Mardplay music streaming Store. Really?
The way we consume music has changed a lot in the last few years, as more and more Cameroonians transition to MP3 downloads instead of buying hard copys. While music streaming is a dinner table talk in some parts of the world, Cameroon is still sluggishly catching the pase. This because internet is still more of a luxury than a necessity for most of its inhabitants.
But most of us have refused to “put a sour face with all this excess lemons” life is bringing at us and the guys at CHILLEN MEDIA INC. are no exemptions.
With an Objective to empower society through Tech, CMEDIA has put to birth a new baby called Mardplay, a premium service for music streaming, sharing and sales, which got me rattled and I cant help but think: Many Music apps have come and gone, why should this particular one be any different?
This music streaming store is completely FREE for everybody and I lIke awoof so Lets get into the “fufu corn and njama njama” of this matter, shall we?
What is Mardplay?
Mardplay is a digital music streaming, sharing service and Music store that gives you access to thousands of songs, podcast, and other content from artists all over Cameroon
It aims at helping the local artist generate revenue through the music they make while giving their fans a one stop for music and other related information about the industry.
Currrently in its beta Launch as of the time I am writing this article, this web app packs a great punch, with a ton of features for convenient music listening and sharing and a wonderful and beautiful User Interface.
What’s possible with the Mardplay
As with most services, you can register for Mardplay Web App by connecting your Facebook account for optimal social features, or create an account with your email address. Its required to create an email address before you Sign Up if you don’t already have an email address.
A pro account comes packed with a lot of nice features but bellow are the most striking ones that would leave you hyped up.
1) BEAUTIFUL UI
Mardplay comes with two themes, the Light Mode and the Dark mode. Some refer to this as Daylight and night Modes.
Mardplay is a social music sharing and streaming platform for a reason. It has an Activity Feed where user can get updated on each others activities.
Its Live Chat put a little muscle on everything happening. Users can listen to the music they love while chatting about last nights Football game, so convenient!
The Follow button takes it up a notch; Follow your favorite celebs,
3) LIVE NOTIFICATION
Get social, see who recently liked your new song and Who recently commented.
Get notified about the happenings of those whom you follow in realtime.
Do you Want to listen to a song but don’t know the artist? Wanna buy Stanley Eno’s new album but don’t know the tittle? The search bar is your associate and everything is supper fast (Realtime search)
A PRO Account offers a Music store alongside other market friendly features. Musicians can sell their Albums, singles, Podcast and other audio related digital products
6) YOUR LIBRARY
Your Library (Your Music) is where you’ll find what you have currently like and interact with, accross devices. Its build to store your favorite songs, playlists, artists, albums, and podcasts.
The Discover section is filled with custom recommendations based on your music preference. This feature gets better as you use the paltform
If you are stuck picking out something new to listen to, you can get lost scrolling down this page because of the vast curated music library thats readily available.
Mardplay comes with two languages righ out of the boxm French and English. You can switch between french and English convinieently without compromising your current listening state.
If you have a Pro account, you can download your favorite songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts, so you can listen to them without an internet connection (this is only available via the app)
An internet connection is initially required for downloading. You must go online at least once every 30 days and maintain a Pro subscription to keep your music and podcasts downloaded.
It makes perfect sense for the lyrics of your favorite song to be readily available durng your music listening sessions. This feature helps you to See key lyrics of many of your favorite tracks as they’re sung .
11) ARTIST PROFILE
Artist profiles are where you’ll find all releases available by a particular artist, plus everything you need to know about them.
Explore an artist profile to find:
• All available albums, singles, and EPs. Check out their Latest Release and Popular once to get to know their music.
• Compilations, or releases by other artists, that they appear on.
• Fans Also Like: Other artists their fans listen to, determined by listener habits and trends around the internet.
• About: Their biography,
• Concerts: When and where they’re playing, and how to find tickets.
• Artist Playlists and Artist’s Pick: The music they’re into!
• Monthly listeners: Their average number of listeners per month.
FREE or PREMIUM
With a growing catalogue of about 2000 Cameroon songs and more as of the time I am writing this article, the possibility to consume free or premium music is at your finger tips.
A free account is a bit limited but gives you the ability to stream all Free contenet while the Pro Account is said to have all the above highlighted features with and All Acces pass.
Premium brings a swath of additional features, like 320Kbps streaming, downloading music for offline listening
Depending on how you plan to use Mardplay upgrading to a pro account would offer a pretty significant improvement in your experience.
As a music producer, ive got a ton of intelectual property just sitting on ice, im gonna make sure I rape that store feature mardplay offers.
Rush now and give this little baby a try! Lets see if she is in for the long ride or she is gonna jump off the bus real soon.