I recently stumbled onto this amazing music sharing site, thesixtyone, and I’m totally hooked so far. It randomly selects new music for you to listen to, while the screen is filled with awesome huge images. While the song plays you get written snippets about the band/musician and pics. You can join the site and then heart, share and download songs. It’s pretty rad.
There’s also a Mood option that chooses music according to the mood you select. There’s a mode where you can discover new music and you can select how obscure/unheard you want the selection to be.
“thesixtyone is a streaming media website that uses collaborative filtering to organize, promote, and sell music uploaded by artists, many of whom are independent musicians. The site was founded by James Miao and Samuel Hsiung and was released in January 2008.
The site takes its name from Highway 61, a route with deep connections to American music culture. According to the site’s “bazaar” where users can purchase songs or mp3 albums uploaded by artists, “thesixtyone’s guiding principle is to enable the creative middle class, providing talented artists the opportunity to make a living making music.” The site also allows artists to license their music under Creative Commons licenses and allow free downloads.
On January 20, 2010, thesixtyone implemented a new design with emphasis on high resolution photography, location, and lyrics.”