As you probably know, I'm a Product hunt Addict. I use the Panda 4 Chrome extension to get my daily dose of new products (mostly software) and every now and then I stumble on something that I can't help but share.
Today's gold mine find is for everyone out there that uses spotify.
You might think I'd be willing to pay for spotify seeing as I'm a music blogger over on Onlythebeat.com. Unfortunately, it's a touchy subject for me and I've refused to become a spotify user because I want to build my own streaming service and I don't want to give them the satisfaction of having me as a user.
But as they continue to roll out new product features I'm having a hard time resisting.
Don't get me wrong, I've used the product a ton...for...competitive analysis...but I've never been able to pull the trigger on the 9.99 monthly subscription fee and my mobile music listening habits have remained firmly rooted in podcasts because I'm usually concerned with what's new, not necessarily creating epic playlists, which is really what spotify allows you to do (in the cloud). Podcasts are free...so again, I can't really see the value in paying for spotify when I can barely get through all of the free music podcasts deliver on a weekly basis.
And it's funny, the tool I want to share with you today wasn't even developed by spotify, which continues to prove how important it is to have open source software, generous API's, and application marketplaces. It's the add ons developed by random dudes in their basements that will finally convert resistant people like me into a user.
Behold, music magic:
I tried to trick this thing and typed in some pretty random Trance artists and tracks but it was still able to come up with playlists. And for someone who has spent the last 4 years focusing specifically on podcasts and reviewing singular EDM tracks, this thing might be able to help me drastically improve my music library for entertaining less EDM focused guests at parties etc.
Chill playlists, 90's hip-hop, R&B...Genres I really enjoy but haven't dedicated any time to curating over the last 4 years...I can create playlists and save them to spotify in seconds. And that solves a huge problem for me.
Shout out to the guys that developed this. Maybe I can hire them to help me build a new streaming service in the near future.
If you're interested in doing something like that, connect with me on linkedin.