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Published on October 8th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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The App That Creates “Democratically Shared” Playlists

Resonatr is a new app that allows you and others to collaborate and contribute to a shared playlist that’s wholly dependent on where you are in time and space.

Let’s say, for example, you’re at the gym. Resonatr users can tap into each other’s music selections and thus create a collaborative workout playlist. Or maybe you’re at the office where you want to want the share the music everyone in your profile type is listening to. That’s where Resonatr says it can help. Given that it’s powered by Spotify, it should be easy to use, too.

From their website:

Our group of potential users agreed that hand picking party- or event music playlists and attempting to match a variety of tastes was time consuming and complicated.

Office music was thought to be largely unpredictable, gym background tracks repetitive, and café soundtracks bland at best, and annoying at worst.

Competitor analysis showed that plenty of built-with-Spotify music/playlist apps were available, but none satisfied the particular need we’d identified.

Resonatr only requires initial setup of a personal profile, just featuring your favorite tracks and artists – which then self-transfers onto systems in any enabled host venue.

Anyone can host a venue, anywhere there’s a network / WiFi connection.

Sadly, there’s not much more instruction than that other than this silent video.




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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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