Rare is the activity that isn’t enhanced by music. The challenge is finding music to match your mood. If only there were a music service that could play music to suit your mood.
Good news, an Internet radio service called Musicovery is designed to help you find music that matches your mood. Whether you’re feeling down and mellow or upbeat and energetic, Musicology has tunes for you.
Musicovery, a combination of music and discovery, can match your mood or manage it. Feeling in a funk and want some peppy tunes? Find songs to lighten your mood. Need music to help you relax? Use music to chill out and calm down.
Head to the Musicovery website. You’ll see a grid of dots in a square with moods on each side. Choose to the mood you’re feeling:
- Energetic vs. Calm
- Positive vs. Dark
Hover your cursor over a dot to hear a song to match the mood. Click on a song you like and the site will build a playlist based on that song and mood. You can listen to the music as it streams over the Internet. You can pause and skip songs.
You can refine your search to specific genres by clicking on the buttons below the music square. Select Rock, Classical, World, Jazz, Electro and other genres. You can select as many genres as you want to make sure you get the music you want without having to suffer through the types of songs you don’t like.
If you click on the Radios tab at the top of the page, you can choose your favorite decades, from the 1960’s to today’s music to combine genre with time periods.
Music Beyond Your Mood
You can also use Musicovery to create playlists based on things other than your mood. Enter your favorite artist, genre or tag in the search box in the upper left corner of the page and Musicovery will build a playlist for you based on that search term. You can use tags such as party chillout, downtempo, party dance, gospel, soft and more.
The left side of the page also shows you new music and popular tags so you can discover even more music.
Signing Up for an Account
You don’t need to have an account at Musicovery to enjoy their tunes but if you find you like the service, you may want to sign up for one. With an account you can save your favorite songs and playlists. You can also banish a song by clicking on the broken heart to make sure you don’t hear it again.
Musicovery accounts are free, but a premium service is available.
Come Over to the Lab
Musicovery has a fun lab where they have compiled a chart of songs based on their popularity. You can click on squares to find the most and least popular songs during the decades, based on votes at Musicovery. The squares are color-coded according to genre.
Playing around with the songs in the Lab is addictive. You’re sure to find some of your favorites and you may wonder about their rankings. Do your musical tastes match the majority?
Sharing Is Caring
No music website would be complete without the ability to share with your friends. Musicovery lets you share your favorite tunes on Facebook and Twitter. Bloggers can also get a widget to share music on their own websites.
Licensing rights limit the availability of the website to US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Norway.
Musicovery is available on the website and on free mobile apps for:
Note that the mobile apps let you play songs in your music library according to your mood. Who knows? You may re-discover some of your forgotten music.
This video shows you how the app works:
You’ll have fun seeing how Musicology rates your songs. What’s your most energetic and positive song? Mine was Queen’s We Are the Champions. My most calm, dark song was Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve.
The app didn’t work perfectly for me, sometimes selected songs wouldn’t play. But I still enjoyed seeing where my songs were rated on Musicovery’s mood meter.
Do you enjoy listening to music to match your mood? Are you excited to discover new music at Musicovery? Have you used the app to re-discover some of your own music? Let us know in the Comments section below!