The site Listen on Repeat has expanded to offer YouTube’s music in a different shape.
Originally a site for automatically repeating YouTube videos, Listen on Repeat (originally called YouTube Repeat) now looks a little different. It offers streams of live playlists, reviews of songs, and customized playlists based on searches. The site includes the original YouTube embeds, so it’s still legal, and artists still get paid if there are ads.
CEO Joseph Foulds says they pivoted because they wanted to focus on music discovery, and all the new features were rolled out over the last few months. They wanted to build on the “community and curative feel” that might be lacking on bigger, less personalized platforms like Spotify.
“We’re all music fans, and wanted to bring together a community of people who wanted to discover new music to obsess over,” he says. “The wealth of music available in the YouTube media library far exceeds any alternative, so we decided to build new ways to discover and share music with the world.”
The site is still adding features and working out kinks; as the Reddit post about LoR shows, it’s quite a collaborative effort, but it seems to be filling a void for quite a few active music consumers who find sites like Spotify frustrating to navigate or oblivious to what they want to listen to.