As you all likely know by now, Stillstream has a new home and is in no jeopardy of closing. Now the work begins! We almost immediately started the process of transferring Stillstream over to the electro-music.com server and have been running since we hit the ground.
As we make this historic transition over the next few weeks, I must request one thing. Please be patient with us as we switch things over, develop our working plan, and generally figure out what we are doing next. We are sailing uncharted waters at this point and we are just taking it day by day, issue by issue right now. Please remember that Stillstream actually was closing, but at a near 11th hour, we came up with a way to preserve the station. Thus, we did not have any plan before, we are somewhat improvising now, and we are doing the best we can to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Submissions for music to Stillstream radio are currently closed as we make the transition. We are literally moving the entire stillstream library and public archive (trust me its large), and adding to it right now is not a good option until we are re-organized on the other side of this move.
The Stillstream you know and love will continue to look and operate in much the same way as it has been. We are not going to “re-invent the wheel” here for the station. However, as with all things in life, there will be some changes to come. Don’t expect these to be dramatic changes, but do expect that things are going to morph a bit as Stillstream and electro-music join forces.
We are getting an abundance of email from all sectors of people related to Stillstream and I want to say thank you to everyone for their concern, interest, and passion for this unique station. Many questions simply cannot be answered presently at this time, and I personally would rather not speculate on things. Please remember that stillstream was essentially a one-man show with Darrell and making executive decisions was relatively easy for him. Stillstream is now a team of people (yes it takes 3 normal humans to equal one Darrell Burgan) and as we refine and define the direction of the station we will be sure to keep everyone posted.
There has also specifically been numerous questions regarding the Stillstream repository of music. At this point, we are examining the legal ramifications of the current operation and weighing out the pros and cons and it’s effects on the new owners. Things may change. Things may not change. That is all I can reasonably say at this time. As soon as we have made a decision, I will be sure to let you know. However, I do want to say that Creative Commons licensed music is the heart of Stillstream radio and will continue to compose a strong core of the station. Again, please be patient with us as we work out these issues.
In the meantime, please continue to enjoy the wonderful programming at Stillstream radio, the terrific live shows, downloads from our public archive, and great conversation in the Stillstream chatroom. Good things to come!
Oh…and one last final note, Wally is doing fine. He is happy about moving to a new home and is excited about making friends with the other bots at electro-music.com.