The Radio AOL online radio station will allow users to search for and stream music from hundreds of artists as many times as they want. Users will also benefit from a range of video content, which can be streamed, as well as event listening, images and a tagging function that means users can assign a genre or mood to the songs. Songs that share the same tag are then grouped together and offered as a mini radio station with AOL Radio on the home page.
The new-style online station will also 'learn' the user’s tastes based on the tracks they listen to and the ratings they give the songs then recommends other artists and tracks, in effect creating their own personal radio station.
Jonathan Lister, senior vice president of AOL European Operations, said: "I am thrilled that this partnership will enable AOL’s users to discover and actively engage with new music and genres – thus creating an online community of music fans that spans the globe."