I’m a huge music fan. As such I’m always trying to find better ways to stream music online in a free and legal fashion. So, what are the best ways to listen and stream free music online?
Songza is free and legal (they pay the labels directly for your online streaming) It streams from YouTube and iMeem. IMeem might be worth chekcing out–I think it might just be better than songza–as YouTube videos vary in quality and generally run heavy on your machine which can lead to choppy music. And choppy music = antithetical to music streaming. iMeem does require a free sign up which takes about 60 seconds, but is well worth it.
Jengo music player is also free, legal, and available for your aural enjoyment. Jango has created a lot of buzz in mainstream outlets like USA Today and CNET. (i seem to remember that Jango requires a short sign up. Its interface has a lot of ads, but I don’t think it plays ads while the music is playing….which is quite a unique advantage)
Qload is cool and is based on YouTube videos. It has a nice music player feel.
Finally, Pandora is a big fallback for many in the online music crowd.
I think for most purposes its: iMeem vs. Jengo vs. Pandora depending how you are feeling.
Of course if you want to find related music you can use Last.Fm or Pandora. Both provide supurb results. I think they put iTunes genius in its place.
Whats your favorite free music streaming service? What music social media application would you recommend?