Live radio in the hands of audio lovers around the world.
Broadcasts are shared in a lossless format for superior quality and can be heard exclusively in the free Blast Radio app for 24 hours before expiring forever.
As seen in:
Read on to become a broadcaster.
Black Girl/White Girl
Alarm Will Sound
John's Little Sister
M Ross Perkins
Smiley the Rager
The Golden Filter
Haute to Death
Miss Tahloulah May
How to broadcast:
Connect your audio source to a broadcasting product (detail below), press one button to broadcast.
Listeners use the Blast Radio mobile app to find, follow, and listen to you.
Broadcasts are lossless and available to listeners for 24 hours (you can download your past broadcasts anytime).
- Do a talk radio show
- Take callers
- Read poetry
- Compliment a blog post or newsletter
- Play an album or playlist
- Share demos or archives
- Promote a tour, album, or event
- Test or debut new material
- Perform live
- Do a DJ set
A portable hardware device that lets you broadcast studio-quality, live audio with a single button.
Connect Blast Box to any audio source with an RCA cable then press the button to instantly broadcast over WiFi.
Order also includes broadcasting software (DAW plugin and Desktop App).
Lightweight audio plugin that lets you broadcast audio from your digital audio workstation (Pro Tools, Ableton, Logic Pro etc.).
Install the plugin, add to the master channel of your DAW, log in, and click the button to broadcast.
Order also includes the Blast Radio Desktop App (for broadcasting).
Not sure which product to choose?
We mapped out the most common setups based on what you're trying to broadcast. Check those out here:
Have a great show idea?
We love finding passionate broadcasters. Tell us your great show idea and we will hook you up with free software.
What broadcasters are saying:
“It’s exciting and fun to have an audio-only platform that can be so spontaneous and spur of the moment. We really like the potential for being able to jump on to share something new, old, planned or improvised, whatever, whenever. I really appreciate the minimal approach to feedback as well. It brings the focus to the broadcasting and the listening. In some ways I feel that actually opens up the door to more intimacy for the performer and for the listener. The value for the player is knowing that someone is listening and for the listener… to just engage and receive the sounds rather than think about how they should or could give feedback."
Deakin of Animal Collective
“I relate to audiences by telling stories through music. The demo is the first draft of what becomes that story. Through this Blast Radio show, I'm hoping to give listeners a look into a side of the story creation process they seldom get to experience. By doing it as a live show that doesn't exist forever, my hope is it creates a special moment that me, my guests, and our listeners can all experience together."
"What I have always loved about radio in general is its fleeting nature. Listening to something over the airwaves gives you a sense that the voice coming through the speaker is your companion, living and breathing, sitting at your side. It forces the listener to really listen because once the broadcast is over you're not sure when you'll hear it - if ever - again. I'm happy Blast Radio is bringing back the spirit of the airwaves and encouraging us to tune in and really listen."
"In an over-packed box of cassettes, there are dozens of tapes that I used to love to listen to in my '96 Astro Van. Climbing the gently rolling flatness of Chicago, I would let 'The Basement Tapes' or 'Silk & Soul' ride. Among those albums are also tapes I made by dubbing music from the radio as a kid growing up in New Orleans. Music from the local r&b and rap station Q93 or 106.7 The End made its way onto those tapes and are etched in my memory. Radio programming should be enriched and encouraged. Blast Radio's platform is putting music in the hands of creators and seekers alike."
Emily Elhaj, Love Lion record label
"I’ve long wanted to play drums for people over the internet somehow, but was too nervous to show my ‘drummer face.’ Naturally radio is the answer. The things that made radio mysterious and enchanting in its early form are present in Blast Radio too: the filling in of the blanks in your imagination about the voice on the other side; the curious feeling of “Where is this coming from?” as the audio pops out of your speakers. As a musician, I’m also looking forward to the opportunity to share music fleetingly, without preciousness, and as spontaneously as putting your ear to my practice room window."
"Blast Radio is the premier audio platform, folks. Pure freedom. Flawless, unfettered audio streaming that's easy to access and super smooth to use. Thanks to Blast for making my broadcast dreams come true."
“On Blast Radio, I can broadcast what I care about right now, and do so in an environment built for high resolution audio - where it sounds great, isn’t restricted by low res algorithms, and isn’t competing against a world of curated selfies and cat videos.”
“I’m always searching for ways to connect with fans. Whether I’m jamming in the studio or playing a DJ set, I need an effortless way to broadcast my music, instantly. Blast Radio has now made that process extremely simple.”
“I’m constantly creating, listening to, and playing new music. The simplicity of pressing one button to share that music is an amazing concept. Then add the premium sound quality and this is a game changer. Because the content disappears in 24 hours, I'm comfortable sharing works-in-progress or unreleased material and letting listeners come on the journey with me.”
"With so many musicians working together to create music, there's a lot of evolution that happens even from one rehearsal to the next. In the past, we've opened rehearsals to the public and received great feedback from listeners that want to share in the process of our creation. We're excited to use Blast Radio to give that same experience to more people around the world."
Alan Pierson, Artistic Director/Conductor, Alarm Will Sound.
From the blog:
5 Examples: Recurring Shows on Blast Radio
Hosting a recurring show is the most reliable way to build and consistently grow a community of dedicated Blast Radio listeners. Whether you’re presenting new material, conversing and collaborating with special guests, or sharing classic tracks in innovative contexts, a series of broadcasts will keep your audience invested in what’s to come.
Airpark opens the curtain
The New Orleans-raised, Nashville-based brotherly duo of Ben Ford and Michael Ford, Jr. who make up Airpark had their maiden flight on Blast Radio, announcing the finished tracking of their debut LP, produced by Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore of the band Tennis. By centering choice demos and unreleased recordings, the Brothers Ford reconstructed their creative process, and revealed how free church pianos, guitar apps, and Nina Simone all inform the new record.
How to do a call in radio show with Blast Box
This format is a great way to engage with other interesting people, while giving audiences an opportunity to listen in. Read examples form other broadcasts and sim
BlaaqGold on the beat
With equal parts studio session and masterclass, DJ and producer BlaaqGold tested their beat skills on the Blast Radio airwaves by approaching some new vinyl cops like a sculptor hitting a fresh block. Chopping up samples from No Stranger to Love by Roy Ayers, The Black-Man’s Burdon by Eric Burdon and War, and the virtuosic guitar stylings of Earl Klugh, BlaaqGold took listeners through their creative process, and highlighted how so much of inspiration is rooted in patience and methodical repetition.
18 Examples: Custom Art that Drives Listens
Custom artwork can be a huge help as you promote your Blast Radio broadcasts on your website, in emails to subscribers, across social media, and throughout physical spaces. See 18 examples of eye-catching custom art from Blast Radio broadcasters.
John's Little Sister: A listening party
Jessica Sikon, aka Cleveland, OH’s John’s Little Sister invited listeners over for their new show, It’s My Party! Listening Hour with John’s Little Sister where Sikon played through their new EP, Are We Having Fun Yet? and provided commentary and insight into its creation.