New App Turns iPhone Music Library Into Net Radio Station
March 15, 2012 at 3:56 PM (PT)
WAHWAH.FM has created an app that enables the user turn the music stored on his or her iPHONE into an Internet radio station that's broadcast worldwide, or to other people near your location, HYPEBOT.COM reports. Broadcasting is remarkably easy with the app, which scans the music library on an iPhone, including all identified tracks in the playlist.
"WAHWAH.FM allows every person in the world to become a live broadcasting radio station," wahwah.fm Head of Communications ARI STEIN said. "You choose your music, you press play, and the second you press play, you’re live and on air. Whatever you’re playing at that moment, anyone else can listen to you."
The app was launched about three weeks ago in GERMANY; it appeared in the U.S. app store this week. WAHWAH.FM is free to use; the company plans to make money with general advertising, local advertising and in-app purchases. Over the next three to six months, the company plans to add game-like features designed to facilitate its spread.
According to STEIN, artists are starting to use the app to broadcast to their fans. So far, electronic artists TRENTEMØLLER and MODESELEKTOR are already broadcasting; EVOLVER.FM the company is in talks with other artists.