January 4, 2009 – 4:57 pm
Actually, it’s WE did it again, but then you wouldn’t have had that song stuck in your brain now, would you?
People see it come up on their twitter stream, and the song gets stuck in their brain. Until we ‘play’ them another song. Pretty dumb, right?
If they don’t recognise it, or if they want to remind themselves how it actually goes, there’s a link on the feed to click through, they can hear a bit – and, if they wish, go buy the song as an mp3.
It’s basically a toy we made for our own amusement, but it’s also a great way of starting an online radio station with a clear income stream… and no royalty payments to be made or troublesome lawsuits pending over international performance rights.
We had the idea some months back, and I put a little bit of time and energy into making the playlist (1,483 songs – though I’m trimming some of the really cheesy stuff out) – but the site was built over the weekend. Stef learned a new programming language for the occasion, and apart from a bit of time, the whole thing cost us £15 for a couple of domains.
We put it online last night, invited a few people to try it out, got some feedback, made some changes today and launched it this afternoon.
Lots of fun.