I had been seeing a few tweets and recommendations for this app a lot, so I thought I'd check it out. I'm glad I did. It is a great way to discover artists and music. Hype Machine scouts the web for blogs that talk about music. It collates all the tracks into the app and you can listen them right from within the app. One thing that really impressed me about the app.
There's a 'What's New' section and songs are added frequently, so it's always good to keep checking the app. You can check out the most popular tracks that people have been listening to or you can just go ahead and search by genre. Every week, you'll also find a recommended album to buy, too. You can also favorite tracks too and they add your favorites lists so you can play them from there. There is even a blog directory for you to be able to read up more on the artists.
Hype Machine features:
- LATEST: Music being discussed right now, constantly updated
- POPULAR: Tracks that are getting the most love on the Hype Machine
- FAVORITES: Your favorite tracks on the Hype Machine. A simple offline view lets you see your recently played favorites when you are in air or underground
- FEED: Customized new posts from your favorite blogs, and friends
- FRIENDS: Music your friends are loving right now
- GENRES: Newest tracks posted on blogs organized by genre
- BLOG DIRECTORY: Every blog we track at http://hypem.com/blogs
- ALBUM PREMIERE: Preview a new album, in full, every week
Definitely an app for music lovers. I have been enjoying the app very much. There are no ads and no monthly fees involved either making this app great value, since it's free. It is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices.