Slacker Radio has unveiled an update to their app featuring new shows and a platform to build up its archive of original programming, according to an announcement.
The new version lets users have access to a variety of programming, like artist-curated shows, themed stations with commentary and interviews and background information to complement the music being played. The update also includes a new user interface.
A new release of seven original shows, with five more coming soon, is now available:
· “The Count-Up”: featuring over 100 episodes of the biggest songs from major artists, dictated by the listening patterns of users
· “Ranked”: from Slacker’s curators, this show features the best, worst, funniest and weirdest of music and pop culture
· “Artist DNA”: with episodes added on a weekly basis, this program features an artist’s (new and old from every genre) “things that make them tick” along with expert commentary
· “The Twenty”: features 20 songs with a unifying theme. Some themes include pop culture, holidays or current events
· “Goes to 11”: a show featuring passionate musicians talking about their favorite artists, songs and inspirations
· “Throwback Thirty”: updated on the first Thursday of every month, the show is a countdown of the top Slacker songs from five years ago, with commentary on the side
· “I Am the DJ”: features top artists who curate and host their own station, along with some talking on the side
“The latest version of Slacker is all about providing an interactive combination of music, personality and storytelling, that can’t be found in any other music service today,” said Duncan Orrell-Jones, CEO of Slacker Radio.