A new approach in the range of music communities brings muziboo. At first the concepts reminds on innovative music sharing communities like the cloud based service Mixcloud, which enables hosting and sharing of music files. But muziboo goes some steps beyond by offering groups for discussions and to musicians online music tools to collaborate and to make music. By this muziboo is a universal platform for all to listen to and talk about music, for uploads and sharing and last but not least to make music. An introduction of all functions is available by the tour at muziboo.
Bitspace is an innovative online media center for music, which enables online storing and organization of files and music and which offers a player. Innovative in this case does not concern providing online storage for music, but the way it is realized. This might need some explanations. The service is designed by using HTML 5 with HTML being the programming language to create homepage and HTML 5 being the latest version. This version has some innovative features regarding audio and video by enabling to access media without the need of a media player software. Listening and viewing happens just by using a modern browser like Google Chrome or Safari by Apple. Another advantage of HTML 5 is the ability to access media on mobile devices regardless of the software installed. For sure these features are an upcoming trend with a couple of well known sites like YouTube already using or testing this technology.
Similar services are available at online storage, uploads.
MySites is a new file sharing services, which combines online storage by cloud computing with social networking.
The service has no restrictions regarding important file parameters, file size, bandwidth or downloading speed. Members get own profile pages, where all their files are listed. Beside the internal listing the files may become used on other sites like blogs or social networks. Furthermore files may become easily shared by the community.
amazingtunes is a music site dedicated to unsigned artists. The service offers free online streams of independent music, charts and playlists, music recommendations and social networking functions like music sharing and voting. Musicians are able to upload their tracks for free, promote their music and sell it by downloads.
The Sixty One is a new music sharing site and social network with a lot of opportunities for listeners and musicians. The site has a website player to listen to the music online and enables downloads as well as uploads. The web player always plays the most popular music of the site.
The popularity of music becomes determined by members, who are able to rate and comment on the tracks as well as to recommend music. Too, members get points to earn reputation. Inside The Sixty One members may create groups of interest to discuss particular issues, to exchange news and to subscribe to artists.
A great new music website is launched by play.fm. The site is dedicated to dj’s, clubs and labels introducing their music, sessions and shows. This means sets and live recordings directly from the club scene. Primarily there is techno music and electronics, but too reggae and jazz. Actually the site has a volume of 12000 dj sets available to become listened at the website. The proprietory player is able to filter particular tracks from within a set to become discussed at the wiki of the website. At the same time by upload facilities play.fm is a promotion platform for dj’s, labels and clubs.