Anontune: Anonymous Out To Disrupt The Music Industry With New Music Platform

In a move sure to attract attention from the music industry, a small group of coders claiming to be part of Anonymous is putting together a social music platform. The rather ambitious goal: Create a service that seamlessly pulls up songs streaming from all around the internet.

The project, called Anontune and still in its infancy, is designed to pull songs from third-party sources like YouTube and let anonymous users put them into playlists and share them — while keeping the service from being shut down by music industry lawsuits.

Anontune works by automating what most people do online manually. After setting up an account, users can build playlists by simply typing in the names of songs they want to hear, or they can choose from the names of songs imported from their iPods. Anontune’s “music engine” — which runs in a user’s browser — then finds the songs on the web. Currently most of the tracks come from YouTube and SoundCloud, but there are plans in the works to add Yahoo Music, Myspace Music, Bandcamp and others. From there, users, of which there are currently fewer than 1,000, just press play.

Anonymus call this “A Fault-tolerant and Open Platform for Social Music” it is definitely something to keep an eye on. Check out their white paper and video message below for more information.

h/t: wired



  1. Ellis Grouse says:

    Hey – nice.
    I built something like this last year, although it used Grooveshark and SoundCloud… shame it never caught on!

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