It’s been more than two years since we first caught up with Earbits, which we called a new breed of artist-focused Internet radio. And today, it’s launching its very first iOS app.
Earbits is an ad-free music-streaming service that’s funded via labels, bands and promoters who use the platform to buy airtime in targeted channels. It currently counts 630 labels, 12,000 artists and 380 channels across the platform.
An in-house team hand-pick independent artists (there’s no Rolling Stones on there) from around the world and, besides music, they also serve up photos, live show information, merchandise and more.
After installing the mobile app, you can also receive music channel recommendations based on existing songs stored on your handset.
Back in February, Earbits introduced a new social currency called ‘Groovies’, letting indie music fans unlock on-demand streaming features by recommending an artist to a friend via Facebook, tweeting about a band, or joining the artist’s email list. It then went on to launch its Android app in April.
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