It's not Internet radio, but Soundwave warrants a mention here. It's part of a growing and, I think, interesting and increasingly important set of applications that enhance the Internet radio and music discovery experiences.
I have heard the Mark Cuban-backed Soundwave referred to as the Instagram of music. You create an account and Soundwave records your listening on an Instagram-like feed. At this point, Soundwave integrates with what you play through Apple's iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and 8Tracks. If it ever adds Pandora integration, it will be complete, at least from a partner standpoint.Soundwave works for me because it's another form of music discovery, yet, unlike better-known accompaniments such as Last.FM, it doesn't duplicate what the tunes I stumble upon at Pandora or Rdio. As more users subscribe to the service, Soundwave's Music Map feature will become more fun and useful. You section out an area on a map and Soundwave shows you users within that space, along with what they're listening to at that moment. Of everything mentioned here, I use Pandora and Rdio most, with Rdio enhanced by Soundwave. However, as noted at the outset, it's a matter of personal taste. You could undoubtedly couple iTunes Radio and Spotify and craft an experience that's just as fantastic for you as mine is for me. Follow @rocco_thestreet --Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.
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