The amount of music that you have access to on Spotify can be pretty overwhelming. Rather than miss out on all the amazing music you could be listening to on what is undoubtedly one of the best online music players out there – why not use a few of Spotify’s apps to make music discovery a little bit easier.
Whether you’re looking for music based on your taste, based on your mood, or based on reviews from the experts keeping up with up and coming bands – Spotify’s wide variety of apps has you covered. We’ve taken a look at over 5 of the coolest apps out there that make it easy to be the first to find out about a new album, new artist, or just find a playlist that suits how you’re feeling.
The Spotify app Moodagent makes it easy to discover new music in one of two ways. You can either choose a specific mood – happy, sensual, tender, or angry – and the app will generate a quick playlist for you. You can also create a playlist using the mood from a specific song. Moodagent also gives you control over the tempo of your playlist, making it easier than ever to make sure you get the right kind of music you’re looking for.
Moodagent also takes your own listening habits into account, analyzing your library, your top tracks, and is able to create playlists that suit your mood and your personal taste in music. You can add Moodagent playlists to your own personal lists.
Tunigo is another Spotify app that will help you discover music based on your mood, but takes things one step further, by becoming a music discovery app for just about any occasion. With playlists for a rainy day, to fall asleep too, to listen to while having dinner with your friends, and much more, you know you’re going to find something that you want to listen to.
Tunigo also categorizes its playlists by a whole bunch of different classifications including workout, travel, by decade, by genres and much more.
With Tunigo you can subscribe to playlists, and also keep up with the latest music entertainment news, in the app’s dedicated news tab. So not only do you get to discover music you might have otherwise missed, you can also discover what your favourite singers are up to.
The Complete Collection offers listeners the entire catalogue commercial catalogue of various artists and record labels. Artists included in the app are as varied as they come, with everything from No Doubt to MIA and from Jack Johnson to Donna Summer. Labels available through the Complete Collection include Disney/Pixar, Shady Records and Cheryltree Records.
The Complete Collection makes it easy to discover the music of some well known names that you might not have listened to before, but if you are already a fan – it gives you instant access to their entire musical collection.
Using the app you can subscribe to collections of your choice, and also share them via social media.
Swarm.fm makes it possible to discover music based on what your friends are listening to. By connecting the app to your Facebook account, using the social network’s Open Graph, Swarm.fm is able to dig up what your friends are listening to. They don’t have to be on Swarm.fm itself for you to take advantage of this feature.
Swarm.fm is also able to analyze your own musical activity and make new recommendations based on what you’re already listening to, so you’re bound to find some cool new music that isn’t at the mercy of what your friends happen to like. And for those of you with a friend or two who has unbearable taste in music – you’ll be happy to know that Swarm.fm comes with a handy ‘mute’ button you can use for individual friends.
For a curated guide to all things Indie, Pitchfork is a great way to discover new music that comes recommended by some people in the know. On Spotify, Pitchfork offers playlists based on the music that has been reviewed on the site. Even if you’re not a fan of the site, it’s a great way to discover new Indie music you’d likely miss otherwise. If you’re a Pitchfork fan – the Spotify app is the perfect companion app for keeping up with all of the site’s recommendations.
Do you have any recommendations for apps that make music discovery on Spotify that much easier? Let us know in the comments.