Billboard Magazine called Splash.FM "a Twitter for music discovery." In a quick snapshot, users are able to view song charts of which tracks are trending amongst their friends and on the site overall, as well as what has been "splashed" most recently. Best of all, users get credit where credit is due; users are assigned a "Splash Score" (from 0-99), a ranking system that visibly rewards users for discovering good music early.
The site, co-founded by Alex Gatof and Jason Fiedler, was created based on the premise that friend-sourced song recommendations are more powerful than any other algorithm that currently exists in online music consumption. "Nothing beats friend-based recommendations. It’s true with many categories-clothes, television shows, movies-but especially true with music," says Fiedler, "There is something about the social nature of it; music just sounds better on Splash.FM."
During the past three months of Private Beta testing, Gatof and Fiedler have absorbed feedback and implemented several key changes designed to make Splash.FM even stronger for its Public Beta Launch. Users can expect to see the following new amenities in the Splash.FM public beta suite: