As streaming music is gaining popularity over music downloads around the world, Swizzle has surfaced as the new social music hub in Asia. Aggregating different music sources such as YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, etc., Swizzle offers unique features to build playlists together and share songs with friends. Going beyond the limited services offered by other music download and sharing sites, Swizzle’s one-stop approach lets users “crowdsource” playlists for specific events.
Receiving acclaim and honors at the beGLOBAL 2014 conference in San Francisco on September 12, the Korean startup earned an opportunity to attend the Startup Bootcamp at the event, a global tech conference designed to bring the best Korean startups to Silicon Valley to enter the global market and attract foreign investment. “We were honored to be selected as the winning team to attend beGLOBAL and the two-week Startup Bootcamp,” said Ian Inyoung Lee, Ideabove’s CEO. “We were very pleased to see so much support for our collaborative music app, and came away from the event with even more great ideas for helping people share music with others.”
The social music hub makes collaboration easier. Users can share with friends, or with Swizzlers anywhere in the world. Especially Southeast Asia, Swizzle’s whole new way to discover music has gained popularity with the younger crowd. “Swizzle’s mission is to rely on legal, open sources of music, to allow people to build their own music playlists with the help of other like-minded people anywhere in the world,” said Ian. “You can build your own playlists for every occasion, share them, or ask other Swizzlers to contribute their suggestions. With the help of others, it’s easy to build a playlist that’s perfect for your special event, or to enjoy new music in any category you’re sure to love.”
Music is a big part of our lives; we listen to music when we work out, drive, and party with friends. Because of all the various reasons we listen to music, multiple companies have been created, each catering to a different need. There are video services that let us watch music videos, discovery services that help us find new music, download sites that let us purchase our music, and much more. Swizzle is pulling all these together, creating a lawful music sharing platform that brings in the best of everything, with personal recommendations, technology and that is easy to use.
• Build playlists and add songs from multiple music sources
• Invitation feature to ask friends for suggestions
• Recommend music by adding songs to others’ playlists
• Supports continuous play
• Comment feature
• Keyword screening for YouTube search
• OS Requirement: Android 4.0 and up; iOS 7.0 and up
• This app is optimized for iPhone5.
• Size: Android 9.4 MB; iOS 7.5 MB
• Language: English
Pricing and Availability:
The Swizzle App is currently available for Free and available worldwide through Google Play and the iTunes app store in the Music category. The service is focused on the Asian market, and service varies worldwide. Swizzle also has a website, http://swizzle.fm
Ideabove was established on May 1, 2012, based in Seoul, Korea. Ideabove provides music-based platform and social networking services. It offers a platform known as ServiceSwizzle, enabling users to create playlists, share playlists and communicate with friends through a social music network service.