Woohoo! Another way to listen to music online

13Nov07

Songza is a music search engine that allows you to create playlists of your favorite songs.  You can search by artist or song and the results bring you various versions of whatever you’ve searched for.  These songs can be shared with friends and you can embed a small Songza player on your website or blog.  There’s also a link to related YouTube videos.  As of now there’s no way to sign up for Songza so you can’t save your playlist, but I still think it works great.

No, I’m not being sarcastic with the title to this post.  I love discovering new ways to listen to music online.  Right now my favorites are Jango, Pandora, and now Songza.  Here’s my screencast tour of Songza:

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4 Responses to “Woohoo! Another way to listen to music online”

  1. 1 R to the L to the C

    Thanks, DemoGirl. This is great!

  2. 2 Peter

    it’d be cool to be able to go directly from the screencast to the website being demo’d – maybe with a big, fat link. also, a big, fat link back to the home page would be cool, too. plus, it’d just be a nicer look to have the screencast appear on what still looks like your site, instead of a blank, white page – though, i guess it could help focus on the site being examined.

    to do that, you’d have to customize the output HTML that holds the flash player. i’m pretty sure camtasia gives that option, though it’s been a while since i’ve messed with camtasia.

    even better, maybe some DHTML opens the demo as a hover/popup on the current page – when done, just click the ‘Close’ button. not sure how that would work technically, though.

    of course, you could just use some of the same styles you use on this main blog page – just widen the format a bit.

  3. Thanks for the suggestions Peter. As far as a link from the demo to the site, well, if you just click on “click here to return to demogirl.com” then usually you’ll find a link to the site in the first line or two. There is a link to my homepage, if that’s what you’re referring to. The reason I like having a blank page is because a lot of these companies like to use these demos on their own sites and I like to keep the branding down to a minimum because otherwise I’d have a ton of requests to remove the theme of my page from the demos. I’m not really sure how I feel about the idea of a pop-up on the current page but it’s not something I’d really considered, so thanks for the suggestions.


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