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Pop / Rock 29/12/2011

RJD2, The Parlotones And Blue October Share Their Music Stories With Artist-hosted Showcase Stations

RJD2, The Parlotones And Blue October Share Their Music Stories With Artist-hosted Showcase Stations

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SAN DIEGO, CA. (Top40 Charts/ FortyThree PR) Slacker, Inc. today launched three new Artist Showcase stations featuring songs hand-selected by bands and musical artists RJD2, The Parlotones and Blue October along with exclusive host commentary by the artists themselves. Songs by the bands and artists are also highlighted. All three stations are now available for free in Slacker's Artist Showcase station category.

Slacker's Artist Showcase stations are hosted and curated by the artists. They give listeners insight into the musical influences and personal stories of teenage rebellion, family memories and career triumphs of their favorite musicians. Artist Showcase stations are available exclusively on any Slacker Radio application. They feature a diverse and growing array of genres, further emphasizing Slacker's dedication to being the ultimate personalized radio and music discovery resource.

"Slacker's Artist Showcase stations give musicians the opportunity to share their music story through their own words and the tracks that have inspired them," said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. "Every musician brings unique stories, experiences and tastes to their station. No two Artist Showcase stations are alike."

DJ, producer and singer RJD2 was raised in Columbus, Ohio, where he got his start as a DJ and member of the Columbus rap group MHz. He later began a solo project and has recently gained attention for his score "The Beautiful Mine," the theme song of AMC's Mad Men. His Slacker station, RJD2 Radio, features bands and artists including David Bowie, Kanye West, Otis Reading and Grizzly Bear.

"Any place that you can stream both Louis C.K. and John Scofield is alright in my book," said RJD2. "Slacker is a great site for finding things similar to stuff you already know. The process of making my station actually helped me realize why I like some music I do. Bizarrely, I hadn't really thought about it for certain artists, so at times it was a learning experience for me!"

Visit the following link to listen to RJD2 Radio:

The Parlotones have been described by music fans and bloggers as one of the best South African rock bands, opening for Coldplay in South Africa and playing the 2012 FIFA World Cup kick-off concert. The Parlotones have also been involved in a variety of product endorsements including a collection of wines named after their music. Bands and artists featured on The Parlotones Radio include Muse, The Decemberists, Queen and The Smiths.

"We really enjoyed being on Slacker Radio. For me, there's nothing I like more than talking about the music I love. What could be better than talking about great music and then having a whole station made for it?" said Paul Hodgson, lead guitarist of The Parlotones. "I think on-demand radio is way cooler than normal radio. I don't like most of the music on 'normal' radio. On Slacker, I can play the music I like while being exposed to new bands in a similar vein."

Visit the following link to listen to The Parlotones Radio:

Blue October is a platinum-selling rock band from Houston, Texas that formed in the post-grunge '90s and just released their latest album, Any Man in America, in August 2011. The band joined with To Write Love On Her Arms and PostSecret last year for the Pick Up the Phone Tour to spread suicide awareness. Blue October's Artist Showcase station includes bands and artists like Michael Jackson, Band of Horses, YelaWolf and Phil Collins.

Visit the following link to listen to Blue October Radio:

Slacker Artist Showcase stations span a variety of genres including indie rock, hip hop and country. These three additions to the Artist Showcase station category join a collection of unique and enlightening stations programmed and hosted by bands and artists including Patrick Stump, Ida Maria, Justin Moore, Far East Movement and Jimmy Eat World. The Artist Showcase category is always growing with more artist-curated options coming every month.

Artist Showcase stations can be enjoyed anywhere that Slacker is available: on all major smartphones, the iPad, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, connected home devices including Sonos and online at Wherever they tune in, Slacker listeners have instant access to their favorite music, artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art. On-demand access to the Slacker music library is also available with the recently released Premium Radio. To get the free Slacker mobile application, simply direct your mobile web browser to

About the Artists
For more information about RJD2, visit:
For more information about Parlotones, visit:
For more information about Blue October, visit:

About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world's most complete range of radio services. Whether it's the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, or the fully-loaded subscription services Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, Palm webOS, Nokia, Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit:
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