I’m happy to release a piece of work that I like a lot — the Wax MP3 player for the Magnatune catalog.
The Wax MP3 player is a common codebase for semi-customized music players. The first one of these projects was Fresh Hot Radio, a curated set of links to net-born electronic music under a libre or feels-free license. That came out back in March.
The new project presents the Magnatune label‘s existing catalog in a new way. Compare and contrast these two presentations of the same baroque music catalog on Magnatune.com.
The Wax MP3 page for Magnatune’s baroque music:
What’s it all about? Think of it as Ubuntu for Creative Commons music. In the same way that Ubuntu delivers user friendliness for Linux desktops, the Wax MP3 player is able to do a sleek and simple listening experience with netmusic.
I hope you dig it. If not, and if you see any bugs, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magnatune founder John Buckman has a blog entry about this new Waxna Mag MP3 Tune experience. Check it out.
It’s great to work with such an enlightened music business as Magnatune. I know that’s the most obvious thing in the world if you know them, but even when you know it you don’t really know it until you get up close. This whole deal is really built on their openness and calm confidence.
While I’ve been working in this project I’ve been really getting into Magnatune’s classical catalog. AFAIK there’s nobody on the open web even close to their level. Here are my favorite “stations” on the new Wax MP3 player for Magnatune:
Wax MP3 Corp. is the new company. No doubt I’ll waste buckets of electrons writing about in the long run, but for today I’ll leave it to the company home page to explain it this way:
8 thoughts on “Wax MP3 player for Magnatune”
That looks really great. I agree, too, that the magnatune classical catalog is amazing. Magatune does a good job of providing alternatives to the ‘symphony playing the greatest hits” mode of music.
Those guys are on fire with the classical. That “symphonic greatest hits” thing is so far behind them…
Awesome – love the company name / URL too!
Yeah Magnatune classical section is really great… But not better than Webjay.org :)
I see both you and John as practiced, artful idea machines. When your ideas overlap it’s inspiration squared. Congrats!
Great job! Love the Tuner!
An extremely small suggestion: better .ico file for the URL. The one for FHR really stands-out amongst a sea of icons…
Thanks for catching the .ico thing, Len. It got lost during the update and then I didn’t realize it was missing.
I’ll make it a todo item for the near term.