LiSTNR adds 10 new DAB+ music stations
SCA’s LiSTNR now has 25 DAB+ music stations on its platform after announcing the addition of 10 new offerings.
Earlier this year at a media dinner, SCA CEO Grant Blackley said the platform would launch an additional 35 new music-based radio stations, taking the total to 50, before the end of 2021.
LiSTNR is now one step closer to this commitment with the launch of Kids Hits, 70’s Hits, Girl Power, Crooners + Swooners, Indigenous, Guilty Pleasures, 90’s Soft Pop, Indie & Alt, Jazz and 80’s New Wave.
SCA’s head of music, Mickey Maher, said LiSTNR is aiming to deliver something for everyone “with music to suit your mood, your lifestyle, the genres you love or the new ones you will soon discover”.
“Music has such an amazing power, it can influence our moods, connect us to a time and place, be a companion, be the life of the party, and expose our ears and minds to a new world of sounds and genres,” he added.
A summary of the stations can be found below.
Kids Hits: A commercial-free station with tunes from the 1970s to today aimed at children aged four to 10.
70’s Hits: Showcasing the likes of everything from the Eagles to Fleetwood Mac and the Jacksons.
Girl Power: A female-focused station with music from the 1980s to now including Madonna, Beyonce, Dua Lipa, Pink, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.
Crooners + Swooners: Softer 1950s and 1960s pop with older jazz standards, as well as covers from today’s contemporaries including Michael Buble and Norah Jones.
Indigenous: Celebrating the diverse and exciting contemporary musical landscape of Australia’s First Nation’s people.
Guilty Pleasures: Embracing the “quirky hits” from the 1980s, ’90s and 2000s, whether it be ‘Mambo No. 5’, ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’, or ‘How Bizarre’.
90’s Soft Pop: An easy-listening station with tracks from the likes of Janet Jackson, Savage Garden, Seal, All Saints, TLC and Train.
Indie & Alt: A playlist of indie and alternative anthems from the 2000s to today with The Kid LAROI, Tame Impala and Billie Eilish.
Jazz: Described by LiSTNR as “the perfect ragtime playlist” with a large array of jazz sub-genes featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis.
80’s New Wave: Putting a spotlight on “the new romantics” with big shoulder pads and even bigger synthesisers.