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♬.ws: music search engine for Twitter

March 10, 2009

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There’s a new music-related-service for Twitter, ♬.ws. The basic premise is that you can enter the name of a band, and you’ll get a page with info on the band, a listing of relevant tweets, and links to iTunes, Amazon MP3s, and Musebin (a website of one-line music reviews and, not incidentally, the creators of ♬.ws). But the big advantage to the memorable-but-annoying domain name is a very short URL for your query, which can be embedded directly into a tweet (in lieu of a hashtag, for example).

I beta-tested it with two z=z faves, The Motion Sick and Logan 5 and the Runners. The Motion Sick worked pretty well, with only one nausea-related false positive. I was less successful with L5R; their album name, Featurette, hit lots of non-music-related tweets.

It’s an interesting concept, but I think it still needs some work. It’d be great if it also gave website and Myspace pages for the artists. And I hope they redesign the results page – I’d happily trade the 18-pt type and ugly Roman font for more tweets on a page and something more legible.

MP3: The Motion Sick – Winged Bicycle [more]

3 comments

  1. Yeah, I’m not sure I like the interface but it seems like a pretty solid concept. Nice find.


  2. Thanks for experimenting on us. That site is an interesting start of an idea…


  3. This could be a great tool once they work out the kinks.

    Glad to be your guinea pig. Too bad it didn’t work for us (damn you Motion Sick, you’re always one step ahead). Maybe we should gone with our backup album title “The Gay 90s” – named after a backing track on one of the studio’s weird old synths … we were never actually going to name it that.

    L5R … I like the way that looks. Might have to replace the L5ATR logo.



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