Friday, February 19, 2010

Introducing the R&B and Soul Channel For Piano Radio

Today we're pleased to announce the new R&B and Soul channel for Yamaha's Piano Radio. The channel draws on the impressive library of R&B and Soul PianoSoft performances to give Piano Radio subscribers a 24/7 source for professional recordings of the great R&B hits of the last 50 years.

Covering the best of 60's Soul, 70's funk, and 80's, 90's and 21st century R&B, the new channel will certainly provide a wonderful soundtrack to any party, and it's also a great accompaniment to the rhythms of daily life. And, with artists as diverse as Prince, Otis Redding and Alicia Keys, the channel is sure to appeal to a broad range of musical tastes.  Each song you'll hear on the R&B and Soul channel was recorded by one of Yamaha's acclaimed PianoSoft artists, and will be reproduced on your instrument exactly as it was originally performed.

The R&B and Soul channel is just the latest addition to our channel lineup, which includes 14 other stations available around the clock and throughout the year. For anyone listening to radio on a CLP Clavinova or MODUS digital piano, the R&B and Soul Channel is your new channel 15 - seasonal and holiday channels will now be available on channel 16.

To try out the R&B and Soul channel now, first log in to Internet Direct Connection on your instrument and choose "Listen to Radio", or from a Disklavier Mark IV choose "Internet" from the main menu on your controller, then "Disklavier Radio".  On a Disklavier E3, press the "Internet" button on your remote, then choose "D-Radio".  If you haven't created an account for Internet Direct Connection, you'll need to do that before subscribing to Piano Radio - you can create your account here.

To give you an idea of the wide range of music that is we'll be playing on the R&B and Soul channel, take a listen to some samples below.

Dancing in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas (from "My Guy - Hits of the 60s")

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (from "Never Can Say Goodbye - Tribute to Michael Jackson")

Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire (from "Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy")

If you've never tried Piano Radio before, now's the perfect time. Two free channels are available right now - all you need to do is get your keyboard online and you can be enjoying streaming music within seconds. Subscribers get access to over a dozen channels of piano music, including seasonal and holiday channels, like Valentine Love Notes, throughout the year.

Follow this guide for help with connecting to the internet, or head here if you're ready to subscribe. For more information on Yamaha's Piano Radio, visit our Online Services site.

- Doug