eSnips launches Radio widget

Members can upload their music, which will be cycled through the new multi-channel social radio service.

Social networking and content-hosting site eSnipshas rolled out a new feature in time for Web 2.0 Expo: eSnips Multi-Channel Radio plays music uploaded to the site by users.

eSnips Radio Multi-Channels
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Currently the channels are organized by music genre, but eventually users will be able to create their own personal radio station, which can include material across multiple genres of music.

All original material hosted on the site is eligible to be played on the channels. Users can "favorite" a song and rate whether they liked it or hated it. Each channel in a genre plays the 40 most popular songs within that genre, or community, during that week.

Users can embed their radio channel on Web sites and blogs with the eSnips music widgets introduced last month.

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