Here’s Why You Should Try Songza

Okay, okay, I’m biased because I work for Songza.  While the Songza Canada team are in New York getting Googlized (Google bought us last week), USA Today has this review on the service.

It’s the weekend, what do you want to listen to? Something energetic for your run? Something rowdy to get ready for a party? How about soothing waves as you drift off to sleep on a summer night? Get as deep-cut as you want, or as frothy as you like. You don’t have to think about it. That’sSongza.There’s something delightful about opening up a music streaming app that greets you by offering up playlists based on what you might be doing. That’s the premise of Songza, which Google just snapped up for itself for an undisclosed sum.

It’ll be interesting to see what Google does with Songza. It said it will explore ways to bring elements to its Google Play Music service, which costs $10 a month, and to YouTube and other Google products.

In the meantime, it gave us a good excuse to check out Songza again (it’s free!) and chat with its co-founder and CEO Elias Roman. Here’s a primer:

Read on.  The Google sale has attracted some serious new attention to Songza.  Expect to hear more.  Meanwhile, we move into the Google offices next week.  This should be interesting.

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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