Did you know that MySpace has a huge library of music, that you can listen to, entirely free? MySpace has a new version of the standardized music player you can put on your MySpace page now, and it’s loaded with a ton of new features and options not available before.
Some of these new features are: search, radio mode and sync capabilities that will allow you to share the music you’ve listened to on both MySpace and Facebook. I took a look at each of these in turn.
The new MySpace Music Player is designed to capitalize on (and make it easy for users) to access and post MySpace music.
This makes sense when you consider that one of the biggest draws for MySpace was always the fact that you could hook up ‘scripts’ that would connect various things to your home page, like music videos, playlists and random radio links.
This kind of personal page branding with favorites would grow to be one of the ways that anyone can show the world what they are about using a social page or site. In short, it was super popular to put music on your page. This even spilled over into the cellular industry but that’s a topic for another post.
A look at the new MySpace Music Player: the search functionality is improved, although to be honest, I never really found a problem with it before. There are a few new search options and lists provided but it’s just shine on an already functional part of the system. The radio mode was a bit more interesting. It has a connection to the MySpace home page, which can in turn connect to your Facebook, and basically become your center for music and video entertainment. Anything you do there can be linked to your Facebook account, of course, and you can gather a list of friends from both sites that use the app as well. There’s plenty of contemporary work as well as classics in their database so it’s definitely worth a look or three. If the system works for you, I say use it. I found it to be easy to navigate and pretty darn responsive on a broadband connection.
The downside of this whole thing, of course, is that you’re inundated with whatever the site throws at you via ads on video or page or whatever. Besides that it’s just a handy resource and another doorway to the realm of digitally recorded entertainment. Whether it’s something we need or not isn’t important. It’s just nice to have. Until next time, my friends.
Check out the new MySpace Music Player here.