If You Like Pandora or Last.fm, Check Out Jango

January 18th, 2008 | Categories: design, launch, music, networks, social media, trends

Jango logoJango hit the scene in mid 2007 and has soared ever since. The company describes itself as “Social Internet Radio”. Similar to Pandora and Last.fm, Jango allows users to create customized radio stations and discover new artists.

The beauty of the system lies in the social network component. Some of the social features that Jango has integrated include:

  • Adding friends and listening to their stations
  • Viewing artist suggestions
  • Rating artists’ songs
  • Discovering “Like-Minds”, i.e. users who have very similar music taste to you

The service is completely free and no dowload is required. The New York-based startup is a legal service and has been licensed by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange.

Revenues are generated via affiliate music sales. Jango has agreements with both Amazon and iTunes. I would imagine that an advertising model may emerge as well.

I tried out the service and I really enjoyed it. It was a nice, refreshing touch. The interface is slick and intuitive. Creating a station and discovering new music is simple. I would encourage everyone to try it out - especially those outside the US. After all, Jango may take over where Pandora stumbled… seems like good timing.


  1. hugh Says:

    if you’re looking for some non-musical audio, maybe try-out earideas.com … pretty new launch & we’re looking for feedback from audio junkies…cheers…

  2. earideas ... the weblog · Jango - more tools for audio junkies Says:

    […] Anyway, everyone seems to be talking about Jango.com today. […]

  3. Tony Says:

    i’ve heard of jango before, it’s good but the only problem is that you cant download a song, in other words, a song is never yours to put on an mp3 player.

    i really like this new wave of social networking music sites, my favorite so far has been http://www.rvibe.com although still in beta, they are similiar to jango but let you legally share your music with the community at $.99 a song.

  4. Van Says:

    jango forever! )

  5. Kryptos Says:

    Jango is the best. I just love it!

  6. public relations guy Says:

    jango is pretty awesome for emerging artists, and doesnt cost a fortune like some of the other “indie” artist services.

  7. Pandora Says:

    Try similarsites.com for a quick list of something like 20 sites that are all similar to Pandora and Jango.

  8. Valerie Says:

    OMG, I just discovered Jango yesterday and find it way better than Pandora and Last.fm.

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