We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

39 brilliant interactive websites & services

Web 2.0 survival guide: go beyond browsing

Go beyond browsing. With these 39 exceptionally interactive websites and services, you can do anything from launching a private social network to publishing your own book. Here's our Web 2.0 survival guide.


You don't necessarily need a major label to make it big in the music biz. These sites will help you promote and sell your tunes.

The painfully ugly page designs on MySpace haven't stopped the site from becoming the top promotional resource for unsigned musicians.

Signup is free and MySpace's music-related content runs deep, including dedicated classifieds and forums. One drawback: you can upload only four songs. Competing sites let you post more.


You may know GarageBand as the Mac software for creating music, but a website by that name also exists.

Musicians get 200MB of free storage for their songs. To have your tunes rated, you must first review 30 songs from other members or pay $20 (£10). If you're not a starving artist, a Gold membership (£50) buys more perks.


Jamendo lets you post and share as much of your music as you want, but you must post at least an album's worth.

You can distribute your tracks free of charge – allowing others to remix or alter your creations if you choose – while retaining the right to sign an exclusive deal with a label.


NEXT PAGE: more music-sharing sites > >

IDG UK Sites

Windows 9 release date, price, features: Videos leak as Microsoft sets 30 September unveiling

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

IBC 2014 news: video post, CG and VFX news from Adobe, Blackmagic, Eyeon and more

IDG UK Sites

Retina MacBook Air release date rumours and specs: Gold 12in Retina MacBook Air almost 1cm thinner...