Bandplanet Highlights of 2012

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2012 – where did you go? Ah, but time flies when you are having fun. And boy, did we have some fun. Time to take a look back at the year that was, and revel in all that we’ve achieved.

Unirock Alternativo 2012, Cali, Colombia

The bellowing roar that echoed over the globe in March 2012 was the mighty Unirock Alternativo rockfest making its presence known to all and sundry. We sent Talento Crudo 2011 winners Chocloneta to Cali, Colombia, in March to rock out with the best of the South American rock and metal scene, and we have it on good authority that it was two days of the best rock music to be found this side of the moon. Bring on Unirock Alternativo 2013!

Talento Crudo, Santiago, Chile, October 2012

We just love supporting up and coming independent artists – it gives us that warm fuzzy feeling inside! Once again we were a key sponsor for Talento Crudo, Chile’s largest rock talent-spotting competition. From a field of over 50 bands, 6-piece prog rock band Aequo won the competition. They’ll be winging their way to Unirock Alternativo 2013 in March of next year courtesy of Bandplanet. Huge congratulations to Aequo, and all of the other bands that participated in Talento Crudo 2012.

Rockaxis

We partnered up with Latin America’s biggest rock magazine, Rockaxis, to spread the Bandplanet word even further and wider than we would have ever thought possible. We love Rockaxis, and Rockaxis loves Bandplanet!

Bandplanet Radio

Under the expert guidance of Bandplanet Radio hosts Pancho Miranda and Jorge Carranza, we trained a spotlight on the best and brightest of Bandplanet bands in Chile, and took over the airwaves for a regular Wednesday night special. Listen to all of the podcasts here.

And then of course, there are all the thousands of new users, artists and bands that joined the Bandplanet community in 2012 – thanks for all your wonderful music, as well as your dedication and your support. We couldn’t do it without you!

Well, so long, 2012 – it was nice knowing you. And hello, 2013! Can’t wait to make your acquaintance.

Have a wonderful festive season, everyone. See you in 2013!

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Bandplanet Radio

Recently we asked the bands and musicians in the Bandplanet community what extra features they’d like to see on Bandplanet, and one of the responses we received was the opportunity to get music out onto the airwaves and into people’s ears. Well, here at Bandplanet we aim to please – your wish is our command! Just look what we’ve cooked up for you now – Bandplanet Radio.

Bandplanet Radio is a weekly radio program based in Chile. Starting from the 8th August, every Wednesday evening from 20–21:00 hosts Pancho Miranda and Jorge Carranza train the spotlight on the best and brightest of Bandplanet Chilean bands in the South American region.

Sounds good, hey? Want to get your music on Bandplanet Radio? Of course you do. Chilean Premium Members* can send their mp3s and a brief bio to Pancho and Jorge here. We can’t wait to hear what great music Pancho and Jorge spin for us. Catch you on Bandplanet Radio soon. And don’t worry, we’ll be rolling out Bandplanet Radio to other parts of the world very soon!

UPDATE: Hear the very first edition of Bandplanet Radio here!

Bandplanet Radio broadcasts each Wednesday evening from 20 – 21:00, on Radio USACH, 94.5 FM/124 AM.

Bandplanet Radio on Twitter/Facebook/email.

* Please note that only Bandplanet bands living in Chile are eligible for consideration. Music selection is at the sole discretion of the Bandplanet Radio hosts, Pancho Miranda and Jorge Carranza.