By Edward Cardenas
STERLING HEIGHTS (CBS Detroit) – Musicians taking the stage at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights have a new venue for their songs on the Ourtunez website and app.
Ourtunez.com, a Macomb Township-based music streaming service, has expanded its service to include three specialized Freedom Hill stations featuring music by artists performing at the venue.
The stations will feature both independent artists, who open the shows and take part in the music festivals, along with marquee headliners.
“It really seemed like a good fit to partner (with Freedom Hill),” said Chris Ciaramitaro, who along with Sam Munaco founded Ourtunez. “We are trying to expose indie bands by blending them into mainstream stations.”
The venue and Ourtunez joined forces to “get a younger demographic” to Freedom Hill, the founders stated. The first Ourtunez Freedom Hill station will feature music by The Fray, 311, and performers from the upcoming Mo Pop Festival and Chill On The Hill.
The free streaming service is available on the Ourtunez website, iOS and Android operating systems. In addition to the Freedom Hill channel, Ourtunez features a number of stations from a variety of genres, and the ability for music fans to customize each station to their own tastes.
In addition to being a “music discovery” service, Ourtunez will be setting up a slow-motion video shoot booth (which is similar to a photo booth) for fans at select festivals at Freedom Hill. After the video is filmed, it can be shared on social media.
Ourtunez had a booth at the Downtown Hoedown: