Wax MP3 Launched yesterday with the full Magnatune catalog as its music source.
Lucas tells me that the goal behind the Wax Mp3 site is to be an extremely minimal radio station. You visit the site, it plays music. If you don't like the current song, his "reload" on your browser and you get a new one. Simple idea: just play me music! I like it.
Lucas is of course, the creator of WebJay, which was a really wonderful make-and-share-playlists-of-web-music site. Magnatune was a big supporter (I think we advertised on it, actually) because it helped people find the best of open and shareable music. Yahoo acquired webjay in 2006, and then shut it down 18 months later (sigh).
Lucas also originated the XSPF open audio playlist format, which Magnatune supports. This then helped cause the creation of the XSPF Flash Audio Player, which Magnatune used for many years. We now use a Flash player derived from it maintained by the Ampache project.
Anyhow, that's all to say that whatever Lucas does, you can bet it will be interesting. Check out "Wax Mp3" as another approach to finding something to listen to.