Following several artists leaving Spotify over complaints about the popular streaming platform’s encouragement of COVID-19 misinformation, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has taken a new approach.
The rocker has launched his own streaming service, Weezify.
The new online streaming service will give users access to the nearly 3,500 Cuomo demos he recorded over nearly 50 years, between 1975 and 2017.
The artist broke the news on social media, taking to Twitter to tell his 1.1 million followers, “Tired of Spotify? Go to Weezify. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/weezify/id1598140531 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riverTube https://riverscuomo.com/home“
According to a description of the service: it will be a “Spotify-like player for all Rivers Cuomo demos (1975-2017). “Nearly 3,500 demos. Follow curated playlists. Create playlists of your favorites. I made this app myself. It took me all of 2021 to do it. I hope you like it.”
Apparently, the app will allow users to interact with other listeners by following their curated playlists and includes the ability to participate in playlist surveys, which will help create “the best playlist possible.” for Weezer broadcasts”.
Users will also have the option to chat with Cuomo through the rocker’s Discord page. Customers can choose from 12 song bundles. Weezify is free to download from Apple and Google Play.
Later this year, Weezer is set to release the band’s four-album project. Seasonseach outing must coincide with each season: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
In the summer of 2021, the band went on tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy, which included a surprise on the event’s final leg.
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