JamJunky is an interesting new service which allows song writers to upload their music and to receive feedback from friends or random internet users. JamJunky is similar to other Web 2.0 social music networks, but has focused on artists who want to receive feedback on their music as they produce it.
Signing up is quick and easy, and like all great sites, JamJunky does not ask you to confirm your email address. After uploading a song, artists can send the link directly to friends using a special link, or they can open it up to public comment. Artists can set copyright limitations and can upload lyrics for their song.
I found myself browsing other people’s songs on this site for fun. I am no musician, but I still find this site really interesting. What a great way for musicians to really reach their audience and to receive feedback for their work. The site is very easy to use, and accessing artists is quick. One problem I see so far is that artists are only sorted alphabetically, so there will be quite a few more hits on groups/artists at the beginning of the alphabet. I am sure we will see this service evolve and grow. I could envision JamJunky working really well as an add-on to another Web 2.0 music site such as Jamendo.