Archive for December 2007

NowTune.com now with hotlinking playlists

I have a couple of issues with Nowtune.com so far:

- Uploads only work if they’re all from the same directory. Bugfix I guess?
- You can’t delete tracks from a playlist!
- SLOW with lots of files. I have about 600 tracks in my main playlist and it takes about 5 to 10 seconds to load. And this is on a blazingly fast DS3 line.
- Crashes now and then, uploads fail…

BUT

I can do this: http://nowtune.com/njoubert/loungelatenight

and you can listen to the best late night lounge / study music Global Underground has to offer!

Copywrite in the Music Industry

I just happened across a great article on music copywrites, by jwz himself. Finals week, so no time for chitchat, but check it out:

http://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/webcasting.html

NowTune.com live

A buddy at Cal sent me a link – www.nowtune.com – to play around with. Concept: upload your music to their site and listen to it online anywhere from the internet. make friends and listen to their playlists in a radio station fashion.

I like the idea, although i don’t know how feasible the idea of uploading my entire music collection to their servers (which happen to be Amazon S3 in the back), the idea is great. I’ve been struggling with the same problem – making my music accessible from anywhere – and this is one solution. Winamp has tried the same thing with their Winamp Remote, which runs a local HTTP server on your computer, and gives you access to your library through their web interface. Nowtune.come gives you the social aspect, and you don’t need to have your local computer running. then again, you need to upload your music.

I did find a bit of a security hole (if you can call it that) that i’ve decided to keep private for now. Youtube, google video, all these sites have basically the same problem they’re looking at, but there are ways around it in this case, which i’ll gladly give them the time to fix.

Anyways, definitely something to look out for.