Jukebox Apps: Crowdsourcing Music Selection
In lieu of today’s Evolver.fm article, I decided to make a slide differentiating the major “jukebox” apps currently deployed. I don’t love Roqbot because it’s the costliest option, but their model makes some sense if they can distinguish themselves as a meaningful brand. Anthm and Spartify can be replicated within Rdio and Spotify, so they bring the least value to the table. Playmysong is nice as a completely free option on all ends, but assumes that venues and users own substantive music collections. Finally, the automation aspect of Crowdjuke is appealing, along with its Facebook utilization, but the app still requires Rdio Premium. It will be interesting to see this marketplace develop, although I’m skeptical of potential profitability.