Palo Alto, Calif. May 28, 2013 – Aha by HARMANTM and DeliRadio today announced a partnership to bring the music of touring musicians directly into cars. While driving down any street in any city in the world, listeners can explore songs exclusively from artists with upcoming shows in the area. The deal marks the first automotive integration for DeliRadio, which will become available to millions of drivers worldwide with Aha.
“The Aha service was built on the premise that every type of digitalized audio should be available in the car,” said Chia-Lin Simmons Vice President of Marketing and Content for Aha by Harman. “Whether you want to listen to an audiobook or an indie rock singer, Aha lets you do that. DeliRadio takes this concept one step further, introducing Aha users to artists who are performing soon at virtually every regional theater, club and festival, a first for drivers.”
DeliRadio Concert Network (DCN) turns each club and festival into a unique radio station, based on its upcoming calendar or lineup. And, with Aha introducing DCN to cars, commuters heading to and from work can now discover and listen to music from artists they can go see live, simply by switching on the stations of local venues they know and love.
“DCN gives music lovers an easy way to discover upcoming concerts, in turn helping clubs and touring acts sell out shows,” said Wayne Skeen, CEO of DeliRadio. “With Aha’s platform now broadcasting DCN, the tens-of-thousands of artists on DeliRadio will finally be heard in the place where most people listen to music, their cars.”
Aha is live in millions of cars in 47 countries. It offers drivers a world of content with more than 30,000 stations ranging from music and news to audiobooks, podcasts, social newsfeeds and more.
Aha is a part of HARMAN International (NYSE: HAR) the premium global audio and infotainment group. For more information, images and news, please visit Aha’s online press room.
DeliRadio concert data is provided by leading concert database Bandsintown.
About DeliRadio and DCN
Webby-nominated DeliRadio is the leading streaming radio platform that “spins” touring artists in the cities and towns where they have upcoming concerts. For musicians, clubs and promoters, DeliRadio has quickly become an essential channel for connecting with local music lovers and driving ticket sales ahead of events. Listeners worldwide can stream their local music scene, and any artist can join DeliRadio - all free of charge. Artists control which songs are available for streaming.
The DeliRadio platform powers DCN: the network of thousands of venues and festival lineups— transformed into streaming radio stations. Listen to the calendar for LA’s iconic Roxy Theatre on Roxy Radio, or Wakarusa Music Festival’s lineup on Wakarusa Radio. Visit dcn.deliradio.com or m.deliradio.com to tune into your favorite local music spot.
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 offered in 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, Scion 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.
Kevin Smith for DeliRadio
Josh Weinberg for Aha