If you know me at all, you know I’m music-obsessed. That’s why any post I give a damn about has a soundtrack.
I’ve been using the Yahoo Media Embedder for some time, but it’s a dangerous toy. While it allows me to upload tracks I own to the blog, it leaves them in a state that anyone who knows what they’re doing can download. And while I take great pains to post links to places you can buy music from the artists, the truth is that The Powers That Be look dimly on such things.
Some months ago, I’d started using a service called Grooveshark to build embeddable, but not downloadable, post soundtracks. But posting them was inelegant at best. Today, with a little poking around, I discovered they have a WordPress plugin that lets you seamlessly create in-post playlists. Rock on.
From here forward, I’ll be using the Grooveshark plugin to create post soundtracks, except for the cases where I’m posting about rare, unlicensed music. And you can even use it to attach embedded songs to your comments.
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