SoundCloud democratizes digital music sharing by making it simple — and free — for anyone to upload and share their tunes. As such, it grants the user access to smaller acts, hard-to-find mashups, and various remixes that won’t be found on bigger platforms.
SongKick scours your iTunes library and keeps you up to speed on which of your favorite artists are playing shows and festivals near you. It also gives you recommendations based on your tastes — like a music-savvy friend you actually want to listen to.
Stephanie Georgopulos is a writer and editor at Thought Catalog. Follow her on Twitter: @omgstephlol. Thought Catalog is a digital magazine made for and by Millennials, the first information age generation. It’s the online gathering point for smart, technology-obsessed, and self-aware young urbanites who embody the irreverent/innovative zeitgeist of the 2010s. Editorial focus spans all breadths of modern life – from pop culture to technology, literature to television, viral media to music criticism. Topic doesn’t matter all that much, as long as what is being covered resonates with the most plugged-in members of Generation Y.