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Why We Need Pirate Radio For The Twenty-First Century

At the end of the movie “Pump Up the Volume,” Christian Slater’s character, pirate radio DJ Hard Harry, exhorts the kids who’ve come out to support him to start their own stations and “talk hard.” The film closes with a montage of students in basements, each broadcasting to their own audience, spreading their voices and the music they love. Continue Reading…

Streaming Won, But Where’s The Innovation?

Although music streaming, the most disruptive technology currently being used in the industry, is well on its way to becoming the dominant method through which listeners consume music, it has not yet even come close to unlocking its full potential, despite having been around for close to two decades.

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Radical.FM Launches World’s Most Comprehensive Music Delivery Service

Industry Pioneer Creates First Service Combining Curated Radio, On-Demand Streaming, Personal Broadcasting

STOCKHOLM, November 20, 2012 – Radical.FM, the brainchild of Thomas McAlevey,  pioneer of internet radio and creator of streaming playlists with Tomsradio.com, today announced the Swedish launch of the most comprehensive music delivery service in the world. Radical.FM combines a full-featured personal broadcasting service (TALK and RadCasting for deejays and Talk Show hosts) with curated radio (like Pandora), on-demand playlists (like Spotify) and a powerful distribution channel for indie artists. The innovative service provides users with a cutting-edge audio content delivery platform and a radically integrated music streaming experience. The full service, including unlimited on-demand streaming with music from all major recording labels and independent artists, is now live, free, and ad-free to all users in Sweden.

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Radical.FM lanserar världens mest kompletta musikplattform

Branschpionjär skapar den första tjänsten någonsin som kombinerar skräddarsydd radio, on-demand streaming och personlig broadcasting.

STOCKHOLM, den 20:e november, 2012 – Radical.FM, radiopionjären Thomas McAleveys nya storprojekt, tillkännager idag den svenska lanseringen av världens mest kompletta musikplattform. Radical.FM kombinerar en fullt personlig broadcasting-tjänst (”TALK” och ”RadCasting”, för exempelvis dj:s och programledare) med en nätradiotjänst (som Pandora), on-demand-spellistor (som Spotify), och en kraftfull distributionskanal för oberoende musiker. Hela tjänsten, inklusive on-demand streaming genom avtal med IFPI, är nu live, gratis och reklamfri för alla svenska användare. Radical.FM finns också tillgängligt i andra länder, med oberoende musik, RadCasting och TALK – men utan musik från skivbolagen. Under kommande månader läggs skivbolagsmusik till även i den globala tjänsten.

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Bandit is Back!

I love life despite having lost my mother as a boy and my arm as a young man. My world is one of exotic travel, high adventure, and challenging projects. Still, some events stand out more than others, like riding a motorcycle around the world in the 80s, starting Bandit 105.5, The Rock Home of Stockholm in the 90s, and driving a beach buggy through Africa just recently.

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