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Like Pinterest, but for Music. Discover, collect and play music from Youtube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Deezer and other streaming platforms.

Openwhyd is a music curation service freely available at It was designed for music lovers who enjoy taking their time to find the best tracks and videos for their collection, including:

  • music videos, bootlegs and specific live performances,
  • fresh tracks from new and/or local artists,
  • DJ sets and rare remixes,
  • or any song that can be found and streamed online, and may not be found on Spotify, Apple Music or other music services.

Openwhyd Demo Video

Initially known as "Whyd", the development of this product started in 2012. It became open-source in 2016. Read the full story from Whyd to Openwhyd.


  • Playlists: made of tracks from various sources: Youtube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Deezer...
  • Button: Add a track from any web page, in a few clicks, using our Google Chrome extension and bookmarklet
  • Radio: Subscribe to music curators based on your musical taste, and listen to their latest discoveries
  • Fame: Get a following by creating awesome playlists, and being featured in the "Hot Tracks" ranking
  • Search: Add descriptions to your track, to make them easier to find when you need them
  • Integration: Embed your playlists on your blog or website, so your visitors can listen to it directly.

A question, a problem? Check out our FAQ and/or chat with our community of music lovers.


Tech stack

Setup and usage

You just need Docker and git installed on your computer:

$ git clone
$ cd openwhyd
$ docker compose up --build --detach
$ open localhost:8080
$ docker compose down --rmi local --remove-orphans # to stop the server and database + clean-up

More info about Setup and Usage:

The project is open to contributions. Check out our FAQ for more info.


These are the wonderful people whose time and sweat have made Openwhyd's heart beat since 2012! (emoji key):

Gilles Poupardin

Jie Meng-Grard

Adrien Joly


Tony Hymes

Damien Romito

Camille Betinyani

Claire Marion

Julien Tanay

Adrien Candiotti

Constance Betinyani

Alberto Fantappie

Mathilde Vercelletto

Henri Lieutaud

Franois Burra

Grey Vugrin

Marin le Maignan

Nicolas Leger

Serdar Sever

Stanislas Chble

Pia Mancini

Maurice Svay

Jnac Cambr

Felix Aknin

Patrick Rainier Juen

Brandon Okeke



Salayna Doukoure


Agathe Vaisse


Jeff Hsr

Dheeru Pennepalli



Julien Topu

This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind are welcome!

To update that list, please propose a PR after running npx all-contributors-cli add or contact us.


Support us with a monthly donation and help us keep Openwhyd alive. [Become a backer]


Become a sponsor and get your logo on our README on Github with a link to your site. [Become a sponsor]

Whyd is the company that founded this service and donated the source code DigitalOcean has kindly offered us one year worth of hosting, to help us maintain our open-source development effort Algolia has been kindly providing our users with blazing-fast track search for years

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