Earbits Launches On Android

Good news for new music fans wishing they could get access to the Earbits music discovery service on their Android phone: the firm just released its Android app this morning, bringing its flavor of music discovery and streaming to the smartphone platform. The app--which required Android 2.2 and up--lets users listen to the tracks of independent artists, and find and connect with those artists. Earbits, which is led by Joey Flores, is focused on helping music fans discover and find new music, and has received backing from Charles River Ventures, Matt Mullegwag, the founder of WordPress, Geoff Ralston, the former founder of Lala, and Y-Combinator.

Earbits' service previously was only available online, through a web player; the firm hasn't announced plans yet for an iOS equivalent of the new app. The service has made its name helping independent musicians get exposure to their tracks.