I missed the days of creating mixtapes for friends back in the day. I use to make mix cds, but it was a little inconvenient to share with somebody in another state or country especially with out the instant reaction. This is where Mixaloo comes in. I found about this site from Springwise.
With Mixaloo, you can create your own mix from over 3 Million Songs. Then you can share your mix on your myspace, facebook, blog, or any other website. Here is the kicker. You can make money from your mix. If people purchase the songs off of your mix, you get some money. The money would be sent to a paypal account. If you don’t have a paypal account, you will need to set up one. The only problem right now is that the songs are only 30 second preview (which sucks), but they are apparently working on full tracks. Give it a try. It is a cheap gift to give for the holidays and you could make some money to boot.
Speaking of Mix Tapes go check out Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore’s Book Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture.
The book is a collection of stories, essays, art, and other contributions by various artists, musicians, and writers. It centers around the role of the mix tape and cassette culture in the lives of the contributors, which stands as a testimony to the importance of the medium starting in the late 1970’s to its relevance today. Here tapes are used mostly to confess love or admiration, or to expose an acquaintance to new and underground music. (From Wikipedia)