The Not Quite Your Ordinary Radio Station

Pandora Radio may be the pioneer in the online music recommender field, however it is not necessarily the king of the hill.  The is a serious contender for the top dog in the online music streaming industry.  Pandora may have more total users than the (Pandora has a total of 48 million users compared to’s 40 million), however Pandora is only available in the U.S.

This gives the (based in the U.K.) a major advantage overseas in the target markets they can pursue.  The also has a much more intuitive and thorough music recommender machine that allows for much more accurate recommendations based on several different key criteria.

social media music is a key driver in the social media music revolution.

The uses a audioscrobbler recommender system that constructs a playlist for its users based on songs they listen to on the, songs they have stored on their computer or any portable device they have synced up to their computer.

The also recently started streaming songs off third-party music streaming sites such as MOG, Spotify and the Hype Machine allowing users to sync their accounts from these sites into their profile.

Social Media Music
The seamlessly integrates music across several social media platforms.

User’s have the ability to add friends, search for musical “neighbors” who share the same musical tastes, create groups and events, as well as integrate their music into their Myspace accounts.  In addition to these social media abilities, the allows for users to create their own artist pages where they can upload their own music for others to listen to.  The also features charts that display which artists and songs are being most played on the site.

With all of these features integrated across several different social media platforms, the is an ideal tool for discovering new music while also keeping an online playlist of the songs you love that you can access anywhere you have the internet and a computer at your disposal.