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Looking Music – The Best Music Portal

Updated on October 11, 2015
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Intro

Everyone loves music. I love listening to music as much as I love eating. And that is not a joke! It is practically my go-to comfort food for the soul when chocolates and wines are out of my sight. There are a lot of music sites out there that offer basically the same feature: creating personalized playlists. But most of them are pretty cluttered and too complicated to navigate through.

Looking Music is one of the best music gateways I’ve encountered so far, and here are the reasons why:

Easy Log-in Feature via Facebook or Spotify

I’ve never been more grateful about social media than today. One thing that I do not like about creating profiles is the registration. It’s quite a taxing process given that we’re in the age of technology – where everything is expected to be quick and convenient.

The moment you enter Looking Music, it automatically gives you the option to log-in through either Facebook or Spotify, so a few clicks are enough for you to have more time to enjoy the site.

Import Spotify Playlists

Some people (like me) have fallen in love with Spotify and have long established a stable relationship thereto ever since it was launched a few years ago. And so, it's pretty hard to just forget about the saved playlists.

Looking Music actually lets you get the best of both worlds. By importing my playlists, I don’t have to feel guilty of abandoning the personalized playlists that I’ve created or followed.

Search and Go

A little fact that you have to keep in mind about this music website is that it is more like a search engine dedicated solely to music. This is not really a special feature, but what I’ve noticed is that the search gives really relevant results, so I don’t have to go through a list of songs or artists that I wasn’t really looking for.

Interaction With Other Music Lovers

I think that what the creators of this website were aiming for was for the platform to be more social than other music streaming services. And it’s actually not that bad. There’s a chat feature which lets you talk to other Looking Music lovers.

I haven’t really explored this part too much – probably because this is a fairly new website and not a lot of users have been in it long enough, but I couldn’t help but compare this to Spotify’s own messaging feature.

With Spotify, sometimes I get notifications too late and it works more like an e-mail inbox than a chat box. With Looking Music, it’s easier to talk to others about artists we like (or dislike) and recommend new music with new friends.

Simple and Clean Interface

Just like what I said before about music sites being too cluttered, I get too lazy to explore when things get complicated. I’m not going to torture myself with difficult sites if all I want is to curl up in my bed listening to 90’s ballads.

Looking Music diverts from that and concentrates on providing you with really easy options and the icons are pretty easy to figure out. It’s like this website was made for me!

Showing of Lyrics

As if Looking Music can’t make your life any easier, here they are with the option to search for the lyrics you’re listening to. If you’re one of those people who never sing along to their favourite songs, get out of here. You’re weird.

Taylor Swift is in This

Remember that little issue about a certain blonde pop star born in 1989 refusing to stream her music on Spotify for free? Well, Swifties, you don’t have to worry about that anymore.

One of the first thoughts I had when I checked out this website was, “I wonder if I can find Taylor in here somewhere.” And lo and behold, there she was in all her Red glory.

Another thing great about it? I can now add her to my playlists. I can even merge my imported Spotify songs with hers, so creating a “Quarter Life Crisis” playlist is much easier now.

The Verdict

Overall, Looking Music has a long way to go when it comes to music streaming, especially with a lot of competition these days. But with all the reasons I’ve listed above, for something relatively new in the online music industry, they sure have exceeded expectations. I hope they develop this site and maybe create an app so I could enjoy it on the go (and probably commit to this one for good!).

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      Kenneth Avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

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      Kenneth Avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Evane,

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      Lovely Evaine 23 months ago

      Yeah, thank you so much as well for taking the time to read this hub and put a comment. Thank you Matt! Music is a part of me and will always be :)

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      Matthew A Easterbrook 23 months ago from Oregon

      Great hub and informative. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

      Matt

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      Lovely Evaine 23 months ago

      Hi MsDora! Yeah :D I want to provide the information directly as much as I can so it will be great for a quick check :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the review on Looking Music. You answered questions I would have asked.

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      Lovely Evaine 23 months ago

      Yeah! :) So glad to see you actively commenting on my hubs Gilbert :)

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      Gilbert Arevalo 23 months ago from Hacienda Heights, California

      I never thought I'd see the day I'd use my computer like a jukebox. musical recordings are on the web for us at the press of a button.

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      Lovely Evaine 23 months ago

      It is! Check it out :) I've been using that for quite some time now ;)

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      stella vadakin 23 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Sounds like a great music website. Nice hub.