TOP 30 OCTOBER 2020

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I’m able to track spins at 14 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.

I tracked 200 releases (LP, EP or Single) for the month of October.  A few were advance singles that I got to share on CP network, or that stations got to share in advance of release dates in July.

Cary Morin and Gasoline Lollipops remain the top 2 album titles for the second month – swapping places at 1 &  2.  All the (D) we see listed come courtesy of Indie 102.3, which stands alone in the number of spins they give their monthly featured artists.  No other station in Colorado even comes close in the number of spins they give #COMusic – though other stations air more unique titles overall.

Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US. Record promoters, agents and artists are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s advanced search function.

TOP 30 TITLES OCTOBER 2020

    • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
    • DATE OF RELEASE = Sept 2019-November 2020
    • (xxx) = SEPTEMBER 2020 position

(2) 1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(1) 2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(13) 3. RODNEY RICE – Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
(D) 4. PARKERCare Not Carry EP (Sep-20)
(-) 5. AUGUSTUSColor Tv and Tall Tales LP (May-20)
(D) 6. GHOST TAPES FIG Pt 1 EP (Sep-20)
(3) 7. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(D) 7. THE MAZLOWSCommunity Locker LP (Aug-20)
(D) 8. PSYCHOLOGIC & KID ASTRONAUTKenopsia EP (Aug-20)
(D) 9. JOSH DILLARDThe Natural World LP (Nov-20)
(-) 10. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
(D) 11. BIG HEARTS CLUBDear, Nick SINGLE (Aug-20)
(18) 11. TYLER T. – Wildflower LP (Jan-20)
(D) 12. LOKANARide or Die SINGLE (Sep-20)
(11) 13. LAST CALL ROMANCE – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (Dec-19)
(8) 13. JON SNODGRASS – Tace LP (Aug-20)
(-) 14. JAMES LEE BAKER100 Summers LP (Aug-20)
(15) 15. VALDEZSaint Munchausen SINGLE (Sep-20)
(-) 15. WOOD BELLYMan on the Radio LP Jan-20
(D) 16. SCHAMA NOELEternal Feels 2 EP (Feb-20)
(4) 17. THE LUMINEERS – III LP (Sep-19)
(D) 18. MARIA LEVITOVA Netflix Original SINGLE (May-20)
(D) 18. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTOver the Edge SINGLE (Aug-20)
(D) 18. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTTrans Am SINGLE (Sep-20)
(D) 19. MARIA LEVITOVSugar Paradise SINGLE (Apr-20)
(16) 20. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Apr-20)
(6) 21. THE WOOD BROTHERS – Kingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)
(-) 22. TROUT STEAK REVIVALThe Light We Bring LP (Feb-20)
(-) 23. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
(-) 23. BOWREGARD Arrows LP (Jul-20)

BOY THIS IS TOUGH – Pls Support

“Between April 1 and July 31, Colorado’s music industry lost 8,327 jobs and $344.6 million in sales revenue, according to a report released this week by Denver Arts & Venues. This represents 51% of total employment in the industry statewide and 24% of its annual sales revenue, wrote Colorado State University researcher Michael Seman.

Denver took the hardest hit, with losses in the metro region estimated at 4,525 jobs and $213.7 million in sales revenue — or more than half of all jobs in the region’s music industry and 25% of its annual sales revenue. The majority of these losses at both the state and regional level are in the “musicians, managers and agents” and “live events” sectors of the industry, the report said.

And this is after only six months.”

This article from The Know/Denver Post hit me particularly hard this morning.  I’m a “old timer” in the Colorado music scene.  I’ve been here since the 70s – doing what I do – music and radio.  In fact, music and radio is all I do and all I’ve done since the late 90s when I closed down my previous family owned/operated business.

RADIO can’t replace what we’ve lost.  Not even close.  However, as a fan one thing we can all do is support locally produced independent non-commercial public/community and college radio stations.  There are over 20 such stations in Colorado today. That’s where most Colorado music is heard today.

Today, the Colorado Playlist​ is broadcast by 12 stations and is heard over 24FM frequencies 58 hours a week in Colorado. AND I NEED YOUR HELP. I borrowed heavily to keep Colorado music on the airwaves, since my prime sources of revenue are now gone. At some point I need to generate revenue to pay back the loans and pay the bills.

I’ve reduced my normal ad-support rates by 50% for COVID affected businesses. Want your business mentioned statewide? Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com for information.

If you’d care to make a donation pls do so via PayPal at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com or at Chrisk-2 on Venmo.

Sincerely and with Love,
Chris “K” Kresge
Founder / President / Producer / Host
Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC
The Colorado Sound

The Summer of No Music: Loss of concerts makes Denver question its cultural identity