200 Digital Music Startups of 2008

There’s a comprehensive list of 200 digital music startups from 2008 at Music:)ally

I was amazed at the fact that there were that many digital music startups, and almost as amazed that so many of them were so forgettable. 

The most forgettable may be Total Pop Star – an online talent contest where users uploaded their performance videos then got rated by judges, including – wait for it – Joey Lawrence and Debbie Gibson.

The least accurately named may be SimplifyMedia – a site that promises to simplify your media by letting you stream your music to up to 30 friends over a Wi-Fi or 3G connection from your iPhone. Or your computer. If you can get that **** set up.

From the land of what the hell were they thinking comes Guitarati – a site that’s all about music discovery through colors.

The most interesting startups on the list are SoundCloud, which lets you easily share audio files, and SongBird, the music-focused web browser.

Check out the full list here.

Did you get excited about any of the new music sites this year?

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