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More – Sharing MP3s On Twitter

  • March 26, 2009

SWG.fmIf sharing music Twitter-style is what capitalizes your waking thoughts, then this site will let you have your fill. As it is the case with the many Twitter apps on offer out there, this site is very instant and it entails furnishing very little identifiable information in order to use it.

All you have to do is supplying your username (but not your password), inserting the name of the artist and adding the name of the song. You then simply click on “Send” in order to start tweeting.

What is the effect that systems like these can have in the music industry? Some say it is detrimental because people would resort to it in order to find the latest singles. On the other hand, some claim it plays an important role as it gives people the world over access to music files they would never chance upon otherwise. Personally, I like to think that these services act as effective windows of discovery, and end up expanding the music scene. And you? What do you think?

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More – Music For Everyone

  • March 13, 2009

DropPlay.comThe social web is still in full bloom, and if you do not believe it just pay this site a visit to see how different services are melded into one and presented as something that has a character and life of its own.

In a certain way, DropPlay is a mixture of Facebook with iTunes and a little bit of Pandora thrown in for good effect.

In practice, this means that using this service you can share music with your Facebook friends. You can create a playlist and spread it as much as you wish, and all the functionalities one associates with the popular network apply.

The service is quite interesting, but I can’t help worrying about its legality and how long it will go on before big names do put a stop on it, especially considering all the recent activity from EMI, Warner and other industry names that (as it is fit) are protecting their assets from any current or potential abuse. I frankly hope some sort of middle ground is reached, as the overall concept is very, very compelling and I wish a solution that keeps both punters and the industry satisfied is devised soon.

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More – Sharing Music The Twitter Way

  • January 30, 2009

Song.lyCan you be defined as a bit of a tweetaholic? Are you keen on listening to music while online? That is quite a common combination, and the solution this review revolves about is geared towards people with these two likes.

In general terms, Song.

ly makes for sharing links leading to online audio files via Twitter. That is, you submit the link in question and the same will be transformed into a short link for micro-sharing that you can put across by tweeting.

The one thing you must understand is that the track itself must be hosted online – does not offer the option to download the audio file to your computer. It does, however, include a built-in player that will let your friends listen to the song on the spot.

This service is still in its formative stages, and it will be interesting to see where it heads to from here. I think that full incorporation with other browses besides Firefox should top the list of priorities. What do you think? You can follow the team on Twitter or reach them at [email protected] and forward your thoughts and suggestions.

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