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published on YouTube May 11, 2012

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Internet Radio Pioneer Don Alias Describes "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on May 11, 2012

Don Alias is the owner and founder of 1musicnetwork, an innovative internet radio network that made its worldwide debut Jan. 2, 2012. Alias, a radio leader who elevated the musical careers of Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Cake and many other artists, is the son of an international jazz musician who toured with Miles Davis and other well known artists. From an early age Alias has witnessed first hand the changes in the way people are introduced to music. He is now venturing into the emerging new world of internet radio as the automobile industry prepares to unleash new technology in cars that will make internet radio more widespread starting this fall.

How will internet radio compete with terrestrial radio? A better question eventually might be how will terrestrial radio compete with internet radio? The car has been the key to radio's survival the past decade, despite radio's struggle to pay the bills after buying over-priced stations at inflated prices as a result of the Telecom Act of 1996. The aftermath of this law that turned radio more corporate than ever was a more homogenized sound across the radio dial and a less enthusiastic response from listeners.

But now those disenfranchised listeners will have many more choices for music channels that feature live DJs in their cars. 1musicnetwork's live hosts include personalities from Sacramento radio including Akil, Rex McNeill, Charlee Simons and Autumn Larrick. THe combination of live announcers who pick their own music presents a monumental alternative to corporate radio's automated tightly controlled playlists. Read more about the radio and music history at Playlist Research.

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