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Songlink 2.0

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Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
Hello Makers, Hunters and everyone else! Songlink is the best way to share music (we think 😜). Instead of sharing a Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube link, you should share a Songlink URL. Your friends, family and fans will all be able to listen to the dope track you’re sharing, no matter which music streaming app they use. There are a couple of ways you can create a Songlink URL. You can head to our home page at https://songlink.io and use the search bar to find a song you’d like to share. If that’s too difficult (it probably is), you can simply compose a Songlink URL. First, in the music streaming app you’re using, grab the share URL for the song you’d like to share. Then, add that URL right after our root domain, like this: https://songlink.io/https://itun.... We support Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Google Play Music. You can find out all there is to know about how to create and share Songlink URLs at https://github.com/kweiberth/son..., complete with how-to gifs! There is also information about how to contribute to the Songlink platform, which brings us to our last point: We need your help! People use different music apps (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, etc) and a variety of social platforms (SMS, iMessage, Twitter, Slack, etc) to communicate. They browse the web with different browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE10 😝, etc) on different devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc) with different operating systems (iOS, macOS, Android, Windows, etc). We are unable to build all of the cool shit that can help people make and share Songlink URLs. But with your help, we can do it 💪🏼. Again, check out all the info at https://github.com/kweiberth/son... to learn more. Please reach out to us here, on Twitter (https://twitter.com/songlinkio) or via email (hello@songlink.io) if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the platform. ✌️ ❤️, Kurt and Nick PS — I’d like to shout out and say thanks to David, Ethan and Nick S, who helped me build “version 1.0” of Songlink about a year ago. The Songlink you’re looking at now is a reimagined, enhanced Songlink, accomplished via a large-scale architectural refactor and a new partnership between me and Nick M, who is adding his (impressive) creativity skills and enthusiasm to the platform.
Tristan Isham@tristanisham · Founder of Typed
@kweiberth @songlink Hey Kurt, I really want you to know how awesome this service is! I'll probably use this every day or so for the rest of my life. One of my close personal friends lives far away from me, and we use music and songs that we like as a method of keeping in touch. Sadly, she doesn't have the services that I use and always has to search to find songs, which at times can be difficult. This webapp is going to make life so much easier for us! Thank you, and thank all of the Songlink team, for making something actually usable 1000% of the time! ❤️
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@tristanisham @songlink Thanks for the kind words! This makes us happy. We look forward to being there for you and your friend as you share music and rock on 🤘
Steven Jacobs@stevenjacobs_ · Founder @edmsauce
@kweiberth @songlink Is it possible to embed this into a website? We'd love to use this on EDM Sauce.
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@stevenjacobs_ @songlink we don't have any embedable HTML widgets right now. We're thinking about what would make the most sense. For now, you can always just use an anchor tag, albeit boring :)
Sridhar Ravichandran@sridharsmusic · Senior PM Growth, SoundCloud
@kweiberth @songlink Hi from SoundCloud. Want to chat? We should get SC on Songlink :)
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@sridharsmusic @songlink hello! We'd love to chat. SoundCloud is is definitely on our minds as something we want to add to the Songlink platform. Can you email me at kurt@songlink.io and maybe we can set up a time to talk?
Markus Schuette@markus_schuette
Awesome platform, guys! Looking to implement something like this for my music blog http://hypelist.io - hit me up at music@hypelist.io!
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@markus_schuette @hypelist Slick site over there at hypelist! It looks like a lot of the songs you have on there are SoundCloud. We are unsure if or when we'll be integrating SoundCloud with Songlink. Do you find a lot of the songs you post from SoundCloud are also available on Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube?
Markus Schuette@markus_schuette
@kweiberth @hypelistmusic hmm I see. How come no Soundcloud yet? Yeah, a good a mount are available on Spotify and Youtube, but they usually source from SC. Any ideas?
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@markus_schuette @hypelistmusic It's easier to match songs on Spotify and Apple Music and Google Play Music. We are supporting YouTube, which has proven to be much more difficult to find matches due to the unstructured nature of the videos/data. SoundCloud is going to be similar. I think we need to focus on improving our YouTube matches and then apply what we learn to SoundCloud. I also would like to make sure that most SoundCloud songs are also on YouTube or Spotify. Because if they're mostly only on SoundCloud, then Songlink doesn't provide value (you should just share the SoundCloud url).
Markus Schuette@markus_schuette
@kweiberth @hypelistmusic Got it, thanks for explaining. My idea was to make the 'Source' button link to your Soundlink portal so the user can use the platform of their choice. Keep me posted on SoundCloud support.
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@markus_schuette @hypelistmusic For sure. It would be a great integration. If the source is Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube or Google Play Music, you can easily create a Songlink URL. More info on this at https://github.com/kweiberth/son.... I'll definitely keep you posted on SoundCloud support.
Joshua Willuhn@joshuawilluhn · ridedata.net
This looks cool! a playlist option would be cool.
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@joshuawilluhn yes, playlists would be dope. They add some unique challenges for which we don't have the solutions. But it's on the long-term roadmap. If you have any ideas about how to accomplish it, do reach out! The most difficult part is how to "copy" a playlist onto all the other platforms. Otherwise it's just a collection of Songlink pages and a bad user experience for the receiver to have to open each song individually. It's possible we could have users link their accounts to Spotify, YouTube, etc.
Toby Samuels@tsamuels102 · Founder Reshoevn8r.co.uk
Just what the doctor ordered
Simon Duhem@smndhm · Web Engineer @ Deezer
Hey, where is @deezer ? :)
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@smndhm @deezer We had Deezer on our old site, but I recall it was really hard to test the links since it wasn't available here in the US. Would there be a reasonable way for us to use/test the links? If so it shouldn't be too much work to add it :)
Simon Duhem@smndhm · Web Engineer @ Deezer
@kweiberth @deezer To my eyes it doesn't seems that hard to get links. The country availability is in the API response. You can contact me if needed sd[at]deezer.com
Kurt Weiberth
Maker
@kweiberth · Chief Architect, Songlink
@smndhm @deezer cool I will look into implementing Deezer again. Not being able to test the Deezer links our algorithm was choosing was the only bad thing, but I guess I will just have to trust that they work, especially if I've got the country availability. Will hit you up with any questions I have :)