WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Slacker Radio ("Slacker"), a streaming music and personalized radio subscription service, and Heard Well, a record label powered by social tastemakers, have partnered to launch Heard Well Radio. Hosted by social influencers, Heard Well Radio spotlights emerging artists and new music, curated and elevated from within the online creator community.
Founded in 2015 by Jeremy Wineberg, Andrew Graham, and social media star Connor Franta, Heard Well was designed as a platform for influencers to share music by their favorite undiscovered artists. The label has since released 35 compilation albums curated by influencers with a combined social reach of 500 million people. The albums have accumulated more than 50 million streams, hit the Billboard and iTunes charts, and introduced breakthrough artists such as Billie Eilish, LANY, ODESZA, Blackbear, and Kyle.
"We're excited to launch this new innovative music discovery engine," said Mike Bebel, EVP, Corporate Development and Rights Management for LiveXLive Media, Inc. "From the start, LiveXLive has believed social influencers have a unique and authentic curatorial voice which drives traffic and discovery. Heard Well Radio adds another valuable influencer-driven path for our subscribers to more deeply engage with music on our platform."
"Heard Well's DNA is first and foremost music discovery and curation," said Wineberg, co-founder of Heard Well. "Slacker's superior platform and the LiveXLive ethos wonderfully aligns with ours, and we're eager to surprise and delight our global network of fans and creators with this new partnership."
In addition to serving as curators, influencers including Franta, Tyler Oakley, JC Caylen, and the Dolan Twins will "DJ" their playlists, adding personal commentary to the selections. The station's launch will be celebrated throughout the summer of 2018 with live listening parties and exclusive album release events.
About LiveXLive Media, Inc.
LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (the "Company") is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. The Company operates LiveXLive, one of the industry's leading live music streaming platforms; Slacker Radio, a streaming music pioneer; and also produces original music-related content. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network,' delivering premium livestreamed, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts, including Rock in Rio, EDC Las Vegas, Hangout Music Festival, and many more. LiveXLive also gives audiences access to premium original content, artist exclusives and industry interviews. Through its owned and operated Internet radio service, Slacker Radio (www.slacker.com), LiveXLive delivers its users access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-curated stations. The Company also operates a social influencer network, LiveXLive Influencers. The Company is headquartered in West Hollywood, CA. For more information, visit us at www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @livexlive.
About Heard Well
Heard Well is the first music media company entirely powered by social tastemakers and their communities. Heard Well partners with best in class creators to curate playlists of their favorite emerging artists. Each playlist is released in digital and physical format providing fans the ability to discover new music and creators and their musicians to profit from their artistry. Heard Well is distributed worldwide through The Orchard and to date has released over 35 albums through the Sony Music Entertainment division. Heard Well's albums trend on Billboard's top 10 charts, place in the top 10 iTunes charts and land in top media outlets. Heard Well has surfaced some of today's top artists including Grammy nominated artists Odesza, Gallant, Anderson .Paak, Daya, Duke DuMont and Betty Who. A few of the company's creators include Tyler Oakley, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, The Dolan Twins and JC Caylen.
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