As festival season stretches to nearly twelve months a year, it seems every industry outside of music is looking for a way to cash in. App developers in particular have been meeting needs – or creating demands – before, during, and after festivals. With the bulk of festival and electronic concert attendees falling under Millenial categorization, it’s no wonder that Tinder-esque dating apps, like Glance and Tastebuds.fm, are a solid percentage of the new apps designed for music lovers making waves. The latest to join the music-dating category is called Mix’d. The app connects people based on their stated music choice and concerts that they’ll be going to.
To use the app, users create a profile with their favorite artists and upcoming concerts that they’ll be attending. A “daily batch” of other geographically proximate users, who like the same artists or are going to the same shows, is available for viewing each day. Like Tinder, if two users swipe right on each other they’ll be entered into a chat. Beyond chatting, matched users can also invite each other to concerts, play music within their conversation, and add other friends to chat and make group concert meet-ups.