Tuesday, 19 October 2010

thesixtyone.com

A Pandora style website where music is streamed randomly based on what the listeners like. It's interface is nothing short of painful, in comparison though. It took a few minutes to work it out but basically you have to sign up to use it properly. It's great for finding new music but not if your looking for something specific.
thesixtyone is a nurturing and growing ecosystem where talented folks can sell songs and merchandise directly to their fans. Unlike a record or distribution deal where they only make $1-2 per album (if they ever get paid, that is), artists on thesixtyone make at least $7 per album and are paid every 30 days -- no wait for recoupment and no complex royalty schemes!
There named after Highway 61, a U.S. route that runs along the Mississippi River and marks the origin of American music culture. Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and B.B. King rode the 61. Elvis grew up in the housing projects along it. Highway 61 was the road by which people left their homes to take their music to the world.

6/10

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