Trebel Music App Offers Free Music Downloads, Student-Friendly Campus Graphics – The Rocky Mountain Collegian
Imagine a free music app that lets you download an unlimited number of songs without taking up storage space on the phone – the Trebel Music app, from M&M Music, has developed a new system for students that lets them do just that .
Characteristics of the Trebel Music app, such as virtual currency and campus trending graphics, allow students to interact with music in a unique way.
Trebel allows the user to connect to their university campus and see the trends among their peers. Currently, trending music at Colorado State University includes The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber. CSU was one of the few universities chosen to help Trebel launch the app.
The Trebel model, according to chief executive Gary Mekikian, uses advertisements to generate income so that students can listen to and download music for free. Users of the app earn “virtual currency” by searching for and downloading music.
“It’s an app that was designed and developed by young people for young people,” Mekikian said. “We have created a system where young people can have the music they need when they can least afford it. “
While the user is downloading music, an advertisement is served which generates coins which can then be used to listen to music. This is a system unique to the Trebel application.
“It’s like a game,” Mekikian said. “So when you play Candy Crush, you earn points and you can use those points to buy virtual goods. In this case, the virtual good is music.
With unlimited music, users can use the interface to instantly watch music videos correlated with the downloaded songs, while accessing the lyrics.
“It’s a bit like Spotify in a way,” said Fahey Zink, a sociology student. “You can upload your own music and set up your own playlists, but that connects more to a college campus base. “
According to Mekikian, the catalog of music that Trebel presents to its users continues to grow and has reached underground and mainstream artists as well.
“I love the amount of music they have,” Zink said. “But at the moment I’m so used to Spotify, but I feel like once I get the hang of it, I might change.”
Some other students, such as Maria Alcorn, major in business, have a different take on the app.
“I think it’s a good concept,” Alcorn said. “But you have to watch the commercials for Trebel, and I don’t like watching the commercials. I feel like it’s a waste of time.
CSU students can download the app using the link www.trebel.io/dl, or connect with Trebel on Twitter and Instagram.
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