Essential Music Websites

Music Sharing

Yahoo Launch – has hundreds of music videos you can watch while online. You can also listen to your own customized radio station. It has a Top 100 List that is created by the listeners. You can check out your favorite artist’s page that has their biography, pictures, watch some interviews and much more. While listening to your music, you can also play games at too.

eMusic – is a large retailer of independent music offering more than 2 million tracks from more than 13,000 independent labels spanning every genre of music. This is a program that you download to your computer and you pay $9.99 for 40 songs a month. There are over 500,000 songs to choose from. You can choose 3 different types of subscription programs. You can put your mp3s to your mp3 player or burn them to a CD. The only problem is that eMusic only carries independent labels.

uPlayMe – is free software that works with your media player like windows media player, iTunes, Winamp, (and many more in the future) and then tells you by sending an alert message to your desktop that someone else is playing the same song or video you just played. Then you can speak with each other through anonymous e-mails, instant messages or social network sites like  uPlayMe helps people find friends, new songs and new videos! It is probably not hard to imagine that finding someone who likes and plays music by Duran Duran, U2, OutKast, or Madonna might create an even deeper relationship.

DotTunes – allows you share your iTunes music securely with friends, family and clients across the internet. Publish any number of Artists, Albums, Playlists or even your entire iTunes Music Library with 1-Click, then listen to your music via your web browser, Sony PSP or web enabled phone.

NetMusic – is a digital download and streaming service. We get 65 cents per downloaded song. Entire-album downloads usually retail at $9.99.

Sonific – makes your music available for promotional streaming (full-length songs) on a quickly growing network that spans 10s of millions of potential users. Every presentation of your music will include a link to your Sonific artist page, where interested users can look into buying your music, check out your websites or blogs, or just find out more about you.

The Raft.Com – is a cool site for music videos and music webcasts. In addition, you can win contests for free tickets and other goodies. This site is sponsored by Virgin Records, part of EMI Recordings.

Kazaa  – is a program you download to your computer. It is a file sharing program. You can download music, games, videos, and much more. You will probably be able to find many songs because of how popular Kazaa is and how many people have their mp3s on there. Kazaa comes with a built-in virus protection program. It also says that it is free of spyware.

Pandora – is a site where you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart’s content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings – new and old, well known and completely obscure – to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.

Boomp3 – allows you quickly upload and share mp3 and wma files.

Goombah – is an application that scans your iTunes library and connects you with like minded users.

AudioLunchbox – strives to make the purchase of digital music quick, easy and affordable. When you download from the site, your music files are not restricted by DRM (Digital Rights Management). Do with them as you please, as long as it’s for personal use.

Jamendo – is a new model for artists to promote, publish, and be paid for their music. On jamendo, the artists distribute their music under Creative Commons licenses. In a nutshell, they allow you to download, remix and share their music freely. Jamendo users can discover and share albums, but also review them or start a discussion on the forums. Albums are democratically rated based on the visitors’ reviews.

Music Social Networks

iLike – is a community that lets you discover new music based on you and your friends’ tastes. Get new music by following what your friends are listening to. The iLike Sidebar for iTunes* scans your music library, recommends new music, and helps you connect musically with your friends and the broader iLike community. (*non-iTunes support now available.)

Fuzz – is a music company providing a one-stop solution that connects artists and fans. Artists can promote, stream, sell music and merch, and efficiently manage every aspect of their careers. The Fuzz community enables fans to discover, share, review, interact, influence, hear and buy music in a user-friendly forum that encourages participation.

eListeningPost – is a new music service that allows artists to distribute their songs via a link on a website or by email. The file can be listened to up to five times on any one computer – meaning it can be forwarded to others and they can listen to it five times, too. There are no restrictions on the number of times a file can be forwarded, and if someone likes the song, they can purchase it.

MusoCity – is a music oriented online community. We currently provide accounts designed for music fans, artists, musicians, music retailers and music venues. It is completely free to join so why not sign-up now and use our network of member profiles to make friends, discover exciting new artists, hook up with musicians in your area, find venues and music stores near you.

