Musicast 1.0 debuts: share your iTunes playlists with buddies

Musicast.org today unveiled Musicast 1.0, a brand new application for sharing iTunes playlists with buddies.

Developed by Andrew Kazmierski and Mark Davis, Musicast is a sharing application designed for friends. You can broadcast select playlists from your iTunes library and have it accessible from any ordinary web browser. Buddies browsing your Musicast can subscribe to it as a podcast and listen to your music right in iTunes. Musicast will even tell you which of your friends are browsing and how popular each of your cast’s songs, artists, and playlists are.

“I’m pretty excited about Musicast and what it will bring to the Mac community. We worked pretty hard on the design and polish of the application, and I hope many Mac users will see it,” said Andrew Kazmierski, creator of Library and original co-creator of Delicious Library, in the press release.

The demo limits users to only two shared playlists at a time. Purchase is required to unlock Musicast and remove the limitation. Musicast is available now for US$18.

Musicast is requires Mac OS X 10.4, and a free demo is downloadable from http://www.musicast.org

7 Comments

  1. From the Musicast website: “Musicast is completely legal as long as you’re not sharing copyrighted material.”

    Ha ha ha. In other words, legal for about half of one percent of users, maybe…. (A completely made up statistic, but nonetheless….)

  2. Anyone get the MacZot of this for $8 yesterday??

    BIG BIG BIG Headache. Apparently they did most of their testing yesterday thru peoples complaints of it not working on various systems, and not actually starting up at all.

    I was a bit pissed after the purchase of a disfunctional app.

    This morning however, there was a new download link w/ a new build and I’m happy to say that it’s now working properly on both my PPC G5 machine AND Mactel machine. I’m not sure I can filter all my copyrighted material out to make a legally shared playlist though. It’d probably be all of about 3 or 4 tracks out of 6,000.

    I think the most use I’ll get out of this is sharing my library on my home computer, with myself while at the office, g/f’s house, other room w/ my laptop, etc.

  3. The big 4 labels as well as Apple (The music company) rerelease all good music just before it becomes public domain. They remix or subtly change the mixing and claim it as a new release with a brand new copyrighted life. It is very difficult to tell what is still copyrighted and what is public domain.

    The labels deserve piracy. The Labels are some of the biggest pirates on the planet. Why should individual pirates show them any professional courtesy?

    Does a shark refuse to eat a lawyer?

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