Music Smasher is a neat little hack unveiled during Music Hack Day in San Francisco that acts as a mass search engine for Rdio, Spotify, Grooveshark, Soundcloud, MOG and Bandcamp. Simply search for what you want to listen to and the service will show you which music platforms carry those tunes. Once you find the band/track you’re looking for, you can click on tunes to open up the service that carries them and listen right then and there.
Music Smasher is especially helpful for more obscure music that you might necessary find on a music subscription service, but could possibly check out via a band’s SoundCloud or Bandcamp page. For example, I’ve been looking for a local punk band’s albums everywhere — from iTunes to Spotify — with no luck. Music Smasher revealed to me that Grooveshark and SoundCloud are the only services (as far as I can tell) carrying their jams.
Bonus: Every time you type in a new band’s name, a giant fist punches the “search” button with a satisfying crash. Listening to tunes whilst channeling bottled-up aggression? I know how I’m spending the rest of my morning.