Listen up, Christina Aguilera fans! Now you can hear her whenever you want! Christina, along with The Eagles and Weezer, has teamed up with Clear Channel to create her own online radio show.
The channels will run 24 hours a day, and feature songs chosen by the artist, interview, and commentary. The new program will launch this July.
Front Line founder/CEO Irving Azoff, who also serves as CEO of Ticketmaster Entertainment says, "We feel that the old model of trying to get radio airplay and some video play is broken. We were looking for a seven-days-a-week, 24-hour artist online venture, and the radio channel seems to make real sense."
The new programming is being referred to as “a.p.e.”, which stands for artist personal experience. Christina is excited to be one of the first artists on board.
She says, "I am so excited to be one of the first artists on a.p.e. Fans always write to ask me what I like and listen to, which makes this such a great opportunity for me to share my musical inspirations with them. My channel is going to be a special place for my fans to find out about my new music, upcoming tours and lots of other news and original content. It's going to be fun."
The a.p.e. radio channels will be broadcast on Clear Channel's local radio station Web sites, through the company's iheartradio iPhone and BlackBerry application, and widgets placed on the artists' Web sites. What a great idea!