plug.dj is dedicated to growing positive international communities for sharing and discovering music.
plug.dj empowers people from around the world to share music in a fun, real-time, community-driven environment.
Join an existing community, or create your own community based around common interests and musical tastes. Put together the perfect playlist, make new friends, and then take turns playing music and videos with each other. Whoever DJs before you might inspire your next song, and you can discuss musical influences in our live chat. If you discover a new track that you like, you can ‘Woot!’ it to start dancing, or even grab it to add to your playlists. Pick an avatar that fits your personality, and you’re ready to make new friends and listen to music!
plug.dj was launched in February 2012 by a few passionate music fans. They believed that by tapping into the potential of crowd-curated content, they would be able to improve music discovery and overcome the limitations of solitary listening. This approach to music appreciation and sharing has resonated strongly with many people, who had been dealing with the same challenges. A strong and loyal fan base of early adopters has supported and grown plug.dj, spreading it to several million people in 190 different countries with the average user spending over an hour on the site per visit.
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“The launch of this service marked the start of what I personally hope will become a big trend in business: not ignoring the rest of the world. After using plug.dj for most of today, it appears that plug.dj has executed upon the potential perfectly.”
Trevor Gilbert, pandodaily.com
“Spinning in front of a crowd of people, even if they’re virtual, has its own appeal. And if you’re going to tap into a feedback loop to get people to continue coming back to your service — and spending tons of time there — there are worse ways to do it than fostering a sense of community.”
Matthew Panzarino, techcrunch.com
“There’s something special about playing music for a crowd, and while Turntable.fm may be closing its doors, plug.dj is still open and pumping out the tunes, with a vibrant community of listeners and DJs filling rooms packed with music to work to, talk about, rock out listening to, and save or download yourself.”
Alan Henry, lifehacker.com
“plug.dj is really really amazing. Like an internet discotheque version of God was among us.”
Brad O’Mance, popjustice.com
“The YouTube music videos are positioned up on top of the room, sort of like the vids that you see on stage above the bands during rock concerts. This turns YouTube into radio—that is, into an audience based event. It’s kind of wonderful, I think.”
Matthew Lasar, radiosurvivor.com
“One of the benefits of a site like plug.dj is that music often speaks across cultural differences. This is especially true right now with both EDM and other forms of electronic music which to some degree dominate plug.dj rooms.”
Clyde Smith, hypebot.com
“By building their product and providing users with the tools to build and manage their own communities, they’d created a scalable product without a need for heavy moderation or curation. From providing different levels of moderation (hosts, bouncers, “room” owners), they gave users a sense of ownership in contributing to the product.”
Tim Wut, techzulu.com
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