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Discover, Share, Sing and Listen With the Best Music Apps

Do you love music? We've compiled the best music apps for music discovery, listening, singing, lyrics and more! So, grab your headphones, sit back, and enjoy the tunes.

A Better Music Player

Of course, being the music junkie that you are means that you don't go anywhere without a library of music loaded right on your iPhone. iOS' built-in Music app is a decent music player with the elegant, minimalist design you’ve come to expect from Apple. But if you're a power user, you might want to check out something with the features you need to really make your beat drop.

Boom: Best Equalizer & Magical Surround Sound

For an amazing surround sound effect, this music player rocks.

Boom: Best Equalizer & Magical Surround Sound

Adjust your settings

For those who are looking for a quality, surround sound music player.

Boom: Music Player with Magical Surround Sound is not only super easy to use but provides excellent, quality sound. You can spot the difference immediately by enabling the Effects. The sound is crystal clear, the Equalizer options give you the perfect effect, and the app provides a truly immersive experience with any type of headphones or even without.

Why we love it

If you often use headphones to listen to music on your iPhone or iPad, how good is the sound? Could it be better? If you are ready to experience your tunes the way they were meant to be heard, then check out Boom: Music Player with Magical Surround Sound. With amazing clarity and great features, immerse yourself in a 3-D sound experience.

LiveTunes - Live Concert Music Player

Let your tunes take on the acoustics of any live venue you can imagine

LiveTunes - Live Concert Music Player

Choose your venue

For people who prefer the sound of a live venue over a studio recording

This app integrates with your iTunes Music Library to give you an impressive area of acoustic modifications to those boring old studio tracks. You can simulate the sound of a sold-out arena, with the crowd shouting and cheering, or the quaint and cozy feel of a coffee shop. LiveTunes uses a proprietary and ground-breaking HD reverb technology from iZotope® to simulate acoustic spaces for a variety of live venues including stadiums, arenas, theaters, concert halls, clubs, bars and more. This technology allows LiveTunes to literally make any track sound bigger and better than ever before. It’s like you’re really there.

Why we love it

LiveTunes lets you really get a feel for how a song might sound in a live venue. You can get the sense that you're actually in the stadium, listening to the band perform live, without ever leaving your living room. The soundscapes generated by the reverb technology bring new life to your tracks, letting you hear your music as if it were being performed live just for you.

Old-School Radio, Modernized

Even with the myriad music tracks residing in your library, you might still want to listen to what’s riding the airwaves. Don’t have a conventional radio? No problem: Your phone can do a lot of amazing things, and replicating quaint technology is in its skill set.

TuneIn Radio Pro - MLB Audiobooks Podcasts Music

TuneIn Radio Pro - MLB Audiobooks Podcasts Music

TuneIn

TuneIn Radio Pro isn’t generally thought of as a go-to app for listening to podcasts, but it does a surprisingly good job. The app is designed for listening to (and recording) radio streams, though it does have a built-in selection of podcasts for you to subscribe to and stream (or record for later play back). The app’s hands free driving mode is a plus for many, as is its built-in web browser for importing feeds. Although TuneIn isn’t a replacement for a dedicated podcast app, it’s a great option for radio fans to dip their toe into the world of podcasts. The free version is included below, but it does not include recording functionality.

The New MTV

MTV hardly plays music anymore, although its content is still, technically, television. But it's almost entirely unscripted "reality" programming that has little to do with the network's humble beginnings. If you miss the days in which "Music Television" still meant something, you probably end up getting most of your fix from YouTube. But if you want to go right to the source, you'll want to check out the official app of the company that feeds most of those videos onto the streaming platform in the first place.

Discover music videos
Vevo - Watch Music Videos

Vevo - Watch Music Videos

VEVO

Watch music videos easily through this app

When you need to visually see a song, Vevo is the app for the job.

Name That Tune

We’ve all been there (hearing a song we like) and done that (trying to figure out what it’s called and who performs it to no avail). Fortunately, now we don’t have to ask around or scrape the tip of our tongues to find the title of and the artist behind a tune.

Shazam - Discover music, video & lyrics

For song recognition, new artists, music news, television, and more.

Shazam - Discover music, video & lyrics

Identify music automatically

For people who love music and want to know what's playing.

You are riding in the car, dancing at the club, or dining at a restaurant and hear a cool tune. Just pop open your Shazam app and hit that Shazam button. Maybe you love the song and want to buy it or maybe you just want to see who sings it or what the title is. Either way, once you tag a song it is saved in your Shazams for later.

