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Our "Mission Control" channel is back on the air after a hardware failure. 24-Mar-15

Steve Brand's new album, "Into the Current" album premiere on Drone Zone, this Friday at 4pm Pacific. Posted 3-Mar-15

The Trip is now back online. Sorry about the downtime! 2-Mar-15

All streams are back up and functioning fully, except for The Trip, which should return within 24 hours. 28-Feb-15 11:40pm

We are currently experience network outages that is affecting our streams. We are working with our multiple network proviers to resolve the issue. Sorry! 28-Feb-15 11:00am

Once again, SomaFM will have a "stage" at the How Weird Street Fair in San Francisco on Sunday, April 26th. Hope to see you there! 18-Feb-15

Mac Users: iTunes 12.1 has been released which fixes the problem with streaming 128k AAC streams. I you're running 12.0.1, make sure to update to 12.1. 31-Jan-15

Thanks to everyone for their support in January! First time in many years where we've hit our January budget goal! 1-Feb-15

Drone Zone is proud to premiere Blake Gibson & Robert Davies - Quiraing, this Friday, January 30, at 5pm Pacific time (8pm Eastern, 1am London). We'll play the entire album exactly as it was meant to be heard. 26-Jan-15

Happy New Year! Thank you for your support and love in 2014, and here's to a great 2015! 1-Jan-2015

We did a small update to the website. Let us know if you find any issues or problems. 27-Dec-14

Tune in to DEFCON Radio on New Years Eve for: kampf presents: The Nerd New Year (6pm-2am pacific NYE). 29-Dec-14

Happy Solstice! 21-Dec-14

Our shipping department is going to take a break for the next 2 weeks, so premiums ordered in December won't begin shipping until January 7th, 2015. Thanks for your understanding! 20-Dec-14

iTunes Users: To work around the iTunes 12.0.1 bug with 128k AAC streams, we're serving 128k MP3 streams to iTunes 12.0.1 clients until Apple fixes things 1-Nov-14

Domestic orders for shirts, mugs and CDs should arrive before Christmas if ordered by Wednesday, December 17th. International orders are not likely to arrive in time for Christmas if ordered after December 12th. 12-Dec-14

Our friends at Tech Shop are having a holiday "Maker Market" this Saturday, December 13th from 2-6pm at the TechShop Gallery, 910 Howard Steet, San Francisco. Rusty will be providing Christmas Lounge music and Merin's original art holiday items will be on sale. We'll also have SomaFM stickers to hand out. If you're in San Francisco on Saturday, we hope you'll pop by! 10-Dec-14

We're excited to premiere Chris Russell and Eyes Cast Down's new groove-driven, age-spanning musical journey, Memory Palace. Tune in to Deep Space One on Monday, Dec. 8th, at 2PM Pacific time (4PM Central, 5PM Eastern) to hear the album in its entirety. 2-Dec-14

New items for our supporters: A warm fleece zip sweatshirt we call the Stealth UnHoodie, and a California-fleece lightweight pullover hoodie. 14-Oct-14

Drone Zone is proud to premiere Andrew Lahiff's newest release, Slow Paths Beyond, this Friday, November 14th, at Noon Pacific. 10-Nov-14

Mac Users: A bug in iTunes 12.0.1 is causing our 128k AAC streams to playback with loud distortion sometimes, and lower-level digital distortion the rest of the time. User the MP3 streams until Apple fixes this bug. 24-Oct-14

We accept donations via Bitcoin at the following address: 16JPekFQEHyLD4Ji2i2YTWeJjn3iULL2iP 13-Oct-14

Drone Zone is proud to premiere Steve Brand's newest release, The Space Between, on October 3rd, at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific. 17-Sep-14

Indie Pop Rock fans: SomaFM Presents Sondre Lerche at the Independent on October 9th in San Francisco. DJ Elise spinning before and after, hope to see you there. 15-Sep-14

The technical issues with DEF CON radio have been resolved, and it's and it's back on the air. 12-Sep-14

