Songza Brings the Music to Uber NYC

Songza @ Uber NYC

Back in February, we had the pleasure of hosting the gang from Songza (our Long Island City neighbors) for our second B2Beer evening, where we invite different NYC startups for a Happy Hour chat at our Uber NYC HQ.

Here’s a sampling of what we learned from Songza founders Eric Davich and Elliott Breece:

Born from the notion of the “oppression of choice” listeners have when it comes to music, Davich, Breece, and co. developed Songza into a concierge service for delivering curated playlist suggestions based on time of day, mood, activity, or even device. For Songza, it’s all about contextual relevancy—providing you with the right music for whatever you’re doing at a given moment. Popular examples include, Working in an Office, Cooking Dinner, or Morning Workout. But Songza also has a cheekier side, which it only displays to users after they’ve been around a while. Themes like Crying Over an Ex also have their place in the service’s repertoire, along with more aspirational ones like Saving the World or Quitting Your Day Job. If you’re a Songza devotee, you may have realized that the service makes a calculated effort to get to know you the more you listen. So, if you’re a constant Taking on the Morning and Cleaning the House type of listener, odds are you won’t be shown playlists for college house parties; they know it’s just not your style. (But you can still find those playlists if it is. No one’s judging.)

Experience the Long Island City neighborhood vibe with our Made in Queens playlist.

Some other Uber NYC favorites include…

Care to join us for our next B2Beer evening? Send us a note or tweet us!

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