It is like in real life, the online music scene seems to become an event culture. The last post covered the live recording service Evermix, now and after a while follows Chew.tv.
Chew is a music site made by musicians for music lovers and djs as well. The platform shows live video streams and enables to stream own performances live onto the net. At its about page Chew describes itself serving amateur djs as well as upcoming and professional musicians. Up to now 90000 shows have been produced and shown to a worldwide audience.
How live streaming works is described at getting started, furthermore an API is available to developers.
Live streaming today is a hot topic, sure. This concers popular topics like music or gaming as well as it is worth at all. A problem to streamers is to serve the various platforms. If this concerns you, the article Meta Live Streaming Service for 30+ Platforms is a recommended read. But simply listening is possible, too: Chew.tv.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Live Events – Live Video
If you are in electronic music, ektoplazm will please you. It is a completely free platform offering free downloads and streams of modern electronic music. Having started with psytrance today ektoplazm lists nearly all genres of up to date electronic music including downtempo, goa, techno and ambient.
The about page tells, that the founders aim to support the global community of counterculture. Indeed, whereas electronic music today is played everywhere on the planet it often exists beside mainstream media. It has become so popular, that you may even not recognize to some kind of underground music. To go on with its support the ektoplazm netlabel has been founded in 2008.
ektoplazm provides music files is of high quality either in mp3 or even in lossless flac or wav formats. You may navigate by searching or choosing a genre by tags, artist profiles are available as well: ektoplazm.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Techno Music
mixing.dj is a portal for electronic music listing and playing dj sets and mixes ranging from house to techno and dubstep to minimal. The music consists of dj mixes, sets and live sets and even recorded video sessions aka video sets. A radio called Ibiza Sonica is available as well.
Being a portal the site delivers various news accessible by popular posts and within forums, news about festivals and the latest releases: mixing.dj.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Techno, House Music
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
Who reads the TRAEXS blog regularly knows about the many music publishing and sharing sites and who do publish dj sets or other kind of mixes probably looked for an option to mark particular tracks within a set, something usually not being possible.
This is different at the cloud music hosting service Mixcloud, where I just did some research for another service and by this just tried the upload feature for the first time for the associated site traex.de. And this feature is great at Mixcloud and it solves exactly the problem of marking particular tracks within a mix. Uploading happens by a common interface accompanied by facilities to add information as usual. After this common page a further particular page follows enabling to set time stamps marking the beginning and ending of particular tracks. This leads to displaying the right information at the right point while playing a file and even to navigation within a file like the embedded and comfortable Mixcloud player shows below. The service by the way is free and for more visit Mixcloud.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Player – Music Sharing
TheFuture.fm is a rather new online radio playing dj mixes and sets by the top dj’s of the world. Lately the service announced having reached 1 million played sets, which gave reason for support and for expansion, the article below tells. Currently about 8000 dj’s are represented with their sets and mixes.
To listen to music the service provides comfortable options by being searchable for genres as well as for artists. Of course there are sharing facilities and both embedded players and playlist features are provided (now the music stops while listening and for more the registration is required, which may happen by Facebook). For further information read this article and visit TheFuture.fm.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Sharing