Billboard – Spotify provides music from the Billboard charts
Fuse – A combination of news and themed playlists
The Guardian – News and reviews
Moodagent – How do you feel today? Pick a genre to match your mood
Rolling Stone – Tracks recommended by the world’s biggest music magazine
Songkick – Finds gigs in your area based on your playlists
Soundrop – Share your playlists with your friends
Tunewiki – Spotify locates and displays the lyrics for the you’re playing (Spotify karaoke!)
Socializing the Music Experience
Spotify Apps, despite being in it’s infancy, present us with an interesting new use of Spotify, socialising the music experience further than just sharing what you’re listening to on Facebook.
I’m genuinely excited by this development. Despite the relative simplicity of the apps on offer so far, there is great potential for content providers, curators and brands.
These applications present brands with a better way to reach consumers than the standard playlist or advert. For example, integration with Last.fm’s app could allow you to create a bespoke playlist as a consumer browses your website or Facebook Page.
We’ve seen how apps can evolve a platform experience, look at Foursquare’s ecosystem for example, and by keeping the apps integrated within the Spotify platform, the Swedish company will be able to exercise a little control over what is produced, ensuring that a certain level of quality is maintained.
Have you tried out the new apps yet? What do you think of them and the offering itself?
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