I’ve been playing around with a relatively new music-sharing website called 8tracks. It allows you to create and share playlists legally.
Here’s a silly little playlist I uploaded this morning:
Using their nifty new Mac app I was able to upload this playlist directly from iTunes. It contains eight songs — one for each day of the week. Disclaimer: This is not my favorite music, but I’m a sucker for a concept. Even a silly one.
8tracks looks pretty handy. I’ve seen playlist-sharing sites before, but they had severe limitations. Some only allow you to share links to purchase the music, so you can’t actually rock out. Some allow you only to choose from their library. But 8tracks allows you to upload the music directly from your own collection, so no cut is too obscure.
For an example of something more obscure, here’s another playlist, which I constructed yesterday:
The most amazing thing to me is that this is all apparently legal. 8tracks seems to be taking the legal issues seriously and their ducks are apparently in a row.