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When devices like the iPod hit the market, suddenly instead of listening to a dozen songs on a CD player one could take their entire thousand-song music library wherever they went. Today, streaming services like Spotify and Pandora take things a step further by offering nearly every song in existence anytime, anywhere. With so much choice though, picking the right song for the right occasion becomes even more difficult. Now, Songza is here to help.
Users can tell Songza what genre or decade they want a song to come from or even something as vague as what they are doing or what mood they are in. From there, Songza’s “Music Concierge” searches its “thousands of original playlists handmade by music experts” to select the ideal mix. Users can also save and share their favorite playlists through Facebook and Twitter. Best of all, there are no fees, advertisements or listening limits.
The problem Songza fixes, not knowing what song to play, is a pretty first-world one. Still, it is another great example of more convenient living through technology. Songza is available now for free on the App Store.
Popular music subscription service, Rdio, has just partnered with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco to create its new Mixtape Series that features playlists curated from Conan O’Brien, regulars on his show like Andy Richter and Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, and celebrity guests on CONAN, his show on TBS.
Conan and his team have displayed their interest in music by the musical acts that frequently appear on the show. The new Rdio Mixtape Series is their new way of taking their musical knowledge and suggestions out of the show and interact with their fans in a new way.
Team Coco is now featured in the “People to Follow” section of Rdio. Other featured people influencing Rdio’s listeners are artists Of Montreal and Jake Shears, music outlets like SPIN, and record labels like Sub Pop.
Check out a complete list of playlists from Team Coco here. Conan himself already has his “Workout Mix” published and Andy Richter has released his “Mixed Bag.”
MoodAgent mixes up your listening experience by generating playlists based on your mood. Though it could still use some refinement, it's a great, simple app with a sleek interface. Oh, and it's free...so there's reason not to try it!
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