Officially launching today, Blast Radio is the only audio platform (no video) where listeners can hear directly from the artists they love, daily. It’s a completely new listening experience where artists have the freedom to broadcast content they may never publish elsewhere with the press of one button.
Broadcasts on Blast Radio are only available for 24 hours. They’re created with a simple piece of hardware, Blast Box. Artists plug any audio equipment into the device with an RCA cable, connect the device to their Blast Radio profile with bluetooth, then press one button to broadcast live on the Blast Radio app.
Listeners follow artists and are notified when they broadcast. They can then tune in live or for 24 hours afterwards, send tips, share broadcasts, and send positive reactions (Vibes).
“Over the last 15 years, I noticed that reality has no place on visual social media platforms. People have been reduced to doctored selfies and public displays of perfection. This is especially challenging for musicians where sound is their secret weapon. Blast Radio gives artists an easy way to reach fans with their actual talents and to do so in an environment that’s not meant to be curated and perfect. It’s a space for artists, to be heard, and to highlight their work, not their appearance,” said Yousef Ali, Founder and CEO, Blast Radio.
More than 150 artists have signed up to use the platform for spontaneous performances, weekly radio shows, album release previews, broadcasting from venues, and more. Artists already connecting with audiences via Blast Radio include Ghostly International founder Matthew Dear, Grammy-nominated composer and legendary Detroit DJ Carl Craig, artist and owner of Klakson and Dolly imprint Steffi, eclectic and prolific Brooklyn based DJ and producer The Juan MacLean, critically acclaimed chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound, and many, many more.