Indy and Last.fm

Indy
Indy is a music discovery program that learns what you like, and plays more of it. And it’s free.

Indy makes it easy for you to find great new independent music. Just download Indy and double-click: as it plays songs, you rate what you hear. Indy quickly learns what you like and gets really smart about sending you more music you’ll like. Let Indy help you find your place in the collective conciousness as you help other people find theirs.

It seems very, cool, is a free software but available only for Windows. In the same entry on Boing Boing they talk about Last.FM also:

Last.fm is a personalised online radio station that plays the right music to the right people. Songs spread from listener to listener.
You get your own online radio station that you can fill up with the music you like. This information is used to find users who are similar to you. With this information Last.fm can play you new artists and songs you might like.

I didn’t test the Indy by I’m using the Last.fm – it is a kind of social software where people can upload their songs to hear there, hear the radio station of other users, join to groups, search for people with similar tastes and discover great new songs and groups (I found many fabulous groups there). You can select your favourites, search for songs, groups, ban songs from your list, add your favourite albums and groups to a list.
One more great thing on Last.FM: to use your account there you just need a browser and a MP3 player – you don’t need any previous installation. The bad things on Last.fm: you can’t choose songs sequence and after a month you have to contribute if you want to keep with your personal radio or pay from the begging if you want. There are other extra features for people that donate. As I said, I’m there if someone wants to find me, just for curiosity.

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