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Tastebuds.fm is a brand new music dating website that matches potential partners based primarily on their tastes in music. It integrates directly with popular Internet music radio site Last.fm, allowing users to plug in their username and immediately populate their profile. There’s also the option to manually input your favourite bands when searching for matches.

The site is the brainchild of Julian Keenaghan, web developer at popular London events site Spoonfed.co.uk, and Alex Parish, previously technical director at Spook Media, Edelman's digital department, before leaving to focus on Tastebuds.fm.

The idea was born when Alex and Julian, who are also band mates in London post rock band Years of Rice and Salt, realised their guitar wielding wasn't having the desired effect on girls. They decided to use their coding skills to build a site where music lovers could find like minded people.

While they were confident there was a community of people who would use this kind of service, they didn't bank on how successful Tastebuds.fm would be. Since the launch in June this year the site has amassed nearly 3,000 members, with hundreds more signing up each week.

Despite being relatively new to the online dating world, Tastebuds.fm has attracted plenty of media attention. It has received coverage from mashable.com, glamour.com and Men’s Health Magazine, and has drawn comparisons with other successful niche dating sites Alikewise (which matches users on their taste in literature) and Cupidtino (a dating site for Mac lovers).

Unlike its larger rivals, there's a sense that Tastebuds.fm genuinely care about their members, with co-founder Alex Parish commenting:

"It's a great feeling to be bringing people together over something as personal as music. We've already heard that some of our users have arranged dates through the site, which is brilliant. We're looking forward to the first Tastebuds.fm wedding, mostly to see what song they choose for their first dance!"

Tastebuds.fm can be found at http://www.tastebuds.fm

For more information contact:

Alex Parish
e. alex@tastebuds.fm
m. +44 7841 479876

Julian Keenaghan
e. julian@tastebuds.fm
m. +44 7770 892146


Notes to Editors

The most commonly matched artists on Tastebuds.fm include Radiohead, The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and Vampire Weekend.

Julian and Alex first met in 2008 while forming the band Years of Rice and Salt. The band is named after the book by author Kim Stanley Robinson. Years of Rice and Salt - http://www.myspace.com/yearsofriceandsalt - are signed to American label futurerecordings, and have played shows with notable post rock bands Caspian and Codes in the Clouds. A third member of the band, drummer Milo Marsei, designed the Tastebuds.fm interface.

Alex Parish is also the developer behind Edelman’s TweetLevel - http://www.tweetlevel.com - which aims to calculate and compare the influence of users on micro-blogging site Twitter.

This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Tastebuds.fm in the following categories: Men's Interest, Entertainment & Arts, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Media & Marketing, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.