Websites like Spotify and Pandora opened the door to basically the entire history of music at a press of a button. And although that is amazing, to say the least, it did create a small but often frustrating problem. How can you find your way in this audio jungle?
Most streaming apps do a pretty good job with customized recommendations and filter options, but when you don’t know what you want, but you know you want to listen to some great music that aligns with your music taste, you can easily find yourself wasting 2 or 3 hours searching without finding anything.
Thus, we decided to create 3 simple hacks for using music streaming apps to make music discovery easier and also more enjoyable.
Before we start, there are many music apps out there and in case you want to try a new one or you simply don’t have one on your phone, here’s a cool list we found of top 10 music apps.
After you pick your app, we can move to tips and hacks. So let’s start.
Take Advantage of AI
This mostly goes for more prestigious music apps like Spotify, but they have a pretty powerful algorithm that the average user isn’t taking advantage of as much as they could. You know how the story goes: the more you listen, the more AI learns and understands what to recommend. Well, so the process doesn’t take more than a month, you can sort of help AI help you.
By bookmarking or marking songs as favorite, the AI automatically understands this is the music you’re into. It’s basically like growing a flower. First, you need to plant the seed and nurture it before it turns into a gorgeous flower. Well, that flower is your music data bank and the better care you take of it, the more benefits you’ll have.
Since the music library is basically infinite, it’s impossible for an average human to find great music besides by stumbling upon it randomly. So take advantage of AI and help it make better recommendations. It might take some time, but it’s the best way to constantly find great new music on the longer runs.
Go Random with Online Radio
The next tip goes opposite from the first one and is more for those of you who want to go completely rogue and have that sentiment for old-school radio but wrapped in a modern digital blanket. Many listeners aren’t aware how much online radio has evolved with the dawn of internet and apps, but thanks to the evolution, radio hosts can do their job with more efficiency resulting in providing you with better music.
All you have to do is use an app that searches radio stations, find one based on what you want to listen and that’s it. We are doing this constantly and we can assure you that with so many great radio stations out there, in a matter of 4 to 5 songs, one will come up that will catch your attention and make you wonder why didn’t you discover this song sooner.
Better yet, you can easily bookmark the song to make sure it doesn’t slip away and you can come back to it later or even research the artist to find out more.
Get the App for What You Want
Finally, it might also come down to what kind, not a genre of music you’re looking for. If you’re into more mainstream and sort of mid-tier popularity music, apps like Spotify are an obvious choice. But, if you’re looking for some underground music that’s awesome but is listened by just a handful of people, not all AI in the world will help you find it. For people who want to discover young talents, apps like Sound Cloud are definitely a better choice.
So next time you’re picking an app, make sure you’re picking the one that’s right for you. After you find it, take advantage of all of its features and enjoy the music you like.
We hope our 3 simple tips will help you find your new music in case you feel stuck and have no idea what to listen to next. The Internet opened the gates for artists and listeners to get what we want much easier. It all comes down to using the technology right.
After you do that, you can rest assured you’ll have less and less trouble enjoy music 24/7.