today introduced a new subscription based music-on-demand service called Musicmatch Radio MX. Although the new service has debuted in a beta version of the company’s Windows client, a Musicmatch rep told MacCentral that a Mac version is coming, too.
Musicmatch Radio MX provides 128kbps streaming music on demand for Musicmatch listeners. Users will be able to create a personalized radio station for themselves by picking up to 25 artists that influence the Artist Match station, which then plays music back from their favorite artists, as well as related ones — as measured by Musicmatch’s recommendation engine.
You can also customize playback by “producing” customized stations, like Era Stations, which play hits from a particular timeframe. You can see upcoming songs and skip the ones you don’t want to hear; you can even control the beat of the music with the Tempo Slider. Musicmatch Radio MX has no advertising or other interruptions, either.
The Musicmatch Radio MX service is subscription based; it costs US$4.95 per month. The new version of Musicmatch Jukebox featuring Radio MX is only available for Windows PCs at the moment, but Musicmatch corporate communications manager Gary Brotman recently advised MacCentral that a Mac version is in development.
“We are working to integrate Radio MX into the Mac version as soon as possible and hope to have something available later this year,” said Brotman.