Rad New Music Services I Learned About Today

I’m over buying music. The industry is changing, I don’t know exactly where it’s headed, and I refuse to spend money buyin new stuff… especially music.

In light of this I had been spending a lot of time listening to SeeqPod. Seeqpod allowed you to search and then stream any and all music ever recorded and stuck online. It was amazing. You could create playlists of stuff you liked, save them, and share a link to them on Twitter or wherever.

Over the weekend Seeqpod stopped working. I am sad. I’ve heard they might be trying to sell their music search technology to the record companies instead of being sued of existence by them.

Either way I need to find a new source to get my fix.

Here’s some rad sites and services I’ve discovered today as I look for a new place to get rad music, from any machine in the world, anytime I want it…

Hype Machine – Mashup of music blogging and tastemaking with streaming of the songs people are writing about and favoriting. Music hipster online hangout.

8Tracks – make streaming online mixes of other peoples music and share them easily around the web. “8tracks is a simple way for people to create or listen to a mix, a short playlist containing at least 30 minutes — roughly 8 tracks — of music. ”

GrooveShark – Fancy streaming and sharing web application. The founders are on Twitter. Their site crashed my browser. *whine*

Songza – Music Search Engine and Internet Jukebox

FavTape – Lotsa lotsa music to stream online. Super lightweight and sexy interface. Love their Top Lists. iTunes Top 100, 2009 Top 100, etc.

FoxyTunes – search and streaming embedded into a browser plugin for Firefox. I try to keep my Firefox plugin free.

Musicovery – Music discovery app that stream on your mobile device. Concept is cool but it needs some love!

3 thoughts on “Rad New Music Services I Learned About Today”

  1. Very interesting read, I think their would be a lot of mixed opinions on this. Love the theme that you are using, what is it?

  2. i came here in a funny, roundabout way… i was looking for pictures of guys w/a vertical labret and found a good one that you’d taken, and then realized that you’d added me as a flickr contact at some point. i’m so busy/behind in the internets that i hadn’t seen it at the time, but your pictures are awesome.

    anyway, i wanted to recommend that you check out these two sources of music awesomeness if you haven’t already:

    http://www.last.fm – similar concept to pandora, but better. it installs a little plugin that tracks what you listen to and then recommends stuff that you’ll like. you can also add friends and then listen to what they’ve been listening to.

    http://www.simplifymedia.com – this turns your library into a shared library that you can access remotely… e.g. if you have a home computer you can listen to it from work or on a pdaphone… and it also adds people as friends so you can listen to their music from anywhere. they show up as shared libraries in itunes as if you’re on the same network. it’s awesome

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