Friday, February 26, 2010

Build Your Own (BYO) Radio

We're excited to tell you about a new idea that we've been working on behind-the-scenes here at MP3tunes. It's a project we call "" (which can mean build-your-own or bring-your-own radio).

Imagine having a customized radio station that plays all of your favorite songs as well as news, weather, sports, and more. We just launched this site today and are starting to beta test. We will be announcing it to the general public in the future but, we wanted you to know about it first. We would love to hear what you think about the concept.

The good news is that if you already have a MP3tunes account then your BYO station is ready to go! You just have to go through the BYO sign-up wizard the first time to configure your preferences. Then, you can start listening to your own station immediately. (Most new customers will have to upload their music before they can listen).

1. Go to and click the "Audition your Music DJ" link.
2. On the sign up page where it says "Already have an account?" type in your MP3tunes email address and password.
3. Next, select all of your DJs and set your preferences. When you are done you should see a "My Station" page where you can listen to your music along with news, sports, weather, and more.


You can send your feedback to:

Let us know what you think. Did you find any bugs? Do you have a suggestion for a new feature or source? Let us know!

One other thing that MP3tunes customers might be interested in is the new Locker upload software that we're working on called "Station Builder". (You can download it from the web site). This program allows you to drag and drop files from your computer and easily upload them to your Locker. We are still in the early stages and there are bound to be bugs. If you find some please let us know.

We'd love hear your feedback. Let us know how works for you!

The MP3tunes Team

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MP3tunes Mobile Locker Tips and Tricks

If you have an Android phone or device we invite you to check out the FREE software that lets you listen to your MP3tunes music locker. Just go to the Android Market on your phone and search for "mp3tunes". Once you have it installed, just type your MP3tunes username and password and you have instant mobile access to your entire music locker! Learn more about the MP3tunes Mobile Locker for Android.

A lot of people have written to tell us how much they enjoy listening to their music on the go. We decided to post some tips and tricks that will make your experience even better:

  1. Download songs

    This is a recently added feature. (You can find out what version you're running by opening the Android Market and going to the "Downloads" tab. Then click MP3tunes and scroll down to find the number.) Starting in version 1.0.22 (alpha) we added a "Download" option. To find it, just navigate to a list of tracks. Then long-press on a track name and you'll see a new menu appear. Click on "Add track to local storage" to download.

    After the song finishes downloading you can navigate to the Android Media Player (called "Music") and the songs will be stored on your phone's local memory card. You can then use the Android media player to listen to songs even if you don't have a network connection. We plan to do a lot of work on this feature so stay tuned!

    The Android Media Player:

  2. Stop playing a song

    Another feature that we recently added is the ability to stop a song. You can see this option on the MP3tunes Mobile Locker Player screen. There is a square, 'STOP' button next to the play/pause button. Clicking this will stop the track and return you to the list of songs.

  3. This feature is actually located in two places: if you go to the Android menu button, you will also see an option to stop the currently playing track:

  4. Close the MP3tunes Mobile Locker program
    Some people have asked us about being able to quit, exit, or close the program. We have heard you loud and clear. To exit the MP3tunes Mobile Locker just navigate to the main screen (using the "menu" button in Android). Then, go to menu again and click "Logout". Once you are logged out the session will be closed. You can then click the "Home" button to return to your phone's start screen.

If you have any tips or tricks that you want to share with everyone send them along.

If you want to report bugs or suggest features you can go here.

If you're a developer, and want to get involved you can grab the source code here.