Slacker Radio Showcases International Expansion, Station Caching for Smartphones and New Branded Stations
SAN DIEGO, CA – March 23, 2010 – In the first quarter of 2010, Slacker, Inc. launched its personal radio service in Canada, expanded mobile app access to the Palm WebOS and Android smartphones, launched Slacker 3.0 for BlackBerry smartphones and teamed up with Hello Music to provide unsigned artists with a new platform to play their music. From a new music perspective, Slacker debuted Artist Showcase stations with Radio AFI, programmed by the band themselves, teamed up with The Source for a new hip-hop station and created a fresh Indie station with FILTER Magazine in celebration of SXSW.
“By expanding internationally and onto new mobile platforms Slacker provides a broad range of listeners with an engaging and seamless listening experience, no matter where they go,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “The new FILTER, The Source and Radio AFI stations and our partnership with Hello Music highlight our commitment to bringing listeners all the music they love from sources they trust.”
Slacker Radio Available in Canada – Slacker Radio is the first personal radio experience to service Canada
Slacker Radio Mobile App for Palm webOS Smartphones – Slacker Radio on PalmPre, Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi, and Palm Pixi Plus
Slacker Radio 2.0 for Android Phones – Android users can wirelessly cache their favorite Slacker stations right to their phones to listen without a data connection
Slacker Radio 3.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones – new version with wireless station caching for personalized radio on-the-go without a data connection
Hello Music and Slacker Integration – Slacker and Hello Music partnered to offer unsigned bands a chance to upload their music and create their own dedicated radio stations on the service providing them with a new avenue to promote themselves and get their music into the hands of fans
Radio AFI Debuts on Slacker – Slacker launched the new Artist Showcase programming with Radio AFI, a diverse collection of music programmed by the band themselves
The Source Digital Radio – The Source Magazine teamed up with Slacker to create a free hip-hop station programmed by the industry gurus offering a range of Hip-Hop hits from classics to up-and-comers
Slacker and FILTER Magazine – A new customized Indie station, Austin 2010 Radio, with songs programmed by the team at FILTER Magazine launched at SXSW
Whether listening on the web, webOS smartphones, BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smartphones, a Slacker-enabled TV or Blu-ray player, Slacker Personal Radio* enables listeners to create their own Personal Radio stations based on any artist or mix of artists, or listen to and personalize over 120 expert-programmed genre stations ranging from Alternative Rock to Comedy and everything in between. Personalization options include rating songs or artists and listeners have instant access to artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker is the world’s first Personal Radio company offering “Your Radio Everywhere.” Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Slacker mobile applications are currently available for Palm webOS, Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit http://www.Slacker.com/everywhere.