Radical New Social Music Service Goes Public - Gives the Listener Unprecedented ControlBy Radical.fm Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2011 -
Radical.FM, Inc. (
href="www.radical.fm/">radical.fm) announced today the
immediate availability of the public beta of its new, personal
internet radio service. Radical.FM combines user tailored music
radio stations (like Pandora™ and Slacker™) with
on-demand playlist functionality (like Rhapsody™ and
Spotify™), and adds social networking and personal
broadcasting capabilities, in one integrated service. The
patent-pending RadCast™ feature permits personal music streams to
be shared in real-time, while soon-to-be-released DeeJay™ allows a
user to speak to all who are listening to their RadCasts.
Radical.FM is initially offering free personal radio services, with
full Play-On-Demand functionality for premium subscribers coming at
a later date (bona fide journalists can test this feature now).
Radical’s Player is currently browser based; development for mobile
devices is underway. To sign up for the free public beta, go to href="www.radical.fm/">Radical.FM.
Radical Indie, a similar service for independent artists, will
launch later this year.
Radical’s music player presents a complete music delivery
service, with unique features and controls. My Stations™ was
inspired by standard audio mixing boards and terrestrial radio
programming practices. Unlike others, Radical Stations do not
“guess” what listeners might like based on song choices and
subjective computer parameters. Instead, Radical divides its song
library into Genres and allows users to blend as many as desired
and assign each a value relative to the others. Blending can be
changed instantly, creating an endless stream of exactly the kind
of music the listener wants to hear at any given moment.
RadCast makes every user the owner of a broadcast radio station,
complete with legal content. Users can allow their friends to
listen to their music stream in real time. A woman in Pittsburgh
can share her music live with her husband stationed overseas, or
Lady Gaga can have millions of fans tune-in to her station. A
DeeJay function allows hosts to speak live to their audience. The
tools for inviting others to listen to broadcasts are similar to
About Radical.FM, Inc.
Radical.FM is a privately owned and operated webcasting
facility. Leveraging CEO Tom McAlevey’s success and expertise in
Sweden with Bandit Radio (the Rock Home of Stockholm) and
Tomsradio.com, an early personal internet radio player, Radical has
been in stealth mode for a year.
Amanda Metzler of Radical.FM, +1-213-596-7665, amandatoo(at)radical.fm
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