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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Music creation site is innovative but lacks privacy policy.

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"In every person there's at least one great song waiting to be written" is the theme of JAM STUDIO. With reportedly 2 million hits, 100,000 regular users, and ranked No. 1 in Google searches for "Create music online," this innovative tool draws people who want to create music but may not have the skills, instruments, or studio equipment to do it. While it does have rules against explicit lyrics and offensive talk, this site is not monitored closely and there's no information for parents or parental controls, so unfortunately it's not clear how appropriate it is for kids to spend unsupervised time on the site, connecting with other users for help and feedback.

Online interaction: Part of the mission here is to bring musicians together to collaborate on music and lyrics and offer feedback. When focused on music, the interactions on the boards seem generally positive. When not focused on music, some of the comments can be harsh ("Get a life"), and a few off-topic jokes and comments were observed. Users can share songs with others by entering their email addresses.

Website Details

  • Genre: Music
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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