This week at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference, Boston-based Conduit Labs took the lid off its Loudcrowd social music game site. They’ve launched a public beta for the free-to-use site, which, according to Conduit, takes the experience of Guitar Hero and makes it more social.

Loudcrowd users can listen to original music from new artists and also play Flash games to win music tracks and outfits for their avatars as well as interact with others by making their avatars “dance,” challenging friends to games or rating and chatting about songs.

There are currently more than 50 new artists and 250 songs on the site and Conduit has partnerships with recording labels including the Beggars Group, Downtown Records, and Domino, among others.

Check out this in-depth story about the launch on VentureBeat for more information. Or, visit Conduit’s blog to learn more about the company.