8tracks is an internet radio platform curated by people.
8tracks "DJs" (roughly 1% of listeners) upload music or pick from SoundCloud to create and sequence an online "mix" of 8 or more tracks; they add cover art, a title and tags to classify the mix by genre, activity or mood.
Listeners, in turn, select one or more tags or search by artist to find exactly the sort of music that's most relevant for their taste, time and place. More than 1m playlists have been lovingly crafted through this unique, scalable curation model.
DJs on the service make these mixes for the joy of music and respect of listeners; listeners tune in for deeper, more relevant, and less repetitious selections, along with the "soul" and personality behind the music.