MySpace unveiled the beta launch of a new music service called MySpace Karaoke. The user-generated service allows members to sing, record and share recordings of themselves singing along to the songs of their choice. Each member can save up to 10 songs on their MySpace profile, and share them via friend bulletins, embed them in profiles or bookmark then in their library.

Other members can then rate the performances, leave comments and share them with others. The technology behind the service is provided by kSolo, a Web karaoke company also owned by MySpace parent company Fox Interactive Media.

Online karaoke services became a big fad last year, leading to a number of high-profile acquisitions, such as FIM's purchase of kSolo and Electronic Art's picking up SingShot. All are trying to match the user-generated popularity of YouTube.

MySpace did not say how many songs were licensed for the effort, nor did it mention how video performances are involved, if at all.