A mobile app which aggregates new music releases sourced from blogs and indie artists.
This previously existed as a web application prototype built in Python. After bhuilding out the entirety of the app's backend, it was brought to my attention that a number of other services already accomplish similar visions.
While existing products may acheive the same logic as thatnu.nu, I believe that these products fall very short of every day usability. The main qualms I have with these services lay in their execution of UI.
With this in mind, I'm not entirely confident that thatnu.nu will be picked up again, despite this discrepancy. While I believe thatnu.nu has higher potential than its competitors, picking a fight with existing products with undoubtedly more resources seems like a losing battle waiting to happen.
The past decade has seen the rise and fall of countless music startups, all thanks to the greed of the music industry.
The result is a landscape of music products which are "good enough" for our every day needs, but simply do not hit home with music enthusiasts and professionals looking for new music. Music platforms with funding cannot legally list certain remixes nor serve music without consent of the artist, even if the artist is willing and not contacted. This kills the music industry, as it is nearly impossible for new artists making quality music to make their way on to any music platform being used by human beings.
The interface of this application in tended to seem like a regular music player. Some features include:
Aggregation of music on a daily basis
Ability to save/download/favorite liked tracks
Play through new songs without the friction of searching
- Much more