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Jango (website)

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Type of site
Music streaming service
Available inEnglish, Spanish
Created byDaniel Kaufman, Chris Dowhan, Mattias Stanghed, Johan Sandstrom, Josh Engroff, Matt Knox, Steve Eddy
LaunchedNovember 2007
Current statusOnline

Jango is an American free online music streaming service[1] for personalized radio stations. The service is available worldwide and offers 30 million songs.[2]


Based in New York City, Jango was launched in November 2007 by Daniel Kaufman, Chris Dowhan, and Giancarlo Delmo who were previously the founders of Dash.com.[3]

In 2007, Jango became the first music streaming platform to introduce a social networking aspect to playlists. Users were able to share their playlists or listen to playlists created by others.[4][5] This has been removed since then.

In 2009, the site sold guaranteed plays to independent artists which would be featured alongside similar artists through Jango Airplay.[6] Any song receiving 50 upvotes from the listeners would get pushed into the regular playlist rotation at no extra cost.[7]

Jango Airplay has since been rebranded as RadioAirplay. It now only sells a subscription service which guarantees a specific amount of plays on Jango each tier.


The service recommends its users various personalized radio stations mainly based on the artist, genre, mood or activity. Users are able to skip, like and ban songs without restriction. The variety of artists can be adjusted for each playlist.

In addition, users are also able to create playlists.

The service can be accessed either through a web browser or with its mobile app.[8][9]

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  1. ^ Rowell, Catherine (September 14, 2016). "Popular music-streaming services". USA Business Review. Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Jango Radio is like Pandora, but without the country restriction – gHacks Tech News". gHacks Technology News. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  3. ^ Adams, Simon (2013). 101 Ways to Market Your Music On the Web. Lulu Press Inc. ISBN 9781447546979.
  4. ^ Lu, Cathy (February 27, 2008). "Jango (Beta) Internet Radio Site". PC World. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  5. ^ Healey, Jon (March 21, 2008). "How to get ahead in webcasting". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  6. ^ Brown, Adam (June 23, 2009). "Jango: Free Personalized Internet Radio". App Appeal. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  7. ^ Schonfeld, Erick. "Pay-For-Play Comes To Online Radio. Is That a Bad Thing?". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  8. ^ Rosoff, Matt (December 19, 2007). "Jango: refreshingly simple online radio". CNET. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  9. ^ Lu, Cathy. "Jango (beta) Internet radio site". Computerworld. Retrieved 2017-12-08.[permanent dead link]

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