Musicplayr is a relatively new music related web service that is currently in private beta testing. It basically can be used to create public and private music playlists by linking songs that are posted on the Internet to the service. Once you have registered an account after receiving your beta invitation, you can start adding songs from sources such as YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud or music blogs to a public or private playlist.
You can alternatively upload songs to the service, which I personally would only do if I’d add the song to a private playlist as you might run into copyright issues otherwise.
The frontpage of the service displays the player at the top, and links to the most important site sections in tabs beneath. Here you see new music that has been added to public playlists that you follow, your own private and public playlists, a list of all public playlists from all Musicplayr users and recent activities that highlight if other users have started to follow you for instance.
Songs can be added easily by clicking on Link Song first and then pasting the web address of the page the song was posted on in the form. This would for instance be a YouTube url if you found the song on the video hosting site.
Music discovery is one of the strengths of the service. You can play any public playlist right from within the interface. If you like a song, you can “heart it” to copy it to one of your own playlists. This happens in the background while you can continue to listen to the songs that are currently playing.
One interesting option is the ability to view music videos, if songs have been added from video sharing sites.
The service could do better though. Probably the biggest feature that is missing currently is a search with filtering options. There is no option for instance to filter for a specific genre only. This can probably be attributed to the fact that songs are only added to playlists and that genres are not added automatically and cannot be added manually.
There is also only one public playlist per user, which adds to the issue as you will find songs of different genres mixed into most playlists.
Musicplayr nevertheless shows some promise, especially since it is currently in beta. I have a few invites sitting around, if anyone would like to give it a try leave a comment below. Invites are handed out on a first come first serve basis.