The Biggest Problem With Music Discovery Services - hypebot

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Playlist Professional

The best way for music discovery is to sandwich new tracks b/n songs that users already want to hear. It took forever and a day, but hopefully Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor will get it right when they have actual music professionals putting together playlists.
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Earbits

Two comments:

1. Cortney Harding - try us out at www.Earbits.com. If you like something you hear in one of our channels, just click on the big album thumbnail and you'll switch to listen to the whole album. If you want to connect with the band, you can follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook, and join the mailing list, all from the beautiful fullscreen interface.

2. I disagree that people don't care about music discovery. People won't work for it. That much is true, but everybody likes hearing a new band that blows them away. They're just not going to sift through garbage or read articles to figure out what that new band is. You have to make it simple.

Earbits

Two comments:

1. Cortney Harding - try us out at www.Earbits.com. If you like something you hear in one of our channels, just click on the big album thumbnail and you'll switch to listen to the whole album. If you want to connect with the band, you can follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook, and join the mailing list, all from the beautiful fullscreen interface.

2. I disagree that people don't care about music discovery. People won't work for it. That much is true, but everybody likes hearing a new band that blows them away. They're just not going to sift through garbage or read articles to figure out what that new band is. You have to make it simple.

Cxy

Most people don't care about music discovery in the abstract, but people do get frustrated listening to the same old music all the time.

The main problem is that music discovery services aren't presented as a way out of being stuck in a rut of old music.

A-J Charron

Problem with Earbits is they have some people who make a pre-selection of who gets to be played; if these people don't like your music, they simply won't play it.

Radio Airplay, on the other hand, allows listeners to like new music. Once they do, that music automatically goes into rotation for them. Not sure how efficient this is, but I think it's a step in the right direction.

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