Free Web-Sourced Playlist Creator Musicplayr Launches Public Beta
Coming off a recent $625,000 seed
investment from Lars Langusch of Holzbrink Venures, Berlin-based music tech
startup Musicplayr has just ended its closed beta period. The free, cross-platform service allows
users to create an online music profile by collecting music links from YouTube,
SoundCloud, Vimeo, Dailymotion and music blogs, allowing them to organize and
play songs from multiple Internet sources as a sharable playlist.
Musicplayr has also rolled out a set of new
features to the site including a rethought dashboard of the most active users &
most popular songs on the
service, options to choose desired audio/video
playback quality, and more customizable music profiles. While the personal music profile is still the heart of
Musicplayr’s functionality, the profiles can now be customized with
individual background images, which the company believes gives users a better
way to reveal their personality and style.
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"This is the first open version of
Musicplayr," says Stefan Vosskötter, founder and CEO. "We will
continue to respond to user feedback, and are currently working on two major
features. Firstly, Musicplayr will become a self-organizing service that uses
the latest audio fingerprint technology."
This song recognition technology provides
the user with track and artist details.
"Secondly," Vosskötter adds,
"the implementation of this technology will make it possible to launch our
iPhone app that can identify a song and store it directly onto a user’s music
Musicplayr currently users tag tracks (indie, folk), but the company is planning a Gracenote integration for music identification. A paid version will likely be added.
Head to Musicplayr.com to see the service in action.