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For Love and Music: Vinylly Reinvents the Dating Scene for Music Lovers

First-of-its-Kind Dating App Connects Users Based on Music Compatibility

Phoenix — August 26, 2020 – Vinylly, a new dating app based on music compatibility, has recently launched into the marketplace. By pairing potential matches based on their music streaming data and music tastes, Vinylly invites users to press play when they discover someone to connect with.

Unlike other dating platforms, the Vinylly process begins with users pairing their Spotify accounts with their profile, taking first impressions beyond the superficial likes or potentially misleading bios. As a user streams more music, the algorithm responds and Vinylly produces new matches. You can even listen to your matches’ recent songs and playlists, and discover new music that way.

“Swiping right or left is too simple, answering a 347-question survey is too much, and neither one brings us any closer to making a true connection if music is important to you,” said Rachel Van Nortwick, Vinylly creator. “Vinylly learns to understand you by learning about the music you love — and, in doing so, puts the needle on true compatibility.”

In addition to music preferences, potential matches are also connected based on proximity and other dating categories. Keeping to the platform’s theme, bios also showcase a variety of music-related fields — ranging from past music purchases to concert habits.

“Vinylly has the ability to match people on a deeper level through something powerful that they share,” Van Nortwick said. “A positive during this time is that so many artists are dropping new music or performing live from home, and this platform allows users to share in those together.” Vinylly provides access in the chat function to suggest live streaming concerts for its users to attend as well as live concerts when they return. So, connected users have a variety of custom-tailored, music-inspired date ideas to stream — adding safe and socially distant options to the current dating scene.

Additionally, Vinylly acknowledges the importance music can play in healing. Vinylly has partnered with Musicians On Call (MOC) as its official non-profit charity. Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to patients, family members and staff in hospitals nationwide. As many people experience uncertainty and isolation during this global pandemic, the healing power of music is more critical now than ever. Thanks to its virtual programs, Musicians On Call is currently one of the few charities that is still able to provide programs directly to patients and caregivers in hospitals.

For more information or to connect with other music fans, visit or download Vinylly from the AppStore.

About Vinylly
At Vinylly, we believe that the music we love and the way we listen to it is a powerful window into who we are. With Vinylly, users just listen to music as they normally do. Vinylly is an inclusive app and matches users through analysis of their streaming history, how they listen to music and a few other questions to round out the role music plays in their lives. It’s a brilliantly simple kind of experience and it’s free. Now available on the US and Canadian AppStores; Android coming soon. To learn more about Vinylly, visit

About Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call (MOC) is the nation’s leading provider of live music in hospitals. For over 20 years MOC has brought live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities ranging from children’s hospitals to adult facilities, VA hospitals and hospices. MOC has a vision of a world filled with the healing power of music and continues to expand its Virtual Bedside Performance Program and Music Pharmacy to serve the populations most in need during this pandemic, including hospital patients who are undergoing visitor restrictions, caregivers serving their communities on the frontlines and elderly or at-risk individuals who must remain at home. MOC supporters over the years include Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Sia, Keith Urban, Jason Derulo, Blake Shelton, Ed Sheeran, Reba McEntire, James Taylor, Gavin DeGraw, Darius Rucker, Pharrell, Amos Lee, Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello, Kelsea Ballerini, Charles Esten and many more. For more information on how Musicians On Call is delivering the healing power of music, visit

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Kelly Potts

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