Muziic provides users with a number of options to get their sound fix. Here, visitors can listen to streaming songs, watch streaming music videos or tune into the many internet radio stations listed through Muziic. The site has taken inspiration from YouTube, interested in creating a similar resource focused entirely on music. The result is a single resource that can help users find their favorite songs or artists from almost any genre.Show more screenshots »
Muziic was officially launched on February 25th, 2009. The site was conceived and created by founders Mark Nelson and David Nelson, a father and son partnership. The two saw the benefits of a YouTube style site and how that could be applied to the music industry. Upon its release, Muziic immediately began offering on demand music that implemented many of the same user features and elements as YouTube. It only took about a month for popularity to surge forward, and Muziic was seen on the Huffington Post, CNN, Wired, CNET, and CBS News. The site is self funded and headquartered in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Muziic offers something a little different because it takes the popular design and features of YouTube buy specializes them for music. Users can quickly find the songs and artist they love and listen whenever they want. Muziic expands its resources by including hundreds of diverse internet radio stations as well. The result is an immense collection of music that makes it easy for any user to find exactly what they are looking for, right when they want to hear it.
The Muziic website takes a lot and makes it look organized and neat. The style is professional, but fun, with a red and white logo and dark background color that helps offset the white menu backgrounds. The sleek style compliments images of cutting edge artists and album covers. The center of the homepage provides five tabs so users can quickly find the media type or topic they want, including karaoke. The site presents a few advertisements, but most are relevant to the subject matter and blend well with the rest of the site. The layout is easy to navigate with an eye-catching appearance.
A new user can create an account by clicking the “Register” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage. Visitors are asked to provide a username, email address, and password. After agreeing to the terms of service (which includes confirming that the user is over 13 years old), the user is asked to check their email for an account activation link. Upon completion of email verification, the user can access all account features.
Just like YouTube, Muziic is accessible to all users for free. No premium account option is offered and by creating an account, all users are given access to the full spectrum of features. This is a great way to encourage users to register and helps increase the community, which can use Facebook to connect as well. The site also offers some social networking features and the free account registration can help ensure that the community never dwindles. Given the popularity of the site, this has not been a problem and doesn’t look like it will be any time soon.
The musically-inclined can really fall in love with Muziic. Even casual listeners can hop on the site and quickly find the artists they enjoy. Users who spend a lot of time online, such as those at work, can also benefit by on demand music. Muziic is also available on the iPod and mobile devices, which means travelers can take it on the road and choose from Muziic’s enormous library of songs and videos.