ShareiTunes Offers New Search Features


ShareiTunes has added a new keyword search feature, which searches share name, genres, artists, albums, and songs and returns all the shares that match. ShareiTunes offers a catalog of members sharing their iTunes playlist for others to find. iTunes sharing on the Interent has become the hot topic in recent news. Though it isn’t illegal to share a streaming playlist from iTunes, many are finding ways to exploit the stream with software to capture and download the song to their hard drive, which is illegal.

Richard Yaker, owner of commented, “There is a lot of buzz after the LA Times article, and sites like SpyMac Music shutting down. We have no plans to shut ourselves down. We do not think we are doing anything wrong. We do not support stealing/illegal copying.  Our vision of sharing is Apple’s version of sharing where only 5 other computers with iTunes can connect to your iTunes hosted collection at a time. Shared [streaming] music can not be burned, it can not be put on an iPod, and it can’t even be put into your own playlists.  Also with the links to iTunes Music Store, Amazon, and now CD Baby displayed in our playlist browser we are fully encouraging users to buy the music they like.”

Dennis Lloyd

I'm a passionate, long-time lover of Apple products, and was a civil draftsman and graphic designer before creating the iLounge web site. My prior projects include work for The Los Angeles Times', and the company Creative Domain, where I developed websites for clients including Columbia Pictures, Disney, Fox Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers. As the Publisher of iLounge, I direct the site's community forums, photo galleries, iPod User Group, and general business affairs, which have grown under my watch to over sixteen million page views every month. I'm happily married with one daughter, one dog (Rocket the Wonderdog), one cat (Ferris), many iPods, iPhones, iPads, and two turntables.