Social Media Music Sharing: Spotify Experimentation
It’s no secret that in the last couple years social media has taken the world by storm. Every day it continues to grow as different platforms are released and fine-tuned. Popularity grew with Facebook and Twitter, used for means of personal communication, but quickly expanded into other categories. One of these categories: Music. (DUH!)
Who doesn’t enjoy sharing music with their friends? I love nothing more than showing people new songs or something they may have never heard – hence why I even started this blog in the first place. Now there’s an even easier way to share music with applications such as Spotify. I recently downloaded the application after missing the initial burst of popularity amongst my friends. Let me tell you, it is all it’s cracked up to be.
As I’ve said before, nothing is better than free music, and Spotify provides more music than you can dream of digesting.
The social media component of Spotify is fairly straight-forward. A user can create playlists with the FREE music provided, which other users can listen to. Create a great playlist and yours may end up as one of the top hits when searched. Or maybe you don’t want to share your playlists, which is okay too. Either way, Spotify links to your Facebook and features a running timeline of the music being played by all your friends — and we all know you are what you listen to…
I’m still playing around with various features, but so far my entertainment derives from the use of “stations.” In order to create a station, you pick an artist and Spotify generates songs based on that style. For me that just means endless electronic, of course. But let’s think about it for a second. These stations expose you to music from a range of years, beyond the likes any blog may do for you.
Apps like Spotify are immediate hits, because let’s face it: who doesn’t like music? Personally, I love a wide range and variety of sounds. I love discovering new music and uncovering old. If you haven’t already, download Spotify. It’s available for both computers and portable devices so give it a try! I bet you’ll find some great new music you would have never heard otherwise. Enjoy!