Just last week (here) we wrote about Audiogalaxy, a name from the past with a new music locker/Net radio hybrid service.
Today comes news out of SXSW that mSpot has developed a 3-in-1 combo of Net radio, cloud music storage, and on-demand (a la Spotify) service. Codenamed "Aria," it's currently in a "proof of concept" phase.
MSpot CEO Daren Tsui told Evolver.fm. "This is about combining three different experiences and getting something much bigger than the sum of the parts, because the music can build on itself... Let’s say I’m listening to a Lady Gaga song from my locker... there’s a little lightbulb icon which means discovery and recommendation. You click on that, and it takes the song that you’re currently listening to and it will recommend other artists from the ten-million-song catalog. Another category will recommend various internet radio stations."
We first heard of mSpot back in 2005, when it was among the first (if not the first) to launch a mobile-focused Internet radio service (see our coverage here and here). Last year the company launched an Android app that recommends streaming radio stations based on music the user owns (see RAIN here).
Read Evolver.fm's coverage here.