Musicbrigade – offers its end-users a music community with the ability to share music and music taste with other users, as well as streaming and downloading of both music video and songs. Musicbrigade has rights agreements with all the four major record labels as well as with thousands of independent labels. Today, the fast growing amount of users have access to more than 1,6 million songs as well as 20,000+ music videos, which makes the music and meta data libraries of Musicbrigade one of the largest in the world and the world’s largest on-line provider of music video.

PureVolume – is a site where you can search for an artist, listen to their music, look at their pictures, and find out a whole lot about them! PureVolume has more than 100,000 songs to dowload. It also has Top Picks for the day based on how many plays the artist has had. It also has contests and and featured tours. PureVolume has some underground artists too.

GetMusic – is committed to providing you with unprecedented access to your favorite artists and music, while introducing you to the stars and sounds of tomorrow. They feature the latest audio and video clips, in-depth artist coverage and news; exciting contests and games; exclusive performances, and interviews with artists and performers.

Rhapsody – allows you unlimited access for a monthy charge (US $12.99 for Rhapsody Unlimited, US $14.99 for Rhapsody To Go). Listen all you want to anything in Rhapsody catalog. Choose from millions of songs from thousands of artists. And with Rhapsody To Go, you can take any of those songs with you on your Rhapsody-compatible MP3 player.

Soundflavor – is a technology company that focuses on providing the best music search and recommendation services to both music professionals and music consumers. Their mission is to make it easy for anyone to find music they like, to build playlists without effort, and to rediscover the music they already own. In doing so, we aim to provide fundamentally better approaches for a wide range of artists to market themselves.


kSolo – is an entirely legal online karaoke service. It has established agreements with leading music publishing companies, allowing access to thousands of titles enabling kSolo to keep a rich and updated song catalog you can search and browse from. You may bookmark and store recordings and may showcase your talent and choose to receive peer critique by participating in the performer showcase.

InternetKaraoke – allows you to choose from over 7,000 original tracks ,with new songs added every month. Whether you just can’t wait to sing along to your favourite new single, or want to throw a party for all your friends, you only pay for the number of days you wish to use the service – no subscriptions and no hidden costs.

Singshot – is a  “YouTube of Karaoke”: record yourself singing along to popular music and listen to others doing the same.


Jamglue – is a thriving online community for creating and personalizing audio. We let you upload and record music, remix it online, and share your hot mixes with everyone. On Jamglue, it’s simple and fun for fans to get involved with the music they love.

YourSpins – lets you remix the tracks of existing music and post your “noob” creation on yourspins page, or on your own web page or blog – you can even download it as your ringtone.

Lyric Databases

AbsoluteLyrics – Searchable music lyrics database.

SING365.COM – is a not-for-profit website. All advertising proceeds are used to maintain its servers. Their goal is to build the largest Internet music community website to demonstrate what a excellent database can be developed. The database can be as large as 40 gigabytes, but the advantage of the wonderful database lies in its access privilege system. The primary function of the privilege system can be to authenticate as a user with add, delete, publish or adminstration privileges on a database.

HotLyrics – is a huge alphabetized lyrics database. Hard to navigate, but lots of content.

Online Radio

Live365 – gives individuals and organizations a “voice” to be able to reach a global audience, while offering radio listeners an unparalleled choice in music and other audio content. Through easy-to-use tools and services, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can create his or her own Internet radio station. As a result, Live365 offers the most diverse array of high-quality radio available today, with thousands of stations spanning myriad genres and representing over 150 countries.

Radiotower – makes it easy to tune in and listen to over 1,200 radio stations from more than 80 countries in dozens of genres (top 40, news, alternative, rock, sports etc.). RadioTower has built a steady user base of listeners due to positive word-of-mouth, high listings on search engines, external links to our site.

Last.FM – is one of the most popular music communities around, with personalized radio stations, a stunning array of social networking features, RSS support and lots more.

SlackerDesktopRadio – goes a step further than its Web-based counterpart, with features like a mini-player, visualizations, larger album art and playlists.


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