Radical.FM entered public beta in November, to challenge Spotify et al with a very ambitious donation-based business model.
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.
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.
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.
Radical.FM Alpha Testing New Ultra-Fast HTML5 Player To Rival Pandora & Spotify – Already Includes SoundCloud Integration For Indie Artists
VENICE, CA – August 9, 2011 – Radical.FM, Inc. (radical.fm) announced today that it has launched a new web-based HTML5 Player for its streaming music and audio content service, Radical.FM. Access to the Alpha test player is available by invitation only. New features include a completely revised interface, SoundCloud™ integration, and many performance enhancements. Mobile apps are currently in development.
LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2011 —
Radical.FM, Inc. 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 Pandora™ and Slacker™) with on-demand playlist functionality (like Rhapsody™ and Spotify™), 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 LiveShare™ feature permits personal music streams to be shared in real-time and DeeJay™ 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.