Where is your songs playlist? Are you sure it will remain there forever ? I don’t think so, here is why…
Each of us has a personal songs playlist that we love, we keep discovering great songs from others/via word of mouth/social sharing and several online music sites. I have had a playlist ‘notebook’ given by a friend which had top of the chart and not-so-top-of-the-chart but cute hindi songs collection from 70’s. I lost the notebook during one of my travel from Finland to India/UK to India trip (during 99s). That ended my access to great playlist that was handpicked by this friend of mine and his sister.
YouTube arrived on music discovery scene and we all had access to songs that we could remember and I felt we have a solution to go back to history and dig deep to discover music. I did like many of you created YouTube Playlist. So, we had some list in Music India Online, Smashits, Raaga, iTunes, recent Dhingana, Saavn, Gaana…
Sooner or later, I saw YouTube keeps deleting the songs that I added to playlist as that was uploaded by somebody whose account is frozen or illegal content or original music producer didn’t allow them. Other online music sites as I mentioned above have had their own lifeline (MIO, Smashits, Raaga is slowly getting outdated by Dhingana, Saavn, Gaana). This trend means none of us will have a ‘Master index’ of the songs we like on ‘cloud'( i.e. online music sites) will live for long. That exactly is the problem somebody should solve. How about a Songs Index DB like Amazon’s IMDB? It should
a. index all songs and point to master producer index or
b. allow user to create a Songs Index that list all songs (think excel sheet with each row one song listed), each song further linked to online music sites that user wants to hear from. This means I could index the same song on YouTube, Dhingaan, Saavn.
c. If any of the music sites run out of business, I have my own Songs DB that I could keep nurturing and not at the mercy of the online sites
How difficult is the above?
If you could help me reaching somebody who might have a handpicked note of all great songs (Hindi) from 70’s, please connect. I promise I will give you a Big Big treat 🙂