song.ly is an app that lets you post songs on twitter. Here’s what you do:
- Go to song.ly
- Search for a song that you want to tweet. The catalog seems pretty big, so you’ll find most popular songs, and many unpopular ones – for instance, I had no problems finding a track by Winter Gloves, an Indie band from Montreal.
- When you find the song click on ‘tweet’ – you are brought to your twitter page with your status filled in with a tiny url pointing to your song.
- Add whatever words you want to your tweet – and hit update
- Anyone can listen to the song by clicking on your tweet
The really neat thing about song.ly is that you don’t have to register or login to do any of this. It just works. There’s also a firefox plugin that lets you share a track with two clicks: right click a music file, select ‘Song.ly: Share this song’ and your are done. Song.ly also has an API that lets you shorten/expand Mp3 urls to the song.ly short form.
I like the low impact model of Song.ly – I don’t have to register or login. If I want to tweet a song I just right click and go. Nice and easy.
Via The Echo Nest