8tracks is an indie-focused, non-interactive internet radio service that offers handcrafted playlists from curators (rather than algorithms) based on artist, genre, mood, style, etc. And we’re partnering with them to make our artists’ music available to playlist creators.
As 8tracks says, “Think radio in the 1970s, mixtapes in the 1980s, and DJ culture of the 1990s through today. DJs share their talent in taste making, providing exposure for artists. Listeners get a unique blend of word-of-mouth sharing and radio programming — long the trusted means for music discovery — on a global scale.”
On 8tracks, people can do two things: listen to a mix or create a mix. Users search for a mix, stream it through a radio player, and follow other users’ playlists. DJs who craft playlists can add a description and art, and then publish their mix on 8tracks.com (as well as embed their radio to a personal webpage).
Previously, if a DJ (or playlist creator) wanted to add one of your songs to their mix, they’d have to upload it themselves from their personal library. Now, with CD Baby’s partnership with 8tracks, they can add your song with the click of a button.