Sunday, March 30, 2008

five favorite albums that aren't available on napster but are available on imeem

This week, in a little change up from my typical rants and random thoughts, I'm going to share with you my five favorite albums that are not available on Napster, but are available on Imeem.

I'm a huge fan of music streaming services - Napster and Rhapsody have been good friends for several years, and a great way to discover new music. For those who don't want to shell out the money, or are on a Mac, Napster Free is a great way to experience the joy of streaming.

I recently got turned on to Imeem, which builds it's content database off user-uploaded music... but it's legal because the labels have all signed licensing agreements with Imeem so they get paid for the music plays. Free music sans guilt. Yay!

Because Imeem is essentially user generated there tends to be deeper content out there than you might find at Napster, and since some of my favorite artist's music is not available at Napster, I thought I would spend this week sharing some of those albums with you. Look forward to #1 tomorrow... or don't look forward to it, I don't care... it's coming anyways.
The List:
Radiohead - In Rainbows
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - The Swell Season
Embrace - This New Day


jon arnold said...

Actually the streaming services are available on a Mac, just through a web-based portal.

I use Napster on my computer all the time and the only difference is the housing of the site (application vs web browser).

So, iMeem. It appears that they have a scanning system that determines copyright claims for a release. I'm wondering if there's a way to defeat that. If not, how amazing -- music that was probably sourced from a P2P site illegally has a LEGAL use in iMeem. Am I getting that right?

burnshead said...

@ Jon - essentially, yes, that's what i'm saying. please don't wreck my joy for the week.