HOUSEMASTERS FAQS

To assist you and ensure you have nothing but an enjoyable time here on Housemasters radio, we have created this FAQ section.  The site is staffed and moderated 24 hours a day, If you need assistance please make contact with a staff member within The Lounge, via our Facebook fan page or via our contact form and email address , all queries are responded to within thirty minutes.

How do I register an account with the Lounge? 

You can register and access the lounge via a number of ways which include:

  • With your chosen email address.
  • Via your Facebook account.
  • Via your Twitter account.
  • Via your VK account.
  • Via our app.

*Please note, we do not allow guest accounts on Housemasters radio.

I want to block another user account and prevent them from communicating with me, how do I do this?

  • On the right side you have the Active Users list.
  • Click on the User you want to block and and click on View Profile
  • There in the top Click on “Ignore”.

If you don’t have the Active Userlist, click in the bottom right on the icon with the three people.

I want to UNblock a user I accidentally blocked, how do I do this?

  • Click on your Profile in the top right corner.
  • Click on “My Profile”
  • Go To the “Ignore” Tab and click the user you want to unblock

I WANT TO DELETE MY ACCOUNT, HOW DO I DO THIS?

  • Log into the Lounge
  • Click on your profile avatar found at the top right corner
  • Go to My Profile and then go to the *More Tab
  • Click Delete Account

This will permanently delete your account and remove all stored data from Housemasters radio.

WHY DO USER ACCOUNTS HAVE DIFFERENT COLOURS WITHIN THE LOUNGE? 

We use a colour scheme to highlight the varying roles or accounts on the station, this quick reference can be helpful.

  • Red = Management.
  • Purple = Editor.
  • Gold = Subscribing / donating member.
  • Blue – Resident DJ.
  • Orange = Oldskool Masters Radio guest DJ.
  • Green – Lovely Listener

Who Can Apply?

We accept applications from anyone who can commit to a live, scheduled show whilst offering support to the site and his or her fellow DJs. Housemasters has a strong community spirit where support is essential,  so if you are a play and go DJ, we would suggest not applying.

HOW DO I APPLY?

You can apply to join Housemasters radio as a resident by using our contact form, alternatively you can make contact within the Lounge or via our social media pages. If you are wanting to perform as a guest on our Oldskool Masters show or the Are Friends Eclectic show, please follow the same steps but highlight this within your mail.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO APPLY?

In order for us to process your application, we need a number of things from you, these include:

  • A Bio written in the third person.
  • A High Quality Image of yourself suitable at 800×600 size (we do not accept logos for profile images).
  • A Show name you wish to use.
  • A three paragraph synopsis on your show.

Please note that we are unable to offer any programming slots until we have all this information.

WHAT SOFTWARE DO I NEED?

For its pure simplicity and stability we recommend to those who do not have a favourite encoder already to use BUTT Encoder (Broadcast using this tool).

It’s easy to install and with a basic data entry system, set up takes a matter of minutes. During your set up process you will be guided by our schedule manager, who will assist you with any questions

you may have whilst carrying out a connection test prior to you going live.

You can download a copy of BUTT HERE.

WHAT IS THE HOUSEMASTERS MUSIC POLICY?

Despite our name Housemasters radio, we host global shows that feature a wide and very varied selection of music which is not always dance orientated. We encourage musical freedoms on site but there are a number of sounds we do not play here, these include:

  • EDM – Large room American / European style EDM (We class EDM as a style and not as a blanket term for music produced electronically)
  • Dubstep
  • Trance

DO I NEED TO PAY TO PLAY ON HOUSEMASTERS RADIO?

No, unlike many other stations, we offer our platform as a free to use service.

There is an option for members, guests and fans to become a gold member by Supporting Housemasters via a donation or a monthly subscription but this is not obligatory.

Can I supply my own show artwork?

Housemasters creates artwork for each show in order to keep a theme and a consistently high standard but you are more than welcome to submit your own promotional artwork for your show pages. This artwork must be sized at 1600 x 700 pxls and no higher than 70kbs in size. It is also advisable to submit artwork with as little text as possible, our systems headings will only cover it up, once uploaded.

*Please note, we will not accept any submissions with themes of a sexual, political or religious nature.

Can I ask Housemasters radio to feature my work?

Yes. Housemasters plays an active role in the promotion of not only it’s own resident DJs and Artists but those DJs, labels and artists who interact with us on site and social media. As a hub for House music and dance music in general, we seek to center our content management around those who support us.

If you are any of the above and you would like us to feature anything for you, we encourage you to speak with one of our editing team, who will be more than happy to assist. Items we can assist with include:

 

  • Event Promotion.
  • Label Promotion.
  • Product Releases.
  • Track Releases.

CAN I JOIN HOUSEMASTERS RADIO AS A CONTENT PROVIDER? 

Yes, we are always looking for accomplished content providers, We actively encourage Labels and artists to join our editing team so that we can play a part and assist in your promotions.. If you are a blogger or chart compiler, then we would love to hear from you. Content we encourage includes:

BLOGGERS

  • Bloggers covering all aspects of the dance music scene.
  • Bloggers offering up to date DJ product reviews.

CHART COMPILERS

  • Chart compilers covering House music and its sub-genres, Techno and more.

How Do I Report A Problem?

In the unlikely event you face a problem on Housemasters radio, either with site functionality, content or member conduct, we urge you to make contact with a member of staff within THE LOUNGE or via our CONTACT FORM and email address. Housemasters radio is staffed and moderated 24 hours a day and we aim to reply to all queries within thirty minutes.

All information is treated with strict confidence and is never made public.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE STATION IDENTS USED ON HOUSEMASTERS? 

We have a number of station Idents specially designed and themed for specific days and standard drops for use during any show and time. All DJ’s are required to use these drops during their shows.
From time to time artists and labels submit promotional drops advertising future releases, these drops are used during promo shows, we expect all DJs’s to use these.

You can download all Housemasters station Idents HERE

Can I use my own show / DJ Jingles?

Yes you can, depending on quality, if they are not in keeping with our standards, then no. We encourage all our DJs to use drops and jingles sourced from our own dedicated supplier. We use one company and only two voice artists for all such work, this provides us with a very high and consistent quality, as well as keeping to the Housemasters theme.

Housemasters provides show idents, as a way of thanks, to all our Gold members who have subscribed for at least 6 months, so if you can wait and want to support the site as a gold member, visit the Gold Member page,  subscribe and get yourself on the list.

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