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Wonder indie music discovery service launches its apps


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Wonder.fm was the music discovery site launched in 2014 by former We Are Hunted co-founder Stephen Phillips, as his post-Twitter-#Music project.

This February, under the wing of startup Hydric Media, it relaunched as three separate verticals: Wonder for indie, White Label for hip-hop and Primary for electronic music, with each taking the form of a chart of trending tracks from SoundCloud in those respective genres.

Yesterday, Hydric Media launched Android and iOS apps for Wonder, enabling people to browse its chart and listen to tracks, while starring their favourites for later and sharing songs with friends on social networks.

It’s a neat, uncluttered app that could find an audience, doing for SoundCloud what Hype Machine does for music blogs.

That said, this is arguably the kind of feature that SoundCloud should be putting in its own app, to help people navigate its mammoth catalogue.

Just as Twitter bought We Are Hunted, perhaps SoundCloud should try to buy Wonder…

Stuart Dredge

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