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Corey Deitz

Make Your Own Radio Stations with MeeMix Internet Radio

By May 12, 2008

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Right now I'm playing with MeeMix Internet Radio. Meemix is a browser-based player which offers both an audio and video mode.

MeeMix thinks of itself as an Internet community which offers members the ability to create and listen to personalized radio stations. MeeMix uses a "taste prediction algorithm" which tries and figure out what you will want to hear - not unlike what Internet stations like Pandora or Last.fm pioneered. (Right: MeeMix Player, Screenshot by Corey Deitz, Graphic Credit: MeeMix)

I started by typing in "Abba" (It's just my default music search term) upon which MeeMix began playing "Take a Chance on Me" - a big 1978 hit for the band. MeeMix then decided I should hear Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" followed by a 1979 disco hit by Cameo. At this point, although still entertained, I was a bit curious why MeeMix had deserted me on a dance floor dressed like John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever".

I decided to manually advance to the next song and MeeMix brought up Leif Garrett and "I Was Made For Dancin'". At this point I ripped off my white jacket, threw it across my office and just started doing the "Hustle".

MeeMix has a "Mood Control" with three controls: Surprize Me, Pulse, and Volume. I cranked Surprize Me all the way to the max and a song called "(Funny) Bone" by Chic began playing - another late '70s tune I've never heard. I definitely was surprised.

MeeMix has a Not or Hot slider control which let's you tell it whether or not you like what it's picking for you to hear. MeeMix provides a lot of other controls to promote interaction, too: a favorites tool, another to block cuts, the ability to buy the CD you're listening to, recommendation tools, and more.

MeeMix is fun to play with and free to use. First time visitors can try it out before registering and create up to 3 radio stations that allow you to listen to 5 songs on each one.

Related:
* Pandora - The Music Genome Project
* You're the DJ on Last.fm

Comments
May 13, 2008 at 4:51 am
(1) Al says:

Yep, great service, they also started doing a personalized video clip thingy from Youtube, pretty nice.

May 18, 2008 at 3:21 am
(2) pete says:

I typed in two jazz artists-Grover Washington Jr and Ronnie Laws and the system response was-artist not found. What a lame music service!!

July 1, 2008 at 12:51 pm
(3) Marty says:

Come on, it not the music services fault that you have poor taste in music.

August 25, 2008 at 8:21 pm
(4) lee says:

wow pete, you just got owned

March 3, 2009 at 1:04 pm
(5) john says:

I agree with Pete. I listen to Country and I typed in Garth Brooks – the biggest selling solo artist of all time any genre – and it found nothing. If it doesn’t have Garth or Toby Keith – another big artist, its LAME!

April 27, 2009 at 6:53 am
(6) Latest Album Blog says:

Personally I consider Meemix fun to play with and free to use. I have created 2 radio stations that allow you to listen to 5 songs on each one. I could hardly ever do without internet radio .

May 1, 2010 at 3:16 am
(7) Rick Tillman says:

Systems like that are pretty cool which allows fans to
interact like a dj. For me it wouldn’t work of course…Because I took it to another level. I started a fully license Internet Only radio station.

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