While I was back in Ohio for a few days last week, a friend turned me on to a local startup, Cannon.FM. Their iOS app has been described as a Pandora for the local music scene. Having spent many of my younger years spending more time than I probably want to admit hanging around the Newport, Stache’s, Oldfields, etc. I was immediately intrigued by the idea.
Let’s face it, as we get older it’s harder to stay tuned in to the local music scene in a large college town like Columbus, but this app is exactly the sort of thing that could help local bands get some serious exposure, and help those of us who can’t spend much time on High Street, or in my case, have moved away from Columbus, find some new bands that haven’t quite made it to Top40 radio.
As of right now, the app is only live for the Columbus area, but there are plans to expand to other areas. I hope they can do that, I really like the idea behind this app.
You can read more about it in this Techcrunch review