SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Slacker Radio has named Duncan Orrell-Jones as its Chief Executive Officer, effective February 10th, 2014. Orrell-Jones will oversee day-to-day operations at Slacker Radio, set product strategy, and lead the continued development of its digital music service across smartphones, tablets, the Web, and connected cars. Previous CEO Jim Cady will remain at Slacker Radio as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
“I’m excited to welcome Duncan to Slacker Radio and look forward to working with him to lead the company into its next stage of growth,” said Slacker board member Jim Cady. “Slacker has built a powerful service that blends the art of human-curated radio with the science of streaming. We attracted more than 21 million new listeners in 2013, and it’s an ideal time to bring in someone of Duncan’s caliber to take Slacker’s business to the next level.”
Orrell-Jones joins Slacker Radio from Nintendo of America, where he served as Senior Vice President of Network Business, leading strategy and operations for Nintendo of America’s digital business. Prior to Nintendo, Orrell-Jones was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Interactive Media Group, Asia Pacific, where he led a significant expansion of Disney’s business on digital platforms including the launch of a Disney-branded mobile phone service in Japan. He has also served in executive positions at Disney’s Feature Animation, Disney Toon Studio, and Broadway Theatrical Productions groups.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead Slacker Radio in what promises to be its most exciting period of growth,” Orrell-Jones said. “There’s a tremendous opportunity to build on Slacker’s momentum with consumers, its strong technology platform, and its suite of billing and distribution partners across wireless carriers, automotive manufacturers, and consumer electronics devices.”
Slacker Radio delivers handpicked music for any moment on smartphones, tablets, the Web and in connected cars. A team of human DJs blend human curation with the science of streaming radio to make music discovery fun and easy, with hundreds of stations, playlists and recommendations. Listeners can customize their experience with ABC News, ESPN Sports, local forecasts from The Weather Channel and more.
Slacker Radio is the only digital music service that has billing and distribution deals with every major North American wireless provider, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. In addition, Slacker is available in vehicles produced by major automotive manufacturers including Ford, GM, Chrysler Group, Acura, Honda, Scion, Subaru and Tesla.
Slacker launched its digital music service in 2010. The company has doubled its business every year.
For more information about Slacker or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com.
Slacker Radio delivers handpicked music for any moment. The company offers free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of DJ-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk, on the web, mobile devices, in-car infotainment systems and consumer electronics platforms. By blending a team of expert music curators and content programmers with cutting-edge analytics, Slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personalized entertainment. Slacker was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information about Slacker, or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com