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Artists Take Over The Airwaves With Personal Radio Stations On Slacker March 18, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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Slacker, the pioneer of Personal Radio, is changing the medium forever with the integration of the emerging music submission service from Hello Music. Unsigned bands can now easily upload their music to create their own artist-based radio station on Slacker, and have the opportunity for their music to be exposed to millions of potential fans. Slacker partner Hello Music provides the artist submission service for bands to upload their music, photos, and bios to create their station, completely free. Slacker* listeners can also integrate these artists and songs into their own custom Personal Radio stations, which can be enjoyed on the web, the most popular smartphones and a growing number of Internet-enabled portable and home devices.

“The personalized music discovery and listening experience for Slacker listeners just got even better. Listeners will be introduced to music they might never hear anywhere else, giving deserving artists tremendous exposure and new fans from all around the U.S. and Canada,” said Jonathan Sasse, SVP of Marketing at Slacker. “We are giving new artists an experience they can’t get anywhere else, including the opportunity to share and distribute their custom Slacker stations with anyone, and to be included in a service used by millions of listeners through the web and on all leading smartphones.”

“Slacker is giving unsigned bands an extraordinary opportunity to take control of digital radio and be broadcast to a potential audience of millions,” said Zack Zalon, Managing Partner of Hello Music. “This is the simplest and easiest way for musicians to get themselves heard in exactly the right context for people to discover their music. It’s an invaluable opportunity.”

Bands that want to submit their music to Slacker can go to http://www.hellomusic.com/slacker to register and upload their tracks. In addition, Slacker and Hello Music are sponsors of Filter Magazine’s “Showdown at Cedar Street” event March 18-20, from 11am-6pm. Artists at SXSW can come in and upload their music right at the event , and also hear great music from over 20 performers, including headliners Miike Snow, BRMC, Dr. Dog, and Frightened Rabbit.

Once the songs are uploaded into the Hello Music system, the evaluation team will review the music, return the artist a digital A&R snapshot, and determine which of Hello Music’s partner opportunities may be a good match for that artist, in addition to Slacker. Other Hello Music partners include AudioMicro, Getty Images, GigMaven, LyricFind, MediaNet, Next Big Sound, Topspin, TuneCore and Yahoo! Music.

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