Monday, October 16, 2006

SongSpotting - Your Own Blog Radio

I read about SongSpots last Friday in Wired's Listening Post. So today I thought I would try it out. Well it's not quite your own private radio station for your blog. Unfortunately, you can only play one song, instead of a playlist. In our case this isn't really a problem because most of our readers probably don't come here to hang out and listen to music. The other problem is that since we're not familiar with most of the artists, we don't have a chance to help promote artists we really like. However, this is a good opportunity to discover new music. It would be great if we could use a similar type of blog widget with NPR's All Songs Considered, which is also a really good way to learn about new music. Just to keep it interesting, we'll probably update the player with a new song/artist about once a week. If you scroll down the right side of ampliozone, you will find the player just below our blogroll. The first selection is a song called "Mission" from the Album "Individuation" by Thomas Marriott. It's described as "straight ahead jazz music with a modern twist." Let us know what you think.

4 comments:

  1. Greetings, thanks for the Sonific review. This is Gerd Leonhard, co-founder an CEO. We look at Sonific more like at 'Webtone' or 'social broadcast' rather than radio in the traditional sense. Check out our blog at www.sonificblog.com for more details on Sonific vs. Radio. And yes, right now, it's the longtail - but we are adding new tracks all the time, In fact, soon, we will have better known artists as well... stay tuned. Check out www.sonificmusic.com for the latest links on SongSpots. Cheers, Gerd

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  2. Gerd-

    Thanks for the comments. Are you planning to include music from other labels, like Nettwerk, Nonesuch or even something like Windham? If so, that would be great. If not, it's still another good opportunity to hear music from an artist that you don't get to listen to with traditional media outlets like radio and TV. Thanks for including the url to your blog. I've added it to our blogroll.

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  3. Gregg, yes we are - we just signed another large aggregator, and there'll be a lot more. Also, check out the latest news on www.sonificblog.com... Cheers Gerd

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  4. As you can see, we moved the widget to the top of the left column. It looks better over here. Besides, it's difficult to get everything aligned on the right column.

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