Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Songza is an internet jukebox and search engine. Just type in the artist or band, and it will stream music. It's magical. And orange.

I typed in "Anya Marina" and it came up with an extensive list, so it automatically wins in my heart.  In fact, that's how I judge all music-related sites, by amount of Anya content. Anywya, you can add songs to a playlist, and it's free. Ace. The giant ads are obnoxious, but who am I to quibble with free music?

From the website:
"Do the artists get paid?

      Songza pays for licenses from all the major performing-rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC), who then pay the publishers and writers in proportion to the number of plays they get on Songza.
     The music streamed on Songza is generously made available by sites like YouTube.com and imeem.com, who in turn pay the rights owners for use of the songs."

(From Metafilter, in a post stating that Guitarist Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay over Viva La Vida (audio). Satriani's version: If I Could Fly (audio). Favorite comment from the thread: "After a series of close examinations, I can confirm that both are terrible songs. posted by stresstwig")


Wilmar said...

I don't know if you've already mentioned it, but Slacker radio is also a pretty decent free site. I use it for my Disney teeny pop fix. You know, Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers... I think I'm losing my cool points, huh?

Stefanie said...

Cool site. That guy's song is not sue-worthy over the Coldplay song. Okay that one lick is the same but that's it. Coincidence!

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

Wilmar, you could *never* lose cool points.

You didn't have any to begin with!