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Everything every passionate music fan will ever need in a streaming app

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WEYV has music, magazines and (soon) podcasts, ebooks, videos and more all in one app ... More

Editor's review

Published 12 Mar 2018

I read with sadness this week that, after 66 years as one of the UK's most iconic music papers, the New Musical Express was to cease its weekly print publication. Over the years it has provided music fans all over the world with up to date information about everything that was happening music wide. Personally, it taught me so much about music and turned me on to countless new bands. It's no coincidence then that this week sees the emergence of a new music app that could well end up taking the place of many of the traditional music hubs.

WEYV is a new ad-free app for iOS, Android and web player for US based subscribers that takes music appreciation to a new level. As good as music magazines like NME are, it's going to be very difficult for them to compete when app's like this come along. Not only does WEYV deliver a magazine where you can read everything music related - its also a platform for streaming audio and visual content and delivers music, tv shows, radio, movies, ebooks, videos and - pretty soon - podcasts too. It carries music from all the major record labels (including Sony, Warners and Universal) and magazines (including Time Inc, People,  Sports Illustrated, EW, InStyle and Fortune magazine- for adults - and Cricket Media - for the kids) and continually adds more content. WEYV is COPPA-compliant so parents can rest easy knowing that their kids can use the app safely and not be exposed to any explicit content.

So, what exactly does this app let you do? Well, for a start, you can build your own private playlists or collaborate and create them along with your family and friends. Discovering new music is more important than ever these days so WEYV helps you find all the new tunes you need via the powerful song recommendation engine. When you find a tune you love you can simply add it to your playlist. You can even become your own DJ by building custom stations and include (or exclude) any number of artists, songs or music genres. These stations can be refined to your own unique specifications by setting up the percentage of songs played by an artist. Playlists and stations can then be downloaded easily so you can still listen when you are offline. Naturally, you can also share everything, whether it be stations, playlists, albums or individual songs with other WEYV users.

WEYV brings all of your digital entertainment to one place and allows you to easily listen, read and share content - all from the one app. There are a number of subscription plans - starting at US$15 per month - that are designed to ensure that you only pay for the WEYV Units that suit your lifestyle and your budget. What's more, all of them can be accessed on any number of devices. Right now, there's a 14 day free trial so you can try it out and see if you like it. 

WEYV also has a philanthropic side too. They donate 0.5% of revenue to the charity of choice of the artists that you listen to and the more you listen to a particular artist, the more money is donated. The developers claim that their mission in life is to bring families back together the way that they did in the early days of pop music. The days when people of all ages would share their passion for music. I was just saying to a friend the other day that the passion has gone out of the music business. Those days when music really meant something. Let's hope WEYV reignites some of that passion. 

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