Apps, Mobile & SMS

MyMusicCloud: A Cross-Platform & Cloud-Based Music Locker

UnnamedAs cloud storage gains popularity and compatibility grows more
and more difficult, MyMusicCloud aims to take the concept of cloud-based music
and turn it into a more personalized, user-friendly experience. Built
by Triplay, the service enables users to sync their iTunes, WinAmp and Windows
Media Player libraries across virtually every type of mobile phone, tablet or
computer out there – creating a seamless, cross-platform solution.

How It Works

The service grants users access either online from the company’s
website, or via iOS, Ovi, Android or BlackBerry applications. Users first upload
their digital music collections online, which then gets populated universally
across a wide range of mobile and desktop devices. Once the songs get stored on
the company’s remote servers, they can be accessed from multiple handsets and computers,
allowing for a seamless mix and match from one device to the other.

Users can also create their own playlists and portable queues,
meaning that they can begin one playlist on their desktop and pick up where they
left off on their iPhone.

The MyMusicCloud store also offers over 11 million songs with
prices starting at $0.19 and allows users to view song lyrics, crop
ringtones and share their musical taste with their Facebook friends (available
only to US, Canada, and UK users).

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Gaining Momentum

MyMusicCloud has been quietly gaining the attention of some of
the biggest names in technology, and reportedly has more deals in the works. The company has struck
strategic partnerships with Google Drive
by integrating as their music storage player, Toshiba as a preloaded music
synching service (available on all new Toshiba devices), and Dropbox by enabling user to
synchronize their Dropbox music library to all of their devices. The've also recently closed a $5 million round of
financing and has reportedly launched in 29 countries. 

Bandwidth Concern?

While MyMusicCloud is a great idea for a seamless and multi-compatible
cloud music experience, one concern is that users may end up using more
bandwidth then they’d like to by putting all their music on the cloud, which in
turn has them highly dependent on their ISPs. If the connection goes down, then what? However, the app is said to make already downloaded music available for
offline listening enjoyment.

MyMusicCloud offers free online storage of up to 2GB of songs,
but users can spend $10/year for an additional 5GB, $20/year for 10GB, or $40/year
for 20GB. 

Check it out for yourself at

Hisham Dahud is a Senior Analyst for Additionally, he is the head of Business Development for Fame House and an independent musician. Follow him on Twitter: @HishamDahud

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