PRN: Radical New Social Music Service Goes Public - Gives the Listener Unprecedented Control
Radical New Social Music Service Goes Public - Gives the Listener Unprecedented Control [29-June-2011] LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radical.FM, Inc. (radical.fm) announced today the immediate availability of the public beta of its new, personal internet radio service.
Radical New Social Music Service Goes Public - Gives the Listener Unprecedented Control
LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Radical.FM, Inc. (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 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 Facebook.
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.