PureVolume is a music site with a difference. It provides a number of services aimed at letting listeners discover and download new music. Among other things, the site lets users make playlists based on their preferences. Users can also follow artists, interact with their social media profiles, and download music. The site also features a photo gallery, updates and music news.
The site was founded in 2003 by Brett Woitunski, who had the vision to create a platform for musicians and labels looking for new acts. With the help of a few other notable names, the PureVolume website launched. The site was intended to be the launching pad for emerging bands and musicians, and was a big hit with rock and alternative music fans.
The site was acquired by SpinMedia in 2010, and a few years later it was sold to Hive Media. In the ensuing months, the company took down its “PureVolume House” and began to focus on other ventures. Some of the sites owned by SpinMedia include Buzznet, XLR8R, Punk News, and Stereogum. Aside from the PureVolume website, some of the other properties of SpinMedia included Spinetakers, VIBE, Idolator, and ReverbNation.
Using an algorithm, the PureVolume site scours the internet to find the most popular music files. These files are then placed on a user’s computer. This service is credited for helping boost the careers of Paramore, My Chemical Romance, and Fall Out Boy, among others. By allowing these bands to upload their own music, they were able to reach a larger audience than they would have otherwise been able to.
One of the features of the PureVolume site was a PurePicks section, which gave users a weekly recommendation of eight new artists. Using this technology, PureVolume was able to find some pretty cool stuff. For example, last month, a user uploaded a song by Gates of Winter.
The PureVolume was also a launching point for a variety of other music-related products and services. Its partners included Gibson, Ernie Ball, Levis, Buzznet, and Vans. The company also teamed up with Rockstar Energy Drink for their Taste of Chaos promotion. During this time, the company also sponsored a Vans Warped Tour.
Despite its shortcomings, PureVolume was an impressive site for its day. However, it was not a stand-alone player, and it was not the only music related site of its kind. Other notable music websites of the past included MySpace Music and ReverbNation. Since 2010 the number of registered local bands was on the decline, and by the time the site was shuttered in 2018, the competition had become fiercer than ever. Fortunately, there are several other alternatives available to consumers who want to hear the latest in pop, rock, and electronica.
Like the other sites in the SpinMedia stable, PureVolume has its pros and cons. While the site is no longer live, it is still a great source of music news and other music related information. You should take care to read the fine print before you sign up, and be aware of the possible consequences of downloading illegal music files.