This new dating app connects users through their love for music

POM is throwing a party with Shanti Celeste this week to coincide with its official launch.

POM – aka the Power of Music – is a new dating app targeted towards music lovers. The app aims to link users up through their shared taste in tunes, tapping into the connective powers of music and music-led experiences. POM users can sign up and connect their preferred streaming service (the initial launch is compatible with both Spotify and Apple Music) to their dating profile. Their interests will then be analysed by a first-of-its-kind algorithm in order to decipher the links between their music history and emotions responses.

The app is set to launch officially on 10 August, following months of social media teasers and waiting list sign-ups. It’s limited to 25,000 users at the moment, but POM has released a queue app that allows prospective users to secure their profile ahead of time. The first 1000 matches during launch week will be eligible to a free date, with more insight on that to come. On launch day, the queue app will change over to the full POM app.

POM will also be delivering curated events and real-life dating experiences. The first of its POM Parties will take place this Thursday (5 August) at east London venue Night Tales. Shanti Celeste will play the event, which kicks off at 5pm (BST). Kristi, Thor, Maro and Aunty Party have also been confirmed. Tickets are available here.

Find out more about POM via its website and listen back to Shanti Celeste live at Field Maneuvers 2019.