Songza ecstatic about Canadian launch, boasts a million users in just over two months

Daniel Bader

October 18, 2012 11:12am

Songza launched its “how’s my mood?” music streaming service in our fair country barely two months ago, and is already boasting about its user engagement. The company issued a press release this morning claiming it has gained one million Canadian users, 90% of whom listen to the service on an iOS device. While the number of users elsewhere, including the United States, was not offered, that the company is remarking on its Canadian success shows how desperate we are for good streaming music services.

In addition, Justin Bieber has adopted the service, posting a “Canadian Pop Jams” playlist earlier this week. The ad-free streaming music service offers a “concierge” music listening experience by streaming music based on your mood, or by pre-made playlist. Canadians were eager to listen to “Mellow” music, followed by “Sexual” tunes and “Cardio Workouts.”

You can listen to some Canadian-centric playlists like Toronto Now: Indie Music from Hogtown and The ’00s Canadian Indie Scene to get a taste of the service.

Songza is available on iOS and Android, though the latter platform is not mentioned anywhere on the press release.

  • MovieMan87

    This is a fantastic app. Great music selection and amazing playlists. Plus its free, gotta like that.

    • Gus

      I agree, I’ve been using it for a couple weeks and have been pleasantly surprised.

      I really don’t understand how they’re effectively giving a rdio/spotify type of service but its completely free.

      They can’t be surviving off of tiny ads can they?

  • iphoneee

    comes with apple maps?

  • Michael

    I wonder why more people aren’t using it on Android? I am, the app is very well done.

  • Mark

    The tablette mode on Android is realy good but I’m disappointed by the phone version of the interface. It’s one of the apps I use everyday!

  • jack

    I use this app daily on my S3.
    I love it !

  • LJK

    love Songza. The best there is.

  • SZ

    Is there an offline mode?

  • Pahech

    This is surprisingly good. I didn’t really notice Songza prior.

  • Stan

    Great app. It’s so quick and easy to use

  • Andranik

    hey, it’s a ton of great ideas, for sure. However, I kind of disagree with you when you say it’s sfurepeedr’s job to implemet job. Our approach is just to provide the pipes you build the coolness on top of it.This is the great stuff with XMPP PubSub our pubSubHubbub : they’re just design patterns in a way and they can applu to all the stuff above, as long as you build the feeds and the logic on top!