Radical.fm is a web-based and soon to be mobile streaming player that describes itself as a combination of passive stations like Pandora, active playlists like Spotify, and social âRadCastâ (personal broadcasting). The company has just launched (and is Alpha testing) a web-based HTML5 player with new features including a completely revised interface, SoundCloud integration, and some performance enhancements (access to the Alpha test player is available by invitation only).
âWe have 22 million major label recordings in the US, plus a rapidly growing Indie content library for worldwide distribution,â said Founder and CEO, Thomas McAlevey. âMusic and other programming blend freely just like on terrestrial radio, only now the user has complete control. This Alpha test of our innovative player shows it to be a Ferrari in a field of Minivans.â
Their patent-pending âRadCastâ makes every listener the owner of a broadcast radio station and permits personal streams to be shared in real-time. Their soon-to-be-available âTALKâ function will allow a user to speak to all who are listening to their RadCasts.
âSoon we will release TALK (in a Public Beta) giving users worldwide the ability to interject live audio for hosting music and talk shows, conducting interviews, and maybe toppling a dictatorship or two,â continued McAlevey. âThe last bastion of old-fashioned radio - personalities and local content - is about to fall.â
The company is inviting independent musicians, and even comedians, podcasters and spoken word artists to upload their materials for free worldwide streaming. In fact, for every tune or track uploaded, five (5) invitation codes will be sent to them for distribution to fans and friends.
Request an invite to the Alpha test by emailing maria(at)radical.fm.