Archive for November, 2014

Review: Radical.FM launches on the web

Radical.FM launches – There’s good reason that Radical.FM has been characterized as what would happen if Pandora and Spotify had a child. It is lean-back listening (like Pandora), but with a level of tailoring that creeps toward an experience resembling a Spotify playlist.

Radical.FM Shakes Off Mobile-Only Constraint with Beautiful Browser-Based Music Service that Includes Taylor Swift!

The popular ad-free, user-supported Radical now adds Desktop to its iOS and Android apps, featuring the most complete streaming music library available – with every artist from The Beatles to Jason Aldean.

Venice Beach, CA – November 18, 2014 – Radical.FM, the most complete streaming music service available, launches its new browser based Desktop service just in time! Radical is programmed by hand, by human experts with access to every artist in the world, and with orders to build the best sounding Genres regardless of economic forces. Radical.FM is the most accurate streaming radio service in the world, is operated free of commercial interests on a Pay What You Can basis, and compensates artists and composers for every song we stream.

Radical marries the interactive nature of Internet with the programming expertise of the entire broadcast radio industry. At the core is My Stations™, an intuitive interface that allows a user to mix any number of professionally curated music Genres and assign each a value relative to the others to create Personal Radio Stations. And in addition to typical curation features such as ‘Like’, ‘Block’, and song-skipping, Radical.FM adds My Lists™ – the ability to search over 30 million songs for specific tracks to build your own custom genres.

“We’ve taken feedback from our users to create the best music listening experience available on mobile, and now we are bringing that same experience to desktop,” said Radical.FM CEO Thomas McAlevey. “Like our iOS and Android apps, the Radical.FM Desktop service remains ad-free, with the same user-supported, human-curated digital music that our mobile users love. We deliberately kept Desktop similar to the mobile apps to ease navigation between platforms.”

Radical’s new service does utilize Desktop’s greater real-estate to offer a few new features. One is the ability to scroll 100 songs back in a user’s personal song History, and to “Like” or “Block” those tracks at any time. And a colorful dashboard displays the album art of potential songs for the Current Station, and its ‘reactive’ in design (it self-adjusts to fit the screen or window size). But all Radical platforms enjoy equal access to Radical.FM’s 30+ million song library, that includes all the streaming rarities ranging from legacy acts like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC, right through to current superstars like Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift.

The new Radical.FM Desktop service is currently available in the US and can be accessed for free at Radical.FM.

Download the Radical.FM Mobile Apps at Google Play and iTunes Store.

Users can make donations through PayPal or leading Bitcoin payments service provider BitPay.

About Radical.FM
Headquartered on the boardwalk of Venice Beach, CA, Radical.FM continues a tradition of pushing the boundaries of online radio that began with Tomsradio.com over 14 years ago. For more information visit our website at Radical.FM.