by Briana Campbell (@MsMatchGirl)
Last week, in the wake of much fan-fare, hype and eager music-nerd anticipation, Spotify launched in the US. In case you missed it Spotify is “the award-winning music service that’s taken Europe by storm [and] has now come to U.S. shores. Millions of tracks ready to play instantly, on your computer and your phone.” And I decided to poll a few people in my network to see what they thought of the service – and to see if their were other web-based music players (there are so many right now) that they prefer.
You can check out the poll on the Zemoga Facebook page (You like us, right?), but here’s a quick breakdown for you: Out of 38 respondents, 13 people chose Grooveshark, 12 chose Pandora (who are soon to launch a social component), 7 people dig Turntable.fm, 5 were into Spotify and there was one vocal fan of rdio.
Here are five thoughts on internet music platforms:
Damien Basile: I like the concept of Turntable but they have a lot of issues about finding spots to DJ. Having to listen to other people’s songs is the same thing that Blip.fm does. Spotify isn’t really social, not like Pandora will be, I like the ability to send your friend a song on Spotify. I’ve just started using it. We’ll see how people respond. Grooveshark and Rdio are essentially the same services as Spotify. Spotify is great but it’s way too hyped due to wanting it for too long. I’m more excited about new Pandora.
Jeff Ramos: The disco station on Pandora is a hit machine.
Janifer Cheng: Still trying out Spotify. Turntable is too slow and Pandora is ok. I never took time to try rDio and I have no comment re: Grooveshark. 🙂
What do you think about these services? Are there others that you prefer? Is there anything you’re waiting to see? Leave us your answers in the comments section!