There are plenty of music sites out there and a lot of them are great, but The Sixty One has taken it to a new level. What’s interesting about it is that the whole experience is very visual and interactive making it much more entertaining than most other music-based websites. I actually wrote about The Sixty One back in 2008, but I really didn’t do it justice. The site was great even two years ago but it’s changed quite a bit since then.
One of the first things tried out was the “Moods” option. This is a great way to find the perfect theme of music to fit the way you’re feeling. I was listening to music all night and I’d have to say that my favorite moods are Trippy and Crazy.
Another cool function of the site are the “Quests.” For example one quest requires that you listen to songs from four different moods for at least five minutes on each mood. Or you can take on the quest of listening to your favorite song three or more times in a row. Anyone who owns an Xbox Live can tell you how addicting it is to complete achievements such as this. 🙂
There are a lot of cool things about The Sixty One and of the coolest is that this is a place for new artists to come and share their music and directly sell songs and merchandise to fans, without the aid of a greedy record label. Each artist will make at least $7 per album and are paid every 30 days. Did you know a lot of record labels only pay their artists only $1-2 per album?
The listeners of the site get to decide what’s good here and if you stick around long enough you’ll see that the community is a great group of people. No trolls yet, as far as I’ve found anyway.
And if you’re an artist, upload your music and get paid!
Check out some of favorites so far: