There are plenty of music services that let you find prepackaged music from record labels, like Spotify, iTunes and Pandora. But what about the millions of tracks, often from smaller artists, that are out in the open web, in places like YouTube and Soundcloud? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to discover these tracks, mix them into playlists, and listen to other people’s playlists?
Enter Whyd, a new social music startup officially launching to the public this week. Whyd might be described as “Pinterest for music”–just as Pinterest users “pin” images to virtual boards and can browse other people’s boards, Whyd lets you search and add tracks from all over the internet to playlists, and browse other people’s playlists.
Whyd is the work of French serial entrepreneur Gilles Poupardin.