How Well Do You Know Your TuneIn DJs?

One of the things that makes radio so unique is the personalities behind the music. After getting four of our favorite DJs to tell us all about their show and why they are drawn to radio, we decided to get a little silly.

We asked Ministry of Sound’s dance goddess Sister Bliss, ABC Triple J’s morning maven Zan Rowe, Grateful Dead Radio’s mastermind John Whalen, and Hot 97’s Hip Hop legend Funkmaster Flex to tell us something their listeners don’t know. Play our trivia game to see how well you know the people behind the music.


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We’ve Got News!

It’s a big day for TuneIn. Today, we announced that we raised a $25 million round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), with participation from our existing business partners Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, and General Catalyst Partners.

We also announced we have surpassed one billion listening hours in the first four months of 2013, with over 227 million listening sessions in the month of March alone, making us the world’s number one source for live, online radio.

Learn more here.

 

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TuneIn Radio: A Top 25 All-Time App!

It’s a happy Friday indeed!

Our team is excited to share another great milestone. TuneIn Radio was just announced as a Top 25 All-Time App in the UK for iPhone.

Obviously, we wouldn’t be here without you, our amazing listeners. Thank you for your endless support as we strive to make TuneIn better and better!

 

 

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TuneIn Takes You: New Orleans Jazz Fest

UPDATED MAY 5: SEE BELOW FOR SUNDAY’S LIVE LINEUP. BROADCAST BEGINS AROUND 2:30pm CT.

While over 450,000 people will attend this year’s Jazz Fest, TuneIn listeners don’t need to brave the crowds to experience New Orleans.

Listen live all weekend to the festival, exclusively on TuneIn.

This weekend from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, we’re taking you to Jazz Fest, with over 24 hours of live programming.

Just search for Jazz Fest Radio in the TuneIn Radio app or listen online here to catch live sets from Billy Joel, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Phoenix, Hall and Oates and more!

And there’s no need to wait till Friday. Listen now to Jazz Fest Radio for tracks from this year’s artists, and check back soon for daily details.

Friday, May 3

  • Laura Bell Bundy, 2:30pm CT
  • Marc Broussard, 3:40 CT
  • Marcia Ball, 4:40 CT
  • Willie Nelson, 5:50 CT
  • The Mavericks, 7:05 CT
  • The Nevilles, 8:10 CT
  • The Soul Rebels, 8:45 CT
  • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, 9:05 CT
  • Gipsy Kings, 9:35 CT
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, 10:45 CT
  • John Mayer, 12:10am CT

Saturday, May 4

  • Little Big Town, 2:45pm CT
  • Anders Osborne, 4:00 CT
  • Gary Clark Jr., 4:30 CT
  • Phoenix, 5:35 CT
  • Cowboy Mouth, 7:10 CT
  • NO Bingo! Show, 7:25 CT
  • Bonerama, 7:40 CT
  • Allen Toussaint, 8:00 CT
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 9:00 CT
  • Better than Ezra, 9:30 CT
  • Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, 9:45 CT
  • Galactic, 10:05 CT
  • Dave Matthews Band, 11:30 CT
  • Billy Joel, 12:05am CT

Saturday, May 5

  • Irma Thomas, 2:35pm CT
  • Widespread Panic, 3:50 CT
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 5:40 CT
  • Maroon 5, 7:10 CT
  • The Meter Men, 8:40 CT
  • Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, 9:10 CT
  • Aaron Neville, 9:30 CT
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates, 10:05 CT
  • The Black Keys, 11:35 CT

HAPPY LISTENING & HAPPY JAZZ FEST!

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New TuneIn Live: Go Forth & Customize!

It’s time to make the world’s radio yours.

UPDATE: TUNEIN LIVE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID. UPDATE OR GET THE TUNEIN RADIO APP FOR YOUR ANDROID OR KINDLE DEVICE.

Today, we introduced TuneIn Live on web and iPad, allowing you to customize your listening experience to discover the content that aligns most with your interests.

Simply pick topics from rock to sports talk to comedy, and our new Live screen will present a vivid array of your preferences. Then, these live tiles will flip every time something new starts. TuneIn Live, combined with our recent Trending feature, enables the world’s radio to unfold right before your eyes…and ears.

Take it for a spin, and let us know what you think.

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TuneIn Takes You: SXSW 2013

The team has descended upon Austin for SXSW, and we’ve already seen bunny vans, oreos galore, and talking sneakers.

Can’t mess with Texas this year? Sure you can. With TuneIn, you can listen to SXSW Comedy and Concerts from wherever you are. Plus we’ve teamed up with our friends at Sonos to offer up free SONOS PLAY:3 speaker systems. So what now? Details below.

Live from Austin

Thanks to some of our closest radio station friends, we’re bringing you over 60 live performances from Austin. Listen to Iron & Wine, Kendrick Lamar, Dawes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Talib Kweli and many, many more.

Check out the lineups here or within our app, browse to SXSW under Music.

