Thursday, August 23, 2007

Online music

In my inaugural post I would like to share with you all some of the best sites out there for streaming music. Most of these sites allow you to download songs in mp3 format and some offer flac. One of my favorite Web sites. Pandora allows you to build stations according to a certain band or song that you like. Once you have created the station it will play music of the band you have chosen as well as songs that are similar. It's a good way to be exposed to bands you may have never heard of that have similar musical qualities. As far as I can tell there is no limit on the number of stations you can create.

Wolfgang's Vault: This is a site dedicated to live concerts from various archives. Here you can stream shows for free and pay to download them. A little something here for everybody. According to the site, "The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public." This site has got an enormous live music database. Just like Disney World, don't try to take in all of it in one day. Great place to find music that is flying under the radar. Lots of mp3s from all genres to stream or download. Originally designed as a streaming site for live Widespread Panic shows, Panicstream has a non-Panic section that boasts over 400 concerts currently streaming and over 400 Widespread Panic shows. The webmaster adds Widespread Panic and other band's live concerts on a regular basis.

Here's a list of bit-torrent sites: - Grateful Dead torrents - Grateful Dead torrents - Rolling Stones torrents - Frank Zappa torrents (now forum based) - Dylan torrents - Dylan torrents - Pearl Jam torrents - Peark Jam torrents - Neil Young torrents