I just wrote about Spotify the other day. Reading about Spotify and its benefits took me to a lot of other places that focused on connecting or helping people unite their common interest, namely music.

The other day SoundCloud had their release. On the site reads that: “SoundCloud lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals.” I’m not sure that this has been as big of an issue as they’d like to emphasize, but it will be interesting to see what comes out of it. Check out the video on the front page, quite cool.

Another service that I stumbled upon the other day is Hypem which really caught my attention. I normally stick to more ‘common’ resources for my music online, such as Last.fm or longer back; Pandora. But Hypem or “The Hype Machine” is really really clever and self-driven by thousands of bloggers. It collects data and music from blogs around the world and then presents it on the site with a clean interface and the possibility to listen to new blogged music in a pop-up player, even though the player at the bottom is sweet enough. If you want to see what music is the ‘buzz’ around the world, Hypem is really a one stop shop to get updated.