Dash Radio Adds Funding, Shows, Executives
July 22, 2016 at 1:05 PM (PT)
DASH RADIO enters its second year with interim funding from both new and existing investors, and has added a number of notable new hires, partnerships, and features designed to expand the reach of the music service into new platforms and attract new programming.
The latest groundbreaking new channels launching on DASH RADIO this week include:
-- "Theory of Mind": Entrepreneurial and tech-talk featuring shows from the likes of PRODUCT HUNT, GARY VAYNERCHUK, SMASHD, and many others
-- "Quality Contro"l: Cutting edge hip hop from pioneering ATLANTA label QUALITY CONTROL MUSIC.
-- "BUFFET BOYS Radio": The home for hip-hop curated by the BUFFET BOYS (POUYA, FAT NICK and DON KREZ), along with shows from DEREK LUH, MIKEY THE MAGICIAN and more.
-- "BREALTV": Music, news and cannabis culture from the minds behind CYPRESS HILL.
-- "Los Anarchy Radio": Rock music with guests including JANE'S ADDICTION member STEPHEN PERKINS, THREE SIX MAFIA's DJ PAUL and UFC fighter IAN McCALL.
-- "1234 World": An audio-visual experience presented by the 1234 CREATIONS art collective.
Dash Radio now features 75 different channels available for streaming today, with nearly a dozen more due to launch on the near horizon.
DASH RADIO is also expanding its executive team with several notable industry power players.
-- ANDREW STRESS, VP Business Development/Distribution (formerly of RDIO and LYRICFIND)
-- SEAN ELMI, COO, (formerly Executive Director at AT&T and CEO of KNK GROUP)
-- MICHELLE SANTOSUOSSO, Programming (former NAPSTER VP Label & Artist Relations)
-- KATHRYN FRAZIER, Marketing (Founder of BIZ3)
-- THAO DIPOLITO, Director Sales & Brand Partnerships (former PLAYBOY Head of Brand Integrations & Strategic Relationships)
-- MARK MOSLEY, Director Of Classic Programming (20 years mornings at CBS RADIO Top 40/Rhythmic WPOW [POWER 96]/MIAMI)
DASH RADIO has also expanded its offices, taking over 30,000 square feet in the UBIQUITY BROADCASTING facility in ORANGE COUNTY, CA. This new space will allow the company to centralize its radio operations, add studio space, and aggregate its business headquarters and personnel under one roof. The company is also expanding its HOLLYWOOD facility by adding five additional studios.
Commented DASH RADIO founder/CEO SCOTT KEENEY (DJ SKEE): "DASH RADIO is gaining momentum. We have a vision to revolutionize the way radio is experienced by freeing our stations from corporate shackles that restrict music discovery, and instead give them the freedom to program in their own way. The fact that we're attracting new funding, new investors, new employees, and new users validates this vision and paves the way for the exciting road we have ahead of us."
Since its JUNE launch last year, DASH RADIO has attracted over 5 million users. It recently introduced several new features, including a SNAPCHAT-like filter that allows users to share selfies and other photos with the details of the current station and song streaming included.