Palo Alto, Calif. – Aha by HARMAN
today announced it has added audio stations from Daily Unsigned
and Plum Radio
to its platform. Daily Unsigned offers unsigned artists a platform to gain fans, and gives music lovers a great way to discover new music they might not otherwise hear. Plum Radio is an outgrowth of the first company to stream DJ-produced content dubbed “mixshows” to mobile phones, and now straight into vehicles via Aha’s service. Dozens of new Aha stations powered by Daily Unsigned and Plum Radio will be available on demand to Aha users soon.
“The ability to do one back-end integration that would allow us to get Daily Unsigned music to millions of drivers of different types of vehicles was a no-brainer,” said Rob Daily of Daily Unsigned. “Aha’s reach across so many car makers means very little work for small companies like ours, that aren’t big enough to do separate integrations with dozens of car makes and models. We are thrilled to give the Unsigned Artists that we feature further reach into the car.”
“Our primary focus at Aha is to bring a world of great audio content into cars, which means going straight to artists, not just relying on big labels or music services to feed us content,” said Chia-Lin Simmons, Vice President of Marketing and Content for Aha by Harman. “To truly give drivers the most listening options anywhere, we look for companies like Daily Unsigned and Plum Radio who are giving independent artists a platform. We look forward to Aha listeners having an excellent discovery experience as we continue to partner with even more niche media providers.”
Daily Unsigned is the premier and highly curated New Music Discovery website that helps unsigned artists get discovered. By adding Daily Unsigned, Aha brings music from more than 500 unsigned artists across all musical genres onto its platform. Since its launch in June 2010, more than 118 featured artists have gone on from Daily Unsigned to strike record deals including three that have gone multi-platinum with sales exceeding a combined 10 million singles.
Plum Radio offers a 24/7 stream of DJ-curated content, from hip hop to EDM to Latin music and more. To start, Aha will offer 8 Plum Radio channels to drivers which in total represent mixshows from over 200 DJs around the world.
About Daily Unsigned
Daily Unsigned is the premier and highly curated New Music Discovery website. Since launching in June 2010, Daily Unsigned boasts 118 Record Label signings while featuring the best up and coming Unsigned Artists Worldwide. We highlight all genres of music to ensure our readership the finest of musical choices. A number of DU alumni have gone on to grace the pages of Rolling
Stone, Spin, Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Billboard, XXL, NME, New York Times and have performed on such national TV shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Carson Daily, Jimmy Fallon, MTV, MTV2 and The Voice on NBC. For more information, please visit http://DailyUnsigned.com
About Plum Radio
Plum Radio is a streaming music service that gives listeners creative control over their experience while providing curated surprises from musical experts, offering not only digital (Internet and mobile) technology but also traditional DJ interaction for the ultimate listening experience. Plum Radio Inc. is the latest outgrowth of Media Chemist, a US-based entertainment company and the leading provider of DJ-produced music mixshows. In 2005, Media Chemist became the first company to provide mixshows to cell phone carriers and to date is the most syndicated company of its kind. Bringing that knowledge, experience, and musical diversity to a broader audience, Plum Radio is poised to become the truest music discovery service and most accurately programmed streaming music company available. For more information, please visit http://www.PlumRadio.com or http://www.MediaChemist.com.
About Aha by HARMAN
Aha is an interactive service of HARMAN International Industries that makes Web content as easy and safe to use as radio. Aha uses the Harman Cloud Platform to organize content from the Web into personalized radio stations that consumers can listen to from anywhere — at home, on the go, or safely from the driver's seat. By the end of 2013, Aha will be installed into vehicles by more than 10 automotive manufacturers, which in total represent more than 50 percent of all cars sold in the USA/Canada and up to 30 percent in Europe, including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Porsche and Subaru. The Aha platform and service was started in 2008 in Silicon Valley by a group of Web and multimedia veterans with a shared passion for delivering an "always on" audio experience to connect drivers to the content they really want. HARMAN, the company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, acquired Aha in September 2010. For more information, visit www.aharadio.com or find Aha on Facebook and Twitter.