and on our Facebook page at FB.com/RTDS.ca

 

8P ET/PT FRIDAY 10A ET/PT SUNDAY THE VINYL VAULT ON AIR! VINYL, CLASSICS, RARITIES & MORE ON CKAV!

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8P ET/PT FRIDAY, 10A ET/PT SUNDAY, THE VINYL VAULT ON AIR! VINYL, CLASSICS, RARITIES AND MORE ON CKAV!

Yep, The Vinyl Vault is back from hiatus!  The show will be produced at the RTDS studios but now air twice weekly on two very fine FM stations, in Toronto and Vancouver.  CKAV FM air in Toronto at 106.5 and in Vancouver at 106.3, Fridays at 8p local time, with a repeat at 10a Sunday.

The world needs more radio shows about vinyl, or at least we think so. It’s like a 1 hour vacation from reality!

On The Vinyl Vault, Todd Miller (Don River) plays songs from vinyl from the vinyl era, as well as newer tracks that bump up along them nicely. We play hits, B sides, one hit wonders, rarities and lost classics, interviews and perhaps some stuff we should *never* play again ?

Join us for an hour weekly of great music and interviews with music stars of yesterday and today.

If you’d like to make a request there are two ways to do that:

  • email ==> feedback AT radiothatdoesntsuck.com, OR
  • 1-866-269-6155 Ext. 4 for our voicemail line.

Digging deep into our vinyl library, and those of our friends, you can expect to hear songs heard very few other places, as well as enough familiar stuff to keep you tuned in ?

If you’d like to sponsor or advertise on The Vinyl Vault, drop us a line for our rate card…you can’t beat it!

Tags: #vinyl, #thevinylvault, #DonRiver, #ToddMiller, #CKAV, #rarities, #Bsides, #classics, #onehitwonders

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