Berlin, May 18th, 2011
wahwah.fm wins top prize at Next Elevator 2011, prepares first version of wahwah.fm called “Sample”
High praise has followed wahwah.fm after taking top honours at this year’s Next Elevator Awards in Berlin. Out of twelve start-up finalists such as the up-and-coming egoArchive & Halalati, wahwah.fm walked off stage with first prize that also includes a scholarship for one semester at the prestigious Founder Institute Berlin plus an invaluable 24-hour SEO workshop with Hanse Ventures.
With all attention aside, wahwah.fm has been working extra hard to take its first step into the public arena with wahwah.fm Sample. It’s called Sample as this will be the first taste-test with the public, only available for a limited time. wahwah.fm will launch its full version later on in the year.
Just like an automobile manufacturer nicknaming a model of its own cars, we have also decided on calling our first version, “Sample”.
“We’re really excited about the forthcoming release of wahwah.fm Sample. Just weeks away from Apple’s final authorization, we will then be able to see it in the app store. Fingers crossed, this should take no more than a few weeks.” Philipp Eibach, Founder
What’s the difference between the full version and the Sample version?
wahwah.fm’s Sample version will only be usable with the audio distribution platform SoundCloud. That means right now users will only be able to upload songs to their playlist via a SoundCloud account. In addition you will be able to search SoundCloud’s vast database of cool music to use in your wahwah.fm station.
What about adding any tracks without limitations?
wahwah.fm’s full version will allow users to do that, intended to hit the market in September 2011. However with that in mind, the SoundCloud platform is a lively, flexible platform that already allows a variety of options. - users can record their own music and upload it, as well as ‘favourite’ and send tracks by other users from their personal SoundCloud accounts. It’s a wonderful platform and combined with wahwah.fm it really enables a new and exciting listening experience. Even if you don’t want to upload anything yourself, you can just sift through the stations and let your ears do the work.
Date of birth: December, 2010
In development since: 10 months
Location: Neukölln, Berlin
Founder: Philipp Eibach
For any questions or queries please contact:
Ari Stein // Head of communication // firstname.lastname@example.org