Tuesday, May 08, 2007

May is My Favorite Month on Finetune!

What am I listening to today? A great playlist... it's great songs by my favorite artists! It's like someone told finetune exactly who I'd like to hear.... oh wait that was me.

The new feature this week is "Favorite Artist Radio" ... You've been clicking "I'm a fan!" for awhile now... starting today we play you music based on that... No need to pick songs, we'll grab some hit songs by each of your favorites and spin you up a playlist... 1 click from your user profile page.

How about your friends? Sure why not... click on the button from their profile page and listen to your friend's favorites... (friends / stranger with cool user icon... same thing ;-D)

Right now I'm listening to a playlist built automatically including:
... so many more! Check it out!

And for those of you who like ringtones... we've partnered with Thumbplay to find new songs to play at the theater this summer... links should be popping in across the service throughout the week.

Wiki'd ... the finetune wiki will roll out later this week and we'll be taking requests for would be editors.

Best - Mykel


Anonymous said...

Do you have any comment about Pandora closing its doors to the international community? I'm Canadian and I discovered you while thrashing about in the darkness of the day after losing THE best source for music ever. Now, I'm once-bitten and shy that I might lose you.
What makes you so special? Will they ban me from listening to you soon, too?

Derek Lakin said...

Favorite Artist Radio is undoubtedly a very cool feature. I listen to it all the time now.

Ever since I started using the Desktop Player I find myself using the Web site much less now, which brings me to the first suggestion: Can we have some playlist control functionality in the Desktop Player, please?

My next point is about the iTunes integration. This is great if you have iTunes, but I don't. I'm not an Apple fanboy and never will be, but I do have and frequently use Windows Media Player, so is there any chance of getting WMP integration in the Desktop Player.

And last but not least, I'm a Windows Vista user and a big fan of the Sidebar. I have managed to wrap the Springbox widget as a Sidebar gadget but it doesn't work too well because the UI is a fixed minimum width, which is too wide for the Sidebar. Is there any chance of you guys creating a Vista Siderbar Gadget version of the player? Or are there any APIs that I could use to write a Silverlight player?

Sorry for the long comment :) I love Finetune and I hope it continues to grow and flourish.

Anonymous said...

Great feature, favorite artist radio.
I was a Pandora Listener until they close it for non US, i'm from Portugal and i'm now a big fan of Finetune, it´s always playin at hoem and at work ... see me at http://www.finetune.com/user/pserafim