Why we love it

Shazam is a must-have app for music lovers. Discover new tunes, purchase songs you love, check out music news, and explore the charts.

Shazam Encore

For song recognition, new artists, music news, television, and more.

Shazam Encore

Tap to Shazam

For people who always want to know "What's that song?"

You are riding in the car, dancing at the club, or dining at a restaurant and hear a cool tune. Just pop open your Shazam Encore app and hit that Shazam button. Maybe you love the song and want to buy it or maybe you just want to see who sings it or what the title is. Either way, once you tag a song it is saved in your Shazams for later.

Why we love it

Shazam Encore is a must-have app for music lovers. Discover new tunes, purchase songs you love, check out music news, and explore the charts.

Learn the Lyrics

You may not know it, but you’ve probably thought up or blurted out a mondegreen on more than one occasion. A mondegreen, by the way, is a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase (usually a song lyric). If you want to stop perpetuating them and be adequately informed about the lines to your favorite tunes, just use these helpers while singing along.

Musixmatch Lyrics Finder

Make sure you sing the right song lyrics with this awesome app.

Musixmatch Lyrics Finder

Look, ma, no more mondegreens!

For those who like to quote lyrics or sing along.

Musixmatch Lyrics Finder is a simple app that lets you find the exact lyrics to your favorite song. Just search for the song name, or even browse through artist. Once you find the song, view it and you'll get all of the lyrics for when you want to learn the song or quote it to your friends and family.

Why we love it

It's a simple and streamlined app that lets you find the lyrics to your favorite songs without much hassle.

Genius: Song Lyrics + Music Knowledge

Behind the Song

Genius: Song Lyrics + Music Knowledge

Without lyrics ...

For those looking for more about a song.

Want to know more about a song? Hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button (powered by Gracenote), and lo, the annotated lyrics appear. You can also easily navigate the lyrics for all the songs in your iTunes library.

Why we love it

Lyrics are an important part of songs. With Genius, you now have a simple way to uncover the words from your favorite songs.

Experience Live Music

If you consider yourself a music junkie (which you likely do, or you wouldn't be reading this), you probably enjoy going to concerts. And now more than ever, keeping up to date with and buying tickets to your favorite artists’ live shows is trouble-free with your iOS device. These apps will show you who's playing and where, and they'll even let you skip the ticket counter and get straight to rocking out with your fellow fans.

Songkick Concerts

This app helps you see your favorite bands and artists

Songkick Concerts

Track your favorite artists

For those who love going to concerts often.

If you are a frequent concert-goer, then you need Songkick Concerts. The app lets you find shows for your favorite bands and artists, and over time, the app will even give you recommendations on shows that you may like. If you can't make it to a show, no problem — you can browse the full schedule for the band and see what else is coming that is more convenient for you. Songkick Concerts also gives you the option to buy tickets directly in the app as well, even comparing ticket prices and seeing venue details, so you never miss a beat.

Why we love it

It's simple and easy to use, and lets you stay current on the shows for your favorite artists.

Bandsintown Concerts

Your town on bands

Bandsintown Concerts

Bandsintown Concerts

For fun-seekers who love live music.

Bandsintown simplifies concert discovery by allowing you to track your favorite artists, receive alerts when they're touring near you, keep track of which shows you have RSVP’d to and share concert details with your friends. The concerts you RSVP to are then synced with your calendar, so you never miss another live show. This free app scans your music libraries in services like iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Soundcloud and Google Play and searches your artist likes on Facebook and Twitter, to learn who you are as a fan and what artists to track. Our algorithm also suggests similar sounding artists, helping you discover new bands and DJ's who are coming to your town.

Why we love it

Bandsintown Concerts helps you easily find local concerts for the music you love.

See a Show Without Buying a Ticket

You don't have to actually attend concerts to enjoy them. If you don’t mind watching recordings of live performances on a screen instead of experiencing them in person, these impressive apps can hook you up.

Find Your New Favorite Song

If your friends are big music fans, then they're very likely full of songs that you, like, totally have to listen to right now, man. But technology has evolved to the point that you no longer need others to go on a journey of music discovery. These apps will help you find new favorites so that you can hound your pals about what they should be listening to for a change.

Learn New Things About Your Favorite Tunes

Music is a little more fun when you can put it in context. What's the story behind a song, or why does it sound a certain way? Answering these questions can help you find new music to listen to, as well as give you interesting tidbits for dinner conversations.

