I have so many apps, programs, websites, tools, etc etc that I use related to music (I listed them out below).
But I’m still missing a functionality I really want… and that is: a notification system when an artist I follow is about to release new material, or is about to perform in my area! If anyone knows of something reliable that provides this data, I’d love to hear about it.
Muspy is supposed to tell when artists release new material, but its unreliable. It misses a lot of data, or sends it late, and duplicates data (for other country releases).
Last.fm has listings on artist performances, but its incomplete and hard to get at the data. It relies on artists/users to upload the information regarding tour dates. Also, it doesn’t have a notifcation system for when artists you like are coming to your area. You’re left with hoping you visit the artist’s page at the right time.
Here’s the things I’ve used related to music:
- Last.fm (web, desktop, mobile)
- Pandora (web, mobile, desktop “OpenPandora”)
- Grooveshark (web, desktop, mobile)
- Spotify (desktop, mobile)
- iPod (mobile)
- iTunes (desktop)
- Windows Media Player (desktop)
- Youtube (web, mobile)
- iHeartRadio (mobile, web)
- iLike (mobile, web)
- mySpace (web)
- Muspy (web)
- 8tracks (web)
- AllMusic (web)
- Playlistify (web)
- Shazam (mobile)
- Soundhound (mobile)
- BingMusic (mobile)
Then there is of course, the more traditional avenues: FM radio, Satelite radio, Television, Concerts, and Coffee Shops.
It’s crazy how often and in how many different ways we have access to music! In another article, I’ll attempt to summarize everything that these tools are trying to accomplish, and every functionality one could possibly want related to music.