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Tuesday
Jul052011

Music with a View

Maybe you come from a part of the world that appreciates the lost art of porch lounging. Maybe you share the sentiment that porches and balconies in many cities have gone the way of urban sprawl and interstate expansion, becoming an endangered species in the era of developments and cookie cutter communities. Or maybe you just love music.

Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines a balcony as “a platform that projects from the wall of a building and is enclosed by a parapet or a railing.” If BALCONYTV.com could rewrite the dictionary, it would read more like, “a platform that projects from the wall of a building from which raw musical talent is projected from.”

Indeed it is a great view from the balconies people call home. Cities all over the world, including Austin, Nashville, Mexico City, Brisbane, and Copenhagen rewrite the definition of musical exposure. Started by struggling Irish filmmaker Stephen O’Regan and his two flat mates, Balcony TV has blossomed into a unique forum for music fans to discover talent of various genres spanning the globe. Getting its start on a four and a half foot by four and a half foot balcony on Dublin’s Dame Street, Balcony TV has seen twenty million viewers and the likes of “Mumford and Sons” and “The Temper Trap” continuously seeking out up and coming musical talent.

 

Step onto your porch and watch people perform on theirs.

 

Balcony TV | Age 5| Sprouting in Ireland. Growing worldwide.  

The original balcony in Dublin got its start hosting a belly dancer from India and a gong master from California. The resulting exposure was an internet sensation.

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    Good music is a very good inspiration and a motivation to go through anything that you are willing to do. I like to hear these kinds of melodies that you have shared in this article.
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