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StumbleAudio

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Published 05/13/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

StumbleAudio works much like Pandora radio with a focus on indie music. The application allows users to listen to music to discover new bands or enjoy their old favorites. StumbleAudio currently includes more than 2,000,000 tracks that span more than 120,000 artists. Users are given a legal way to enjoy streaming music online. StumbleAudio has received some notoriety with mentions by Mashable, Baixaki, Listio, Zaphu, DIY Startup News, Times Online, TechCrunch, the Washington Times, Killer Startups, Tech Radar and TechCrunch France.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

StumbleAudio was created to give indie music fans a recommendation engine. Through StumbleAudio, users can enjoy music whenever they like. The system was created to work much like Pandora so that artists still receive royalties for their music and listeners are given legal access. The website is currently undergoing updates with plans to re-open in the future.

What are the differences to other apps?

StumbleAudio provides a helpful service many users can really enjoy. While applications like Pandora radio give users a more general selection, StumbleAudio presets a similar service focused on indie music. Users can narrow down their options and discover new sounds that could become new favorites. Fans of the underground can really appreciate the web based service offered by StumbleAudio.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The StumbleAudio website has a very dark and trendy design. The color scheme features black and pink with hints of blue. The clever logo features a circle of music notes in a light and dark pink flower pattern with the application name positioned just below in pink and white. The player presents users with album covers, which page by like a book. Channels are found in blue along the left hand side while links to places selling the current song are found along the right. Player controls are positioned in an opaque bar that spans the bottom portion of the current album cover.

How does the registration process work?

StumbleAudio is not currently accepting new users. The website is listed as experiencing technical difficulties. Users who visit the homepage can find a single text field positioned right at the center. Those who would like to receive updates when the application becomes available for use and registration again can provide their email address. StumbleAudio will send a notification to alert the user that they can return and join or begin listening to indie music again.

What does it cost to use the application?

StumbleAudio is available to users for free. There are no subscription requirements or other charges for the service at this time. No premium paid membership is currently available, either. This could change in the future. At this time, StumbleAudio is not accepting new members due to technical difficulties. Users who are interested in joining when StumbleAudio becomes available should add their email address to the mailing list (available on the homepage).

Who would you recommend the application to?

StumbleAudio is a good option for users who love indie music. The website focuses on underground sounds rather than mainstream songs. The recommendation system also gives users new artists and songs to enjoy that they might not have heard otherwise. The application is easy to use, with standard player features that almost anyone can quickly master.

  • Listen to streaming indie music
  • Create your own music channels as you listen
  • Access links to buy songs on the player page
  • Share songs while listening to them
  • View artist information and album covers


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