Electronic music of various types from dub to techno is what the online radio sub.fm is playing. Opposed to most other services introduced here primary it is a service for listeners with only occasional opportunities to dj’s. The latter is the case, because sub.fm has a real radio approach with just one stream to listen to and the slots of this stream are just filled.
But nevertheless there is a lot to listen to as sub.fm is well organized. The stream is available by the homepage and via timetable one gets the information which show is coming up. The timetable itself is comfortable as well by enabling the export of data to a calendar. The dj’s introduced by the site have their own profile pages and may point to downloadable media even on other sites. Downloads provided by sub.fm itself are located at Archives, where recorded streams become available.
To dj’s aiming to participate the faqs recommend to watch the timetable to grab one of the rare slots, if available. For more visit sub.fm.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Techno Music
Like the formerly introduced set.fm offering downloads of live recordings the music sharing site hearo.fm has just been launched lately. It is an interesting music social network. Having launched lately means there not a lot of members up to now, exactly 2702 at this time mentioned within a worldmap at the site. This worldmap already is an interesting feature, which enables to find people speaking the same language or people nearby. Additionally members are classified by their intention and currently there are more musicians, band and other music professionals registered than fans. This is fine as hearo is describing itself as a site to collaborate as well.
To listen to music and share it hearo has some comfortable features. One just point on the cover of a song and it will be played by the website player and additional tracks will be easily added to a playlist to be listened later. To share music and to network the site got buttons to favor tracks and artists and buttons to easily write reviews. Last but not least hearo describes itself as a marketplace to directly buy and sell music or to offer the music free. To get further information view the video below and visit hearo.fm.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Sharing – Music Download – Music Business
Just lately the live recording service set.fm came out of beta and is now providing its services to download live recordings and the app to record events to the public. Musicians are able to download the app, to record their events and to sell the recordings at the set.fm homepage.
The service is located in Austin, Texas, and up to now only recordings made in Austin are available at the homepage, which is because of the app being available just since the beginning of September. But set.fm has ambitions. The service got money by investors and aims to make revenues of 100 million in five years, which probably needs a global expansion. An argument to reach this target is a general trend toward live events in the music industry and a test of the app showed that about 15% of visitors of events have bought the live recording. To get further information visit the homepage of set.fm.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Sharing – Music Download – Live Events – Live Video
At this post here come two innovative services, which both are online music marketplaces. Both are innovative and dedicated to digital media, but do serve different needs.
The first one is ReDigi, a marketplace to buy and sell used aka unwanted digital music. The service itself argues with possible shortage of storage and by this it comes along with a cloud hosting feature to let people use the service as media center to store their stuff. The stuff traded on the platform are digital music files locked with some kind of digital rights management system. To do so ReDigi provides a system to inform which music aka music files are eligible to be traded. Furthermore the system includes a bonus system e.g. rewarding purchases done at iTunes via the ReDigi system. To get further information read the about page and visit ReDigi.
Completely different clients are served by PulseLocker. It is a marketplace dedicated to the dj scene providing a platform to choose music for professional purposes. The idea is to let dj’s listen to and choose music without the need to buy it. PulseLocker is providing the infrastructure including a catalog, music player and djing software to let dj’s prelistening to and play with music. Just in the case of music being favored the purchase of the music is necessary. Currently the service is in private beta and participating needs an invitation. To get further information or apply to use the service visit PulseLocker.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Download – Music Business
Since May Google Music exists, a cloud music hosting service to upload own music files and to access these files on various devices. The participation happens by an Google account and during the current beta phase by a request of an invitation. Now Google has launched a further music service to support the use of Google Music by offering music discovery facilities.
The new service Magnifier has a blog style and introduces music by features like song of a day and being available on Google Music. These introduced tracks and those available within a free song archive may be stored by members of Google Music within their accounts to be listened to. For some further information about the new service a page with tips + tricks is available at Magnifier.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Media Center, Uploads – Music Downloads – Music Sharing
The free music platform Jamendo announced the Jamendo Awards 2011. The contest works by nominations, which can be done one time per day by the members of the community. The best five of seven categories will be the finalists, which probably come by the amount of nominations (for more information have a look at the website). After the nomination phase up to the 10th july members are able to vote from 11th to 15th of july one time in each category for their favorite artists. For more visit the contest website: Jamendo Awards 2011
Jamendo by the way is a music community designed like a social network offering a lot of free music to be downloaded or integrated into websites by a provided web player. Musicians may participate by uploading their music for free and have an opportunity to participate in the business. For more visit the Jamendo Homepage.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Downloads – Music Sharing – Music Business