Apps, websites, and programs that involve music discovery, music players, playlists/fanmixes, etc.
8tracks is handcrafted internet radio, available in US and Canada only.
It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short playlist containing at least 8 tracks. On 8tracks, people can do two things: listen to a mix, or create a mix. Listeners can search for a mix by artist or genre, stream it in a legal, radio-style manner, and follow others who make compelling mixes. DJs upload MP3s or AACs to craft a playlist, add context with description and art, and publish their mix on 8tracks.com and a personal webpage.
Last.fm is a music community website that offers personalized internet radio, using a recommendation system called "Audioscrobbler" to build a detailed profile of users based on their music tastes and interests. The service installs plugins into the user's media player and automatically profiles the songs he/she listens to.
The service will offer recommendations and a 'personal' radio station based on the user's listening patterns.
As of early 2009 last.fm charges 3 EUR/month subscription fee to allow listening to music on their website outside US, UK and Germany. Paid features include:
iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want to get.
You can even tune in to free, on-demand music stations that have been totally revamped by our Apple Music experts.
Enjoy all the entertainment iTunes has to offer on your Mac and PC.
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.
Music can be browsed by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label, as well as by direct searches. On computers, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.
Spotify music streaming is available on all Android and iOS devices and on desktop computers for unlimited durations. Features like offline listening and ad-free playback are only available for Premium subscribers of the service.