Amazon has launched a new app that radio fans will be able to use to their advantage.
Amp, reportedly the company’s Clubhouse competitor, is an app where users can create live “radio shows,” according to TechCrunch.
The platform allows for both current and aspiring DJs to grow in their craft by featuring Amazon Music’s wide music selection from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and other independent music companies that are available to be played. Amp users are also able to take live callers similar to how radio hosts do when interacting with their audience.
To further put Amazon’s announcement into full gear, they’ve shared upcoming shows from artists Nicki Minaj, Tinashe, Lil Yachty, Big Boi, and more.
“Radio has always been about music and culture,” John Ciancutti, vice president of Amp, said in a statement, according to TechCrunch. “But imagine if you were inventing the medium for the first time today. You’d combine what people love about radio—spontaneous talk, new music discovery, diverse personalities, and broad programming—with all that’s made possible by today’s technology. You’d make it so anybody with a phone, a voice, and a love for music could make their own show. And that’s exactly what we’re doing. Amp makes it possible for you to grab the mic and run the airwaves. We are creating a new version of radio that will have an infinite dial of shows.”
While the app’s mainly music-based, creators are also given the freedom to tailor their shows to whichever topics they select.
According to the outlet, creators can also “pre-plan and schedule their shows, alert listeners to their upcoming shows, control who speaks when taking live callers and more,” In addition, they don’t have to pay the labels when playing the music on their shows.
The Amp app is currently only available on the U.S. iOS App Store.