name = Anywhere.FM
caption = Snapshot of the main page.
url = [http://www.anywhere.fm www.anywhere.fm]
commercial = Yes
type = Free Online Radio
owner = Anywhere.FM, Inc.
language = English
*Sachin Rekhi (UPenn)
*Anson Tsai (MIT)
*Luxiou Chen (MIT)
launch date = August, 2007
current status = BETA
"Anywhere.FM", is an
online radionetwork created by a team of MITand UPenngraduates who previously worked at XBOX, Amazon.com, and Microsoft. [cite web |url=http://music.anywhere.fm/about |title=Anywhere.FM's About page. |accessdate=2007-11-19] This websiteallows users to upload music. The music then becomes available in a personal radio that anyone can listen to. Though this network is still in its early beta stages millions of songs have been uploaded and many new features are being added weekly. 14,500,000+ songs have been uploaded by more than 88,000 users. [cite web |url=http://www.anywhere.fm/player/ |title=Information on Total Songs and Users. |accessdate=2008-09-18]
Anywhere.FM was initially funded by
YCombinator.On January 28, 2008 imeemacquired the company [ [http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080128005365&newsLang=en imeem Acquires Web Music Player Anywhere.FM ] ] in a deal which sees both the technology and employees joining the imeem service.
In Anywhere.FMs beta stages uploading will be completely free. However, when the beta concludes there may be a small
feefor users that upload large amounts of music. Prices have yet to be released. cite web |url=http://www.dailytech.com/Music+Service+Lets+Users+Store+and+Play+Tracks+Online/article8890.htm |title=Music Service Lets Users Store and Play Tracks Online. |accessdate=2007-11-19]
Currently and most likely permanently downloading tracks from the radios will not be supported or permitted. Anywhere.FM also pays royalties to
SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC."Anywhere.FM serves as a digital locker service for users to upload their licensed music and listen to it anywhere," said Sachin Rekhi, Anywhere.fm co-founder. "Users are legally allowed to make personal backup copies of their songs for use with this service."
upported File Types
MP3cite web |url=http://music.anywhere.fm/faq |title =Anywhere.fm's FAQ page. |accessdate=2007-11-19]
Users can upload single or multiple files at a time to the personal radio. The other method, the Desktop Uploader can upload entire libraries and playlists from
Windows Media Player, Winamp, and iTunes.
* [http://anywhere.FM Official Anywhere.FM website]
* [http://s3.amazonaws.com/anywherefm_uploader_pc/Anywhere.FM%20Uploader.msi Desktop Uploader]
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