SXSW Comedy

TuneIn is the official sponsor of SXSW Comedy at Esther’s Follies, the local vaudeville theatre located in the heart of the action on 6th Street. Laugh along with us as we hear the latest from Marc Maron, Matt Besser, Kevin Pollack, Aisha Tyler and others.

Who’ll be poking fun at the SXSW crowd? Take a closer look here.

#EatTacoWinSonos with @TuneIn

We’re fueling ourselves this week with tacos and giving away boatloads for free from our TuneIn-branded taco truck. If you’re in Austin, from 3/10 to 3/13, swing by E. 5th & Colorado from 11am to 2:30pm to get your free grub on. And if you’re not in Austin, find a local truck and taco with us from afar.

Regardless of your location, thanks to our friends at Sonos, each day we’ll be giving away a SONOS PLAY: 3 if you simply tweet to @tunein using #EatTacoWinSonos. Pretty easy, right? We thought so too. Enter yet? Do it!

So comedy, showcases, tacos and lots more from us at this year’s SXSW.

Enjoy the tacos, and happy listening!

 

 

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#EatTacoWinSonos @TuneIn Sweepstakes

@TuneIN “WIN SONOS” Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void in Puerto Rico, all other U.S. territories and possessions INCLUDING the U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited or restricted by law.

1. PROMOTION PERIOD: The @TuneIn “Win Sonos” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 11:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) on 3/10/2013 and ends at 4:59 PM CT on 3/17/2013 (“Promotion Period”).

2. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are physically located and residing therein and who are 18 years of age or older and have a Twitter account at time of entry in the Sweepstakes. Employees of TuneIn, Inc., Sonos (collectively, the “Sponsors”), Trepoint (“Administrator”), Jack Morton Worldwide, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, participating sponsors, vendors, promotion or advertising agencies (collectively “Promotion Entities”), or any other person or entity involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children or siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members, whether or not related, of each of the foregoing are ineligible to enter. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence for at least 3 months a year. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions outside of the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. military installations, and where prohibited by law.

3. HOW TO ENTER: To enter this Sweepstakes, (i) log-in to your Twitter account and (ii) tweet: “@TuneIn #EatTacoWinSonos (the “Tweet”) during the Promotion Period to receive one (1) entry. Limit one (1) entry per person and per Twitter account per day during the Promotion Period. All entries must be received no later than 4:59 PM CT on 3/17/2013 to be eligible. Entrants using multiple Twitter accounts to enter Sweepstakes will be disqualified. By participating in this Sweepstakes and tweeting the Tweet, each entrant agrees to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. If you choose to tweet using your mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.

The information that you provide in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used for the Sponsor’s internal purposes to administer this Sweepstakes.

By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant warrants that he or she has read and agrees to abide and be bound by these Official Rules and that he or she is not prohibited from participating in the Sweepstakes. Entrant agrees that Promotion Entities shall retain full authority, in their sole discretion, to interpret and administer these Official Rules, and agrees to be bound by all decisions and interpretations made in good faith by Promotion Entities.

Released Parties (as defined below) is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, and/or unintelligible entries, Tweets or direct messages, or for any problems, bugs or malfunctions entrants may encounter when submitting their entries or Tweets.  Only complete valid entries will be eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify fraudulent entries or entries suspected of being fraudulent.  All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

4. RANDOM DRAWING: A random drawing to select the five (5) potential Grand Prize Winners (each a “Winner”, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules) will be conducted from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted by a representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

5. NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Sponsor will make (time permitting) up to two (2) attempts over a twenty-four (24) hour period following the selection of potential Winners to contact each potential Winner via tweet to such potential Winner’s Twitter account from @TuneIn with instructions to claim prize. Each potential Winner will be required to direct message @TuneIn his/her full name, date of birth, complete mailing address, phone number and e-mail address within twenty-four (24) hours of time of such notification. If a potential Winner does not respond within the twenty-four (24) hour period, such potential Winner will be disqualified and at the discretion of the Sponsor, an alternate Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible entries received. Return of any prize as undeliverable may result in forfeiture of the prize and at the sole discretion of the Sponsor an alternate potential Winner may be selected. If a potential Winner is found to be ineligible or if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, such potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

6. GRAND PRIZES (5): Each winner will receive one (1) Sonos Play:3 and one (1) Sonos Bridge. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of grand prize: $345.00 each. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,725.00. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. The Winners are solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses due in connection with prize acceptance not specified herein as being provided. The prize may not be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash except by Sponsor, who reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. The awarding of any prize is conditioned upon compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute regarding entries and/or Tweets received from multiple users having the same Twitter account, the authorized account subscriber of the Twitter account used to participate in the Sweepstakes will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account subscriber” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Twitter account by Twitter.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning any prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during Promotion Period

