Listen to the music being played in Dalston, London, Williamsburg, New York, or Nørrebro, Copenhagen; these days music discovery apps are a dime a dozen, but the Clerkd app makes a remarkable promise that just might nudge the app landscape in a bold new direction if the student-founded enterprise from Helsinki play their cards right and manage get enough people invested in sharing on their network.
Here’s how it works: The app plugs into a number of music services, like Spotify, Soundcloud, Jamendo, VK, and iTunes. Clerkd lets you follow your buddies and tastemakers such as bands, blogs, writers, the roadie from Insane Clown Posse, you get the picture.
On top of that – and this is where it gets really interesting - the map function gives you an overview of the music that's popular in the vicinity of your smartphone by assigning each genre with its own color. After selecting a location, you just press play and hey presto, you get a playlist of the music that's been played in that particular location.
Sounds pretty great, no? Of course, the question is if you, the user, think Clerkd’s features are exciting enough to make you join another social platform in a market saturated with online social platforms. For our money, this could potentially be pretty effing great, so instead of whining about or singing the praising of that new Daft Punk album on Facebook you might want to consider joining this forum made by hardcore music enthusiasts for hardcore music enthusiasts instead...like, now.
Get the Clerkd app in the app store.