October 23rd, 2008 § 1 Comment
September 27th, 2008 § 3 Comments
Yahoo have recently improved their music search feature, allowing users to play full length tracks from the search page as well as the usual 30 second sample.
I think search like this has fantastic potential, not just for selling music but for helping people like me to find the song they’re looking for. How many times have you had a lyric stuck in your head but with no idea what the song was called or who sang it? A service I would love to see is a comprehensive lyric catalogue integrated with track samples. You type in your lyrics and get suggested songs to listen to – hey presto, you’ve got a great chance of finding the song you heard in the shop/club/on the radio. You can now go and download it (from Yahoo Music of course!).
Even better would be a service that lets you say; “it sounded sort of like ‘la la lahhh la la la’” and matches that with song suggestions. But I think that could be some way off