Better music discovery at your fingertips
by on April 24, 2011
Musiz is an application powered by Last.FM and allows users to find and discover music from their favourite artists in the same way – without actually being able to listen to it.
We liked the premise for this application – it scans your music collection to work out which artists you might like, and then suggests similar ones for you to check out.
From each artist’s page, you can call up a biography, see a picture in the background of said artist, find their top hits and also see which events they have coming up – all very cool.
However, in practice it’s not so great. The main issue we have with the application is the length of time it takes to call down any information, with a click on an artist meaning around a 30 second wait to actually see the info, and even then it’s sometimes not all displayed.
Marketplace search is also included so you can head on over the Windows Phone 7 portal and download tracks from the chosen singer or band. This is functionality that should be added in to the application directly, although this is more Microsoft making it harder for developers rather than a problem with the app.
If you’ve got ZunePass, then this application is a great way to discover and listen to new music, as you’ve got countless free tracks at your fingertips.
If not, then you might struggle to keep using Musiz, as the slow loading times mean it can be really frustrating waiting to find out where Katy Perry is playing next.
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