Music tastes are as much a product of social behavior as they are personal interests, and the Overcast plugin is a platform that acknowledges that reality. It lets SoundCloud users broadcast the music that they're currently listening to, helping friends to follow each others' musical taste (and judge one another appropriately.)
Moreso than other streaming services, SoundCloud caters to listeners deep in the underground domain — especially underground electronic music. Finding the hottest and most obscure artists first is part of the appeal of dedicating oneself to that community, so Overcast provides people with tangible proof that they were there first.
Beyond the hipster posturing, the app is a convenient way to engage with music socially as well as materially, helping listeners to forge stronger relationships around given genres, artists, and songs.
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