Mashable’s Open Web Awards are a multilingual international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. Voting in the music category has just moved into to the final round of three: Pandora, Last.fm and Noisetrade**. These sites and the other original finalists offer an intriguing global mix of established players and startups chosen by online ballot:
- 8tracks – social music networking site that lets you create 30 minutes of music, which roughly translates to 8 tracks.
- Amie Street – music discovery site with recommendations and the ability to view your friends’ playlists through an easy-to-read interface. Amie Street was recently redesigned.
- Fairtilizer – music search and discovery site with tools for artists and labels to share their music with the rest of the world.
- imeem – social music network with free streaming from all four major labels. Also recently introduced a mobile application.
- JamsBio – allows you to share music and discuss it with the community. Over 5 million songs have been added to the site and Mashable took a deep look under the hood in October.
- ** Last.fm – social sharing site that recommends music based on your listening habits. Last.fm has a iPhone application and is owned by CBS.
- MixMatchMusic – social music community for both artists and listeners. Artists profit from collaboration and can communicate directly with their fans.
- ** NoiseTrade – connects artists with fans to raise awareness of music and profits.
- ** Pandora – lets you create your own radio station and recommends music based on your personal preferences.
- Sellaband – tool for artists to promote themselves and to receive funding from their very own fans.
Vote for favorite music site in the final round December 3-15th:
Tell us who you voted for and why.