In the past month, I’ve seen more and more Internet entrepreneurs get into the streaming radio game, but with a local angle. These three, in particular, have potential for people who want to listen to music coming out of their hometown. Columbus bands: These ventures are still in the beginning stages, and they rely heavily on bands creating their own profiles, submitting their own music, etc. So if you want to be heard in this way, follow the links and get in touch.
Bandwidth isn’t finished yet, and the name is just a working title, but you can see a demo of the app in the video above. The app is the brainchild of Bullet Jones singer Ryan Cox. He explains it this way: “Bandwidth is essentially Pandora for local music. Specifically, it is a free music/radio streaming app with content comprised entirely of local musicians from around the country. A listener will be able to populate a streaming radio station on any number of criteria, including genre, locale, similar artists, etc. So, for instance, if I were so inclined, I could listen to a station with all of the rock bands in Chicago, hip-hop acts in New York, or country artists in Nashville.”
Cox is hoping for a closed launch in Columbus this summer and a nationwide release next year. Bands can contact Cox [ryanpatrickcox at gmail.com] to submit music.
ColumbusLocalMusic.com’s “CLM Radio”
Columbus Local Music launched in January with the tagline “Listen Local.” According to CLM, “The website suggests local artists to listeners based upon personal preferences. After a listener specifies their favorite musical genres and bands, the website can use that information to make suggestions from their catalog of Columbus artists and bands. Suggestions are made based upon listeners “tagging” bands as sounding similar to more well-known artists. With each new “tag” the service gains a better understanding of what a band sounds like, which will in turn help others discover their music.”