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Wow, LaLa is Hot

By - October 21, 2008

This story was the straw that broke my camel’s back in terms of paying attention.



Lala has been around for around two and a half years, and it’s kind of hopscotched from one music-related business model to another. It began as a service for swapping CDs by mail. Then it bought Woxy.com, a popular online radio station in Cincinnati. Then it tried free music streaming. So my instinct is to be cautious about the company’s attention span. But this latest incarnation of the service is downright amazing–I can’t imagine anyone who loves music not going gaga for it.

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  • http://mopscotch.wordpress.com Chris Allison

    I started using it today after reading the article at TechCrunch and I’m loving it. I just spent awhile at my girlfriend’s and it was nice to stream some of my old music from my old non-cloud library as well as explore some new stuff together.

  • John

    WOXY.com, BAM!

    Hopefully LaLa will create an iPhone app… then the limited capacity of the iPhone will be somewhat irrelevant (keeping the battery full then becomes the main problem)

  • http://www.live.com/ MJ

    US only….bummer. Problably the same rights issues Pandora had? I wonder if they’re able to fix that this time.

  • http://w-uh.com/ Ole Eichhorn

    I read the same article and tried Lala, and amazingly find I am *still* using it (two days later); listening to it right now in fact. That exceeds my average “okay I’ll give it a try” by about two days :)

    I think they really are on to something… BTW I have over 15,000 songs in iTunes and I keep finding new stuff I like on Lala. (Mostly old stuff I had forgotten I liked :)

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  • Laura

    I’m with you on Lala. It’s the best music program I’ve tried.

  • Jerry Vandesic

    Too bad that LaLa completely screwed over their CD swapping customers as part of their attempt at new biz plans. They still owe many of their users CDs to make up for ones the users already sent off, but with zero support for this model there are a lot of unhappy customers.

  • http://projectmatt.com Project Matt

    Also love being able to access my music library anywhere, and the ability to add songs quickly at $0.10. If they come out with a decent iPhone app, this could be a real game changer.