Saturday, December 09, 2006

Music 2.0 Companies

Yeah, I don't really know what "Music 2.0" is supposed to mean either, but I've compiled a list of companies that I've come across the are doing something interesting with music online. Some are subscription services with APIs that make syndication easy, others are informational sites, a handful are social networks (some arguably not really music-centric), a few are search engines, and some are recommendation engines.... and at least a couple, I'm guessing, are probably not legal.

Feel free to comment an add to the list. I've highlighted some of my personal favorites, and ones that I use with some regularity. In no particular order....


Mystrands: http://www.mystrands.com

Last.fm:
http://www.last.fm

Pandora:
http://www.pandora.com

SHOUTcast:
http://www.shoutcast.com

Soundflavor (formerly Siren Systems): http://www.soundflavor.com

Musicip (formerly Predixis): http://www.musicip.com

Mog: http://www.mog.com

uPlayMe: http://www.uplayme.com

Genielab: http://www.genielab.com

Upto11: http://www.upto11.net

Fiql: http://www.fiql.com

Qloud:
http://www.qloud.com

Audiobaba: http://www.audiobaba.com

Musicmobs: http://www.musicmobs.com

Doublev3: http://www.doublev3.com

Echonest: http://www.echnonest.com

iLike: http://www.ilike.com

The Hype Machine: http://www.hype.non-standard.net

Elbo.ws:
http://www.elbo.ws

Sleevenotez:
http://www.sleevenotez.com

Rhapsody.com: http://www.rhapsody.com

Napster.com: http://www.napster.com

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com

Musichawk: http://www.musichawk.com

Plurn: http://www.plurn.com

Purevolume: http://www.purevolume.com

Streampad: http://www.streampad.com

Haystack: http://www.haystack.com

Mixmatcher: http://www.mixmatcher.com

Finetune: http://www.finetune.com

Muiso: http://www.muiso.com

Sonic Breakdown: http://www.sonicbreakdown.com

Audiri: http://www.audiri.com

I Rate Radio: http://www.irateradio.com

Clinko: http://www.clinko.com

Indiscover.net: http://www.indiscover.net

Webjay (Yahoo): http://www.webjay.com

Podbop: http://www.podbop.org

Mercora: http://www.mercora.com

Bebop: http://www.bebopular.com

Jamendo: http://www.jamendo.com

Art of the Mix: http://www.artofthemix.com

Foxytunes: http://www.foxytunes.com

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com

Project Opus: http://www.projectopus.com

MusicNation: http://www.musicnation.com

Crackspace: http://www.crackspace.com

Spot DJ: http://www.spotdj.com

Sonific: http://www.sonific.com

Lala.com: http://www.lala.com

Songbird: http://www.songbirdnest.com/

Blogmusik: http://www.blogmusik.net

Spiralfrog: http://www.spiralfrog.com

Google Music Trends: http://www.google.com/trends/music

Yes.com: http://www.yes.com

Moodlogic (AMG): http://www.moodlogic.com

Burnlounge: http://www.burnlounge.com

Mp3tunes: http://www.mp3tunes.com

The Tripwire: http://www.thetripwire.com

Orb: http://www.orb.com

Jambase: http://www.jambase.com

Tagworld: http://www.tagworld.com

Bandnews.org: http://www.bandnews.org

Musicovery (with LivePlasma): http://www.musicovery.com

The Filter: http://www.thefilter.com

Soundloud: http://www.soundloud.com

AOL Music Now: http://www.musicnow.com

Playlist Radish (aka Scope Creep): http://www.playlistradish.com

Splashcast: http://www.splashcast.net

Qtrax: http://www.qtrax.com

Project Playlist: http://www.projectplaylist.com

Yoogli: http://yoogli.com/products-services/index.php

Splicemusic: http://www.splicemusic.com

Snapp Radio: http://www.snappradio.com

Rate Your Music: http://www.rateyourmusic.com

Foosic.org: http://www.foosic.org

Owl Multimedia: http://www.owlmm.com

Goombah: http://www.goombah.com

UPDATE: I've now got a running list on delicious (with the tag "music2.0"). Not sure why I didn't do this in the first place. I've also displayed as a linkroll in the sidebar towards the bottom of the page. Either way, here's the link:

http://del.icio.us/rss/jherskowitz/music2.0

16 comments:

rachel said...

Hi J,

My name is Rachel and I'm part of the MusicIP Team; very comprehensive list! Thanks for the mention, and I'd love to hear from you if you give the MusicIP Mixer a try. I also noticed that you have FIQL highlighted as a favorite; we work with them as well, so there's some fun things you can do with FIQL, MusicIP Mixer and your music collection.

Rachel
rachel [at] musicip [dot] com
blog.musicip.com

J said...

Rachel, thanks for visiting. I have used MusicIP (when it was still called Predixis) as integrated with Winamp. Haven't played with it much recently, but I will try it out again.

Foafing your music said...

Hi,

you could add to the list Foafing the Music.

It uses third party services such as:
iTunes, Amazon, upcoming.org, eventful.com, Google Maps, rateyourmusic.com, pitchformedia.com, and thousands of MP3-weblogs and Podcasts related sites.

Enjoy!

Cheers, Oscar.

Last said...

hey,

great stuff, what a list - will make us work even more enjoyful in good old london town. keep on movin the revolution

stefan

astro said...

What's about radioblogclub.com? ;)
Cheers.

Gideon said...

Jason,

Greetings - When you have a moment, please consider adding www.ArtistServer.com to your list.

While you haven't listed a 'music 2.0' definition in your post, I think you'll find ArtistServer.com is a music focused social media site with many great features.

ArtistServer has 18,000+ registered artists and members, 6,300 songs, and a staff of one.

Thanks for the list... bookmarked!

- Gideon
gideonmarken.com

Casey said...

Check out www.jamglue.com, it just launched today!

Anna_WMG said...

hi! Please include WikiMusicGuide-The Free Music Guide in the list. It is wiki-based site wherein the contents are contributed and collaborated by the music lovers all over the world as well as artists and bands of various genres themselves. Thanks a ton!

J said...

Check out the directory I've started - and feel free to add as much information about each company/service that you guys want.

http://music2dot0.wetpaint.com

Oz said...

Check out www.amiestreet.com

alex said...

That's an excellent inventory. I did a piece of work on Jamendo earlier in 2006 and I think you've done a great job here. There's so much going on in this space; it's fascinating.

If you speak French, there's a professor at Celsa in Paris who studies music 2.0 and content industries. His name is Alban Martin and his blog can be found on http://cocreation.blogs.com/ and the slides from his classes are available on http://www.slideshare.net/alban/cours-numero-3-celsa-a-martin-et-e-vivier/

Enjoy.

cam said...

J,

Check out the latest from http://www.grammyradio.com

It's syndicated by iBloks http://www.ibloks.com. The same team that made MongoMusic (The first music search service, years ahead of Pandora (1998)).

Here's a sample:
http://www.ibloks.com/play/iblok/?id=ce8b7079-a286-4bc6-9094-68da6004ad4f

Anonymous said...

not sure where it fits but you could add heardontv.com to the list. It's a site about music in tv shows, it's how I discover new music these days :)

-mat

suckapunch said...
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suckapunch said...

You may also want to check out another new indie music community, called, Jamphetamines.com

jp said...

hi j,

very comprehensive list! thanks for helping a master student on his thesis. the web 2.0 rocks. i'll try to make a categorized list soon, i will let if i ever find the time to it.

thanks again!
jp