February 18, 2011

Mixlr – Let Your Voice Be Heard

Ever had a hankering to become a radio host? Mixlr can make it happen. Whether you’re interested in hosting a talk radio show or broadcasting your band’s latest tunes out to the world, Mixlr lets you skip over the traditional terrestrial radio stations and take your message straight to the people. In just minutes, anyone with an Internet connection and a microphone can start broadcasting directly via Mixlr’s online connection.

Although it does cost money to use Mixlr, you can try out the application for free before agreeing to pay a dime. The plan you choose will depend on what you plan on using Mixlr for – whether that’s to broadcast DJ sets, showcase your latest original tunes, or run your own radio station. To set up a live broadcast, just download and install Mixlr’s broadcasting application, enter your username and password, and click “Broadcast Now…” The amount of available time you have to chat on the airwaves depends on the type of subscription you purchased, with more expensive subscriptions allowing for more time on the air. Choose an audio source, select a title, and add tags to help people find your show. Within just seconds you’re ready to start broadcasting live. To make it easier for people to find your digital radio show, share your Mixlr broadcast link with friends on Twitter or Facebook.

When your live show is over, hit “Stop and save” to record your broadcast for posterity. Mixlr will send you an email with a link to your saved broadcast, which you can distribute to friends or listen to and critique. For wannabe DJs and aspiring radio hosts looking to hone their craft, Mixlr is a relatively inexpensive way to get on the air.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a weekly radio show that your friends can listen to online
  • Broadcast your band’s latest songs to fans on the web
  • Practice your DJing skills by playing your sets live on the air
  • Gain confidence and skill as an on-air reporter by hosting your own show

Insider Tips:

  • Upgrade pricing plans to get more time on the air
  • Schedule a weekly live broadcast that fans can tune into
  • Tag your broadcast to attract new listeners
  • Listeners can post comments underneath any live broadcast

What we liked:

  • Anyone with an Internet connection and a microphone can use Mixlr
  • Aspiring musicians can get their music on the airwaves
  • Users can interact with their listeners by reading their commends on air
  • Ability to save broadcasts makes it easier to listen and reflect on how to improve

What we didn’t like:

  • Users have to put in a credit card just to sign up for the 15 day free trial


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, England
  • Founded by: Rob Watson and Greg Lloyd
  • Web site:


  • Free 15 day trial
  • Musician plan is £3/month
  • Bedroom DJ plan is £6.50/month
  • Radio plan is £38/month
  • Enterprise plan comes with custom pricing


  1. Great common sense here. Wish I’d thuohgt of that.

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