This week, I found an article on Wired concerning online playlist-building sites. The piece features a "Top 8" list of these kinds of sites. It is widely known that lawsuits have prevented many sites such as these from operating. Copyright infringement and violations of RIAA regulations have helped record companies prevail in cases against sites such as Muxtape and others. Lately, however, we have seen various playlist-building sites start to gain more popularity.
Sites like Grooveshark have begun to reach out to record companies and other major music industry giants in order to maintain their businesses. Some sites have been reworked and redesigned in order to comply with various rules and regulations, resulting in more support from the major labels. The article outlines 8 of these sites, as well as a few honorable mentions. The popularity of these sites is hard to ignore, so the idea of offering music to be utilized by them is one that should always be considered. Playlist building/sharing has been around since the times of double cassette decks and continues to thrive in the music industry.
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