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TuneIn, the world’s largest audio network with more than 60 million monthly active users around the world, has announced that former Head of Radio for TIDAL, Anthony “DJ Reflex” Jaramillo, will head the company’s music division. In Reflex’s new role, he is responsible for building and maintaining the music curation strategy for the audio streaming app’s more than 50 original music stations, as well as overseeing artist and label relations.
Reflex was instrumental in selecting and securing the more than 15 music artists performing as part of “TuneIn Studios @ SXSW,” the company’s three-day music, sports and podcast showcase at Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden in Austin March 15-17. He will also speak on “The Power of Human Curation” panel at SXSW on Wednesday, March 15 at 12:30PM in the Austin Convention Center.
“We went through an exhaustive search to find a unique and talented individual to lead our music content team. Anthony’s background in music curation and artists relations makes him the ideal person to build and implement TuneIn’s music strategy,” said Kevin Straley, TuneIn Chief Content Officer. “TuneIn is all about the human behind the content and we look forward to rolling out innovative ways to deliver music to our global fan base in 2017 and beyond.”
With over 17 years of radio experience at Power 106 in Los Angeles, Reflex is regarded as a key music craftsman in the music industry. As a tastemaker DJ, Producer, and Entrepreneur, he has been influential in the success of many musical acts which includes such notables as: Kanye West, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Kid Ink, and Childish Gambino.
“I am completely thrilled to bring world class, human curation to TuneIn,” says Reflex. “As a DJ who champions the culture of music, TuneIn will serve as an extremely valuable platform for artists, their music, and their fans.”
Reflex has also earned production credits on original and/or remixed music for Rihanna, BJ The Chicago Kid, Foster The People, and J Cole amongst others. Reflex is managed by ROC NATION.
Listeners can access TuneIn’s original music stations via TuneIn.com, or by downloading the TuneIn app for iOS or Android devices, where a free trial of TuneIn Premium is available to all new users.
TuneIn is the most popular way to listen to streaming audio from around the world. With more than 60 million monthly active users, TuneIn lets people listen to the world’s sports, news, talk, and music from wherever they are. TuneIn has over 100,000 radio stations and more than 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent, and is available for free across many connected devices. TuneIn Premium lets subscribers listen to the NBA, NFL, MLB, over 40k audiobooks, and commercial-free music stations. TuneIn has venture funding from Comcast Ventures, IVP, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Icon Ventures, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.