BreakThru Radio Exposes More than 300 New Bands to International Audience

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Internet radio station lauded as key to success by independent artists.

We usually play medium sized venues but with BTR we have an audience that would fill the Rose Bowl ten times over.

Most judge a band not only by the quality of music they produce, but by the size of their fan base as well. In the past, artists such as the Dave Matthews Band have had to play in bars and clubs for years to develop a solid fan base. The road to being “discovered” was a long one for bands as they played in front of only 30 or 40 people a night. That all changed with the launch of BreakThru Radio (BTR) last summer. Today more than 300 artists have been showcased and now have their music heard by more than 2.5 million listeners a week.

Featured artists played on BTR have not only gained a larger fan base, but have also grown in stature. After being played on BTR, Bedouin Sound Clash were tapped as the opening act for Ben Harper. The Giraffes are the supporting act for The Eagles of Death Metal on their spring tour. “We owe a lot to BTR,” said Dan Lastick, lead singer of The Saps. “We usually play medium sized venues but with BTR we have an audience that would fill the Rose Bowl ten times over.”

In response to rapidly growing audience, BTR will be launching its new website next month. Among many other new features, the new site will include the BTR music store. Listeners will have the ability to download their favorite artist's songs for $.99 and continue to support independent music.

BTR broadcasts 24 hours a day on http://www.breakthruradio.com or http://www.NYTrack.com, New York's only website dedicated to the tri-state high school track community, reaching over 5 million high school students. Artists can submit their original works by logging on to http://www.breakthruradio.com and selecting the “Contact Us” page. For additional information about BreakThru Radio please contact John Krisiukenas at: krisiukenas @ aim.com or 917-609-4844.

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