The programming schedule is based on blocks of time with a similar theme, interspersed with live and specialty shows. Each day is curated for a different time zone. All times UTC -07:00.
Radio Brennpunkt is streaming Internet radio playing a mix of unusual music, sound art, live shows, and other fringe programming.
All audio content is either in the public domain or presented with explicit permission from the creator or copyright holder.
Q: Who is Radio Brennpunkt, and if so, how much?
A: We are a non-commercial internet radio station primarily focused on sound art, experimental music, emerging artists, community, and being kind.
Q: What makes you sad?
A: Music and sounds that are released with “all rights reserved”. This makes it harder for us to broadcast these works with “paying the man” who is probably not you, or the artist who made the work.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: Webcasting music and sounds published under some form of Creative Commons licensing that allows non-commerical use of the work. Or if a creator and copyright holder give us explicit permission to use a work without commercial obligations - see next question.
Q: Do you accept submissions?
A: Yes! And we’ll play anything at least once. We are here to support your art for a better world. No pressure. Submit using the Submit form below.
Q: Do you have live DJs?
A: Our specialty shows are often broadcast live and some are pre-recorded. We are always looking for people interested in curating shows. Please contact us.
Q: How do I listen to previous specialty shows?
A: Previous shows are archived at https://www.mixcloud.com/radiobrennpunkt/
Q: How do you handle royalties?
A: Start from the beginning of the FAQ with more focus please.
Q: How do I communicate with Radio Brennpunkt?
A: Please contact us using the Contact form below.
Q: What does “Brennpunkt” mean?
A: It’s “focal point” in German, as we want to direct attention to artists that may be overlooked.
Q: Why is it in German?
A: Why not?
A number of rare and outstanding record labels have donated their catalogs to the station's library. If you would like to join these august ranks, please contact us!
Radio Brennpunkt Non-Exclusive Streaming Rights
Radio Brennpunkt is committed to furthering sound art as an important part of communication and creativity that intersects with key drivers of human growth, cultural understanding, and social development. All works we utilize are intended to reach the maximum number of people possible, which means using works that are granted permission for broadcast/webcast rights expressed through the owner‘s license, or by the copyright holder granting us permission directly.
Please provide all the track information below with link(s) to download the audio files, as well as links to any promotional materials like images, video, etc. Please include your social media handles! For large numbers of submissions, please include links to download any additional indexing such as spreadsheets, etc.
Radio Brennpunkt does not rely on commercials or corporate support. We don't sell email lists or employ any other hidden ways to generate revenue from the platform.
If you enjoy Radio Brennpunkt and would like to support us financially, we thank you! We are all-volunteer but there are recurring expenses associated with web hosting and software services.
Please support us with a recurring Patreon subscription, or a one-time donation the PayPal button below.
Thank you to our Patreon subscribers!
- Andy Marashi
- Brad Muller
- David W Halsell
- Dev Letendre
- Don Linde
- Geof Hawkins
- John Knapp
- Michael Hainsworth
- Peter Leland
If you would like to partner or work with Radio Brennpunkt, or support us materially, please use the contact from below.
Radio Brennpunkt is a project by REALMOREREAL.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.