Welcome to Spinlist


Lucas Allen Buick
Nov 1, 2016 · 2 min read

We’re really excited to launch our first version of Spinlist today, free in the App Store. Spinlist makes playing & sharing music fast, simple, & painless.

When we sat to start designing our product, we looked at digital music and realized very few exciting things had happened in the last 10 years. We’re setting out to change that, and this release is our first step along the way.

A few of the problems with music we heard from users that we tried to solve:

  1. “I have every song, but never know what to listen to” Even though the song library count on streaming services keeps going up, most services try to force their curators tastes on you or use linear algorithms. We set out to change this by building AI-driven bots take can learn over time, not just about your musical taste, but also when and where you like to listen to certain things. Our mission is to find you the prefect music for any moment, this is v1.
  2. “It’s impossible to share music with my friends on the internet” Some of your friends want to follow your every update in life; others like seeing the occasional posts on Facebook. However, nobody shares their music, mainly because it never works. In fact in 2015 more people shared burned CDs that Spotify playlists. We made it super-simple to share music not only with your followers in the Spinlist community, but with Facebook, Twitter, Message or Email, all with the ease of a URL. Every Song. Every Playlist. They are all playable and linkable.
  3. “My friends are so cool, I never know what they are listening to”: Not only did we make it easy to follow your friends, we made it easy to play their music. We worked to index every song and where it lives across streaming services, so that when your friend shares their music, you can listen to it no matter if your on that that old iPhone 4, your laptop, or the new Pixel by google. It just plays.

We’re looking forward to listening to your music & hearing your feedback on our app. We’re all ears at hello@spinlist.fm. You can also learn more about us, and if you’re an engineer or designer, give our jobs page a look.

A massive thanks to our wonderful beta testers, who have given us the tough love that every app needs as it’s being created, and made some stunning playlists along the way, from Los Angeles to London, Toledo to Toronto. Here are three of our favorites, by @nickalt, @scott, and @mario:

Want the app? Download it for free in the App Store!


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