Good news post — the like us, they really like us! Jango Radio streams all kinds of music and the listener can vote on it. If the artist is independent, the listener is begged for a vote and can even join a mailing list or follow a link right from the player window. Very clever. It is both a good listen as you craft your own stations or tune into others, and the statistics and real-time market research they provide to indie artists is unavailable anywhere else. Win win so far.
And 2MERICA is winning lately. See, each indie artist is given a total score each week, based on the performance of all of their songs, their profile, and some other voodoo. 2MERICA’s score was high enough this week to be awarded free credits – the 3rd time this year we’ve passed the grade and gotten some kickback. Rock on Jango Jugglers.
Next up — last.fm, an older and similar concept based on ranking songs and compiling them into stations. 2MERICA has not been on last.fm yet but keep an eye out. If any readers here use that service, let us know how to play the game over there.