One of the first online radio networks to go live in 1999, DI.FM has grown into a destination and lifestyle for over 3 million unique listeners who tune in every month. DI.FM offers something unique for every electronic music fan, no matter what style of music you love.
Our streaming network is made up of an online listening experience, mobile applications, third party vendor and device support, and an engaged & loyal social media following. DI.FM is entrenched in electronic music... it's not just music; it's a lifestyle.
DI.FM is a multi-channel internet radio service that focuses exclusively on Electronic Music. Today our team of curators sifts through petabytes of new releases and back catalogs to find only the best from each genre or style, but it wasn't always like that.
Ari Shohat started Digitally Imported (now DI.FM) while studying for a BA in Computer Science. A single Trance radio stream was broadcast from a computer in his Binghamton University dorm room. Despite humble beginnings, it was one of the first ever internet radio services.
Running on donated bandwidth and a passion for the music, Ari and company pushed DI.FM into new musical styles and new business territory. A handful of unique channels and a growing customer base in the thousands.
DI.FM is awarded Best Global Radio Station at the International Dance Music Awards at Miami's annual Winter Music Conference. What an honor to be recognized for the work we love to do.
Many millions of registered listeners, dozens of channels covering every corner of Electronic Music, and it's all still running out of Ari's dorm room. jk.
Ari spent his college days obsessing over how to get other people to hear the music he likes. After refusing to air sounds of whales mixed in with crappy music during his college radio station apprenticeship, he quit and started DI.FM to stream Trance and Eurodance to the world instead. These days he can be caught at his desk in the Denver HQ occasionally fantasizing over having his own island in the Mediterranean sea.
Like the Wizard in OZ, Eloy is most happy when pulling levers and flicking switches to create the magic of success. With the creation of Beatport.com under his belt, Eloy is determined with DI.FM to replicate his earlier successes by pulling together smart minds and big ideas. Eloy strives to empower the people around him and strongly believes that if everyone in the room agrees, then we’re not working hard enough.
Alaina is our enthusiastic Marketing Director who is always looking for new ways to tell the world about DI.FM. She manages every piece of our marketing puzzle, from introducing new listeners to DI.FM to keeping them happy and loyal for years to come. When she’s not at work, you can find her in the beautiful Rocky Mountains either hiking or flying high above them with her private pilot certificate.
Duy has been an integral part of the DI.FM team since our early days in 2000. He started out as a channel volunteer and is currently serving as VP of Technical Operations. He has witnessed firsthand the growth of DI.FM from a single streaming channel to being the leading destination for fans looking for curated electronic music that it is today.
Working in a digital music landscape since (virtually) the earliest days of digital music, Christina Duran has played a valuable role in building the content foundations for Beatport.com and DI.FM (both industry leaders in their own right). Her understanding of effectively all avenues of the inner workings of digital music (as a fan and dedicated employee to the craft) has made Christina a true asset to the scene. Her experience and knowledge is second to none. For over a decade, Duran has served passionately to ensure the backbone of digital music is strong, stable and secure.
Jo loves transforming ideas into products people love to use. She brings cutting edge technology innovation into every aspect of the user experience and technical design process. She's brought this skill to a wide range of platforms for scores of products, with a particular love for consumer mobile apps. Jo is now stretching the boundaries of time and space managing DI.FM's remote product development team, spread across ten countries and eight time zones.
Seth is a music guy who accidentally made a career building software. He's a classically trained tubist, recording engineer, and holds a Bachelors of Science in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami. At DI.FM, Seth started with the company as a backend developer in 2013 and now leads the fully-remote teams of developers and devops engineers who keep the music playing 24/7. As you read this, he is probably sitting in a coffee shop somewhere, working and listening to techno.
Michal holds two master degrees in the fields of New Media, Marketing and Management and has over 15 years of experience as an interdisciplinary designer. Since 2013 he has been working closely with DI.FM's executives, developers, content and marketing teams to coordinate all things related to branding, visual design, user interface, information architecture and user experience in general.
As our Finance Director, Emily is a virtuoso of all things numeric. She has a passionate heart for the artists in the music industry, so she puts in extra effort to report and pay royalties as accurately as possible. Years before she joined us, Emily served as Accounting Director and Controller for Beatport. In that position, she was responsible for establishing accounting and finance policy and procedures, including financial reporting, after the company received a round of venture capital financing. She holds a Master’s Degree in accounting from Wake Forest University and is registered as a CPA in the states of North Carolina and Colorado.
Some of the great photos displayed across the DI.FM website and in our promotional materials are taken by Idene. www.idene.co.uk
Some of the photographs used in our digital advertising were taken by Anna who is a life-long Drum N' Bass fan. annalaviolamilo.com