From 1st July 2022 Milano Lounge, the popular Milanese web radio specializing in Chillout / EDM music, has decided to broadcast only Creative Commons songs.
This decision was made by Roberto Bocchetti, DJ and editor of Milano Lounge, to contain costs in the current economic situation.
“The Creative Commons repertoire offers music of the highest quality, suitable for the Milano Lounge format, and the tracks will continue to be selected one by one, to create a unique musical journey.”
Born in 2015, Milano Lounge has established itself as the most listened to independent specialized web radio, with almost 1 million unique listeners in 2021.
By its own choice, the broadcaster has no advertising and is supported only by donations from listeners.
I haven’t been writing for a while on the Blog of Milano Lounge, because the past months have been quite hectic for me.
In January, I worked as Executive Producer for the single “La verita negli occhi” by Italian artist Gupho.
February saw the release of my first single, well, it’s not my first single but it’s the first one where it’s me singing. The title of the song is “Canzone sciocca”, silly song (available on Spotify Canzone sciocca Roberto Bocchetti).
My dear friend Christian Portaro released the videoclip, featuring his Lestophantasy cartoon characters (available on Youtube):
That said, please rest assured that I am still putting my attention to Milano Lounge and – even if I do not say it – I am always adding and/or removing songs from the radio rotation.
Keep listening to Milano Lounge and spread love.
P.S. If you manage to send a donation, thank you even more 🙂
some of you reported problems when trying to listen to Milano Lounge with a Sonos device via Tunein.
The funny thing is that the issue appears randomly on some connections only: for instance, one listener can listen from the office, but not from home.
Sonos informed me that the issue was due to Tunein. Tunein informed me that – from their side – everything seemed to work smoothly and they encountered no issues when checking.
Personally, I believe that this strange behaviour is due to the blocking by Tunein of some IPs in different geographical areas (Geo-Blocking), as Milano Lounge is authorized for Italy only.
This was done because Tunein lost a lawsuit with Warner and Sony, which took the app to London court for copyright violation.
To broadcast worldwide I should buy licenses from every Country of the world where I intend to broadcast…… With the same amount of money, I would rather buy a new flat.
Anyway, there might be some solutions to have Milano Lounge back.
By the way, thank you to all of you who listened to our Milano Lounge playlist on Spotify while unable to listen to the live station. Some of you told me the playlist was nice, but not like the real radio, which makes me very proud and proves my point that some human beings are still better in selecting music than the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) of the computers.
When I say that Milano Lounge comes from my heart, I really mean it, it’s not a slogan! And, I am very proud to have such attentive listeners, caring for the station.
WORKAROUND FOR SONOS + TUNEIN ISSUES
turn off your Sonos device, and unplug it for 1 minute
turn off your WIFI Modem, and unplug it for 1 minute
re-plug your WIFI Modem and turn it on
when you have full Internet connection, re-plug your Sonos and turn it on
with all the chaos of the last few days, I nearly forgot to tell you that my monthly playlist is ready for you to listen on Spotify. It includes all the new entries in our general radio rotation. The songs are not necessarily new, but have never been added before to our radio rotation.