Sharing links to Spotify or Apple Music tracks always bothered me. It felt like I was indirectly saying “here, only you folk with an account on this service can partake of this joy I am feeling.”
I noticed that some people skipped the two big streamers and just went straight to YouTube – which at least is free, but what if you just want the audio? What if you don’t like to use YouTube?
Then I came across https://song.link. Funnily enough, it was through following Ricky Mondello – a Safari developer with Apple – that I came to hear of this service.
Song.link allows you to share an iTunes link appended to its own URL, and creates a landing page for the song, complete with album art, and with links to all the major streaming services that the particular track is available on. Perfect!
Having looked into how it worked, I decided I needed a simple way to pre-pend the song.link URL and share it to either twitter or Facebook (or both), or to just pop the link into the clipboard to use elsewhere.
If this sounds like something that would be useful to you, you can download the shortcut to the Apple Shortcuts app by clicking here.
Hit me up in the comments if you have any questions or suggestions for improvement.