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User Generated Music Charts – 7 new sites which are like Digg for music


Online music services move on apace, and the latest iteration involves the meeting of user voting type services like Digg with music discovery. The idea is you get to vote for your favourite artists/tracks and thereby move them up the rankings for others to enjoy. The result is a User Generated Billboard Top x1000. Here’s a selection of them for you to try.

  • The SixtyOne. Nice instant player, clear chart layout, personalised radio. What’s not to like. Oh and the music is pretty good too.
  • Cherrypeel. Vote, share, discover. Music selection is nicely eclectic, nice comments section on each track along with an instant player.
  • ChartU. Beta site offering a nice combination of charts (worldwide!), mini-charts per genre and cool playlists. Nice player and some good music.
  • Recent Tracks. Interesting Ning app featuring Creative Commons music tracks in a chart format. Unfortunately still linked to the defunct Webjay.
  • iJigg. Suffers from a old school non-embedded player. Very bare bones design, but some nice features like ‘if you like this’ playlist suggestions.
  • BandBuzz. New site designed to showcase unsigned bands, comes with a clear interface, reviews and fan comment areas.
  • GarageSongs. More beta, less style. Upload your tracks and get voted up or down. Simple, brutal, real.  

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • How about http://www.Tagza.com – I use it for my blog and its perfect – works exactly like Digg.com

  • Thanks for mentioning us. The Sixty One is a really nice site!
    Yes Garage Songs actually is Beta no net buzzword this time. We just opened our doors so expect some improvements in the near future!

    Thanks again, Jarvey

  • actually is Beta no net buzzword this time. We just opened our doors so expect some improvements in the near future

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