Tired of listening to certain music but can't find good recommendations on your favorite music streaming platform?These music discovery apps suggest songs you might not otherwise have access to.Some music is generated by artificial intelligence and can't even be found on devices such as Spotify or Apple Music, while others recommend the work of independent artists that are usually ignored.
1. Tuneful (Web): Tinder-like song discovery app (preview)
Tuneful is a song search app with an interface borrowed from dating apps like Tinder.Tell it the type of music you like or want to discover, and it starts showing you a list of songs, playing a 20-second preview.You'll see the artist's name, song title, and album art.
Like Tinder, you can like or reject a song by swiping left or right or tapping a button.There's no option to "skip" suggestions, forcing you to flag a song so the algorithm can learn your tastes and recommend better options.If you make a mistake, or just want to find an old song, there is an option to return to a previously played song.
使用 Tuneful You don't need to be logged into a Spotify account, but that's useful too.If you do, Tuneful will automatically add favorite songs to a playlist so you don't have to remember them and can easily access them later.
2. NewMusic.AI (Web): Discover AI Cover Songs by Various Artists
Drake sings "Fifty Fifty" by Cupid. Ariana Grande sang Chen & Punch's Korean hit Everytime.Michael Jackson singing "Starboy" by The Weeknd.Artificial intelligence has made it possible to hear some of the most popular artists singing your favorite songs.It's a viral trend on TikTok and YouTube, with AI content creators pushing out new artists and songs almost every day.Of course, they're scattered across the web.
NewMusic.AI is a single place to discover the best AI-generated music covers on the web.There are five featured songs on the site at any one time, followed by a long playlist of all the songs the site has added so far.You can play all the songs on the site continuously, or even in random order.
Next to each song, you can see how many times it has been played by other users, giving you an idea of how popular the song is.Unfortunately, NewMusic.AI doesn't have any option to filter by popularity or other similar parameters.However, it offers a cool search engine for quickly finding covers of your favorite artists.
3. strimio (Windows, macOS, Linux): Discover live and online radio stations
RadioBrowser is a community-driven online platform (like Wikipedia) for collecting online radio stations and live streams from platforms like YouTube or SoundCloud. Strimio packs the data from RadioBrowser into a free desktop music player that's not only better looking, but also lets you organize your live streaming preferences.
The player feels sleek and modern, with all the options available on an iTunes-like interface.You can browse streams from categories like Featured, Now Playing, Top Voted, New in Town, or by genre.If you're looking for local music, Strimio also sorts streams by country, language, and tags.
You can save the stream to your library to relive it later. Strimio also lets you create folders in your library to arrange and organize your favorite online radio stations.Your most recent streams are automatically saved, and the app remembers where you left off the stream so you can resume playback when you reopen Strimio.
Download: Strimio for Windows | mac OS | Linux (free)
4. BeatSense (Web): Create or join live group playlists
BeatSense is a social music discovery platform where you can meet people with like tastes and get song recommendations from them.You'll need to sign up for an account, and you'll get 30 "beats" tokens for signing up, with more on a regular basis.You can use "beats" for things like creating BeatRooms or adding songs.
BeatRoom is an online chat room where participants can listen to a collective playlist.Creators can choose to allow only songs to be added, or allow any participant to add songs from YouTube.You can view upcoming playlists, like or dislike songs, and save any track to your favourites.If a song has a "dislike" score of -3, it is stopped and removed from the playlist.Of course, you can also chat with other participants in the room.
BeatSense's main interface looks a lot like any social network, where people can write posts and comment on each other.You can follow some of the top "players", check out the live jam list on the right, and join BeatRoom.
5. Freecords (Web, Android, iOS): Discover indie and unheard artists
Freecords is a music streaming platform for discovering independent and emerging musicians.Unlike several other platforms, Freecords is free for both artists who upload songs and users who listen to them.
Focused on music discovery, the app offers you multiple filters such as genre, mood, beats per minute, instrument, year of release, song length, artist type, studio type, region and language.You can also browse the Freecords Top-Lists for the most played and most loved songs on the platform in different genres such as hip hop, alternative, rock and more.
One of the coolest ways to discover songs on Freecords is the shuffle feature, which plays songs from different artists endlessly.The app remembers the last song you played, and you can add any song to favorites and create playlists on the fly.
Easily discover new music
With so many ways to find new music worth listening to, you'll have no trouble discovering a new favorite artist or band.When you're looking for new songs, these apps should be worth your while.
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