Sun Microsystems & Magnatune Partner to Search Inside the Music
Guest Blogger: Teresa Malango, Magnatune (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last year Paul Lamere a Principal Investigator at Sun Microsystems Research and Development, contacted us about using Magnatune music and artwork for a special music search project they were working on. It was all very much on the QT at the time, but in June "Search Inside the Music" was unveiled.
I was invited to Sun’s recent open house and saw the Search Inside the Music demo first-hand. It’s an amazing search engine filled with exciting tools that are quite robust and useful. The user interface is uniquely dimensional and dynamic, with playlist scatterplots and flying cover art. On the practical side users easily discover, sort, and program the music.
Paul and his team completely succeeded in putting the fun into working with a large music collection. Its like playing a video game and organizing all your albums at the same time. They are really onto something!
More about Sun Microsystems Search Inside the Music project
artwork from Pizzle http://www.magnatune.com/artists/pizzle
eHome Upgrade Interviews John Buckman
John was interviewed this week by Alexander Grundner, Editor and Publisher of online news resource and community forum eHome Upgrade. The publication is an excellent site for industry buzz about the latest technology developments and products.
It’s a great interview-- entertaining and informative. John & Andrew discuss how Magnatune is dealing with DRM issues and explore exactly what makes the business model different.
Posted by Teresa Malango 7/19/2006