Saturday, January 06, 2007

Online Music Servics That Help You Find New Music

From USA Today, here's a list of 6 music recommendation/discovery services that are pretty easy to use and mostly free...To be honest, I'd never heard of a few of Goombah, but MusicIP is my personal favorite...although Pandora is pretty compelling too...Try them out and see which one is your favorite! I guarantee they'll bring an added dimension to your listening pleasure :-)

MusicIP Mixer: Generates instant mixes inside your iTunes collection

Goombah: Matches you with folks with similar tastes after analyzing your iTunes collection. Free downloads

Soundflavor DJ: Playlist generator for iTunes can point you to concerts and recommended music

iLike: Lets you compare the music you are listening to with friends and get downloads from

Pandora: Builds customized radio stations based on songs or artists you enter Compiles vast reservoir of listening data from members to provide recommendations

Friday, January 05, 2007

Some Interesting 2006 Music Statistics

"According to the Music Marketing Network, with 40% of the USA's 177 million internet users going online for music, by placing your music online, you gain a potential audience of 70 million. Globally, with 404 million total internet users, your potential audience grows to 161 million.'

'...The statistics are in and Nielsen Soundscan cited a 'dramatic increase' in digital download music sales for 2006. InStat reported that digital downloads generated over $2 billion in music market revenue and anticipate over $4 billion in 2007. The question is whose market share will increase the most in 2007?'"