04/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Thesixtyone: Digg For Indie Music

The concept of building a Digg for music has been tried before (see Contrastream or iJigg), but a music streaming site called thesixtyone is the closest I've seen so far to getting the formula right. It features only about 50,000 tracks self-uploaded by indie artists and music labels, but visitors can listen to the full stream of each track and vote their favorites up the rankings by hitting the "heart" button. The results are highly listenable playlists by genre, tag, or just what's hot right now.