An AWESOME music map app that I ran into. It explores the relationships between musical artists. Powered by Last.FM & Amazon (probably with their API) — Other (not so flashy) websites include Music-Map & Music Roamer.
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I ran into another website that reminded me of FratMusic.com. It’s called StereoMood.com, a “free emotional internet radio” that serves to compliment your mood. I’ve been seeing more of these small websites spring up from time to time. It’s always interesting to run into them, but it’s even more interesting to see how they work. It seems as if this website isn’t built around any algorithm. Instead the music playlists are entirely hand-selected from staff members that regularly get fed music from various music sources.
Last night music was a bit of an issue at the small college party I was at. A laptop was setup were people were always scrambling to find/play music off of youtube. A friend of mine suggested that they stream music off of a website called fratmusic.com. He said it was easy because they have party music and all you have to do is choose a genre. Once I heard the name of the website I became curious. Another knockoff Pandora? I looked into it today and found out that fratmusic.com licences out the music-streams/technology offered by 8tracks.com. After a bit more digging and comparing both sites, it seemed as though fratmusic.com was a bit more popular than 8tracks.com since they had more facebook shares, fans. However, the statistics below show that fratmusic.com has been falling under.
Despite the low traffic, it seems as if fratmusic.com has a perfect little niche — to offer college students free already-picked-out songs in playlist format for their parties. Who has time to make their own playlists anymore.. let alone stand by a computer and hit “next” throughout the night? It’s a great idea for a website!
The internet is buzzing about Rebecca Black, a 13-year-old singer, and her latest music video “Friday” that she uploaded on Feb 10, 2011. Initially the video only received a couple thousand hits on Youtube (4,000 to be exact). Over the span of a weekend it generate a whooping 6+ Million view. By March 21 2011 it had accumulated 27+ Million, and by the 24th of March it’s on the brink of receiving 43+ Million. So how did this young singer receive more hits than Lady Gaga?
Judging from comments left by
fans viewers, it doesn’t look good at all! (“ya this video sucked”, “is this a FUCKING joke???”, “I thought this was a parody”). Despite all the negative feedback Rebecca Black is the one who has the last laugh. Her single “Friday” was covered by Nick Jonas, She’s campaigning to do a duet with Justin Bieber, and made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Lady Gaga even called Rebecca a genius! The original video also spawned numerous parodies, and has caught the attention of music master Simon Cowell. Could this overnight celebrity keep it all together?
It’s going to be interesting what her next release will be and how she’s going to play it out. However, so far the single has reportedly made her a couple bucks and obviously a Youtube Phenomenon. She’s currently at #29 on iTunes – outperforming tunes by Kanye West, the cast of “Glee” and Rebecca’s idol/crush, Justin Bieber.
UPDATE: In 1 day it surpassed 2+ Million views on Youtube
UPDATE: April 4 2011 82+ Million views on Youtube