Second Life 2020

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It’s been a busy year for the marketing team at Linden Lab. The year 2020 began smoothly with several new ambitious campaigns and promotional initiatives for Second Life as detailed in our March 3 post “The Heart & Science of Second Life Marketing”.

Among the highlights shared in that post and discussed the same week in “Lab Gab” were early-year marketing strategies and accomplishments in:

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  • Paid/Performance Marketing - There was a complete refresh of our paid display ad campaigns and dozens of new video ads debuted, as well as improved ad targeting technologies.
  • Organic, Social Media & Influencer Marketing - We debuted or expanded original social video programming initiatives (“Lab Gab,” etc.), overhauled our new user tutorial videos, and grew the Second Life Blogger Network to more than 550 participants.

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The Pandemic Effect - New User & Enterprise/Education Growth

Then, the pandemic hit and it quickly became apparent that the outbreak would have a dramatic impact on the lives of just about everyone in the world (virtual or otherwise). While the marketing team continued to execute on most of its original 2020 marketing plans, it was also clear that there would be some significant changes including a shift in messaging and tone for some of our campaigns. Thus, several new “comfort campaigns” were launched to better emphasize the promise of peace, joy and socialization in Second Life.

These “comfort campaigns” were a hit, bringing in thousands of new residents at a lower cost than we’ve seen in years. The success of this campaign spawned several other variations along with a community focused approach with similar messaging and tailored visual creatives.

The media took notice, too. A new wave of mainstream media coverage emerged in 2020 including prominent articles in The Telegraph, Wired, Mashable, VICE, Business Insider, Elle, FRANCE 24, Le Figaro, CBC, Billboard, Le Monde, and many other global outlets.

Further, we saw growth from the enterprise and education sectors as several organizations began to re-conceptualize their annual business gatherings or conferences due to the pandemic. In the past few months, Second Life has hosted prominent conferences and events for Museweb (covering innovative uses of technology in museums), Gen Con (one of the largest tabletop gaming conferences), IndieCade (an independent gaming convention), Dutch Design Week (covering the convergence of art, fashion, and design), the International Pineapple Association (a trade show for the pineapple industry), CODAsummit (an art and technology conference), and the Oral History Association (an annual academic conference for oral historians).

Brand Partnerships

We’ve also seen several media and entertainment companies use Second Life as a replacement for public or private events impacted by the pandemic. Instead of a real-world screening event, Adult Swim held a world premiere event for its show “The Shivering Truth” in Second Life. During the event a themed virtual movie theater was created that matched the aesthetics of the show. Attendees could be among the first to watch two episodes before they debuted on the cable network while interacting with some of the creators and crew. There was also limited-edition virtual swag to further get fans excited.

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Another example is our partnership with the independent animation studio Titmouse (“Star Trek: Lower Decks”, “Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures”) which moved its infamous annual Smash Party to the virtual world so that partygoers could interact and socialize safely from home this year since the physical party was impacted by the pandemic. As part of the event, the virtual party space included lots of interactive surprises and elements to entertain the attendees including a virtual “smash cage,” red carpet arrival area, free branded virtual giveaways and virtual food trucks that enabled guests to order real food for home delivery during the event. There were also random and hidden “Easter egg” events that would be triggered to keep things even more interesting.

Other well-known media and brand partnerships are in the works for 2021, too.

Second Life Book Club & Music Mondays

Among the other noteworthy new initiatives launched in 2020 were the Second Life Book Club and Music Mondays.

Since its launch in April, the Second Life Book Club continues to feature leading and emerging authors each week and the publishing industry is starting to take note. Producer Draxtor Despres reports that the show is already pre-booked for most of 2021! In addition, publishers are also starting to coordinate signed book giveaways and other promotions associated with the show.

Music Mondays has also gained traction via weekly editorial coverage that highlights the many talented independent musicians of Second Life. Over 25 musicians have already been profiled with several more already in the queue for 2021.

Second Life Merchandise Store

We also launched the Official Second Life Merchandise Store, available through RedBubble. The store offers Second Life and Linden Lab branded clothing and accessories, with a very inclusive range of sizes. The past year even includes some limited-edition holiday items for Halloween and the winter season.

Brand Refresh & 2021 Commercial Campaign

In 2020, we also gave a slight refresh to the Second Life logo as we retired the soft green color in favor of bright blue to reflect the boundless energy of our residents who create amazing content and experiences.

