Muse – Discover a never ending stream of music9 years ago Nikita Kiran
Do you know that over 65,000 Hindi film songs have been composed from 1931 to 2010? This is just Bollywood; the other regional film industries, especially the Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi and Bhojpuri film industries, are equally as active, if not more.
As you can see quite clearly, India has a really rich and vibrant selection of songs, some of them are incredible, some are decent, some are hilarious and some are downright intolerable.
So, the question is how do you actually get to hear the best of Indian music in your smartphone? Through an app, of course, and there are lots of apps that let you listen to thousands of songs. But you are not likely to listen to even a quarter of the songs they offer. What you need is an app that delivers curated music to you. You get the best of the best, right from the start. This is where Muse comes in.
What it does?
Muse, as you may have guessed by now, is an app that delivers carefully selected Indian and fusion music to you on your smartphone. Designed and developed by the The Egghead Creative, it is supported on Android and iOS, so there is no lack of support here.
The music has been curated into a number of categories and subcategories, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Fusion, English and Classical. The interface is pretty simple, you can start listening to songs in just two taps, and skip songs with one. You can play random songs in a particular category too. If you like something in particular, you can add it to your favorites and listen to it whenever you want.
Or even let the app surprise you with a random song across categories.
Muse versus other apps
While popular apps like Saavn and Gaana deliver a wide range of Indian music to choose from, Muse differs by focusing on a niche and delivering music curated into highly specific categories and sub-categories. In other words, apps like Saavn, which are pretty much all you had until now for Indian music, are jacks of all trades. Muse, on the other, is a master in its niche. Also, compared to apps like Saavn and Gaana that seem to have a bit too much going on in the screen, Muse comes off as simple, clear and to-the-point.
Who is it aimed at?
The app, as you can imagine, is targeted at a very specific kind of audience; an audience that is largely left to carefully parse through hundreds of songs to find the 10-20 songs they want. This is the music-crazy urban South Indian. Whether in Chennai, Kochi or even Mumbai, they are deeply connected to the bustling Indian Fusion music scene, and at the same time like to chill out occasionally to the raw energy of a Tamil Mass song. But does Muse finally satisfy the music hunger of its target audience?
For the most part, Muse does really well in its role. First of all, the music collection is incredible and to the point. It delivers on exactly what it offers, so listeners should not be disappointed. If they are, they can simply skip a song and choose to listen to another selection. This way, Muse meets a niche requirement while still giving users the final choice of the music they want to listen to.
Taste for music can be very subjective, so not every Indian Fusion and Tamil Mass fan listens to the same kind of music. As such, there may be some, who do not like the kind of music on Muse. However, since the music selection is constantly being curated and added, there should still be something for everyone.
Muse is definitely worth checking out if you love listening to Indian Fusion, Tamil Mass or even Hindustani Classical. The interface is simple and the music has been curated and catalogued just for your listening pleasure.
Download Muse and enjoy a never ending stream of curated music on your Android or iPhone.