Does anyone actually listen to radio shows or streams live?
I’m thinking RinseFM, NTS radio, The Lot Radio, etc.
Obviously these are institutions that bring people together and put out great content, but I feel like it is mostly consumed via the recordings. Is anyone actually tuning in live in 2020? Does that part even matter?
And if not, what is the purpose of the “radio station” in 2020? In the past, it was because you had to have a transmitter, gear, expertise, license, etc. Now is it just a mechanism to combine resources, form groups, mandate that artists put out mixes on a regular basis, etc? Pretty interesting phenomenon if so.