Slacker Launches New Artist Showcase Station With The Wanted
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:50:25
Want The Wanted? You can have them, with a The Wanted-curated radio station. Learn what they like and listen to acoustic performances, thanks to Slacker Radio.
Slacker Inc. launched The Wanted Showcase, a Slacker Radio station that is programmed and hosted by the chart-topping pop band The Wanted. This completely free showcase station features music by the band along with exclusive commentary by members Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes.
The Wanted Showcase is now available in the Artist Showcase category on all Slacker smartphone applications, connected home entertainment devices and on the web at here.
The Wanted Showcase is only available on Slacker Radio. It highlights songs by the band including tracks from their United States and Canada debut EP just released this week.
Also on the station are hundreds of hand-selected songs that have inspired or influenced The Wanted along with personal stories and commentary. Bands and artists on this station range from blink-182 and Justin Bieber to Adele and Stevie Wonder.
This Artist Showcase also features exclusive acoustic live performances by The Wanted, recorded while visiting Slacker's studios. To watch exclusive videos of The Wanted performing "Glad You Came," a cover of "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls and the making of The Wanted Showcase Station, see below. The boys look so friggin' cute playing radio programmers and recording their introductions to the songs. <3
"It was amazing to pick our favorite songs and be able to share them with our fans. All of our choices are so different that listeners will get a massive variety of music," said Nathan Sykes of The Wanted. "We love music and hosting our station on Slacker Radio will give all our fans not only the chance to hear our eclectic music tastes, but also to hear why we picked them."
"This exclusive station will be a great experience for both fans of The Wanted and new listeners alike," said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. "Not only are they talented singers and performers, they also have a real appreciation for music. The Wanted Showcase on Slacker will give fans a different, very personal perspective on who the band is and why they love what they do."
Will you tune in?