Musicmatch Inc. today introduced its Radio MX service for Macintosh users. Radio MX is a subscription-based service that works with Musicmatch Jukebox for the Mac 3.0. Musicmatch also claimed that Radio MX is the first and only such subscription-based service for Mac users.
Radio MX is a music-on-demand service that streams audio through the Musicmatch Jukebox software. The company describes the stream as “CD-quality,” and without ads. The service costs US$4.95 per month and works both with Musicmatch Jukebox “Basic” and Musicmatch Jukebox Plus for the Mac, version 3.0.
Specific features offered in Radio MX include: Artist Match Stations, which enable users to create “personal” stations based on their favorite artists. My Station, which generates a personal playlist based on your musical taste. Era Stations, which deliver music based on particular years, decades, or other timeframes. Popular Stations, 30 genre and style-based stations. Next Track Button, which lets you skip songs you don’t want to hear.
Radio MX was launched for the PC in May 2001. Since then they’ve gotten more than 90,000 subscribers.
Musicmatch also noted the release of a new version of Musicmatch Jukebox Plus for Mac — it can be downloaded from
the Web site. Musicmatch Jukebox Plus costs $19.99 to register.