Playlist.com, which used to be the best, has undergone a dramatic change of its site, the most noticeable feature now missing being the ability to embed your playlists on blogs or social profiles. I tried 8tracks.com, which is a nice useful social network in and of itself, but sometimes too restrictive (no more than one song by a single artist on a playlist seems tough).
All the others — Google Play, Spotify, Grooveshark, either tend to be similarly restrictive, or aren’t so much for embedding other sites like blogs and social profiles, but for streaming to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, which I don’t have, just a blog for right now. I also tried 4shared.com’s player which only plays at 4shared and isn’t embeddable in the site or profile — maybe the paysite is, but the free account isn’t.
I understand that the major players are having to cave to the whims of the so-called “MAFIAA,” so I’m guessing these are the restrictions they’ve imposed, but without getting into a legal discussion, is there any service similar to the “old” Playlist.com that lets you embed playlists on your blog and link to external files you or others have uploaded, and that doesn’t have the same restrictions (i.e. one track per artist, per playlist) as the ones mentioned above? There used to be some web services that let you embed music in a MySpace profile (how long ago that was!), but those seem to have vanished into the Soviet copyright ether…
Any recommendations? Looking for a site that 1) lets you embed in blogs or profiles; 2) lets you upload your own tracks from your hard drive, and doesn’t restrict you to just what’s in their “official” library; 3) doesn’t impose arbitrary restrictions on content and 4) seems relatively resilient, i.e. IYHO is likely to be around even 6mo from now.
Oh, and 5) is free, of course.
Thanks in advance.