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About

MODULAR-STATION

Is an Internet radio & web portal dedicated to electronic music made with modular synthesis, test equipment & experimental instruments: electro-acoustic, experimental, techno, concrete, noise, ambient… Variety and quality being of the utmost importance. Its mission is to air and promote those genres among our community and to offer an alley to discover/explore modular artists and music from all over the world. This English-speaking Radio provides a permanently rotating non-downloadable Main Radio Stream, daily and weekly thematic audio shows and chronicles, feature articles written by editorial writers… and many more ressources in the future with the help of the community.


TEAM

Serge Tcherepnin
Spiritual Sponsor and Godfather of the Radio
Yan Proefrock (PRFRK)
Founder / administration & artistic direction
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Laurent Houdard
Website development & technical architecture support
https://laurent.houdard.net/
Philippe Petit
Philippe is in charge of the Leftfield “Experimental” side of the catalog development and programming + adding spices to our “Early Electronics” and “Buchla” hours”
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Clément Variéras
Clément is joining as editorialist and will prepare a bimonthly substantive article about music theory and practice in relation with modular synthesis. He will also help to manage the news section each week.
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Max Maleo
Max takes the lead on the visual art direction, preparing graphical materials and animations to communicate on social médias
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THE MAIN RADIO STREAM
A main radio stream in permanent rotation made of a selection of short works (around 15 minutes max) of all genres. Our aim is to be offering a varied flow, with “rapid” rotation to approach the listening habits of “traditional radio listeners » in hope to introduce this music to an audience larger than that of our acquired community.

THEMATIC HOURS
The main radio stream (MRS) rotation will be interspersed with more “cutting-edge” thematic daily programs, for instance dealing with systems (BUCHLA, SERGE, EURORACK …) genre (TECHNO, AMBIENT, EXPERIMENTAL…) These thematic programs will be the alley where one would meet some more experimental musical forms.

CONTENT PARTNER SHOWS
MODULAR-STATION is developing partnerships with labels and other web platforms to create a quality catalog, help with thematic programming and add editorial content to the website. Our goal is not to duplicate their content, but on the contrary to promote and provide additional visibility. (more on the SHOWS tab)

RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
We are very concerned with royalties being due to each composer and thus Modular Radio is declaring and paying fees for every track broadcasted. We are paying the SACEM, the French collective rights management organization in charge of transferring the money to local organizations you’d have chose to work with. A detailed monthly overview of all broadcasted tracks is automatically generated and send by mail to the SACEM. We also give access to each broadcasted artist to her/his individual overviews in hope to help with the follow up.

Modular-Station artists can access anytime the Backend Personal History tool.

All the artists with an artist page on the website and who have given us an email address will be able to connect to their personal history tool by first resetting the password and creating a new one. They will be able to download spreadsheets for 1 month to 1 Year History to help them manage their royalties. When you reset a the password if you are on Gmail, you will find the mail with all informations in the “Promotions” category of the Mailing box.

EDITORIAL LINE & ARTISTIC DIRECTION
“I try to be open minded and to represent a wide part of the modular music genres, but clearly my selection is subjective and is globally aligned with my personal taste. When i select an artist for the radio, i rarely take every track and every album, but i  always try to make a drastic and “relevant” selection for my editorial line. It’s a hard job sometimes, but these are just artistic and subjective selection criteria, never value judgements.  I like to take advice from my fellow team and modular friends when i think i need to, but in fact i just make choices and i take responsibility for them.” PRFRK

HOW TO APPLY TO MODULAR-STATION
Analog or digital modular sonic possibilities are an essential part of your compositional process and you would be interested to be broadcasted on the radio? You can fill out this form and our selection committee will be happy to listen to your music. You can also wright us at apply@modular-station.com. We are a bit overwhelmed with information to treat at the moment with the launch, so it can take us some time to process all the applications. Thank you for your understanding. Note that everyone will receive a response by email.