Remember Napster? How about Friendster? Oh yes, those progenitors of our current music-sharing and social networking sites sure were something, weren’t they? They were early pioneers in the current time-wasting wonderland that is The Internet, and as such, they deserve our respect, and our remembrances. Well IN YOUR FACE ALL YOU -STER WEBSITES!!!! Eternal internet champion Facebook’s got a new music creation game, and they’re calling it Songster.
Songster was announced today at a very special SXSW event, where an industry bro was able to Tweet “F*&% yeah, Facebeezy! Songster is KILLING IT!” thanks to the nearby presence of a WiFi-providing homeless man. Songster is the sexy lovechild of the union between Facebook and Mowgli, and will allow Facebeezy, er, Facebook users to log in to their accounts and start creating songs in the “alternative,” “rap,” or “rock” genres. (Unfortunately “rap-metal” is not yet an option.) Then users can share their tracks with friends, connect with other fellow Songsters, and perform at what Prefix Mag very kindly [*cough* NERDS *cough*] described as “virtual venues.”
You can give Songster a whirl right here. When you’re selling out Virtual Madison Square Garden, just don’t forget who told you first.
• Songster: http://songster.mowgligames.com/landing.php