The latest music service with an intriguing idea and a somewhat-murky approach to copyright is It’s an HTML5-based site that works across computers and mobile devices, which gets people to share their favourite songs, earning points (for their ‘Splash Score‘) when other people like them too. Launched by two students – you can probably see this next sentence coming – has no licensing deals as yet. Users can upload tracks, which will be offered as 30-second samples on the site if they’re available on iTunes, and full streams if not – at least until the artist or label complains. TechCrunch suggests it might work better built on top of Spotify or Rdio’s APIs to allow full streaming, and we’re minded to agree. But the idea of gamifying ‘I liked them first’ music snobbery is a strong one.

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