urRadio Launches World’s Most Complete Live Social Music Experience
urRadio Launches World’s Most Complete Live Social Music Experience
Startup is First Internet Radio Platform that Allows Users to Host and Talk Live while Listening Together in Sync to their Own Streaming Music and Talk Radio Stations
7digital partners to power urRadio streaming catalog and royalty reporting
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 26, 2015 – Today urRadio launched the world’s most comprehensive set of creative, music discovery, and social tools that empowers anyone to create, discover, and share live streaming music and talk radio stations. urRadio allows anyone to be an online radio host or DJ, talk live with listeners via audio or instant messages, and discover new music and other entertainment by tuning in to an unlimited number of live Internet radio stations curated by other urRadio users. urRadio is free to use with no ads or commercials, no software to download, and nothing to configure.
Other streaming music services have limited social features and music discovery based primarily on algorithms and/or a small group of human curators. In contrast, urRadio combines its extensive social interaction features, user-curated music stations, and advanced technology to deliver the most complete social music experience available and the easiest way to discover songs, artists and music genres.
urRadio is the only free social music platform that provides all of the following features:
- Comprehensive Licensed Music Catalog –With access to 30 million songs and counting, provided by 7digital. urRadio provides users with one of the world’s largest licensed music catalog from “Top 100” major label artists to up and coming independent artists and everything in between.
- Live Social Radio – urRadio LiveSync technology allows users to listen to each other’s stations, playlists, or events together live and in perfect sync. Users can also instant message each other while listening together. Unlike other services, urRadio does not charge users to stream to an unlimited number of listeners.
- Live Social Playlists – While tuned in to each other’s stations, users can instantly add each other’s current or previously streamed songs to their respective playlists or music libraries.
- Facebook and Twitter Integration – Quickly discover and follow friends’ favorite music, and easily share stations with those who are not yet part of the urRadio community. urRadio users can expand their audience by sharing on social media and instantly listen live with their friends and followers.
- Trending Music – Provides real-time, instant access to the urRadio community’s most popular live stations, songs, and albums to help users discover music and create new stations.
- Song Recommendations – urRadio SmartSong algorithm technology allows new users to quickly find other users’ music, receive song recommendations, and build playlists based on their favorite music and listening habits. urRadio also helps ensure users continually discover new music while minimizing repetition of songs.
- Music Search – Instantly search for other users’ stations or playlists, #hashtag categories, or individual users by name or DJ handle. Users can also search for specific songs, artists, album or genres.
- Standard Internet Radio – Create stations based on artists, songs, or genres. Add variety by mixing two or more artists or tracks while listening to standard Internet radio. Add selected songs to playlists or a personal music library.
- Free Unlimited Song Skips – Unlike other services, urRadio users can skip from one user’s station to the next, providing an unlimited number of song skips for free.
- The Universal Frequency – urRadio HarmonicHertz technology converts songs to 432 Hz, recognized as the most natural and harmonious frequency for human listening. urRadio is the only online music service that streams licensed songs at 432 Hz.
- StreamMerge Technology – The patented urRadio StreamMerge technology seamlessly merges voice and music data into a single stream to allow users to speak over or between songs. StreamMerge also helps eliminate delays between voice and streaming music, ensuring a high quality entertainment experience.
At launch, urRadio is available as iOS and Android applications and a Web platform. Starting today, users who sign up within the first 30 days will receive at least one free year of a premium subscription without any ads. Unlike traditional streaming services, urRadio premium subscriptions will include additional broadcasting and DJ features (to be announced over the next year) and unlimited ad-free streaming. For more detailed product information, please visit http://www.urRadio.com/Features
“urRadio is a live social soundtrack for your life,” said Tyler Francios, CEO of urRadio. “Our platform offers that which is absent in other music streaming services – live, original content free of the geographical listening limitations of traditional FM radio. In addition, urRadio possesses the diverse and expansive content that is present in satellite radio, but at a much larger scale. The essence of urRadio derives from its capacity to allow users to become a live Internet radio station that can be hosted anywhere, anytime. Our patented technology and extensive social features deliver the most personalized and social music experience available today.”
CEO of 7digital, Simon Cole commented, “We are thrilled to be powering the music streaming for this great new service. Their innovative approach to dynamic radio will attract an important and largely under-served group that are looking for better lean-back experiences with music.”
urRadio is a social music platform that empowers consumers and entertainers to create, discover, enjoy, and share live, personalized streaming music and talk radio stations for free without ads or commercials. The company provides the world’s most comprehensive set of social, music discovery, and creative tools for consumers to interact and listen to their favorite music with each other live and in perfect sync. urRadio’s diverse social music tools also deliver the most complete social music experience available today. With access to the world’s largest licensed music catalog – 30 million songs and counting – urRadio users can broadcast music and audio content live to an unlimited number of listeners. The company’s patented StreamMerge technology seamlessly integrates voices and music to provide a high quality entertainment experience. urRadio is also the only online music platform that streams licensed songs at 432 Hz, recognized as the most natural and harmonious frequency for human listening. Founded in 2013, urRadio is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit www.urRadio.com.
About 7digital Group
7digital are the power behind innovative digital listening experiences. Their robust, scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global rights are used to create comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. Alongside proven product knowledge, they offer award-winning radio production and music curation services, superior editorial strategy and content management expertise, making them a leading partner in this space.
7digital foster industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Panasonic, Onkyo, Guvera, ROK Mobile, and The Overflow. From their years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC, launching Radioplayer in multiple territories and powering services for partners like Samsung, BlackBerry and T-Mobile, 7digital are perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next generation radio services.