I need music every day to function like millions of others who want that extra umph while rolling out of bed on a Monday morning, getting warmed up at the gym, or primping for a night out. So much of your mood depends on what music you select, and vice versa. Which is why mobile radio apps are downloading at a rapid pace.
The latest app to sweep iOS users is a smart song app called Songza which creates mood-and-situation based playlists, essentially creating the soundtrack of your life.
The 2007 Internet radio service launched its iPad app earlier this month following success with iPhone and web apps. According to Reuters, Songza Co-founder Elias Roman says, “We’re trying to make the world’s greatest collection of amazing playlists and long-form listening experiences”. Today the company annouced that there have been 1.15 million downloads of the iOS version in just 10 days.
What makes Songza different?
Unlike Pandora or Spotify, Songza’s “Music Concierge ” aims to deliver that perfect playlist, based on the time of day, situation or the mood of the listener. This suggestion list is created by a team of critics, journalists, DJs, musicians and ethnomusicologists.
The app learns song choices over time and associates them with situations. The app includes more than 100,000 playlists, encompassing 18 million songs. Another cool feature is once your customized playlists are created, you can share them with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.
Songza is now reportedly the number one iPad app, and quickly following suit for iPhone.
Songza can be downloaded for free on iTunes and also works on Kindle Fire and on select Android devices.