Imeem wants to see developers create applications for the Imeem platform and has released a software development kit to boost their efforts. The kit allows application creators to develop services integrating Imeem's music service, discovery and recommendation tools—and profile data for its 20-some million members.

This Imeem Media Platform is much like that of Facebook, MySpace and others. It's also similar to that of rival Last.fm, which also allows developers to create music applications using the Last.fm service (notably the new Pirate Bay music page).

One limitation: applications created using Imeem's Media Platform will only work on Imeem, for now anyway. The company says it hopes to work out the licensing details that would allow these applications to be included on other services.

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