According to Venom Marketing Group CEO and self pronounced, "Radio Retard" Brian Fairo, "The test launch on the National site was a huge success and honestly I didn't expect such a response! We only have the basic rewards right now, but as the network grows we will be able to offer more and more and even be able to let artists and bands offer their merchandise that they would be giving away! By providing the listeners with this new rewards program we are helping to not only drive listeners to discover new music, but keep them coming back!"
By giving listeners points for doing things like just showing up, liking and sharing with social networks, commenting on articles and more, Our City Radio is now in a position to help local and independent artists even more than before, and all of it is still free! "Never have we charged a band or artist to be on any of our stations, and we never will!," says Brian, "As musicians and music lovers ourselves, it has always been our goal to build a bigger and better way to attract attention, and this program will help us become a powerhouse in the way artists promote themselves!"
The rewards program is just the latest in a series of tools being utilized by Our City Radio that includes a powerful blogging system that integrates with all the social networks, a market for offering swag and merchandise, an event scheduler, and a talent and business profile section. All of these services are free for bands and musicians, and Our City Radio now has 10 genre's in full swing on not only a local level, but nationally as well!
"Our City Radio has big plans in store for the second half of 2012, and the rewards program is the just the beginning in what we hope will be the new norm in how bands promote themselves!" says Mr. Fairo. "Unlike most of the other systems out there that simply offer a playlist format, we have put together a radio station format, just like terrestrial radio, only online! We also offer the opportunity for anyone, from anywhere, to be involved in some way, and the talent we have seen come through in these last 3 years has been nothing short of incredible! We never offer a song for download or infringe upon an artists copyright in any way, we simply allow their craft to be aired on our various stations."
Local business and even national businesses can get in on the action too, the same resources available to bands are also available to them as well a full suite of advertising packages.
You can check out Our City Radio's Reward program and see a full list of local cities at http://national.ourcityradio.com. you can click on Network for the full list of cities, channels for all the genres, and start earning points for visiting!