Helsinki-based startup Hitlantis aims to give music fans a new and more visual way to find music, similar to the experience of browsing a good high street record shop.
Hitlantis is making searching for music fun again using a different kind of user interface that allows you to quickly select new music and browse new tracks all from one screen, without the need to enter search phrases.
Hitlantis is a free for all service and creates a circular heat map including genres like punk, indie, electro and pop, all of which are made up of circles that denote different unsigned or up-and-coming bands.
“We wanted to change that and bring in visual browsing,” says co-founder Timo Poijärvi. “It was the basic idea of normal human behavior: If you are walking down the street and see a record store (they still exist), you do not stop by the door and shout some odd letters into the letterbox. No, you would step into the store and start browsing visually.”
Bands can also pay a monthly subscription of 5€ which provides an online store to sell your tracks or 10€ which includes record company pitching and software features. Give Hitlantis a spin today and I am sure you won’t be disappointed.Filed Under: Design News, Technology News