Daytrotter Highlights Famous & Unheard Indie Music
Given the rise of music streaming websites like Spotify and Rhapsody, the assumption is listeners gravitate toward music they've already heard. One website headquartered in Rock Island is looking to change that. Daytrotter brings Indie bands from across the United States and the U.K. to their downtown studio for recordings, typically around five songs.
Uniquely for this day and age - the sessions go to analog tape and are uploaded directly to the Internet. The site gets up to 40,000 hits a day, making Daytrotter a powerful force in indie music. We talk with founder Sean Moeller about how Daytrotter gets well-known acts to stop in Rock Island, and how the website helps market lesser-known bands: