In case you’ve been reading the barage of stories about SXSW this week and wishing you were there, Tunein has the next best thing. Using their app on your mobile device you can search for “SXSW” and end up with a listing of all kinds of (primarily non-commercial) stations that are streaming the concerts.
TuneIn has partnered with top radio stations in the U.S. to deliver every broadcast from the festival in Austin this month to the world, including performances from artists such as Keane, Ingrid Michaelson, Nada Surf and James Mercer of The Shins. TuneIn is the only way, other than by attending the festival itself, that listeners can access these performances from one place.
KGSR, KEXP and WFUV are the primary sources of these concerts, and Tunein is the only place where you can get all the offerings listed in one place. TuneIn has more than 50,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than one million on-demand programs streaming from all over the world. In addition to via their mobile app, you can access this offering online at www.tunein.com by searching “SXSW” and on the more than 150 platforms that carry the TuneIn service.
This is a nice offering from Tunein and some of their public radio/college radio partners. No doubt, these stations are benefitting from the additional traffic from listeners all over the place that are discovering their programming through TuneIn, which has one of the most popular music apps on ITunes. And this is precisely the reason that stations would not want to restrict access to their streams to just one portal…