Back in the day… people used to buy entire albums, rather than downloading individual songs. There was a lot of thought put into the arrangement of tracks on albums. Some of them were even conceptual, designed to be heard in order, in one sitting.
Well, times have changed, but if you still enjoy shopping for music and come across an album that looks interesting, but you’re not sure what it sounds like… there’s now a modern day solution. A company called Glitch has introduced a new app called ‘Record Player’ that could be helpful for vinyl buyers, record collectors and garage sale crate diggers.
Using your phone’s camera, the app is connected to both the Spotify API and the Google Cloud Vision API. Snap a picture of any album and the app finds it on a streaming music service. You’re listening to the album in seconds, which should help you make up your mind.
Interest in vinyl records has soared in recent years. According to Billboard and Nielsen Music, vinyl LP sales have reached a record high, accounting for 14 percent of all physical album sales in 2017, an 11 percent increase from 2016.
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