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January 20, 2008

Songza – Play That Funky Music

Simply put, Songza offers you a way to essentially “Google” a tune and play it instantly with no special software required. The songs located by Songza are found freely on the Internet and can range greatly in audio quality. That said, Songza delivers exactly what it promises and nothing more. If you’re in the mood to listen to a few tunes and you have a recollection of the title or artist, this application is certainly for you.

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Practical Uses:

  • Listen to Ray LaMontagne and Damien Rice play a Bee Gees cover (I’m not kidding)
  • Kill a few minutes, or hours finding interesting tunes
  • Find new and emerging artists

Insider Tips:

  • A reliable Internet connection will boost the quality of the audio
  • Search for music genres (such as reggae) instead of song titles when  you don’t know what you’re looking for

What We Liked:

  • Extremely lightweight and fast interface (not to mention easy on the eyes)
  • Accurate search results
  • Ability to purchase tracks and CD’s from Amazon.com
  • Link to search the artist’s discography

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Does not support continuous playback of more than one song (requires manual intervention)
  • Cannot download song files

Alternatives:

Company Info:

  • Launched in: November, 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Chicago, IL
  • Founders: Aka Raskin, Scott Robbin
  • Web site: http://www.songza.com

Costs:

  • Free (supported by advertising)

Rating:

  • 3.5 out of 5 (excellent)

Songza Home Page

Songza Search Results

Songza Play Controls

Songza Playing a Track