SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slacker, Inc. today launched the Daniel Powter Showcase, the 22nd Artist Showcase station available exclusively on Slacker Radio. Highlighting music chosen by Daniel Powter along with commentary by the musician on his favorite tracks, the Daniel Powter Showcase provides listeners a unique new perspective on the artist best known for the chart-topping hit "Bad Day."
Slacker Radio offers the best listening experience on the market, providing unrivaled music discovery, exclusive content, customizable sports and news coverage to the service's millions of listeners. Adding to Slacker's diverse lineup, the Daniel Powter Showcase is available for free everywhere the service is available including all major smartphones, the iPad and on the web at www.Slacker.com/DanielPowter.
"What an absolutely amazing experience – creating my own station for Slacker Radio," said Daniel Powter. "Having the opportunity to program a radio station gave me the chance to create a playlist of tunes I have loved since I was a child, and I deeply thank Slacker for the opportunity. These tunes and artists influenced me the most and created wonderment that is still with me."
This Artist Showcase station features songs hand-selected by Daniel Powter from bands and artists including Jeff Buckley, Annie Lennox, Billy Joel, Nick Drake and Eurythmics. Daniel's music is showcased on the station as well, including tracks from his new album Turn on the Lights.
Daniel also provides exclusive and entertaining commentary on tracks he finds most influential, sharing the personal stories behind his favorite songs – including the artist that made piano "cool" for him and the risqué Prince album that his parents bought for him.
"Daniel Powter truly loves what he does," said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. "Daniel's curated Artist Showcase station reflects the passion he has for music while sharing great, relatable stories of discovering and developing that passion with his family."
Slacker Radio Artist Showcase stations are hosted and curated by the artists, giving listeners insight into the musical influences and personal stories of teenage rebellion, family memories and career triumphs of their favorite musicians. Artist Showcase stations feature a diverse and growing array of genres, further emphasizing Slacker's dedication to being the ultimate personalized radio and music discovery resource.
Slacker Radio has the most varied and compelling range of customizable content offered by any radio service, while maintaining the most personal listening experience. This includes over 200 expert-programmed and interactive music stations, along with customizable stations featuring ESPN Radio and live programming, ABC News, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations. In addition, Slacker listeners can create their own personalized radio stations featuring their favorite music, news and sports. Slacker Premium Radio also includes on-demand access to the entire Slacker music library featuring millions of songs.
About Daniel Powter Daniel Powter creates music the way most people breathe—it's simply what he does as a way of getting along. People started listening—in the tens of millions—in 2006, when Powter's song "Bad Day" became a worldwide smash, one that Billboard named the top Hot 100 song of that year.
Powter's new album, Turn on the Lights, is an effervescent set of summer-ready pop songs about life, love and what happens in between. Powter composed many of the songs at home on piano, and as a result the music began flowing more freely than it had in years.
Produced by veteran hitmaker Howard Benson (Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw, All-American Rejects) at his Bay 7 Studios in Los Angeles, Turn on the Lights catches Powter in a soulful, irresistibly uplifting mood. That's the vibe he'll continue to provide this year on the road, where Powter says he couldn't be more excited to return.
Until recently, Daniel Powter fans might've thought they knew what he was all about. With Turn on the Lights, he's got a lot more to show.
About Slacker, Inc. Slacker offers the world's most complete range of radio services, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it's the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker's music catalog, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with free Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more. For additional information visit: www.Slacker.com/about.