Streaming Music Free: Grooveshark and Jango

Do you still buy music? Have you thought about streaming your favorite tunes instead? Its simple and free, and its a great way to be exposed to new tunes. Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up for an account, enter an artist you like, and the service creates a radio station based on the style of that artist.
  • As you listen, you can click whether you like the songs it selects for you. The more input you provide, the better it gets at guessing your tastes.

I use Grooveshark and Jango. Grooveshark is best, but there  are pros and cons to each:

Grooveshark is the best service by far.

Pros of Grooveshark: It is much more than a radio station, even though it does this well. You can also:

  • Save your favorite tunes, or artists as playlists.
  • Play your favorite music on shuffle and repeat.
  • Save your music in playlists.
  • Collaborate on playlists with friends. Why not try this out and introduce me to your favorite tunes.
  • Integrate your music into your social media.

Cons of Grooveshark: I have very little negative to say about Grooveshark, besides the fact that it sometimes makes you watch a video for at least 10 seconds before you can access your music. My biggest complaint is that you have to pay for mobile apps.

Which is why I will also mention Jango:

If you are cheap like me, and don’t want to pay for your music at all, Jango is a customizable radio station. Although it doesn’t have the same flexibility as Grooveshark, it still has a few things going for it.

Pros of Jango:

  • It is very simple to use, and has a nice clean interface.
  • It has free apps for your mobile device.

Cons of Jango:

  • It can be annoying for sticking ads between your songs, and for bugging you about voting for or against new music.
  • It often introduces music from amateur bands that I don’t usually want to listen to.

Let me know if you found these services useful. Do you know of any other ones that are good besides these?

Also, if you are using Grooveshark, be sure to collaborate with me on my shared playlist.

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