british music society

british music society

Two Awesome Music Apps For the iPhone

Posted on July 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

I have been using an iPhone for more than two and a half years. During that time, I have tried literally hundreds of Apps. In this article, I’d like to tell you about two of my favorite music Apps, Shazam and Pandora.

Shazam is an App that uses the built-in microphone of the iPhone to “listen” to a 15-second clip of music. It then sends this clip over the cellular network and within a few seconds tells you the name of the song, the album, and the artist. I love this App and use it all the time. Two of my favorite places to use it is when I am in the car or in a restaurant and I hear I song that I can’t place. Rather than arguing with my friends about who the artist is, I let my iPhone tell me.

The other App which is awesome is Pandora. This program discovers new musical artists for you that you might never have heard of by “learning” your tastes in music. Pandora will play a song for you, and you can either give the song a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Over time, the App learns what type of music you like so that it can give you song after song of music that you like. When I have found a new artist that I like, I can then go to YouTube or iTunes to listen to more of their songs. It’s great!

The iPhone can be a powerful tool for helping you to identify and discover new music that you otherwise never would have been aware of. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you’ve got to check out these free Apps.

iPod Touch: Top 5 Free Music Apps

Posted on June 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

So you got your iPod Touch out of the box, connected to WiFi, and you are ready for some apps. When it comes to free music apps for the iTouch there are hundreds of options and it can become a job in and of itself to find which apps are fluff and which apps deliver. Here are the top 10 best free music apps that will have you downloading, remixing, and enjoying any band imaginable in no time at all.

iTunes has worked extensively with Clear Channel Broadcasting to perfect their iheartradio. This program delivers just over 750 radio stations straight to your iTouch. Songs ranging from jazz to classical opera come in crisp and clear with a tagging feature that allows listeners to buy their favorite songs through iTunes.

For the musician needing to kill a bit of time, Drum Kit made my CrimsonJet is a great way to perfect those beats. Take advantage of the iPods responsive touch screen with a full drum from kickers all the way up to top hats. If this is not enough, MarketWall.com is offering their Metronome app for the music aficionados. A simple to use metronome for the iTouch with a customizable ‘tick’ speed. Fun Piano and Cat Piano user are two additional free apps for the piano lovers out there. These apps include anywhere from 6 to twelve piano keys with snappy response time when played on the touch screen.

Along the same lines as Drum Kit and Metronome comes Beat Wave. Be warned, this app is highly addictive as users can press various parts of the screen to develop progressively complex beats. This is hands down one of the best free apps and will have you playing along for hours with complex solos and layering musical patterns.

Last.fm has come a long way from the bland default music app that came pre-loaded on the iPod Classic Touch. It has evolved into one of the best radio apps that has ever been developed. Users can listen to upwards of 5 million songs, all for free. When connected to a WiFi or 3g network, listeners are updated with tour dates of the bands that are currently playing. Pandora still is heads and shoulders above the competition for free music apps though. Listeners can create custom radio stations based off of over 2000 unique qualities from syncopation to instruments being used.

TuneWiki is another innovative music app which allows iTouch owners to listen to their favorite songs with scrolling lyrics. With the new release, listeners may even search TuneWiki libraries to find lyrics to music videos and songs on the radio. This works flawlessly with Rhapsody, a free to download radio app with millions of songs and customizable stations for a small monthly fee.

[Top]

Music Everywhere You Are – Top 5 Android Music Apps

Posted on June 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

A cell phone, a music player, a portable radio…? Sounds a bit bulky doesn’t it?  With today’s smart mobile devices and handy apps you can take your music and conversation anywhere you go!  If you love your android mobile phone and you love your music, you may want to check out these 5 musical apps:

1) Pandora Radio by Pandora

Pandora is a free streaming radio station that you create. Simply enter your favorite artist, song or classical composer and Pandora will play the music you choose and offer you more music just like it to expand your tastes. You can further refine while you listen by clicking like or dislike for each song that comes up.

2) Rhapsody by Rhapsody

With a subscription to Rhapsody you can find and listen to any song instantly. You can literally listen to anything and everything in the catalog whenever you want.

3) Shazam by Shazam Entertainment Limited

If you have ever heard a song and wish you knew who it was, then you will love Shazam. Let Shazam hear the song and it will not only get you the title and artist but also give you the ability to download the song immediately. Other features include finding out tour dates, browsing videos and sharing with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

4) TuneWiki Social Media Player by TuneWiki

This is a social media player that displays the lyrics while you listen to music, watch music videos, and stream songs through SHOUTcast ™. Other features include 40+ languages and Facebook and Twitter integration.

5) doubleTwist by doubleTwist Corp.

If you are looking to integrate your iTunes library to your Android based device, you will find this app to be quite useful. Using the doubleTwist desktop client you can sync all your songs, videos, playlists, podcasts and play counts.

[Top]