High on the list of cool music sites these days is We Are Hunted, a site that charts the 99 most popular songs on a daily basis by tracking what the web has to say. We Are Hunted watches blogs, social networks and forums, including Twitter, MySpace, Spotify, Last.fm and others.
Headquartered in Queensland, Australia, We Are Hunted is a music discovery site. Each day it offers the 99 most popular Emerging, Popular and Remix tunes, plus the hottest tunes across the web in a bunch of genres such as Rock, Alternative, Pop, Folk, Punk, Metal, Electronic, and Hip Hop/Rap. You can toggle the lists between Artist and Song and play any of the songs on their charts. The songs stream from YouTube or the Artist’s sites.
It’s an incredibly simple website that displays album art from the songs, enables song downloads, playlists, and sharing. It’s interesting for its simplicity, and to understand the way the people play with music online these days.
It also seems to me to be a concept that stations could either integrate into their programming or duplicate with their own audience. Enabling listeners to discover new music and share it with their friends is the way of the web…