Tuesday, March 06, 2007

IMEEM

I've got to be honest, IMEEM kind of slipped by me. I knew I had heard of them, but didn't think of them as a music-centric service. That is, until I saw this announcement today, which made me go back for another look:

Digital Music Pioneer Ted Cohen Joins IMEEM'S Board of Directors: "IMEEM, an innovative media-centric social network, today announced the addition of Ted Cohen, former Senior Vice President from EMI Music and current Managing Partner of digital media advisory TAG Strategic, to their Board of Directors. Cohen will play a key strategic role in helping IMEEM to further develop an innovative social networking service which enables creative expression, recommendation, and discovery."



I haven't gone really deep with IMEEM yet, but at first glance there is some really nice UI, design, page/profile builder and snaggable player/module. However, it's biggest usability drawback from a music perspective is also it's biggest legal liability.... the fact that the primary way to build playlists is by uploading (one track at a time). Of course, you an also add songs from across the site into your own playlist, but it appears that you have to go to a song-level page to add those (as opposed to being able to add songs from a list view).




There is a lot more there that I'll have to get to at another time.

2 comments:

Tomas said...

Hi, just found your blog from your 2.Open post.

I've been using Imeem since May last year. They have a very impressive platform. One of their strengths is their IM client. It extends their social network that hardly anyone of the other have managed to do... although MySpace is working on it.

I see that you are a Mac users, old working IM client here: http://osx.iusethis.com/app/imeem

The IM feature me and my buddies use the most is the Meem room. It is like a private chatroom created for each meem. We use it similar to IRC, leaving it open all day.

I enjoy reading your blogs. Keep it coming.

jonathan said...

You should take a look at www.tunefeed.com too - lots of upload tools and it's more legal that imeem, Tunefeed pays royalties for song plays.