Monday, May 7, 2018

tango flashmob, radio, podcast

Three tango related "records" from Hungary: the most viewed tango flashmob; the most listened to online tango radio; and the most downloaded tango podcast.

Tango flashmob:

The most viewed tango flashmob on YouTube with over 1 million views: the 2013 flash mob in Westend City Center, Budapest.


Tango radio:

The most listened to online tango radio, with ~1/2 million listeners during April 2018 (also counting listeners of the backup server who are not included in the stats above; popularity rankings of three major online radio stream aggregators added): Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest.


Tango podcast:

The most viewed tango podcast of the internet archive: "Danceable Tangos of the Year", with ~75,000 downloads in addition of it being streamed on Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest.


Monday, April 30, 2018

UK Tango Championship 2018

My milonga-coorganizer friend Endre Szeghalmi and his partner Andrea Serbán won the Tango de Pista category of the 2018 UK Tango Championship!

You can watch the video of the announcements of the final results and the winner's dances here:

You can read Endre's own account of the event here (in Hungarian):

Fantastic news, congratulations!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Argentine Tango Radio: 2017 in numbers

During 2017, the second full calendar year of, we reached more than three million tango lovers, triple of our audience for 2016. The podcast version of "Danceable Tangos of the Year", our weakly programming on the radio, became the most listened content related to argentine tango on the internet archive, adding close to 60,000 listenings to its airing on the radio. I say this is nice!

The growth of the radio throughout the year has been uneven, though; in the last months the upwards trend turned around, most likely due to technical problems that caused occasional cuts in the stream. I apologize to all listeners for the inconveniences; I try to do my best to firefight the technical issues (many thanks for everyone who notifies me in email when they occur!). To put it simply my servers can not support more listeners without showing symptoms of overload; I have migrated to different servers in October to better tackle these problems, but unfortunately I can't afford to upscale the bandwidth (even accounting for some yet-to-be-fulfilled income from advertisement the financial balance of the radio project is still very much in the red). There is also a looming change in how copyright issues can be properly handled which may force me to reevaluate a few things in how/where the radio can stream content. We do plan to keep on going, though!

Happy new year and happy listening!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Argentine Tango Radio stats, 2017 July

I haven't posted stats for for a while now, here they are for July 2017: listenership for summer months stabilized around 300,000 listeners (roughly 10,000 listeners per day). Also, by around the end of July, the radio served its 3 millionth listener in its year-and-a-half existence.

In addition the program Danceable Tangos of the Year have been accessed over 50,000 times. I hear there are some weekly practicas where they put in the episodes one-by-one as practice music!

I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank our six patrons for their regular support of the radio: thanks Endre Szeghalmi, Róbert Rózsa Fekete, Tűz család, Terry Bauch, Markus Frees, and Edward Johnson for your monthly donations! 1-2 USD/month may not be much but it adds up and I certainly appreciate it greatly!

If you are considering becoming a patron yourself, here is the link:


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Attila József: Two hexameters

Why should I keep my honor? I will be done in anyway!
Why shouldn't I keep my honor! I will be done in anyway.