SpotDJ Enhances iTunes Listening Experience
November 10, 2006 at 3:28 PM (PT)
SAN FRANCISCO-based SPOTDJ, a "social service" that allows media consumers to play the role of DJ and to record and share audio commentary about music through media players such as iTUNES, has launched.
The free service works with iTUNES and plays short audio tidbits about a user's favorite songs and artists while they listen to music. SPOTDJ scours its database of unique audio content, and when the song ends SPOTDJ plays the most interesting and relevant audio spot based on user preferences and listening habits. Users hear background on the artist or band, the story or meaning behind a song, or announcement of an upcoming album or concert tour directly from artists and other music fans. They can also become a "SpotDJ" by recording comments for others to hear.
"People are building finely-tuned personal music libraries and up until now, there's been no way to learn more about the songs or share knowledge with other listeners," said SPOTDJ co-founder/Chief Technology Officer SCOTT KLEPER. "I wanted to build a way for people to have a guided, engaging experience of a radio DJ while listening to their digital music. Music is expressive and collaborative, and SPOTDJ adds what was missing for me: a sense of context, more engaging content, and the feeling that I was having a shared experience."
For more info, check out www.spotdj.com.