SpotifyFounded in 2006 – Spotify allows you to play musiconline without buying or downloading the music file.Create a library of your chosen music by searching thedatabase built up by other users and save them to yourplaylist.Users can listen to music without paying for it (but withthe option to) meaning a better selection and access tothe music you want.You can upload your own music for free and it can beaccessed publicly by millions of users so it can easilypromote your work.
VevoFounded in 2009, Vevo is a music video website withconnections to Sony Music Entertainment, UniversalMusic Group, Abu Dhabi Media and EMI licensing.On Vevo, users can watch more than 45,000 videos.Once these videos have been previewed, it offers theopportunity to buy the song through Amazon MP3 oriTunes.Vevo links with your iTunes and Facebook likes andautomatically creates a playlist of them on YouTube.Since 2010, Vevo can be used as a free AppleiPhone app.
ShazamShazam is a commercial mobile phone based musicidentification service based in London, England. Thecompany was founded in 1999. Shazam will find asong’s details that has skipped your memory.All you have to do is load the app, Shazam will listento what’s playing from any other device, match up thesound and find a result with artist and song name. Itwill even automatically load the song on YouTube foryour convenience.It identifies songs based on an audio finger printbased on a time frequency graph called aspectrogram.
SoundcloudFounded in Sweden and finally established inGermany in 2007. Invented by a sound designerAlex Ljung and artist Eric Wahlforss.Soundcloud is an online audio distributionplatform that allows artists to promote anddistribute artists recordings.Key features of Soundcloud: Lets artists uploadtheir music, combined with Twitter and Myspaceto reach a larger audience and lets usersdownload tracks.