March 13, 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 13, 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 Daylight Time and available on TuneIn in addition to listed stations:

  • Wednesday, March 14
    • KGSR (Austin)
      • My Jerusalem: 6:30am
      • Amy Cook: 7:00am
      • 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
    • KEXP (Seattle)
      • Howler: 11:30am
      • The Barr Brothers: 1:30pm
      • Wussy: 3:30pm
      • Allen Stone: 5:30pm
      • Of Monsters and Men: 7:30pm
  • Thursday, March 15
    • KGSR (Austin)
      • Nakia: 6:00am
      • Elle King: 6:30am
      • Bahamas 7:00am
      • Jimmy Cliff: 7:30am
      • Rhett Miller: 8:00am
      • Blitzen Trapper: 8:30am
      • Ingrid Michaelson: 9:00am
      • Delta Spirit: 9:30am
    • KEXP (Seattle)
      • Imperial Teen: 11:30am
      • The Wedding Present: 1:30pm
      • Choir of Young Believers: 3:30pm
      • Tennis: 5:30pm
      • Shearwater: 7:30pm
    • WFUV (New York)
      • Bruce Springsteen keynote address: 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Friday, March 16
    • 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: 10:00am
    • KEXP (Seattle)
      • Pickwick: 11:30am
      • The War On Drugs: 1:30pm
      • JD McPherson: 3:30pm
      • The Men: 5:30pm
      • Youth Lagoon: 7:30pm
    • WFUV (New York)
      • Live broadcast sets from Andrew Bird and Sharon Van Etten: 9:00am - noon
      • WFUV's SXSW Showcase noon - 2:00pm
        • Gary Clark, Jr.
        • Shearwater
        • Punch Brothers
      • Recorded live sets 6:00pm - 9:00pm
        • Alabama Shakes
        • Andrew Bird
        • Punch Brothers
        • Gary Clark, Jr.
        • Shearwater
      • Recorded live sets 9:00pm - midnight
        • Sharon Van Etten
        • La Vida Boheme
        • Magnetic Fields
  • Saturday, March 17
    • KGSR (Austin)
      • Kat Edmonson: 8:00am
      • Yellow Ostrich: 8:30am
      • Ben Howard: 9:00am
      • Ed Sheeran: 9:30am
      • Givers: 10:00am
      • Citizen Cope: 10:30am
      • Keane: 11:00am
  • Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 (all weekend)
    • WFUV (New York)
      • Sharon Van Etten
      • La Vida Boheme
      • Magnetic Fields
      • Dan Deacon
      • STS
      • Lower Dens
      • Shearwater
      • Policia

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