Hype Machine is an experiment that gathers songs posted on MP3 blogs and presents
them in an easy to consume manner.
The Hype Machine tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, it adds
those links to its database and displays them on the front page.
Some of the frequently accessed tracks are cached by the Hype Machine server, much
like Google Search caches web pages, to reduce load on the bloggers’ servers and protect
their bandwidth. Those tracks are NOT available for download, but you can preview
them via the “listen” links that are next to each track or using your media player.
The blog that posted a particular track is identified under every track by name and
with a “read post” link that leads to the blog post itself. If you enjoyed a track
someone posted, stop by and let them know!
The podcast button that appears on most of the Hype Machine pages lets you subscribe
to the listing of tracks using iTunes 4.8+ and other newsreaders.
It’s now easy to tell your friends about a song you really enjoyed on the Hype Machine.
Just click on the song name on any of the Hype Machine pages and you will end up at
a page for that individual song! The page has a listen button, a link to the blog
post, and a link to a place where you can pick up the record.
Try it out!