Kollekt.Fm is a free website to discover and share new music. Currently in an invite only phase (with a certain number of email based invites sent out each week), Kollekt.Fm is a global online music community that lets you build an online profile based on the type of the music that you like. You can add your favorite music, artist etc. to further personalize your profile. Kollekt.Fm features built in tags to let you search and add music easily. Apart from that, Kollekt.Fm also lets you discover new artists, and directly stream their musical creations online. You can also follow your favorite artists to stay updated with their latest creations. Kollekt.Fm can even be used to create playlists of your favorite tracks, which you can listen to for as long as you want. And since any community is built on the concept of sharing, Kollekt.Fm lets you share your favorited and discovered music with your friends on multiple social networks. Kollekt.Fm uses YouTube and SoundCloud for music streaming, and hence, is totally free.
How To Use This Free Website To Discover And Share New Music?
Before you can get started with Kollekt.Fm to build your personalized profile and discover and share some great music, you need to create a free account. Account creation is the standard process, however, there are two things to note here, as mentioned below:
- Since Kollekt.Fm currently offers sign ups on invite basis only, you need to request one before using the service. To do so, all you have to do is click the Get an invite button on the homepage, and enter your details. There are also a limited number of invites that are handed out every week, so you might have to enter your email address and wait a while before you get one.
- Once you get your hands on an invite, you’ll need to sign up via your Facebook credentials, as Kollekt.Fm only supports Facebook third party sign ups for now.
After your free account is created, you are required to enter some general information (like some recommended artists, enter your favorite genres of music etc.) over a number of steps, in order to build your initial personalized music profile. After the profile is created, you’re directed towards Kollekt’s main web user interface.
Here’s how it looks like:
As illustrated above, Kollekt.Fm sports a pretty funky looking and busy user interface. The majority of the UI lists the discovered and recommended music, artists etc. The header bar consists of options that let you discover new artists/music, search for specific music, invite friends, access playlists, and more. Apart from that, there’s a secondary navigation bar below it, that consists of links to three primary subsections: tracks, playlists and users. The footer consists of playback control buttons, progress bar, and social sharing icons. Pretty simple stuff in here!
When it comes to actually using “Kollekt.Fm”, there isn’t much. The straightforward UI makes things even more simple and intuitive. As mentioned in the beginning of the article, all you have to do is just explore and find some great music. Some important things that you can do with Kollekt.Fm are discussed below:
Streaming Songs Online And Checking Out More About Them:
Although you can discover some truly great music using Kollekt.Fm, the service also has pretty great automatic music recommendations that it suggests to you. To start streaming a song online, simply click on its title card. You can also use the playlist icon on the right corner of the title card to expand it and reveal more information (e.g. playlists it’s part of, number of likes, and sharing options) about the currently selected track. Check out the screenshot below:
Searching For Specific Music And Following Existing Playlists:
Using the search function up top, you can search (and hence add) specific genres of music to your playlists for instant streaming of your favorite tracks. You can also use the Playlists navigation tab to view the existing popular playlist listing, and directly follow the playlists you like. Here’s a screenshot:
Kollekt.Fm is an incredible free website to discover and share new music. It’s simple, easy to use and has a large collection of some really great music by a lot of new artists from all around the world. Features like automatic curated recommendations, personalized music listening profile and the ability to follow some great artists and trending playlists makes it even better. Do give it a try, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.