I enjoyed all the posts I found online from Nicola dated July, 2009. July 2, 2009, Nicola announces she is starting a new classical crossover project. July 15, 2009, the website is: classicalcrossover.wordpress.com. It is going to have a new location at www.classical-crossover.co.uk. July 30, 2009, Classical-Crossover.co.uk is now open! All content has been moved to its proper home which will open this Friday, 7th August, 2009.
One thing that was mentioned was an exclusive Classical Crossover Radio Station over at last fm. Non-stop Classical-Crossover music!
I love the history. It's unfortunate the radio station couldn't have become a reality. Can you actually imagine a radio station that only plays classical crossover? You would think you had died and gone to heaven!
It's quite amazing to see what Nicola and Adam have accomplished.
Yes, the radio does exist. It's on last.fm (where Gary links). It's always been on the front page under the Last.fm button. We have no control over it and sometimes strays from CC so we don't advertise it too widely, but it still plays mostly CC music. I just turned it on and the first artist it played to me was All Angels and then Katherine Jenkins...
I just tested it. It played All Angels, Katherine Jenkins, Gregorian, Vanessa-Mae, Mario Frangoulis, Charlotte Church... then it fell off the wagon a bit by playing 'Hedwig's Theme' from Harry Potter. Some people do consider film scores as crossover but not me... But then it's gone back to Hayley Westenra... XD
Correct me if I'm wrong (seeing as I've never actually used the radio much on last.fm) but does it not pick out artists based on what members of the group are listening plus their similar artists? If so, occasionally it is going to fall off the rails slightly
I believe it mainly uses the tags allocated by the users. It looks at the tags you as a member use most frequently and finds music with the same tags from other users. As Nicola has said, not everybody has a similar opinion of what is or what is not Crossover.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Berthold Auerbach
Sounds good, since I like both CC and movie soundtracks.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. - Mahatma Gandhi