Frequently Asked Questions
Can I listen to Radio Creme Brulee outside the US?
Absolutely. You can listen to us outside the US on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Do I need to pay to listen to Radio Creme Brulee?
No. Radio Creme Brulee is a FREE broadcast.
Do you have an app for your broadcast?
We sure do. Find out how to listen to our broadcast on your phone by clicking HERE.
What does Radio Creme Brulee provide that terrestrial broadcast stations do not?
We believe in a musical meritocracy. Sadly, since 1996, there has been a rather rampant phenomenon of “pay for radio play” in the radio industry. This basically means that a large share of newer artists need their record label to pay the big 4 radio companies large sums of money in order for their artist’s song to get played. In addition to this being a highly illegal practice, it undermines the ability of many great artists to get their music out into the world to a larger audience as opposed to a niche audience. Our variety within the pop sphere is large and we feature a LOT of music from Europe. Contrary to popular belief, Adele is NOT the only British solo artist worth listening to from modern music (although she is pretty amazing!). We also play a lot of new material from artists that rose to prominence in yesteryear provided the new material compares to the material that made these artists famous. We do have a quality benchmark. We do NOT play new music by older artists simply because of a sense of loyalty to that artist or band.
With streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, and LastFM, what is my incentive to listen to Radio Creme Brulee?
Fair question. First, we think these music services are awesome and they definitely have their place in the internet music radio world. We here are fans of all three services. That being said, we think algorithmic curation does hit a glass ceiling and occasionally assumes the tastes of listeners to be far narrower than they actually are. As a result, listeners invariably end up discovering more within a certain category but the discovery rarely crossed genre-boundaries. Since these services are predominantly on-demand or unicast, they do not take personal requests or song dedications. We believe that the appeal of traditional broadcast radio lies in its element of surprise for the listeners – and that surprise is created by a human music playlist programmer as opposed to an algorithm.