When Apple Music first came out, I had high hopes for Connect, the social media attachment to the new streaming service. Unfortunately, Connect just didn’t cut the mustard, and I continued seeking new ways to discover music. Recently, a new app has been released, and it seems to be doing everything right. Let’s take a look at RecordBird.
Where Apple went wrong
The problem with Apple Music Connect was that it was too dependent on the artists to post regular updates. Sure, some did exactly that, but the service quickly fell by the wayside. It didn’t take long for Cupertino to realize it had failed once again, demoting the app’s dedicated tab to a section within the “For You” section of Apple Music.
RecordBird - a great way to discover music
RecordBird is a music discovery and sharing platform like none other. It brings you a complete feed of every new release you care about, and more. If an artist releases a new YouTube video, you’ll get that, too. You get a daily feed of new music, and you can share it via Facebook or any other app that supports Share Sheet extensions. It’s been built around the discovery of new music, so you can open it every day and find something new. Once a new album has been dropped, you can tap on a link to buy it, and you can set calendar events to remind you when upcoming releases are available. RecordBird works with Apple Music or Spotify, so it can even search your cloud libraries for the artists you love. As if that wasn’t enough, RecordBird also suggests new musicians to you, based on the artists you already have in your music library.
Start discovering music with RecordBird
RecordBird is available for free on the App Store, with no in-app purchases. It requires iOS 8.0 or later, and runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It works with both Apple Music and Spotify subscriptions, so you can discover new artists based on your listening habits no matter which source you get your tunes from.
Download RecordBird today