See Things Differently
Imeem is a social network, built around music, video and photos. It starts off with MySpace as the template, then adds a little bit of Last.fm, then accelerates to overtake PureVolume, to end up as one of the most complete services we have seen. The interface is fabulous, with the ability to add more songs & photos, has better video, allows you to edit artwork and provides well designed media players. It allows its users – including artistes – to create playlists of any content, either your own or other peoples. And to cap it all, it provides a way to add your music and content to your other profiles and blog, which in effect turns Imeem in to your own content management system. And by providing links to iTunes and Amazon it tries to commercialise your content.
So, given how good it is it comes as no surprise to hear it is being sued by Warners, who claim Imeem have not made any attempts to take down their copyrighted content.
The major downside, as we have pointed out before, is that a perfect artiste network would allow artistes to add email addresses to their own list, and not restrict it to other users of the same site.
We recommend artistes and labels to seriously consider Imeem in their online promotion.