SAN FRANCISCO--(Radionomy, the free global service that makes it easy for consumers to create their own online radio station or discover online stations created by others, announced it is launching in the U.S. market. Consumers have used Radionomy to create more than 6,000 new online radio stations, and the service has attracted more than 13 million unique listeners elsewhere around the world.)--
“Now, U.S. consumers get to share, create and discover great new online stations too.”
“Radionomy is for fans who are passionate about creating and sharing content on their own station, and for whom sharing a song or playlist just isn’t enough,” said Thierry Ascarez, vice president of business development, Radionomy. “It’s also for listeners that may not want to create their own station, but want to discover and enjoy content programmed by a person, not an algorithm.”
Ascarez said that until Radionomy, there was no free or easy-to-use way to create, program, manage, monetize and share your own online radio station.
“More than 6,000 stations and 92 million listening sessions a month are proof positive of just how consumers respond to the creative freedom and flexibility of Radionomy,” said Alexandre Saboundjian, founder and CEO, Radionomy. “Now, U.S. consumers get to share, create and discover great new online stations too.”
Michael McGuire, research vice president with Gartner's Media Industry Advisory Services, said "Consumers as well as professional creators of content have a growing interest in curation, and the services and tools that enable it. Successful services will focus on enabling users' creativity, help them create compelling content, provide them with a palette of social-sharing tools, and make it easy for them to monetize their work."
Free and easy-to-use
The Radionomy service makes it easy for consumers to participate – all they have to do is sign up and Radionomy takes care of the rest. Radionomy manages online broadcasting, live functions, author/content licensing and scheduling. It also provides a content library of 80,000 songs and other items, audience reporting metrics, and storage for programmers who want to provide their own songs.
Unlike currently available online radio services, Radionomy is free and web based, so consumers use a simple dashboard to manage their station and never, ever have to download complex software.
Radionomy also offers consumers a way to monetize their stations, with creators of the most popular stations able to make up to $5,000 USD/month.
New G2 platform
Radionomy’s U.S. launch is built around the G2 platform, a new version of the service that offers improved ease of use and more customization options. The new G2 version of Radionomy features the Radio Manager, a web-based dashboard that centralizes the functions needed for running an online station all in one place; the Planner, which helps producers create and manage their station; and new versions of the iPad, iPhone and Facebook apps. A new version of the Android app and a Desktop app will be available in November 2012.
Users in other parts of the globe have been using the previous version of the Radionomy service since 2008.
Attracting fans around the world
Radionomy’s unique formula is fueling rapid growth and has paved the way for its entry into the U.S. The Radionomy service has already resulted in:
- More than 6,000 stations
- More than 92 million listening sessions each month
- More than 42 million hours streamed each month
- More than 13 million unique listeners
- 50 new Radionomy stations created each day
About a quarter of Radionomy’s users are in the U.S. “We’re launching in the U.S. to grow that number, and to build partnerships that will help us expand the Radionomy footprint in the important U.S. market,” said Ascarez.
Radionomy has offices in Germany, France, Spain and Belgium. It established its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco.
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Radionomy is a free global service founded in 2008 by a passionate group of online radio enthusiasts that allows people from around the world to discover, listen to and create online radio stations. Featuring a wide variety of music and themed stations produced and run by real people such as music fans, artists, DJs, opinion leaders, comedians and story tellers etc., Radionomy stations are more than just playlists. In addition, Radionomy’s ground-breaking platform, RADIONOMY.COM, provides the tools for members to broadcast, promote and monetize their own station free of charge.
Backed by MusicMatic, Radionomy is one of the largest online radio networks in the world with more than 6,000 internet radio stations and more than 42 million listening hours each month. Experience Radionomy now at www.radionomy.com.