It’s about time we highlighted another great new music discovery engine. This time you should really take a look at Songspin. Songspin is a little bit of everything – online radio, aggregator and charts.
Basically, Songspin have created the perfect recipe for free Internet radio. They grab information from the best charts online and match that to free music available on Soundcloud. They match this information until they’ve created lists of the most popular music in each genre, then they mix it up further so that you listen to something new and interesting every day. In other words, they make awesome radio out of free stuff.
Tune In To Songspin
As a listener, your life is made easy. Head to Songspin.fm and click on a genre. Voila instant music. Many tracks are able to be downloaded for free with a simple click next to the title.
If you want to get Songspin to keep track of music you love or hate, start an account. This will only take as long as it takes for you to type in a few simple things. Amost instantly you’re keeping track of your favourite music. Plus, Songspin keeps track of your recently listened music, so you can find it again later if you want to hear it again, download it or find more of an artist’s work.
You can’t yet send your listening history and loved tracks to Last.fm directly from Songspin, but that would complete the listening experience in my opinion.
iPad & iPhone Application
If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, Songspin has a slick application for you to use. You’ll find it for free in the iTunes store here.
Get Your Music Into Songspin
Since Songspin is built on Soundcloud and charts mentioned above, the best way to get noticed on Songspin is to get your music on Soundcloud and get noticed on some of the big online charts. This will also increase your chances of getting noticed elsewhere too. As a final step, Songspin invites you to email them too.
What Makes Songspin So Great?
The chart information for Songspin is collated from many sources, such as Last.fm, Pitchfork, iTunes, Hype Machine, Wind Up Records and Billboard. This allows them to learn a lot about any given track or artist’s popularity, the best genres to describe tracks and more. And more information simply means better choices for the listener.
Of course, you could always just listen via Soundcloud directly. However, these charts offer an insight into the music that is unique to Songspin.
If you’re looking for more places to find new music, check out these articles on royalty free music and music discovery.
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What’s your favourite way to find new music at the moment?
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