Six months ago I came up with Creation Station and envisioned a music facility that would be a 'one stop shop' for musicians. Rehearsal rooms, recording studio, performance venue, plus an art gallery for painters and 'visual artists' to be recognized as well. As a test ground to how well it was to be received, we whipped together a quick logo, launched a web page with very little content, and Westman Internet Radio Entertainment (WIRE) was launched in October. The results were amazing to say the least!
In just a few short months the radio station's library grew with independent artists from around the world, along with a handful of Manitoba based music enthusiasts establishing themselves as on air personalities, and is listened to by hundreds of people every week from people in Canada, the United States, and a few countries overseas. In the last thirty days our website attracted over 500 unique visitors worldwide, and the web team at Brisken Media says the attention has been growing every month since it's launch. Truly impressive.
Today, the WIRE becomes Creation Station Radio (CSR) and is joined with Creation Station Video on this new and improved web page. With a more professional look, we focused on building a blog page, and providing more resources not only for musicians, but for supporters of the independent music scene in general.
The SWAG Shop is aimed towards providing an outlet to artists (musical or visual) to sell their merch/creations to the general public. The Schedule and Events calendar is a tool to assist those who have a special event open to the public they want to share. Radio and Video for musicians that want their song to be heard. And we're not done yet!
In this day and age with lockdowns, limited capacities, not knowing if the show you're going to or performing at will go on... the world as we knew it prior to 2020 is hindsight. We must change and adapt with it.
Will there still be a Creation Station with rehearsal rooms, recording studio, performances, and all the bells and whistles that go along with it? Definitely. But in the meantime, there's no need to rush into building a physical location when physical distancing is still being taught, enforced, and practiced. Meanwhile, the ability to put a worldwide spotlight on a local talent will have to do...
Stay creative folks, and we'll keep building on expanding Creation Station.