Welcome to 440Music Entertainment Co
Celebrating 25 Years of Broadcasting Indie Music

**Celebrating 25 Years of Indie Music Broadcasting:**

Welcome to 440Music Entertainment Co, the ultimate destination for everything related to the music industry. Whether you're an indie music lover, a musician looking to grow, or someone seeking a career in music, 440Music has something for you. As the most complete music industry website, we offer an extensive range of services and resources designed to meet the diverse needs of our community. From discovering the best indie music to accessing training, shopping at our music store, exploring job opportunities, and tuning in to our indie music radio, 440Music is your one-stop shop for all things music.

Who is 440Music?

My name is Tommy "TBones" Cramer, and my life's journey is a testament to the power of music, technology, and resilience. It all began with a spark ignited by The Ed Sullivan Show featuring the iconic 60s rock band, The Dave Clark 5. Despite financial constraints limiting my formal music education, my passion for music only grew stronger. At thirteen, I inherited my older sister's guitar, a damaged but cherished Harmony, igniting my fascination with instrument repair and craftsmanship.

High school opened doors to live performance, thanks to my friend Joel Byers, starting with impromptu hallway jams and high school parties evolving into gigs at Open Stages around Milwaukee, WI. College brought me to Milton College, where I hosted a radio show on WVMC, blending my love for music with broadcasting. While my dreams of a career in radio faltered, I discovered my knack for sales. Chicago beckoned with an opportunity at Gibson Guitar Corp's Accessory Division, but a sudden dismissal led me back to the drawing board. Eventually, I found success in sales at Career Concepts USA, Inc., a job fair company servicing the Fortune 500 and in 1992 I became a partner and Vice President and managed the computer network.

Despite my success, I felt unfulfilled creatively and in 98 sold my shares and went looking for a job in the computer world. An opportunity arose to launch my own website design business and to showcase my talents, 440Music was created, a platform I created to introduce and share indie music with the world. Combining my skills and knowledge in computer networking, website design and my passion for music with the new technology, Online Broadcasting, Dave and I curated a weekly radio show broadcasted over the Internet. The format was good recordings of Indie Music received from around the world. From 98 to 2007 we witnessed a growing popularity with Indie Music which grew from 9% to 22%, a 13 points rise which is when the big corporate money started to dominate.

Despite financial setbacks, I persevered and transitioned in to a new career as an over the road truck driver managing 440Music on the road. However, life threw another curveball with a medical issue sidelining me for two years in 2016 and in 2019 I was finally able to retire although not by choice.

Today, living on fixed income, I continue to champion for unsigned and indie music with 15 radio stations dedicated to Indie music. Despite the financial challenges, I remain steadfast in my commitment to broadcasting Indie Music and the artists who create it.

**Celebrating 25 Years of Indie Music Broadcasting:**

For a quarter of a century, 440Music has been at the forefront of the indie music scene, championing independent artists and providing them with a platform to share their music with the world. As the first and oldest online radio dedicated to indie music, we have a rich history of supporting and promoting the incredible creativity and diversity within the independent music community. Over the past 25 years, we have built a reputation for discovering and showcasing the best in indie music, and we are proud to continue this legacy today.

**Discover Indie Music:**

At 440Music, we pride ourselves on being a premier platform for indie music. Our extensive library features a wide variety of genres, showcasing the talents of independent artists from around the world. Whether you're into rock, pop, hip-hop, folk, or electronic music, you're sure to find something that resonates with you. Our user-friendly interface makes it easy to explore new artists, listen to their tracks, and discover your next favorite band. By providing a platform for indie artists, we aim to support and promote the incredible creativity and diversity within the independent music scene.

**Comprehensive Training Programs:**

Education is a cornerstone of 440Music Entertainment Co. We offer a range of training programs designed to help musicians, producers, and industry professionals hone their skills and advance their careers. Our training modules cover a variety of topics, including music production, songwriting, marketing, and business management. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced professional seeking to refine your craft, our courses are tailored to meet your needs. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, ensuring that you receive top-notch education and guidance.

**Music Store:**

Our music store is a haven for musicians and music enthusiasts alike. We offer a wide selection of musical instruments, equipment, and accessories from leading brands. Whether you're looking for a new guitar, a high-quality microphone, or the latest software for music production, you'll find it at 440Music. Our store is designed to cater to musicians of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. We understand that having the right gear can make all the difference, which is why we strive to provide the best products at competitive prices. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to offer advice and help you find exactly what you need.

**Job Board:**

At 440Music, we understand that finding the right job in the music industry can be challenging. That's why we've created a dedicated job board to connect job seekers with employers looking for talent. Our job board features a wide range of opportunities, from internships and entry-level positions to senior roles in various sectors of the music industry. Whether you're looking for a job in artist management, marketing, production, or live events, our job board has something for everyone. We carefully curate the listings to ensure that they are relevant and up-to-date, helping you to find the perfect match for your skills and career aspirations. Additionally, we provide resources and tips for job seekers, including resume writing, interview preparation, and networking strategies, to help you stand out in the competitive music industry job market.

**Indie Music Radio:**

One of the standout features of 440Music Entertainment Co is our indie music radio. For 25 years, we have been the first and oldest online radio dedicated to independent music. Our radio station features a diverse playlist that highlights the best in indie music from around the globe. Tune in to discover new artists, enjoy exclusive interviews, and stay updated with the latest trends in indie music. Our radio station not only provides a platform for indie artists to reach a wider audience but also offers listeners a unique and immersive musical experience. Whether you're at home, in the car, or on the go, 440Music Radio is your go-to source for fresh and innovative indie music.

**Community and Support:**

At 440Music, we believe in the power of community. Our platform is designed to foster connections and collaborations among artists, industry professionals, and music lovers. Join our vibrant community to share your music, get feedback, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for music. We offer forums, discussion groups, and networking events to help you build meaningful relationships and grow your network. Additionally, our support team is always available to assist you with any questions or concerns, ensuring that you have a smooth and enjoyable experience on our platform.

**Why Choose 440Music Entertainment Co:**

  • **Comprehensive Resources:**
    From discovering new music to finding a job, 440Music offers a wide range of resources and services to meet all your music industry needs.
  • **Support for Indie Artists:**
    We are dedicated to supporting and promoting independent artists, providing them with the tools and platform they need to succeed.
  • **Expert Guidance:**
    Our training programs and resources are designed by industry experts to help you develop your skills and advance your career.
  • **Diverse Offerings:**
    Whether you're a musician, a music lover, or a professional in the industry, our diverse offerings cater to all aspects of the music world.
  • **Community Focus:**
    Join a supportive and engaged community of music enthusiasts and professionals who are passionate about the indie music scene.

**Join Us Today:**

Ready to dive into the world of music with 440Music Entertainment Co? Explore our extensive library of indie music, enroll in our training programs, shop at our music store, browse our job board, and tune in to our indie music radio. Join us today and become a part of the most complete music industry website. Together, let's celebrate the creativity, passion, and diversity of the music world.