- Beautiful-Instrumentals Group
This is a group intended primarily for professionals, but open to anyone who appreciates instrumental and library music or just plain "Beautiful-Music" that used to be prevalent on radio and recordings but has for the most part disappeared.
The following topics are acceptable, welcomed, and encouraged:-
All discussions about Beautiful-Instrumentals, library music, titles, composers, arrangers, recordings, sessions, people involved and all related areas including broadcast stations where B-I music appeared, when it disappeared and the people who prepared and distributed it.
- Beautiful Instrumentals and Vocals Group
Celebrating and preserving the music you love. The easy instrumentals and vocals. Music that is often referred to as BeautifulMusic, EasyListening Music, MoodMusic, LoungeMusic, ElevatorMusic. The music that was number one on FM radio for over 30 years! The orchestras, arrangers, composers and singers are all are celebrated here. We've helped many find more of the rare music that you love and we can help you too. Percy Faith, The Johnny Mann Singers, Bert Kaempfert, Andre Kostelanetz, Caravelli, Nick Ingman, Frank Chacksfield, Paul Mauriat, James Last, Dick Bakker, Ray Conniff, John Fox, Stu Phillips, Geoff Love, Peter Appleyard, Franck Pourcel, John Gregory, Mantovani, Henry Mancini, Hugo Winterhalter, Johnny Pearson, Burt Bacharach, Roger Williams, Ferrante and Teicher, and many more. We even touch on some smooth jazz, classical and big band, as well as Christmas music. FM/AM radio stations, satellite services, internet radio stations, CDs, MP3s, LPs, The announcers, the jingles, the call letters. The BeautifulMusic, EasyListening, BeautifulInstrumentals formats are celebrated here. Custom music, Muzak, Production music, Library music and background music is also discussed here. The instrumentals and the easy listening vocals. This is the original international music appreciation group everyone talks about. A fun, cordial and respectful group. The most active on the internet celebrating easy/beautiful music.
- Beautiful Music Preservation and Advancement (BMPA)
A group designed to share and advance the Beautiful Music/EZ listening format. Goals are, but not limited to:
-Proposing and discussing ideas to increase awareness of the Beautiful Music format, so that it may be carried forward and enjoyed by generations to come.
The group is designed primarily for online beautiful music broadcasters, but anyone is free to join...the more of us that can come together, the more we can accomplish! All that is needed to join is a love of Beautiful Music and a desire to see the format preserved and expanded.
-Encouraging and assisting with the building of Beautiful Music stations online in order to expand the format's presence, i.e. rebuilding the infrastructure of Beautiful Music radio across the United States and worldwide.
-Educating both current and new Beautiful Music listeners as to the available options for hearing beautiful music radio today (via broadcast and online stations) as well as instructing listeners to the operation of devices necessary to receive the broadcasts (computers, wifi/internet radios, cell phones, portable devices, etc).
- WGER 102.5 Historical Page
Until 1986, the sounds of Beautiful Music were heard all over mid-Michigan from the 86,000 watt tower of WGER-FM 102.5, "Bay City-Saginaw-Midland-also serving Flint". We recall this great Michigan radio station.
- WCRT 1260 Info page
History page for big band/beautiful music station WCRT 1260 AM in Birmingham, AL
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