Eyeball.fm – Another Way To Share & Discover Music Online

by Emilio Pérez Miguel on April 13, 2010

Eyeball

Name: Eyeball.fm
URL: http://www.eyeball.fm

The amount of services to discover (and recommend) music online has no end. If someone asked why, we could but reply “Elementary, my dear Watson” with a smirk. “There is no end to these services because today absolutely everybody can upload his songs to the WWW and make them available to just everybody. These services are vital – or do you fancy sitting for a whole week chained to your PC listening to newcomer after newcomer?”

I have already reviewed a couple of these services, and you (being the diligent reader of MusicKO that you are) already know how they work. I will simply enumerate some of the most notable (and in some cases unique) features of Eyeball.fm for you.

For starters, it is more than merely a service for recommending music – it is a true backup service since you can upload your whole iTunes library to your account and access your music from there. And when you do that you are automatically gaining access to information such as bios and song lyrics.

Integration with services like Facebook is also accounted for, so that you can get down to recommending songs with your already existing circle of friends.

Best of all – in contrast to services like Pandora and Rhapsody, Eyeball.fm is available globally. This means that someone like me (who resides in South America) can use it to the full from the word go.

The one and only thing that I do not understand about Eyeball.fm is its tagline: “Music you can watch”. I mean, it is a terrific phrase, but how does it apply to the site? Does the programmer still has something up his sleeve? Hmm, we will find out for sure if he accepts being interviewed.  (UPDATE: check the interview here)

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Ryan Fyfe (Eyeball.fm) – Interview (Part 1) | MusicKO
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