Feature Friday: fredwilson.fm

So this is not really a feature. It’s a relaunch. But I figured I’d use this regular friday column to announce the relaunch of fredwilson.fm. I posted a few weeks ago that this was coming. And it has been live for about a week now.

Anyone can create a yourname.fm website. Here’s how:

1) get yourname.fm from your favorite domain registrar. I use Hover to store and manage all my domains but they don’t sell .fm domains. You can purchase .fm domains at GoDaddy.

2) set up a tumblr with that custom domain.

3) create a soundcloud account and start liking tracks to create a liked feed. Here is mine.

4) go to your soundcloud profile page, click on the share button, then the embed tab, and copy the embed code

5) make two edits to the embed code as shown below in red, then paste the code into your tumblr.

<iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/users/xxxxx/favorites&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true&amp;auto_play=true" height="450" width="100%" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe>

So that’s all there is to it. I love having a private radio station. You might too.

While we are talking features, the one feature I would love to have added to this SoundCloud embed is a shuffle feature. Nothing better than shuffling through your favorite songs instead of listening in reverse chronological order.