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The past few years have brought fame to numerous music apps. Ranging from Pandora to Spotify, all of these websites cater to different niches of music listening. Pandora, for example, helps find listeners similar songs to artists/songs they like. Spotify, on the other hand, is an online equivalent of iTunes that has a built-in social feature to share playlists and songs.

Never have I ever, however, seen a site more innovative than Songza. Introduced to me by a good friend, it is simply ingenius. Based on which day of the week it is and what the time is, Songza suggests five different categories of activities most people are doing.

For example, I am writing this on Monday Night. The five activities it suggests are Bedtime, Love & Romance, Listening to Brand New Music, Studying (No Lyrics), and Unwinding. I chose the Listening to Brand New Music tab, which led me to choose between Top 40, Indie and Underground, Hip Hop / Rap, Electronic Dance, and Critically Acclaimed. Currently I am listening to "Today's Progressive House Hits," a subsection of the Electronic Dance category.

One of the things I love about Songza (and I've only been using it for a few hours) is that it is very customizable. After the activity, I have to choose the genre and then have the option to pick one of three options. It doesn't assume that I listen to a certain type of music. Songza gives me autonomy to choose the style of music to listen to but it the end puts out new music I have not heard and goes well with my current activity.

Songza

On Boredom At Its Worst

The past few years have brought fame to numerous music apps. Ranging from Pandora to Spotify, all of these websites cater to different niches of music listening. Pandora, for example, helps find listeners similar songs to artists/songs they like. Spotify, on the other hand, is an online equivalent of iTunes that has a built-in social feature to share playlists and songs.

Never have I ever, however, seen a site more innovative than Songza. Introduced to me by a good friend, it is simply ingenius. Based on which day of the week it is and what the time is, Songza suggests five different categories of activities most people are doing.

For example, I am writing this on Monday Night. The five activities it suggests are Bedtime, Love & Romance, Listening to Brand New Music, Studying (No Lyrics), and Unwinding. I chose the Listening to Brand New Music tab, which led me to choose between Top 40, Indie and Underground, Hip Hop / Rap, Electronic Dance, and Critically Acclaimed. Currently I am listening to "Today's Progressive House Hits," a subsection of the Electronic Dance category.

One of the things I love about Songza (and I've only been using it for a few hours) is that it is very customizable. After the activity, I have to choose the genre and then have the option to pick one of three options. It doesn't assume that I listen to a certain type of music. Songza gives me autonomy to choose the style of music to listen to but it the end puts out new music I have not heard and goes well with my current activity.

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