Thursday, September 13, 2007

Echoboost vs. RadioFire: Hear the Difference

Welcome to, a social music network that helps people discover music made by unsigned musicians in their own communities and across the country. Formerly, offers many new and innovative features that will help musicians get their songs heard by more people. Step inside and enjoy the ride.

New Echoboost Features:

* Boost/Drop Songs
* Sell Songs (coming soon)
* Song Comments
* Song Lyrics
* Song Tags
* Playlist
* Post Music Player On Your Site (coming soon)
* Custom Music Player
* Song Play Stats
* Comments Section
* Links
* Fan Section
* Events Calendar
* Photo Gallery
* Friends Section (coming soon)
* Personal Photo
* Archive Favorite Bands
* Archive "Boosted" Songs
* Comments Section
* Custom Playlists
* Artist Photos In Search
* Sorted Search Results
* Genre Artist Examples (coming soon)

Thursday, August 16, 2007


This week marks the launch of, a social music network that helps people discover music made by unsigned musicians in their own communities and across the country. Formerly, premieres with over 6,000 registered artists and 12,000 songs.

Offering a new alternative for fans of online radio, Echoboost's custom music player encourages listeners to Boost the songs they enjoy and Drop the songs they don't. Songs that receive the most Boosts will continue to be played at random on the Music Player according to genre and location, while Dropped songs will make way for new tracks. In addition to assisting musicians build their local fan bases, songs receiving the most Boosts will be featured on regional and national Echoboost play lists.

"When 'American Idol' meets YouTube, you get Echoboost, a social network for user-generated music," explains founder and president Matt Henage. "People get pretty passionate about the things they like and dislike, so this is our way of letting the listeners take the reigns and rally behind the songs and artists they enjoy the most."

With a focus on community, Echoboost encourages people to network with others who share similar tastes via profile pages, user comments, lists of favorite bands, genres, locations and song tags.

Henage started to work on the site in February 2005 as a solution for friends in local bands who had trouble gaining exposure for their music. "I knew a lot of musicians that were creating good, quality music, but they were all having the same difficult time finding people to share it with. It was a desire to help them be heard that led me to create Echoboost, a place where people can hear something new from bands in their own neighborhood and throughout the United States."

No longer a one-man-show, Henage is joined at Echoboost by a staff eager to spread the best of unsigned music. Among these team members is music industry veteran Lathum Nelson, who'll be using his experience of working with artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Petty and Depeche Mode to promote the site.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Happy 5th of July

Earlier this week we registered our 5,000th artist at This was a major milestone for us, so we celebrated by taking a day off for a BBQ and fireworks (OK, so it just happened to be a national holiday). Though it goes without saying, we're continually humbled to find support from so many gifted musicians with the common interest of sharing their music with other people.

As a young site, the process of constantly setting goals is necessary to help us better serve you. More than just raising standards, we're committed to making sure artists and listeners enjoy their RadioFire experience by increasing the site's performance with such features as quicker music player response time and easy navigation.

We're now nearing the final phase of an exciting make over aimed at creating a vital social music destination for all. From the ground up, the major overhaul will offer an inviting place that artists from all musical genres can look forward to utilizing and passing along to friends. At the same time, we're determined to provide people a space to get to know each other and share their varied tastes and opinions in local talent and more.

We'll keep you posted as we close in on our countdown to the big unveiling. Until then, know that we're doing our best to help you spread your music to as many ears as possible. We have many more milestones to meet and consider ourselves fortunate to have you along for the ride.

Keep on trucking.