Fans of BTS, Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo, and more are holding listening parties on social radio app STATIONHEAD — here's how you can join

Fans of BTS, Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo, and more are holding listening parties on social radio app STATIONHEAD — here's how you can join

It’s a well known fact that fandoms are a force to be reckoned with in the digital era. 

From mobilising fan votes for the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards to setting new streaming records on Spotify, fandoms are at the forefront of the promotional game for their beloved artists. 

BTS fans, also known as ARMY, recently made headlines again for its ‘Butter’ listening party on social radio app STATIONHEAD. A prominent fan account known as ‘@btschartsdata’ organised the impromptu #STREAMINGBUTTER event, and as many as 200,000 users attended at just two hours’ notice.

At 28,000 active listeners, the event gave STATIONHEAD its biggest turnout thus far. CEO and co-founder Ryan Star also shouted out ARMY in recognition of their dedication. 

ARMY aren’t the only fandoms that have pivoted to STATIONHEAD recently—fans of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj have also held listening parties on the app. 

Other fandoms also seemed to have followed suit, with fans of Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez planning similar streaming events on STATIONHEAD.

STATIONHEAD was founded in 2016 and currently boasts a small team of 13, including Star himself. Focusing on live-hosted audio, the app allows artists and fans to start their own radio station and connect with listeners. With Spotify and Apple Music integration, it promises to “create an engaging audio experience with their fans”, according to their website. 

Techcrunch reported that STATIONHEAD has been growing steadily, with 100,000 monthly active users and 500,000 total users as of April 2021. Notably, rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon is also listed as an investor, according to FADER.  


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