Los Angeles-based radio station KCRW is, in my experience, one of the best ways in the entire world to discover new music and new artists. They've launched a free iOS app, Music Mine, to guide listeners throughout the world to those experiences.
The app displays up to 100 artists at a time, handpicked by the station’s world famous DJ staff, and updated daily in tandem with our on air playlists. Enjoy full shows by DJs, and explore individual artists that have the KCRW stamp of approval.
This special format allows users who don’t have a lot of time to put together their own listening experience without being overwhelmed by options. Listeners who want to delve into the world of each artist can find video, photos, blog posts and more, through a fun interactive interface designed specifically for the iPad. Fans who want a lean-back experience can simply tap KCRW’s 24-hour, all-music stream Eclectic24.
(...)The Music Mine was developed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and designed in collaboration with Roundarch, using The Echo Nest powerful music intelligence platform.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.