New App Musicboard Aims To Be ‘IMDB For Music’
IMDB has long been a virtual gathering place for film connoisseurs, and the site may finally have a musical equivalent in the recently launched app Musicboard, a platform designed to bring music fans together in conversation.
Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix
The recently launched app is quickly gaining global recognition as the first social platform to unite music fans, catalog their reviews, and inspire conversations.
There is something for almost everyone on the internet. Movie fans can turn to IMDB for facts about films, and then to Letterboxd to share catalog their reviews. Fashion and interior design enthusiasts can use Pinterest to build their closets and plan for their future home. Sports fans have many hubs for cultivating community through fantasy team programming.
Music fans are the exception. While listeners generally use the same platforms to enjoy music, not a single streaming company has mastered the social aspect of audio consumption. For example, you can’t rate and catalog your Spotify or Apple Music listening without going somewhere else first (Twitter, a blog, etc.).
That’s where Musicboard comes in. The app, which recently released the third version of its platform, empowers music fans to catalog their listening experiences, and share their opinions with their fellow listeners. The platform is not the first to attempt making music social in a meaningful way, but it is the first to find serious traction with its concept.
Here’s how it works:
Musicboard users log and review the music they enjoy. User can also browse ratings and reviews from around the world, as well as share their reviews with friends and family. Musicboard also makes it easy to compile your favorite and most hated releases into collection that can be shared with anyone interested.
MusicBoard is constantly releasing new updates to its platform. In fact, version 3.1 was released on May 27, 2020. You can download and begin logging your listening experiences by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company’s podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.