Something awesome is happening in the world of music and the web. But first, some primer. Rdio is one of the few music subscription services that do a tremendous amount of things right, including having its robust Rdio API. For $5 a month, you can get all of the music you want, have collaborative playlists, share content to Facebook and Twitter, and keep up with what your friends are listening to. For $10, you can do all that and store the music to your phone for offline or higher quality enjoyment.
With last week's Mashup of the Day winner LastLyrics, you now have your choice of over two dozen web mashups about music that also integrate song lyrics. If you look at this list of song lyrics mashups, you'll see that most of them make use of either one of the 2 lyrics APIs we have listed, one from LyricWiki.org and the other from Lyricsfly.
MySpace, the social network heavyweight looking to get back some of their old momentum is making a big splash with developers this week. On one hand, they announced an innovative, open platform for real-time stream access and more. But will that be overshadowed by a complete lack of care for the community that built applications on top of Imeem, the music service MySpace acquired and quickly shuttered?