7. GENERAL SWEEPSTAKES CONDITIONS:. By entering, entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to use of his/her name/likeness for advertising/publicity purposes without additional compensation or notification to, or permission from entrant or any other third party, except where prohibited by law. All entrants information submitted in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes will not be shared with any outside organizations or third parties. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that the Sponsor, Administrator, Jack Morton Worldwide, Twitter, Inc. and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, their respective successors and assigns, and any and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, licensees and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”), shall not be liable for, and each entrant hereby forever and irrevocably releases, discharges and holds harmless same of, any personal injury, death, loss or damage of any kind or any other causes of action or claims related to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, any Sweepstakes- or prize-related activity, or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize awarded, including, without limitation, any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, libel, visual or audio alteration or faulty mechanical reproduction, or infringement of moral rights, right of publicity, copyright or other intellectual property or invasion of privacy.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS OR HARM TO BUSINESS OR REPUTATION, ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, POSTING ON OR ACCESS AND/OR DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION FROM ANY WEB SITE OWNED, OPERATED OR CONTROLLED BY SPONSOR, OR ACCEPTANCE OR USAGE OF A PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DAMAGES FOR BODILY OR PERSONAL INJURY, EVEN IF SPONSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS.  PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF RELEASED PARTIES ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL NOT EXCEED $1.00.

Released Parties are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures or any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Website or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction. Entrant is responsible for all on-line charges and fees incurred and with any Internet Service Provider and or wireless carrier.

Mass entries, or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be void and any entrant using such methods will be disqualified. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Promotion Entities determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual tampering with the Sweepstakes or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsors and/or Sweepstakes Administrator reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate or modify the Sweepstakes and/or conduct a random drawing to award the Prizes using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to the expiration date of the Promotion Period, notice will be tweeted @TuneIn. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action.

8. WINNERS’ LIST: For winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “@TuneIn Win Sonos” Winners’ List” c/o Jack Morton Worldwide, Attn: D. Hale, 600 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Requests must be received by 4/30/13.

9. SEVERABILITY: If any one or more provisions of these Official Rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these Official Rules.

10.  FORCE MAJEURE: The failure of the Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, terrorism, fire, riot, earthquake, actions of governmental authorities outside the control of the Sponsor or other force majeure event shall not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.

11.  GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION, VENUE: These Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with California law without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.  Participants agree that the state and federal courts located in California shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising from or relating to these Official Rules, the Sweepstakes or participants’ entry and/or participation in the Sweepstakes, and participants hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue thereof.

12.  SPONSORS: TuneIn, Inc., 270 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 and Sonos, 223 E. De La Guerra Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

13.  ADMINISTRATOR: Trepoint, 98 Cutter Mill Rd., Suite 479N, Great Neck, NY 11021.

 

 

 

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Here’s to you Australia!

It’s a big month for our friends from the land down under.

Not only is Australia Day on January 26 but also it’s time for the first Grand Slam tennis event of the year, the Australian Open. And TuneIn has great coverage of both of these events. Read below for more detail, and happy listening!

Australia Day

Listen to renowned Australian radio station Triple J’s Hottest 100 Countdown for the soundtrack to the day’s festivities and to find out Australia’s choice for top song of the year. Coverage begins at Midday (AESST) on January 26.

Australian Open

Since Day 1, TuneIn has been bringing you live coverage from Melbourne, and now we’re ready for the final matches.

Andy Murray just outdid Federer to advance to Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic. And Victoria Azarenka will try to defend her Australian Open title against Li Na. Both women are hoping to achieve their second career Grand Slam championship. Who will prevail?

Listen from wherever you are, and check out the rest of the world’s radio while you’re at it.

 

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Election 2012: Tuning In to Politics

It’s Election Day/Night/something of the sort, and we wanted to share information with you outside of the polls.

For the month of October, TuneIn analyzed its political listening data, all 4.1 million hours of it or 468 years (yes, really), and identified interesting listening behavior as it relates to conservative and liberal programming on our service.

So see below for some political radio patterns, particularly in key battleground states. No explanation needed as pictures are worth 1,000 words and even more data points.

Once you’re done, listen to live election coverage with TuneIn. And let’s see how these listening trends stack up against votes once polls close oh so soon.

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Welcome Barclays Premier League!

What has 380 season matches, key FA Cup matches, live play-by-play broadcasts in English, Spanish and Mandarin and is now available on TuneIn?

Why, Barclays Premier League soccer of course.

Today, we are excited to announce our partnership with talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, to bring you all Barclay’s Premier League games for the next four seasons.

Ready to get your goal on? We thought so. Here is all of the info you’ll need.

Details:

  • Every Barclays Premier League game: that’s 380 games!
  • Key FA Cup matches that you won’t want to miss
  • Live broadcasts available in English, Spanish, Mandarin
  • Listen for free from everywhere outside of the European Economic Area
  • Not only your favorite teams such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea but also sports commentary and interviews to stay constantly connected

How to Listen:

  • Use the free “TuneIn Radio” apps, available on all smartphones or tablets, or listen online at www.tunein.com
  • Search for “Premier League” or “FA Cup,” or browse through “Sports” using TuneIn

Now what? Get ready to listen live to tomorrow’ s games, all eight of them!

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