Audio Archives

Sixty One, The

Person Describing Archive

Jared Wiercinski (2010); Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)

Is this primarily a poetry audio site?


Sponsoring Person or Institution

The Sixty One

Site URL

Site Last Updated
Date Visited


General Description of Archive

Web site that allows emerging artists to upload music and users to listen, share, rate, and "bet" on music that will become popular. Artists and recording labels are paid based on the popularity of their music. Users have a limited number of "hearts" they can use to indicate tracks they like. This helps to ensure people will be selective about only picking things they really like.


UPDATE (Chelsea Obodoechina): Link is no longer operational. To view the website, visit (flash is required)

Description of archive history or URL

None available

Contact information

Searchable options

Search by: song, artist, listener

Relation from the audio to the text

Includes lyrics in some cases

Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items
Author bios and context within literary history

Artist/label bios available.

Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)

MP3 streaming, download available when enabled by creator (e.g. creative commons)

Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)

Image heavy site.

Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)

Flash-based player.

Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)

None that I can find. Flash-based so won't work on iPhone but possibly Android


Browse by: popularity (# favourites, # comments), moods (mellow, party, remix), copyright status (e.g. creative commons), for you (i.e. based on your favourites, playbacks, comments, etc.)

Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).
Interactivity and Web 2.0 features

Commenting. Share on Facebook/Twitter

Other notes

Images figure prominently. Permanent links (track level)