new twist on non-interactive

Evolver on Songza’s innovations in non-interactive streaming:

Instead of choosing an artist (as with Pandora) or even a song (as in Slacker) to create a station around, Songza users can handpick each and every song that makes it into a station. The company gets away with this, from the perspective of the DMCA and its attendant copyright issues, by allowing only other people to hear the station in that handpicked, mixtape form. When you listen to it yourself, you get a stream with other music mixed in, the way you would with the competition.

It’s a clever approach, and all in all, this latest version of Songza does succeed in offering a new mix of features that fits in somewhere between Muxtape and the more established players.