UndergroundMusic.fm is a new free streaming music platform for "underground" musicians designed to build community and spread music. Streaming is free but there's also a store aspect and an option to tip for each song. It's a nice idea that is ultimately dependent on who gets involved and whether or not an audience is drawn.
UndergroundMusic.fm is in many ways a simple idea that's hard to pull off. Create a solid, straightforward platform for streaming music, include monetization and community elements and build an outpost for great music via any web-connected device.
UndergroundMusic.fm offers enough music to be browsable, options to connect via Facebook to receive recommendations and a quick to grasp user interface.
In addition to being able to set up a profile and offer streaming music, a store is also under development though not forefronted on the site. You can find out more about submitting your music and about pricing.
There seems to be an unintentional split between the streaming music and the store with a tip jar on streaming tracks and shopping in an entirely separate area. One element that helps bridge that gap is the UndergroundMusic.fm blog.
Overall UndergroundMusic.fm seems well-intentioned but whether or not a thriving community can emerge remains to be seen.