Indy is a free Windows application for discovering and promoting new independent music. On launching, Indy downloads new media which you give a star rating as it plays. As you rate each song it uses collaborative filtering to track your musical tastes relative to other Indy users. This feedback is used to deliver music more closely matched to what you like.
Each song is saved in the ‘Open Media Folder’ and categorized according to the star rating you give it, 1Star – 5Stars or UnRated. This makes it possible to quickly build a library of new music that can be played using your favourite media player.
Indy’s interface functions as a simple streaming media player that delivers the media files and collects your ratings. Clicking on the display area takes you to the artist’s website. Indy’s main use is to find new music and save it to the Open Media Folder on your computer. The folder is easily opened from the Indy icon on the taskbar. The saved files can be played later via your choice of media player.
Artists and fans can submit details of websites and tracks for inclusion to the Indy database. Here are the basic guidelines for submitting music;
Mac and Linux builds of Indy will be ready for summer 2005 and future versions will support video.