You love music, you love the Internet. And like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, those are two great things that work well together. Now, I know you’ve been on the Internet a long time and you know your way around.
Listening to music has become an integral part of our lives. We listen to the music during a commute, daily runs, when we’re trying to relax, or when we just want to keep up with our idols’ latest tunes. These days we have a multitude of ways to listen to music online, and if you’re looking for something good to listen to your to one of your favorite trending tunes, this is the post you should be reading.
The world of music on the Internet is a vast one, and because you might not know about every single music site out there or you sometimes forget the jewels that exist, here’s a list of excellent websites for everything from discovering and sharing music to watching concerts.
Here are 10 websites where you can listen to your favorite music on the go, online and for free.
SoundCloud is an online service works by users who upload music for you to listen for free. You can search for artists, songs, bands, tracks and podcasts and explore music by genres, or check out what’s trending. You can follow your friends or other users with similar taste of music, or create your own playlists.
Spotify is one of the most popular websites around to listen to music online. You can listen via your browser, mobile device, or a desktop manager which can be downloaded from Spotify. Once you are logged in, you can listen to the songs, create playlists and share your favourite music with friends.
Last.fm is a great site to both listen and download the tunes you like. It will also suggest artists you might be interested in, based on the artists you listen to. Music on Last.fm is sourced from services like Spotify and Youtube. You can choose the source of your choice.
TuneIn is a free music streaming website. It’s simple to find local and global radio stations there. Radio stations can be searched by song, sports, news, talk genres and you will get results ranging from rock to religious music and business news among others.
Deezer is very similar to its competitors, Spotify and Last.fm. You can listen to 35 million songs here, sprinkled with short ads in between. Sign in to choose artists you like, and they reciprocate with genres you might like. You can also listen to playlists created by other users.
Gaana is a commercial music streaming service providing free and licensed music. Launched in 2011, the website had a huge collection of English and Bollywood music to choose from.
iHeartRadio is an amazing music app and free music streaming website. Listen to live radio, stream podcasts and the news and create your own custom radio stations suited to your tastes. It also has a sleep timer, perfect for people who get lulled to dreamland with music.
Myspace may seems qute odd for this list but they have relaunched themselves as a music and video platform. You’ll find a massive library of music in there.
Musicovery is a bright and colorful website that allows you to find music appropriate to your current mood. There is a mood chart in the form of a grid. Pick a mood and it will suggest music for you. You need to register to shuffle songs and ban songs you don’t like.
Soloplay is a music blog that provides the latest and juiciest of music for users online and also provides a platform for promoting talented upcoming artists in Nigeria and beyond.
Many people will find it absurd comparing Soloplay with the music blog listed above but looking at it’s potential from a different perspective, Soloplay isn’t leaving the Top music blogs anytime soon.
It’s popularity is quite low compared to the aforementioned but it attracts alot of monthly visitors and it’s content are unique.
I hope you found a site you didn’t know about before or rediscovered an old one. Feel free to leave suggestions on the comment box.