We’re very happy to announce the integration of 8Tracks to our growing list of partners. 8tracks.com is an Internet radio and social networking website revolving around the concept of streaming user-curated playlists consisting of at least eight tracks. Users create free accounts and can either browse the site and listen to other user-created mixes, and/or they can create their own mixes. The site also has a subscription-based service, 8tracks Plus, although its features are still evolving. Currently, a $25 payment purchases a six-month subscription, during which time advertisements are removed from the website interface while subscribers are logged in. Specific DJ-focused features are in the works, but will likely include profile customization, mix analytics, and unlimited uploads.
“This licensing deal enables a new feature called DJ Crate, a system for finding and adding songs to playlists. Until now, 8tracks playlist creators would either have to upload tracks or add tracks through an integration with SoundCloud. Now a DJ can select songs from their “crate,” a collection of songs a user has liked while listening to 8tracks,” Billboard.com stated.
We’re thrilled to have 8tracks integrated with Symphonic Distribution. Record labels and artists will now see “8Tracks” in the partner list of the Symphonic Management System.