3hive is a growing jukebox of music we like. It began as a collaboration between three friends: Sam Cannon [@samaman], Sean Ziebarth [@MrZiebarth], and Jon Armstrong [@blurb]. Over the years we recruited some more friends — Todd Simmons [@simco1974], Clay Callaway [@ClayMCallaway], Shan Fowler [@ShandonFowler], Joe Cislo, and Lisa Lucas [@likaluca]— to help us in harvesting the finest music from around the world wide Internet.
We’ve been doing this since 2003, when we linked to MP3s on official label and artist websites or hosted MP3s we’d been granted permission to share with our readers. Now, we also embed songs using legit streaming services like Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, etc..
Our philosophy is this: record labels and artists share free MP3s, allow their music to be streamed, etc. in hopes that you will enjoy what you hear enough to buy the album, attend the live show, wear the t-shirt…and, of course, tell your friends. So, here we are telling you, our friends – the rest is up to you.
It’s as simple as that, we’re sharing the sharing. Let us know what you think. Better yet, let us know what you’re listening to.
The 3hive Crew