Exfm is a social music service that makes it incredibly easy to discover new music while browsing the web, organize that music and share it with all your friends. Exfm has been written about by Techcrunch, Mashable, Lifehacker, The Wall Street Journal and Cnet.
Streampad is a music player that sits at the bottom of web pages and plays back the page's soundtrack. It currently powers thousands of sites as well as AOL Music. It has been written up numerous times by many leading publications such as The New York Times, Techcrunch and The Digital Music Weblog. In July 2008, Streampad was acquired by AOL.
Spinner's Song of the Day
Spinner's Song of the Day offers a free song every day from up-and-coming artists. You can stream all songs on the page or download individual tracks for free. A great way to discover new music.
CD Listening Party
CD Listening party offers new albums every week that people can stream for free. Each album stay up for one week only and is an excellent way to discover new music to buy. There are two versions - AOL Music which is more mainstream and Spinner, which is more indie.
Streampad (pre-AOL) was a full-featured music web application that allowed people to access their own music from any web browser. In addition, it allowed people to create playlists from music all across the web and share them through a widget. Streampad has been written up numerous times by many leading publications such as The New York Times, Techcrunch and The Digital Music Weblog. In July 2008, Streampad was acquired by AOL.
Del.icio.us / Yahoo
Playtagger is an in-page mp3 player that plays back mp3 links that are saved on del.icio.us. In addition, bloggers can also include it on their own pages to playback any mp3 files that it contains. It is currently on thousands of blogs. Playtagger has been written about by Lifehacker, Download Squad and O'Reilly.
ITP / Microsoft
Awaire was a grad school project created for a competition sponsored by Microsoft. In 2004, we were told to dream up a product which in 3 to 5 years would become a reality. We created Awaire. Awaire was a portable, connected mp3 player which used a high speed network and location-based services to rethink how people consume and share music. It received the Most Outstanding Product award from Microsoft after being presented to an audience of over 500 Microsoft employees.
After dreaming of accessing my music from any web connected browser for years, I finally built it as my final project in Introduction to Computational Media at ITP. This was my first real software application and was written in Macromedia Director. I installed a server on my home PC and manually added a few albums to the web app. You could click and choose songs to listen to an then stream them from my home pc. It was the precursor to Streampad, and you can see many elements of this and Awaire in Streampad today.