A Social Music App Called Cymbal

Right. We need another mobile music service. RAIN takes a look at Cymbal.

With this app, you share the one song that you’re digging on most at a given moment; that’s your ‘cymbal.’ Your profile lists all of your cymbal selections, while your feed shows a list of the tracks chosen by people you follow. Just tap to listen and it’ll start playing through all of the tunes like a traditional playlist.

The interface is clean and simple, no clutter, all intuitive design. Your feed shows large icons of album art with discreet buttons to comment or like the track. It’s a smart presentation that’s easy to use.

You can search songs by title, artist, or hashtag. Cymbal pulls from the libraries of Spotify and SoundCloud, offering a reasonably comprehensive set of choices to users. In order to hear complete songs, Cymbal has to link up with a Spotify Premium account.

The full review can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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