BreakThru Radio Airing Rough Trade Records Showcase

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BreakThru Radio (BTR), the Internet's source for the World's Best Independent Music, announced today that it will air a brand new specialty show from DJ Annie, showcasing the indie label Rough Trade Records. This exciting new show will feature a stacked playlist with many of the talented artists found on the label. The "Rough Trade Records Showcase" is the latest installment in the station's impressive series of record label specialty shows.

Rough Trade Records

I love featuring label showcases from around the world

BreakThru Radio (BTR), the Internet's source for the World's Best Independent Music, announced today that it will air a brand new specialty show from DJ Annie, showcasing the indie label Rough Trade Records. This exciting new show will feature a stacked playlist with many of the talented artists found on the label. The "Rough Trade Records Showcase" is the latest installment in the station's impressive series of record label specialty shows.

Rough Trade Records was set up as a part of the Rough Trade Shop in 1978 by Geoff Travis in West London, England. It became independent from the shop in 1982 before going bankrupt in 1991. It was relaunched in 2000 solely as an independent record label, specializing primarily in alternative rock. Artists such as The Smiths, Babyshambles, and Jarvis Cocker call Rough Trade their home.

"I love featuring label showcases from around the world," says DJ Annie, whose playlist will include songs from artists such as the 1990s, Jeffrey Lewis, Miracle Fortress, and the Dirty Projectors. "One of my all-time favorite bands, The Smiths, released records on Rough Trade back in the day. Their new artists are some of the most talented I've seen lately. I hope this showcase will inspire listeners to get out there and buy their records or catch them live!"

The "Rough Trade Showcase" is available in the station's archive and program guide, along with all of BTR's previous record label showcases and other specialty programs. Listeners can tune in to hear DJ Annie's picks from the Rough Trade Records roster by visiting http://www.breakthruradio.com.

About BreakThru Radio:
BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the Internet's source for the World's Best Independent Music, where expert DJs expose the rich underground of sound not found on commercial radio. Whether it's death metal, dancehall, hip-hop, indie rock, roots country, reggae, electronica, acid jazz, ambient beats, dub, two-step or folk, whatever genre you can imagine, BTR has it well-stocked, and with no expiration date.

In a world where independent music is becoming infinitely more accessible, the need for informed sources to filter out the best of it has become a necessity. Music fans across the globe are beyond frustrated with commercial radio, and often feel victimized by it.

Until now.

"Music for music lovers," is BTR's motto, and one that its DJ's take very seriously.

BTR offers its listeners unlimited access to underground music, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with a daily audience that includes more than two dozen countries. With its unique on-demand musical programming and focus on the best in new, independent music, it's no surprise the site has over 800,000 listeners daily.

2007 has seen the addition of independent video coverage to BTR, as well as top-notch editorial content and an intuitive global show calendar. In fact, you could say that BTR has taken everything a music fan could ever need or want, and put it all into one cohesive website, completely free of charge.

Unlike other radio stations, BTR offers on-demand programming; a first in internet radio. Listeners can cater to their specific musical preferences, and at the same time discover the best independent and unsigned artists from across the world.

Using the cutting edge technology of UpSNAP, BreakThru Radio makes all of its shows more accessible to an on-the-go market of students and young professionals, via exclusive access to its on-demand programming through the medium of mobile phones. BreakThru Radio services are available through virtually all of the major carrier networks in the U.S., including Nextel/Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Alltel, AT&T and T-Mobile.

BTR can be heard on http://www.breakthruradio.com and http://www.NYTrack.com , New York's only website dedicated to the tri-state high school track community.

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