Could this new App be the Instagram of music?

Cymbal is like Instagram, but you post songs from Soundcloud and Spotify instead of photos. Follow friends, artists, and tastemakers to populate your feed with the songs that represent listeners’ lives. Click play and the whole thing works as a sort of living playlist, curated by the ears you trust.

One of the cool things we noticed is that you can share tracks from Soundcloud or Spotify, although unfortunately only available on iOS with a Android version out soon. Not a large amount of users as we put this out (a little under a million) but we do see this growing for labels and independent artists to directly target fans with new music, away from a saturated social media market (yes, we are looking at you Facebook)

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The app has been a little secret for a little over seven months now. When the guys behind the app started out, they were three college seniors who wanted to know what our friends were listening to — what song was making them tick. Now there is four of them, and they want to ask the world the same question.

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Throughout their short lifespan they have been hard at work not just molding Cymbal into the app they want it to be, but making it the place you can go to find the music that’s shaping people’s lives on a daily basis. This has started with an unbelievable community of listeners, artists, and organizations, from The Needle Drop to Tiny Mix Tapes to No Sleep to Electric Zoo to now you – yeah, ​you​– who have seen just how great this can be, and want to be a part of getting there. Cymbal is becoming the music app we’ve always dreamt of, one song at a time.


Damion Pell
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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.