I love new music. When I was younger I would spend my evenings and weekends surfing the used CD stores finding that rare track or remix no one had heard before. I would spend hours at Blockbuster Music (remember them?) previewing every CD I could to find the perfect album or single. Maybe it’s a bit of music ADD, but I get bored with old songs easily. That’s why I try to use iTunes Alerts as often as I can to be notified when my favorite artist has a new Single or Album out. Recently at a local Launchup event I came across a new service which seeks to simplify the iTunes notifications process. The service is called MuseBuzz, and it’s very simple, but incredibly useful!
With MuseBuzz you’re given one click, and PC or Mac, it automatically reads your iTunes library, retrieves the list of artists, and gives you a nice, simple interface to select (all are defaulted selected) or deselect the artists you do or don’t want to receive new music notifications for. I left mine all checked, and look forward to receiving e-mail notifications for the artists I listen to in my library.
While it would be nice to have more filtering options and maybe a smarter recommendations filter to suggest my most frequently listened artists (maybe using Last.fm or Pandora data?), this is definitely a step much further than Apple has been able to provide in their own iTunes interface. I am unaware of any other service that does similar. The site requires a simple registration to get your e-mail address and a login, but after that you’re immediately presented with your list of artists.
MuseBuzz is founded by Chase Brammer, a new entrepreneur and local Utah Flex expert. For such a simple business concept, I’m excited to see what new songs show up in my inbox next. The service is completely free and you can run it at MuseBuzz.com.
You can see Chase’s presentation at Launchup on Ustream here.