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New Music Listening Community

Published 06/19/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Thesixtyone is a website geared towards up-and-coming artists and their music. Visitors can listen to new tunes and share their opinion. The homepage includes a simple link that takes the user to their first listening opportunity. Once pressed, the plain background pulls away to reveal an image of the album or artist as a song plays. The user can share the song, download it or give it a heart (which is the site’s equivalent to a Facebook “like”). Comments are also available so users can start and participate in ongoing conversations related to the music. The site includes a list of simple quests to encourage users to become active in the community. The quest list includes tasks like “listen to seven songs in the posted section”.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Thesixtyone has put together an attractive collection of features, which hasn’t gone unnoticed. The site has been mentioned by reviewers, bloggers and users all over the web. Users really appreciate being able to visit the site and start listening right away. Musicians can grow their fan base and earn some extra cash selling music to the online community. Thesixtyone continues to deliver new, unique tunes in a way that’s accessible to the average music lover.

What are the differences to other apps?

Thesixtyone is unique because it gives new musicians a place to grow their fan base and earn some money in the meantime. Music listeners can visit and enjoy tunes for free while discovering new songs that blend well with their personal tastes. Artists receive payments monthly and earn more than they typically do with a distribution deal so everyone wins.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Thesixtyone presents a well-organized, modern interface that keeps the focus on the music and musicians making it. As songs play, the background changes to include images of the artist or album. All necessities are tucked neatly along the side or upper header. Newcomers will have little trouble adapting to the trendy environment featured on Thesixtyone.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click the light grey “join” link tucked in the upper, left hand corner of the page. A pop up box appears at the center and asks for a username, email address and password. The user can also include a referral name if someone else recommended the site to them. After choosing one of the three radio buttons and submitting the form, the user is automatically logged in without interrupting the music.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can sign up and use Thesixtyone for free. There is no subscription fee and no purchase required to listen to music. The site does offer purchasable downloads of songs if the artist has made this option available. Users can purchase quantities of credits, which start at $12.50 for 1,000 credits. Users can also choose 2,000 credits for $25, 5,000 credits for $62.50 and 10,000 credits for $125. Credits are not required to maintain account access.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Thesixtyone is ideal for serious music fans as well as anyone who is interested in growing their playlist. The interface is very easy to use and offers many appealing free features that are more than enough reason to sign up. Users who really get into the music can opt to purchase credits to download songs they like. Anyone who wants to explore new artists as well as up-and-coming musicians who want to expand their fan base will really love what Thesixtyone has to offer.

  • Listen to music for free
  • Discover new songs and artists
  • Share opinions in the comments area
  • Like a song or share it online
  • Download songs (when available)

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