uPlayMe, find musical matches

Today I received an invitation to test uPlayMe, a free social networking application designed to link people with similar tastes in musical artists, songs or genres. I received the invite because of the contents of this blog, in particular because I have blogged on AudioScrobbler (now Last.fm).

It made me curious, so I played with the application a bit. According to uPlayMe, uPlayMe is free software that you download to your computer. After it’s installed, it looks at the digital media (like songs, videos, and podcasts) that you play and matches you with people who are playing the same things as you. It works based on the things you actually have recently played, not all the stuff in your entire library (uPlayMe support).

The comparison with Last.fm can be made because you can find fans of particular artists or tracks, called ‘matches’. Also, a match is made when you have recently listened to music that someone also listened to recently. It is possible to contact a match through email.

The comparison ends there, because you are not able to discover music directly, you can only see what your match recently listened to. The program is still in beta, so maybe more features are coming soon.

If you wish to try the program, please drop your email address and I will send an invite. Currently it is on an invitiation basis only.

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2 Responses to uPlayMe, find musical matches

  1. hurikhan77 says:

    It may have been more appropriate to compare uPlayMe to Audioscrobbler instead of last.fm. Last.fm provides the streams (which uPlayMe does not) and the audioscrobbler component of last.fm provides the matching (which uPlayMe also does) – as far as I understood uPlayMe.

  2. Martin says:

    It would be nice to get an invitation. Thank you!

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