You’ll start to see the new look and colors across many of our 2021 campaigns including our first broadcast-quality commercial. Speaking of which, how about a “first look” behind the scenes of the forthcoming spot?

2021...HERE WE COME!

While we are happy to put 2020 behind us, the marketing team at Linden Lab is looking forward to launching many exciting new campaigns and partnerships in 2021 that we believe will broaden the audience of Second Life even further.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Linden Lab!

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Certain Internet radio stations can be streamed into a land parcel in Second Life. This page was created in response to the often asked question 'What are some music urls?' The initial list was compiled by Lindal Kidd and is updated whenever by whoever as there's no officiant for it. Streaming codecs are currently MP3 as AAC and OGG are not currently supported. At the time of this writing, media on a prim(MOAP) is not a reliable enough way of displaying media and such, sites listed work best with Parcel Media or Parcel Audio.

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IndieSpectrum Radio The only true Second Life Radio station! Commercial free 24/7; featuring only original music from over 320 Second Life live performing artists! Since Nov 07 2007

http://indiespectrum.com:9000 Stream link currently not working.

Alternative Indie

Black Label FM Alternative with a dash of indie and classic rock and a pinch of pop for added flavor.

http://listen.radionomy.com/blacklabelfm

Dark Alternatives

Acidic Infektion Radio Gothic Rock, Cold Wave, Darkwave, EBM and information about Alternative Scene

http://radio.acidicinfektion.ind.in:8047/stream
http://streams.balboatech.com:8000

Ambient

http://streaming.radionomy.com/Chill-Out-Radio-Gaia
http://sl128.hnux.com
http://sl64.hnux.com

Blues

http://72.13.82.82:5100/
http://sc2b-sjc.1.fm:8030/

Classical

WKSU Classical Channel

http://66.225.205.8:8030
http://cms.stream.publicradio.org/cms.mp3
http://sc-baroque.1.fm:8045

WQXR Q2 (formerly wnyc2)

http://q2stream.wqxr.org/q2
http://streaming.radionomy.com/ABC-Piano
http://streaming.radionomy.com/ABC-Opera

Country

http://sc3c-sjc.1.fm:7806
http://87.98.130.255:8212/stream

Hip Hop & R&B

WHAT?! Radio Hip Hop That Don't Stop

http://whatradio.macchiatomedia.org:9119/

KHNY Honey 103 Tune in 24/7 for the best in R&B to Satisfy Your Soul!

http://honey.macchiatomedia.org:8080/
http://stream.blackbeats.fm/

Holiday

http://tinos.broadstreamer.com:7000
http://sc-christmas.1.fm:8650/
http://ais02.empirestreaming.net:8710/
http://ais01.empirestreaming.net:8720/

Jazz and Vintage

http://1.ice1.firststreaming.com/kkjz_fm.mp3
http://pri-ice.streamguys.biz/pri1
http://sj128.hnux.com
http://sj64.hnux.com
http://181fm-edge1.cdnstream.com/181-breeze_128k.mp3

The 1920s Radio Network Dedicated to playing everything from 1900 to 1950

http://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/

Radio Dismuke Vintage Popular Music and Jazz 1925-1935

http://74.208.197.50:8087/
http://74.208.197.50:8078/
http://74.208.197.50:8000/
http://74.208.71.58:8000/
http://72.249.45.203:8000/
http://74.208.71.58:8087/
http://74.208.71.58:8078/

Latin

Latiz Jazz

http://listen.radionomy.com:80/boleros-para-enamorarse

123 Vallenato

http://radiolatina.info:7087/

Rádio Liderança

http://198.24.156.115:9510/stream

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Rock

sorradio.org SoR Radio is a 24/7 Classic Rock station, featuring music from the 50s through the 80s, all commercial-free, all free to listen! All of our 13.5k music library is requestable from the website. Some live shows every week (see site for schedule). At SoR Radio, we believe that it's always Your Right to ROCK!

http://sorradio.org:5005/live
http://ohana.digistream.info:10288

Megarock Radio Streaming in 320k high definition audio Megarock Radio is LIVE 24/7 and you can place requests from our 20k song library at any time in seconds! Since 1998 Megarock is All Request Rock Radio! All stream links are available at the Megarock Radio website!

