29May

Muxtape & Muxfind are an awesome combination.

If you haven’t heard about muxtape yet you’re in for a treat. It’s a wonderfully simple website that lets you create “mix tapes” and share them with your friends. Launched in April they’ve already got some great traction and currently boast over 100,000 users.

The way the site is setup means it’s a great way of discovering new music you might not have otherwise listened to. Unfortunately up until now there has been no way of searching for songs within mix tapes that people have made so while it’s a great way of discovering new music it’s quite hard to find songs that you actually want to listen to.

Cue muxfind. A project by Jan Oberst that lets you search for songs on muxtape. You enter a song name and it’ll search the content of muxtape and bring back a list of mix tapes that include the song you specified. What’s great about this is that 9 times out of 10 the other songs that are in the same mix will be similar in style to the song you searched for and generally, you’ll like them.

That’s all wonderful, but the songs are still streaming from the internet. Although there is a way of downloading the songs to your computer so you can transfer them to your iPod and listen to them whenever you like. See the video tutorial below.

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7 Responses to “Muxtape & Muxfind are an awesome combination.”

  • Spencer Fry:
    May 29th, 2008
    9:42 pm

    No… Jon! The more people that know about Muxfind and Muxtape, the more likely it’s going to be shutdown. :) P.S. I met the creator of Muxtape at NY Tech Meetup about 2 months ago. A very nice guy with a cool way of looking at technology/startups.

  • Jon:
    May 29th, 2008
    9:46 pm

    Hahaha! That’s awesome Spencer.

    He used to work at CV didn’t he?

  • Caleb:
    May 30th, 2008
    12:10 pm

    Always beneficial, this one is! Thanks for the heads up, Jon!

  • mike:
    May 31st, 2008
    5:43 pm

    you may also want to check out this auto-generated list of most popular (best?) muxtapes:
    http://www.vobios.com/muxtape-most-popular/

  • James Rose:
    June 2nd, 2008
    6:47 am

    Simplicater.com – Inspired by this article!

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  • James:
    March 5th, 2009
    11:17 am

    Please, can you PM me and tell me few more thinks about this, I am really fan of your blog…

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