Wahwah.fm To Turn Smartphones Into Personal Music Broadcasters

While other streaming music services provide some ability to share the name of songs or playlists on social networks, a service in development called wahwah.fm plans to provide the ability for users to stream music from their smartphone that other people can in turn listen to.

Users will have the ability to create a playlist of songs on their device or in SoundCloud. You will then listen to the playlist and as you are doing so the music is being streamed to the Internet at the same time. Wahwah.fm will present music broadcasts on a map or on a list, showing you the broadcasts orginating closest to you. GPS coordinates will be included with the broadcasts so that they can be placed on a map, which is something you might want to keep in mind if you are concerned about people knowing your location.

If you like a particular person’s broadcast, you can follow them so that you can easily find their broadcasts in the future. Every broadcast host will have a wall in wahwah.fm so that listeners can provide feedback and post messages that the host and other followers can see.

According to wahwah.fm’s web site, they plan to launch on the iPhone in the spring of 2011, with a proceding limited beta test. The startup is located in Germany, and it may be available in Europe before it is available in the United States. Wahwah.fm provides the opportunity be a DJ, so if that is something you are interested in, this is a startup worth watching.