• Stuart Blessman

    This will probably bring up depressing results about the uniformity of music across stations…

  • Michael Robertson

    Yes and no. Many of the US FM stations are strikingly uniform but about half of the stations indexed are net only these stations have the luxury of being able to appeal to a narrow niche which leads to considerably more variability. There’s stations dedicated to individual artists, tiny niches even songs that play nothing but Mario Bros theme song music – really – no joke!

    http://radiosearchengine.com/search/mario-radio

    Give it a try and I think you’ll be surprised at the diversity!

  • Michael Robertson

    Yes and no. Many of the US FM stations are strikingly uniform but about half of the stations indexed are net only these stations have the luxury of being able to appeal to a narrow niche which leads to considerably more variability. There’s stations dedicated to individual artists, tiny niches even songs that play nothing but Mario Bros theme song music – really – no joke!

    http://radiosearchengine.com/search/mario-radio

    Give it a try and I think you’ll be surprised at the diversity!

  • Stuart David

    I noticed that on searching some big names too lol

  • Stuart David

    What’s the tl;dr on this with regards to licensing?

  • Stuart David

    I like what its doing, the design need a lot of work though to be appealing, I understand its beta though.

    I just sat for 20 minutes watching how they run it with Firebug going, seems quite straight forward from a serving perspective and how they’re relating everything from an Artists profile.

    From watching Firebug, they seem to pull a lot of data from dar.fm using the API available there. Like, I don’t see anything other than direct requests from that API actually, makes me question how much the ‘search engine’ aspect is in play, as dar.fm arrange a lot of the stuff, and just simple case of leaning on the information they supply then having it show.

    tl;dr: Isn’t a search engine (in the sense you can optimize for it or like usual topic of SE you cover), they just grab data from dar.fm’s available API which lends a lot of the real time aspects and matching

    Just my 2 cents.

  • Stuart Blessman

    Stuart David, I like your name!

  • partyviberadio

    Adding stations is done through dar.fm so yes this isn’t really a search engine as such, more an alternative means of searching their database from the same people behind uberstations…

  • Illogicalthinker

    Maybe I am not thinking, but whats the point? Why would I want to come into songs late, listen to seemingly endless radio station ads, and constantly have to change stations? There’s a long list of sites that are better options. Youtube, Pandora and Last.fm just to name a few.

    Seriously am I missing something?