As more musicians get their music from Spotify amid the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan, listeners are considering switching to alternative streaming services. There are a few options available, the most obvious choices being Apple Music and Tidal, but Rivers Cuomo adds its own app to the mix: Weezify.
“Tired of Spotify” the leader of Weezer wrote on Twitter. “Come to Weezify.” The only catch with Cuomo’s business is that when he created the app last year, he filled it with over 3,200 demos he recorded between 1975 and 2017 – and nothing else. .
— Cuomo Rivers (@RiversCuomo) January 30, 2022
Similar to Spotify’s interface, Weezify offers a number of curated playlists that users can follow, or they can create their own. The demo library is divided into 12 lots divided by era. For example, there’s “Weezma,” which features demos made with California band Ozma between 2012 and 2014, and “Patrick & Rivers,” which features music created with Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson between 1991 and 2012.
The bundles cost $9 each to buy and play through Weezify, less than a monthly Spotify subscription. Weezify also appears to be an outgrowth of another tech project Cuomo started in 2020, a digital marketplace where he also sold bundles of old demos.
Weezify arrives as Weezer prepares its new four-part seasonal album cycle. “Spring is kind of like a happy chill. And then we go to dance rock, like a Strokes-style album for fall, then sad, Elliott Smith-style acoustic for winter,” Cuomo said. hello america of the project which provides for a new release on the first day of each season throughout the year.