There’s lots of buzz about newcomer social music site iLike (a Garageband service) this week at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. We originally covered them in late October – download the iLike iTunes sidebar and see music related to what you listen to, along with recommendations of indie music that you might like, and tons of stats on the music you and your friends listen to on the site. You can also create playlists on the fly, and there are a lot of other features I’m still discovering.
Some people are calling iLike a second generation Last.fm, another company we’ve been tracking for some time.
Earlier this week iLike quietly added YouTube music videos to the site. Every song on iLike includes a link to play a short sample of the actual song. Now there is also a link to “play video.” Click the link and iLike searches for the video on YouTube, embeds it into the site and begins playing it. In our tests iLike found the correct music video about 2/3 of the time.
Like Gotuit, iLike is now also a great service for finding and viewing music videos.
By the way, if you’d like to download a YouTube video to you hard drive, use our handy YouTube Video Download Tool. More on this, and tips on converting it to iPod format, in a later post.