Swedish online music startup Radical.fm has launched its public beta as of last week.
The full Radical.FM service is available in Sweden now -- it does not yet offer major label content in its streams for the rest of the world.
The service will rely on subscriptions and donations for revenue ("Radical believes radio is best experienced in an ad-free environment, and it is Radical’s goal to provide all services free of advertising," says founder Thomas McAlevey.)
The Next Web reports, "Radical.FM is looking to offer a holistic broadcasting platform, combining a personal service aimed at DJs ('RadCasting') and Talk Show hosts ('Talk'), with curated radio à la Pandora, on-demand playlists similar to Spotify and a distribution channel for indie artists... The full service [limited to Sweden for now] includes an unlimited, on-demand streaming catalogue from ALL the major labels and independent artists, for free and without ads."