Radical.FM Allows Genres To Be Blended For The Listener’s Perfect Music Mix, Unlike Competitors “Intuitive” Systems (Pandora, Last, Slacker, et al.) and Also Includes Powerful Personal Broadcasting Capabilities With LiveShare and DeeJay Features
Radical.FM’s Unique Player Allows You To Listen To Music Your Way
Radical.FM, Inc. (http://www.radical.fm) announced today the invitation-only private beta launch of Radical.FM, it’s new, personal internet radio service. Building and expanding on experience gained from Tomsradio.com, an early 21st century Swedish/American pioneer of internet radio, Radical combines user tailored music radio stations (like Pandoraâ„¢ and Slackerâ„¢) with on-demand playlist functionality (like Rhapsodyâ„¢ and Spotifyâ„¢), and adds social networking and personal broadcasting capabilities. For the first time all of these functions will be available in one integrated service. Radical.FM will initially offer free personal radio services, with full Play-On-Demand functionality for a paid Premium subscription tier available at a later date. In addition, the patent pending LiveShareâ„¢ feature permits personal music streams to be shared in real-time and DeeJayâ„¢ allows a user to speak to all who are listening to their LiveShare stream. Bona fide music and technology journalists & bloggers as well as music industry professionals who have not yet received Radical’s private beta invitations, should contact ‘Maria(at)radical.fm’. A public beta launch for the United States will follow soon, with international expansion planned for later this year. For the public beta sign up, go to Radical.FM.
In addition, Radical Indieâ„¢, a similar service for independent artists (not signed to the Big Four), is expected to launch later this year.
Radical harnesses the Cloud to make all the world’s licensed music available to anyone, anywhere. Its new Player improves on personalized radio stations like Pandora, adds on-demand playlists like Rhapsody and Spotify, incorporates advanced social media functionality, and offers personal broadcasting abilities to usurp terrestrial radio on its own terms. Radical’s Player is currently web browser based only, development for mobile devices is underway.
“Before Radical.FM, personalized radio lacked the flexibility to adapt to a user’s changing moods,” said Radical Founder and CEO, Thomas McAlevey. “I’ve enjoyed services like Pandora, but it takes time to get a station just right. And when I do, I don’t want to meddle with it just because I’m having a party. Using our unique Player anyone can create an ideal music mix, and then change its direction as quickly as their mood moves them too, without ever hearing an unwanted song.”