Thursday, January 22, 2009

Musicane.com Review

Lately I have been focusing a bit on online music services. So for this post, I thought I would go ahead and review one such service I came across. This is a review of the Musicane.com music service.

When I first browsed the website of Musicane.com, I wasn't completely sure what it was. I knew it had to do with music, but I wasn't sure of it's main purpose. I had to look around a bit. Once I did that though, I started to see what all Musicane.com had to offer.

The best way to describe Musicane.com is that Musicane.com is kind of like a mix between iTunes and MySpace. You can create mixes of songs, buy songs, create a feed to show off your favorite music, etc. It's like a little bit of everything.

I spent some time browsing their music store. I typed in a few artists that I could think of off the top of my head. Some of the artists Musicane.com had, other artists they didn't. The music selection seems to be about average. The Musicane.com music store isn't nearly as big as some of the other music stores. The track prices seem to vary from $0.99 to $1.49. However, one thing that is nice is that all tracks are DRM Free and offered at 320KBPS. That is a lot higher quality then many other music stores. Pretty impressive.

One downside with Musicane.com though is that so far, it isn't nearly as popular as Last.FM or other social networking sites. That takes away from some of the nice social features with this website. However, I do think Musicane.com has a bright future, and I think it will increase in users and become much more popular.

Anyway, in conclusion, I recommend checking out Musicane.com. It's still growing and the music selection is average, but the tracks are very high quality. So you may just want to check Musicane.com out to see if they have that song you are wanting to buy before visiting some of the more well known music stores that offer the songs at a lower quality.