It’s been a very, very long time since we went head on into the Hawaii Music Scene and one of the reasons is it’s taken this long to get someone in Studio who really knows his stuff…Finally we reached out to Braddah Bobby to sit down and talk story about not only his journey to Hawaii, but for him to break down the current state of affairs with the Hawaii Music Scene here on the islands. We have some serious issues that are starting to take form here in paradise.
Bobby Pileggi has sent out his message…”We have a very serious problem going on with Honolulu radio programming that is now affecting the culture and the future of Hawaii’s recording artists. As a music publisher for over hundreds of local songwriters and recording artists each week I receive 30 plus calls from premiere recording artists asking “Why are the Honolulu stations not playing much local music anymore?” Well here are the facts…three years ago the radio stations in Honolulu were playing 75+% of local music from Hawaii based recording artists and 25-% of their programming from out of state artists…Now it 45-% local and 55+% out of state. Furthermore the top stations are playing 2-3 songs from the same artist in their top 40 programming. You ask me why…My opinion is that it’s all about ratings versus not taking care of their own! I went to the State Capitol today on your behalf to appeal for help. I received much support from Senators and Congressman and was told that we have to contact the FCC, the stations sponsors and their GMs. If you want more information please inbox me or call me….If you care about Hawaii’s music and the future of Hawaii’s culture ACT NOW! This problem is not going to go away unless we defend Hawaiian music!”
We also talk a little News and do some shout outs…We wanted to Post Jason’s Blog and Podcast as well for families who want to move to Hawaii with kids and are working to make ends meet in Paradise… http://www.thegoteros.com/
Below is Baba B Performing Bobby Pileggi’s Song “ANOTHER RAINBOW”