Cool audio from the community

You’ve seen what Digg can do for bringing the hotest news. Well, Nicolas Nguyen is on the phone from his home in Southern California and he’s showing me around his new site, PixPix.net.

He started this to give small bands a better chance to get found. The problem is that the most popular audio files so far from around the net, as rated by his community, are ones from popular people.

I asked him if he’s worried about getting shut down by the RIAA (the music industry, who probably really hates sites like this one). He is. So, look for podcasting and other features to be added soon (the RIAA will have a problem seeing Kelly Clarkson on here, but not Dawn and Drew).

Neat site, though, and I support it.

He built it in Java and the backend is running on MySQL.

9 thoughts on “Cool audio from the community

  1. Hi all,

    Thanks for feedback. That’s a good point about file protection…Troy, except PixPix.net is not hosting any file. We just bookmark them. Maybe we just give the user the ability to turn off the download.

    Its interesting that you may want the site to go in one direction, but then the community will move in whatever direction it wants to.

    Look toward podcasting to come out soon. I am still working on the best way to organize it. If you have any suggestion, send me an email at nicolas@pixpix.net.

    Thanks all…Nick

  2. Hi all,

    Thanks for feedback. That’s a good point about file protection…Troy, except PixPix.net is not hosting any file. We just bookmark them. Maybe we just give the user the ability to turn off the download.

    Its interesting that you may want the site to go in one direction, but then the community will move in whatever direction it wants to.

    Look toward podcasting to come out soon. I am still working on the best way to organize it. If you have any suggestion, send me an email at nicolas@pixpix.net.

    Thanks all…Nick

  3. This is all great and everything… except it will be shut down shortly by the Music Industry Im sure. Why? Because you can download ANY song you hear…for free.

    Not good. There should be file protection in here, or as an uploader the ability to make this available for download (aka I am the Creator of this file), but have it off by default for Pop music.

  4. This is all great and everything… except it will be shut down shortly by the Music Industry Im sure. Why? Because you can download ANY song you hear…for free.

    Not good. There should be file protection in here, or as an uploader the ability to make this available for download (aka I am the Creator of this file), but have it off by default for Pop music.

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