ReverbNation Launches EchoMusic, A New App For Discovering Only The Best Of New Acts
by Hugh McIntyre
Looking for some new music, but not sure where to turn? These days, there are so many different apps, platforms, playlists and stations that all tout being the best way to discover up-and-coming acts, and many of them do a good job at it. If you haven’t found one that’s right for you, and you’re interested in hearing from bands that the world has yet to discover, there’s a new app that might be perfect for you.
EchoMusic is a new music-discovery app from Reverbnation, a company that only works with those artists just getting started in the industry. Reverbnation has only been around for around ten years, but already it has helped over four million acts get heard and make connections, so those working at the firm have a lot of music to pick from when selecting the best and most promising.
The app features about 1,500 songs from around 800 artists. Now, that might not sound like a lot—especially compared to other services like Spotify or Pandora , both of which boast catalogs of tens of millions of tracks—but that’s precisely the point. Finding music on the internet isn’t the problem these days, it’s finding good music that can be tricky. Anyone looking for previously unknown artists or brand new great tracks could spend hours sifting through the millions of songs on YouTube or Soundcloud, but nobody really has time for that. Instead, people around the world are beginning to trust curators across all different platforms, hopefully ensuring that only the stuff worth hearing finds its way into the light. That’s what EchoMusic aims to do, pulling exclusively from the bands that work with Reverbnation. The songs available will change as new music is uploaded to Reverbnation, with each and every one being hand-picked for the app.