There are about 4 millions songs on Spotify, which have never been played. These 20% of songs listed at Spotify are made accessible by forgotify. The service indeed claims to play just songs that never have been heard. This experience probably is unsual, but might be interesting as well. So if you like to discover something new, give it a try: Forgotify.
Social listening, the online get together to listen music and to chat, this is what Plug.dj does. If you don’t know, one is organizing a show, invites others and all do listen together and chat.
Opposed to most similar services Plug.dj has no limit regarding the amount of people joining a session, as Hypebot writes, and by this the service is suitable even for big sessions. The music comes from Soundcloud and YouTube and yes Plug.dj is able to display video as well. Hypebot has further background information and made an interview with the makers. To join in, listen or organize a show visit Plug.dj.
Like the formerly introduced set.fm offering downloads of live recordings the music sharing site hearo.fm has just been launched lately. It is an interesting music social network. Having launched lately means there not a lot of members up to now, exactly 2702 at this time mentioned within a worldmap at the site. This worldmap already is an interesting feature, which enables to find people speaking the same language or people nearby. Additionally members are classified by their intention and currently there are more musicians, band and other music professionals registered than fans. This is fine as hearo is describing itself as a site to collaborate as well.
To listen to music and share it hearo has some comfortable features. One just point on the cover of a song and it will be played by the website player and additional tracks will be easily added to a playlist to be listened later. To share music and to network the site got buttons to favor tracks and artists and buttons to easily write reviews. Last but not least hearo describes itself as a marketplace to directly buy and sell music or to offer the music free. To get further information view the video below and visit hearo.fm.
If you just have a look at Portals, you may miss its broad choice of music and content. The service available under portalsmusic.com is worth a second view as the navigation is not that simple. The whole choice becomes available by some plain tiny signs. One has to navigate the site, to use the arrows and headlines to dig deeper. The same happens to the little buttons at the upper right. Search signified by a magnifier is clear, but behind the three stripes, typically used to symbolize settings, beside general information there is an audio player. Then it becomes clearer why portals got its name by available texts and profiles displayed beside the played tracks. What surprises as well is the broad presence of the site at the social web. It is available on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter and as well on Instagram and what is most important to audiophiles and video lovers is the presence on Soundcloud and YouTube. So there is a lot to listen and even to watch at Portals
Opposed to an article by Hypebot while visiting the site Coub the context to music is not clear as whereas content is present at the micro video sharing service. Micro video might be something you already heard about or not. It is something popular and lately both Twitter by its app Vine and Facebook by its app Instagram have entered the market following some protagonists. Vine has reached 13 million users within a short time and Instagram has become enriched and started with 130 million installed apps. Both apps enable to create short videos of 6 or 15 seconds, which become played in loops.
But what is the trick of Coub? Opposed to enabling the creation of videos Coub enables to use existing videos, videos hosted at YouTube or at Vimeo. Whereas all kind of content is used meanwhile, according to the Hypebot article the original intention has been to enable the use music or music videos. As Coub does enable the creation of micro videos of a length of 10 seconds there is no conflict with copyrights and by this the service is usable to create micro music video loops.
Lately Coub has get an investment of 1 million dollar, which probably will be used to broaden the feature of the site. Currently and beside micro video loops the service enables to create moving photos, 360 degree presentations and animations. So wherever the journey goes, a nice 10 second loop may be fun and may become eye catching. For more visit Coub.
Let’s Loop is a music sharing service deeply connected to the social web and especially with other social music services. If you start using the service you may do so by logging in using Facebook or Twitter and this will lead you to connect with existing friends. At the same time Let’s Loop is a real social network itself.
Already with the second step you are introduced to likeminded people by choosing your favored music style. You now may listen to the music submitted by others or create your own loop aka playlist. Most interesting is the music player, which enables to choose a favored source to fetch the music. This feature enables to favor discovered music at the music service in use by you.
Furthermore members are able to rate the music by up and down. By this the proprietary charts of the service are created. Further features are recommendations based on the own profile making Let’s Loop a music discovery service as well. At all it is a feature rich experience worth a trial: Let’s Loop.