Slacker Radio

Slacker RadioYou could discover a song on Pandora, search for more by the artist on Spotify, and get context from satellite radio DJs, or do it all in one place with Slacker. After hitting 4 million monthly users and 500,000 paid subscribers, Slacker on Wednesday unveils a big redesign for its site, apps, and car integrations. It wants to claw mainstream users away from competitors with a “complete music service”. Slacker has been, well, slacking. Despite launching in 2007 and offering a winning combo of customizable radio, on-demand streaming, and human DJ’d stations, it’s way behind the pack. Spotify recently hit 20 million users and 5 million paying customers, Sirius XM satellite radio has around 24 million paid subscribers, and Pandora has over 175 million listeners. Most people couldn’t even tell you what Slacker is.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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