http://stream1.megarockradio.net:8240
http://stream2.megarockradio.net:8240
http://stream3.megarockradio.net:80
http://stream-licensing.com:8128/
http://64.202.98.133:2010
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T1 Radio Classic rock

http://t1radio.serverroom.us:8242

Electronic

UDM Source Underground dance music - unsigned artists, House, DnB, Breaks, Garage, Trance and much more

https://udmsource.radioca.st/stream
http://listen.radionomy.com/AIRFreestyleDance
http://listen.radionomy.com/mix247edm
http://streaming.radionomy.com/Gabberfm
http://live.nsbradio.co.uk:8904/

enationFM Drum & Bass, DubStep, House, and Techno 24x7

http://useless.streams.enation.fm:8000
http://shouthost.com.18.streams.bassdrive.com:8398
http://shouthost.com.19.streams.bassdrive.com:8200
http://shouthost.com.17.streams.bassdrive.com:8200

DanceRadio FreestyleFM (Disco, Dance, Trance, 80's, 90's, Top40)

http://listen.radionomy.com/freestylefm
http://178.32.62.172:8878/stream

Metal

http://108.61.20.171:20406
http://ice.somafm.com/metal

Reggae

WHAT?! Island Wea Di Tunes 4eva Tun Up!

http://whatisland.macchiatomedia.org:8118/
http://808.rastamusic.com/rastamusic.mp3
http://stream.raggakings.net:8000

Variety

MILLO COPPERFIELD FM Radio MILLO COPPERFIELD FM - Rap / Pop Rock / Urban / R'n'B / Hip-Hop / Latin / Electronic

http://wheezyanna.com:1955/

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Power DJ Stream Store Power radio 24/7 online from Secondlife the best!!

http://power.dj-stream.com:1985

SecondRadio.de Der Sender fuer virtuelle Welten

http://secondstream.de:10001
http://stream-tx1.radioparadise.com/mp3-128
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XLTRAX Music Network Canada's Number 1 Music Network

http://xltrax.com:8000
http://sc1c-sjc.1.fm:8010
http://ice.somafm.com/groovesalad

Eutopia Hot Hitz Hot Hits music stream 24/7 - no commercials - no DJ's

http://151.80.108.126:9530

The Whip Gorean Radio's The Whip

http://50.7.98.106:6905/stream

FidellaMix Another Radionomy startup station. Slowly building an eclectic mix. Currently playing a little country in the morning, rock through the day and classical at night. SL 3pm Feature Artist or Feature Theme.

http://streaming.radionomy.com/fidellamix

Other

A.I.R. Radio Freestyle Slow (Romance, Love Songs, Slow, Pop, 24/7)

http://listen.radionomy.com/airradiofreestyleslow
http://stream.clubrenoize.com:9001/
http://stream2.mpegradio.com:8070/
http://sc1c-sjc.1.fm:8052/
http://ice.somafm.com/secretagent
http://streamserver.funkhaus.info/

WHAT?! Foreplay 100% unhindered, music to get you in the mood!

http://whatforeplay.macchiatomedia.org:8269/
http://144.217.253.136:8571/32

ENT 69.9 SL talk radio Get it in, Turn it on & Tune it in to any location or join us at the station 24/7! ENT 69.9 SL talk radio is a new exciting concept in interactive radio in SL. Variety Top 40 with no limits to any style of music! LIVE SHOWS with LIVE DJs and On Air Personalities and best of all we are 100% purely SECOND LIFE!

http://streams.turbodj.com:8252/

Ki$$ Non Stop music 24/7. Commercial free with no annoying DJ's. Cutting Edge EDM, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Trap and Hip-Hop. Interspersed with Top 40 Hits of today and the past.

Formerly Eutopia Hot Hitz, established in Teen Second Life in June 2008 as the radio station for the popular Club Eutopia and becoming the official radio station of Eutopia Estate.
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http://151.80.108.126:9530

KONA Stream Featuring hit music from the best decades of music and SL artists. Online serving the SL community since October 2006. SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aracar/149/102/99

http://stream.sonixcast.com:8776

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Update History

June 24, 2003 list updated by ...

August 21,2011 list updated by Amalthea Westland

7.26.2015 - list updated by Rycon Bamaisin(stations not around were striken for preservation)

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October 2015, Geri and Cherry updated a ton of stale entries

12.21.2015 - List updated by Rycon Bamaisin(stations not around were removed instead of striken)

12.22.2015 - Entry in Other Resources added by StationZilla Resident

06.28.2015 - Entry in Latin added by Wantanxd Resident

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