The Best Social Networking Sites for R&B & Hip-hop Music

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Published: 11th February 2010
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The Internet has allowed music lovers of all ages and walks of life to socialize and discuss the music they enjoy most. R&B and Hip-hop fans have a number of social networking sites where they can find new music and rediscover older classics.



BlackPlanet.com was originally best known for being a dating site but it has become much more. It is the largest online community for African Americans, offering news, entertainment and social networking. Members can chat with each other, post photographs, upload videos and shares comments about favorite R&B artists.



iClubFM.com offers free programmed radio stations along with user profiles, chat, blogs and even some games.



Blip.fm lets users create their own music station as a kind of virtual Deejay. A "blip" is defined as a song and a short message accompanying it. The user creates a blip by searching for a song they want to hear then adding a Tweet sized message before submitting it.



Sending a blip is called blipping. Users can also send props, which are expressions of respect. All users get 10 credits they can use to give props to other DJ's. As a member amasses props from the community, their props will increase and so will the credits they have.



If a user has music they want to make available for others they can save URLs to music otherwise not hosted.



AllHipHop.com is the Internet's leading site for all things Hip-Hop entity, reaching millions of hip-hop fans around the world. The site offers daily news, information on artists and a social networking component where fans can discuss and debate hip-hop issues and share their favorite hip-hop tunes. The site also offers artists an opportunity to play new music for fans.



ReverbNation.com is a site designed with artists in mind. It enables artists to amass information from fans that can help hip-hop artists plan where to perform and gives an idea about the size of their fan base. Fans can embed an artist's content and share it with friends, who then can discuss it. Among the widgets offered by ReverbNation.com is the Tune Widget which features artist information, a music player, video, performance information, and it amasses a mailing list. Fans that sign up for the mailing list are given exclusive downloads.



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