Our Android app has been updated. Please update to the latest release. iOS app update is waiting for Apple approval but expected to be out soon. 6-Sep-14

Other than giving us a scare, the earthquake that struck the SF Bay area early Sunday morning did no damage to SomaFM's studios or datacenter facilities. 24-Aug-14

Thanks to everyone who came out to say hi at the 20th Street Block Party! So great to meet so many of you. We'll have podcasts from our band interviews posted later in the week. 23-Aug-14

SomaFM will be broadcasting live from the 20th Street Block Party this Saturday, from Noon-6pm in San Francisco, inside Sightglass Coffee. Come say hello! 18-Aug-14

Starting now through Sunday, SomaFM's DEF CON Radio will be broadcasting Live from DEF CON 22's chill room in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Tune in Now! 7-Aug-14

SomaFM and Projekt Records present the album premiere of Steve Roach's "The Delicate Forever" on Drone Zone, July 22nd at Noon Pacific Time, 3pm Eastern, 8pm (20:00) GMT. 19-Jul-14

SomaFM, Relaxed Machinery and DataObscura present: A night of ambient album premieres on Drone Zone. Friday, July 18th at 5pm Pacific; 8pm Eastern, 1:00 GMT (early Saturday Morning). 12-Jul-14

SomaFM will be at the Extreme Chill Festival in Berlin July 4-6. We're looking forward to spending some time with many of the artists we play on SomaFM and would love to see you there as well! 1-Jul-14

SomaFM will be at The Ambient Music Conference in Helsinki (June 27-28th) and the Extreme Chill Festival in Berlin July 4-6. We're looking forward to spending some time with many of the artists we play on SomaFM and would love to see you there as well! 17-Jun-14

Thank you for your generous support in May. We didn't hit our goal, but we got close enough we can make up the difference in June. 31-May-14

Friday at 5pm pacific (8pm Eastern), SomaFM is proud to present the premiere of Steve Brand and Roy Mattson's new release: Meltstream, on Drone Zone. Please tune in. 30-May-14

We'll be presenting "Space Station Soma" live from the How Weird Street Fair in San Francisco this Sunday from 12-8p. Please come by, our stage will be set up on Tehama near 2nd street in SoMa. 1-May-14

Our Stealth Hoodies are now all sold out. A new design will be coming soon. 2-May-14

Check out our newest channel, Seven Inch Soul: Vintage soul tracks from the original 45 RPM vinyl. 14-Apr-14

Ww have deployed some new streaming servers to improve SomaFM's performance in some parts of the world. 7-Apr-14

Special Album Preview this Tuesday at Noon (Pacific, 3pm Eastern) for the premier of Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig's new album "Tree of Life" on SomaFM's Deep Space One. 25-Apr-14

Thank you for helping us meet-- and EXCEED-- our fundraising requirements this month! 2-Apr-14

We'll be at the SXSW festival in Austin from March 7th thru March 15th. Are you going to be there? 1-Mar-14

Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for all the love you've showed us this year. We love you! 14-Feb-14

We have deployed a new streaming server on the East Coast to work around the issues we've had with Verizon and ATT. You may need to update your media player's bookmarks if you're still having issues. 12-Feb-14

We have been having some issues with streaming to listeners on Verizon and ATT, mostly on the East coast and the South. This is due to a dispute between Verizon/ATT and our bandwidth provider Cogent, who also provides streaming for Netflix which is at the root of this dispute. 10-Feb-14

Due to the flu going around the team this week, we're running a week behind on getting shirt, mugs, CDs and other premiums. Thanks for your patience. 14-Jan-14

HAPPY 2014! We hope your 2014 is great, and thank you for all your support and love you gave us in 2013. 1-Jan-14

Hope you got what you wanted from Santa. Thanks for all your support in 2013 and hope you have a wonderful 2014. 27-Dec-13

Happy Solstice! The days start getting longer from here on, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. 21-Dec-2013

(More old news in the news archives.)

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