Making music sharing better and offering better options to monetize music, that is what Orfium wants to do. The service is both a site for music lovers to discover and share music and a free music hosting platform and social marketplace to musicians.
The site indeed has a lot to offer. Regarding social networking it includes the typical following and sharing features already well known by other music sites. Furthermore some innovative functions are included like sharing playlists or pick tracks from playlists to put these to favorites or own playlists. Regarding music discovery some extraordinary features are included as well. One may search für genres and subgenres or by mood. Additionally there are search functions to search music by instruments and vocals. Furthermore the site is well connected to other social sites to log or to connect, which is shown at the registration page.
Musicians are free to choose from many business models and to monetize by various means. The latter indeed outnumbers the feature of other services, which is shown in a comparison chart at the bottom of this site. Of course various options to monetize music is great. But one may wonder what happens, if music lovers search for music and are not able to access it by being premium content. By being a new site, this needs to be handled. Getting into business is easy, if you already use Soundcloud. By just a couple of clicks your music will be transferred to Orfium.