Humm is a free music app that makes it possible, simply and legally, to access more than 50 million songs, providing users with a personalized experience based on their musical tastes.
Humm, a London-based startup, has just launched a new music-streaming app that provides a free and easy way to listen to a huge array of music online. Without ads or interruptions, it provides users with a service similar to Spotify through a highly intuitive interface.
The app, which has just launched a mobile version on Android, draws on more than 50 million songs obtained through the YouTube API. Humm lets users create their own music library and listen to a radio service tailored around their favourite artists. Similar to Apple Music, Humm also offers customized content based on users’ musical tastes.
“With Humm, we want to democratize streaming music and make it accessible to the whole world, but through legal channels. We use the APIs of other services such as YouTube or Spotify, adhering to their terms and conditions,” explains its CEO and founder, Andrés Sánchez. “At present, only 1% of the world’s population is willing to pay for premium music services. We want this number to increase, and Humm wants to be the gateway to paid services. We see a big gap between YouTube and Spotify and we’d like to be the stepping stone to go from one to the other,” adds Sánchez.
Founded by Spanish entrepreneurs and a graduate of the Telefónica Wayra acccelerator, Humm is a London-based startup with offices in Málaga and Santiago de Compostela. Its earlier incarnation, Living Indie, was a live streaming platform for concerts. In April of last year, the company closed its first round of funding in through Crowdcube, the UK-based equity crowdfunding platform.
Humm’s mission is to make music accessible to everyone through a music streaming platform with access to more than 50 million songs. Hum