If you’re looking to brush up on your music knowledge — or just bust a genre slump — we highly suggest downloading a new iPhone app called Band of the Day.
Band of the Day is basically just that: an app that serves up a brand new act each day, complete with bio, review and a few songs. 955 Dreams, the company behind the app, has partnered with 100 labels to bring you a good mix of known and unknown bands, according to Gigaom. The company even hired writers and editors to pump out content, so reviews etc aren’t just yoinked from the web.
Naturally, Band of the Day also has a social aspect, allowing you to rate bands and songs (as well as check out other users’ musings) and share bands on Facebook. The app is free when you download it, but, much like magazine iPad apps, a subscription costs $9.99 per year.
The subscription fee seems the only deal breaker in this whole package, in our opinion. Email newsletters like RCRDL LBL and MySpoonful also provide users with info about new bands (as well as downloadable tracks) for free, and Spin‘s iPad app (which costs less than Band of the Day) features a whole magazine worth of content, complete with a playlist.
What do you think? Would you pay to discover a new band every day?
By Brenna Ehrlich