A Los Angeles startup has launched itself into the streaming music fray today on iOS, saying it has debuted an iOS version of Radical.FM, a new music streaming service offering up a catalog of 25 million songs--and including such artists as The Beatles, AC/DC, and Bob Seger. The Venice, California startup, led by Thomas McAlevey, said it differentiates itself from the current crop of streaming music services by offering up a human algorithm, rare online tracks, and "pay-what-you-can" music streaming for artists, composers, and labels. The new app is available from iTunes.
According to Radical.FM, the service is based on online streaming service Tomsradio.com, which started in Sweden in 1999 as an online radio station. The firm has been offering up its service on Android since November of last year. McAlvey, who is now based in Los Angeles, had spent time in Sweden prior to starting Radical.FM. The new app is free, and the startup says it has an Android app, and web service, both in development.