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KCRW Releases First iPad App

Music snobs, rejoice!

KCRW released their first music iPad app Wednesday called “Music Mine.”

If you don’t have an iPad, imagine a movable wall of music that features up to 100 artists and full shows from KCRW DJs. Fans of a specific artist can find video, photos and blog posts by using the app’s interactive interface, which was developed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and designed in collaboration with Roundarch, using The Echo Nest powerful music intelligence platform.

Simply put, it’s awesome (and free).

“We’ve been working on ideas that develop a new mode of music discovery — one that is a departure from the long form audio content KCRW is known for — but still provides a human-curated experience that is knowledgeable, passionate, unpredictable and even quirky. The KCRW Music Mine is our answer to the algorithm-driven music apps out there,” said KCRW’s director of new media Anil Dewan in a statement.

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