March 02, 2012 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: TuneIn Brings Music Festival to the World With Free Live Streaming

Listeners Have the Opportunity to Hear Performances From Keane, M. Ward, Nada Surf and More

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 2, 2012) - TuneIn has partnered with top radio stations in the U.S. to deliver every broadcast from the festival in Austin this month to the world, including performances from artists such as Keane, Ingrid Michaelson, Nada Surf and James Mercer of The Shins. TuneIn is the only way, other than by attending the festival itself, that listeners can access these performances from one place.

WHO: TuneIn, a free service that delivers music, sports, talk and news from all over the world, will carry broadcasts from stations including KEXP Seattle, WFUV New York, KGSR Austin and KCRW Los Angeles. With more than 50,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than one million on-demand programs streaming from every continent, TuneIn is a new way to listen to the world through local and global radio from wherever you are.

WHAT: Concerts broadcast from the festival -- either live or recorded for later airing -- will be available to stream worldwide for free through TuneIn. TuneIn is giving listeners who can't make it to Austin the opportunity to experience the event as if they were standing in the front row of every performance.

WHEN: TuneIn will stream performances from March 13-18. All broadcasts below are listed in Central Standard Time and available on TuneIn in addition to listed stations:

  • Wednesday, March 14
    • KEXP (Seattle)
      • Howler: 11:30am
      • The Barr Brothers: 1:30pm
      • Wussy: 3:30pm
      • Allen Stone: 5:30pm
      • Of Monsters and Men: 7:30pm
    • KGSR (Austin)
      • My Jerusalem: 6:30am
      • Amy Cook: 7:00 am
      • The Lumineers: 7:30am
      • M. Ward: 8:00am
      • Ben Kweller: 8:30am
      • Michael Kiwanuka: 9:00am
      • Bob Schneider with The Tosca String Quartet: 9:30am
  • Thursday, March 15
    • KEXP (Seattle)
      • Imperial Teen: 11:30am
      • The Wedding Present: 1:30pm
      • Choir of Young Believers: 3:30pm
      • Tennis: 5:30pm
      • Shearwater: 7:30pm
    • KGSR (Austin)
      • Nakia: 6:00am
      • Elle King: 6:30am
      • Jimmy Cliff: 7:30am
      • Rhett Miller: 8:00am
      • Blitzen Trapper: 8:30am
      • Ingrid Michaelson: 9:00am
      • Delta Spirit: 9:30am
  • Friday, March 16
    • KEXP (Seattle)
      • Pickwick: 11:30am
      • The War On Drugs: 1:30pm
      • JD McPherson: 3:30pm
      • The Men: 5:30pm
      • Youth Lagoon: 7:30pm
    • KGSR (Austin)
      • ZZ Ward: 6:30am
      • Graffiti6: 7:00am
      • Fun.: 7:30am
      • Walk The Moon: 8:00am
      • Nada Surf: 8:30am
      • Tom Morello: 9:00am
      • Charlie Mars: 9:30am
      • James Mercer of The Shins: 10am
  • Saturday, March 17
    • KGSR (Austin)
      • Kat Edmonson: 8:00am
      • Yellow Ostrich: 8:30am
      • Ben Howard: 9:00am
      • Ed Sheeran: 9:30am
      • Givers: 10:00am
      • Special Guests TBA: 10:30am
      • Keane: 11:00am
      • Special Guests TBA: 11:30am

WHERE: Listeners can enjoy these live performances on smartphones with the free TuneIn Radio app, online at by searching "SXSW" and on the more than 150 platforms that carry the TuneIn service. All broadcasts will be available at the times above on TuneIn, as well as partnered radio stations (at specified times above).

WHY: TuneIn is on a mission to inspire and delight people by empowering them to listen to the world's audio content all from one place. For the first time, people everywhere can join music festivals, sporting events, political speeches and much more simply by tapping a button on their smartphone. By including a wide variety of acts from SXSW, people outside Austin can hear the music as if they were there, while people at the festival are able to listen to multiple stages without having to run across town to catch the next show.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Margaret Farrell
    Allison+Partners for TuneIn
    Email Contact
    (415) 277-4905

    Ryan Polivka
    Email Contact
    (510) 290-7809