Who sampled who?
WhoSampled

WhoSampled

WhoSampled

There's more to your music than meets the eye

WhoSampled dives into your music and reveals more some nice information behind it all.

Sing Your Heart Out

Not every music lover loves to sing, but a great karaoke app can give you a new relationship with your personal soundtrack. These apps will help you express your love for your favorites either alone or in front of an audience.

AutoRap by Smule

AutoRap by Smule

Smule

Say something. AutoRap turns your speech into rap. Choose from 100+ beats from artists like Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and let AutoRap transform your words into a lyrical masterpiece! You may share your rap song and even go viral!

“You simply speak into your phone, and the app chops your voice and buries it in a whole mess of autotuney goodness" —Engadget
“I tried it…and this is just pure fun” —Queen Latifah

Features:
- Talk mode: instantly turn your words in to a rap song
- Rap mode: Auto-tune your freestyle verses (corrects bad rapping)
- Remix - recreate the rap in different beats
- Rap Battles - show off your rapping.
- Discover Top rappers. Get followers

The current catalog includes songs and beats by:
- Drake
- Lil Wayne
- Nicki Minaj
- Eminem feat. Rihanna
- BOB
- T-Pain
- Snoop Dogg
- Ludacris
- Tupac feat. Dr. Dre
- Outkast
- Nelly
- Beastie Boys
- Kelis
- Chamillionaire
...and many more.

NEW BEATS AND SONGS ADDED EVERY WEEK.

TALK MODE:
Talk into the app, and AutoRap magically morphs your speech into a legit rap. Create your own original rap songs with Freestyle Beats and Premium Songs from artists like Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj to AutoRap. The Rappification™ feature will turn you into a rap star!

RAP MODE:
It's all you! Dish a fresh rhyme in your own time and style. AutoRap autotunes your verses to match the tempo of the beat you chose. (Headphones recommended for Rap Mode)

REMIX - FUN, FUN, FUN:
Change the beat for the rap you've just created. Try different beats and watch how your rap gets recreated in different styles. Pick the one that works best for you.

SHARE, GO VIRAL: CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH MUSIC™
Rap about something that matters to you and go viral. Share your rap recordings with your friends via text message, email, Facebook or Twitter. Sing them a happy birthday they’ll never forget, or give ‘em the lowdown on the sandwich you ate for lunch.

RAP BATTLE:
You don't have to rap alone. Challenge your friends to an epic three-round, turn-by-turn rap-off and let AutoRap seamlessly weave verses from you and your opponent into a single track of rapperly rapport.


We add new beats to the songbook 3 times per week. Check back to see what's new!


ALWAYS FREE:
We offer one song that is ALWAYS FREE: “Turkey Burgers” - so you can use the app anytime you want completely free, without spending any money, ever.

UNLIMITED VIP SUBSCRIPTION:
- You can subscribe for $7.99*
- Subscribers have unlimited access to ALL songs and beats, the remix table, and much more!
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- You can read our privacy policy at https://www.smule.com/privacy
- You can read our terms of use at
https://www.smule.com/termsofservice
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

*All subscription prices are equal to the value "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines to be the equivalent of $7.99 USD

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Wurrly: It's more than Karaoke

Wurrly: It's more than Karaoke

Wurrly, LLC

Wurrly is the #1 ultimate singing app that is more than just Karaoke! Choose from thousands of tracks including hits made famous by Lukas Graham, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Frank Sinatra. Customize the tempo, key and instrument then add audio/video effects to your performance. Wurrly allows you to sing a duet with friends as well as share your creation with the world at the touch of a button.

Features
- Our collection of songs is 100% FREE to stream, record and share
- CUSTOMIZE key, tempo and instrument in real time with just one-touch
- Sing a song with friends using our NEW duet feature
- Instantly SHARE on social media platforms, including on Wurrly, Facebook and Twitter, or directly with friends via email or SMS
- ENHANCE your performance with one touch mix filters
- All songs are properly licensed, 100% approved and updated weekly
- DOWNLOAD your creation and save forever

Why Wurrly
Wurrly is more than just Karaoke, it allows you to express yourself through music in a truly personal way! It’s fun, easy to use and totally addictive! Wurrly with friends, or make new friends through the Wurrly social network!!

Wurrly Premium Subscription
- You can subscribe for unlimited access to duets, audio and video filters and storage
- The subscriptions are $3.99 per week, $7.99 per month or $69.99 per year
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

Terms of Service can be found at http://www.wurrly.com/terms
Privacy Policy can be found at http://www.wurrly.com/privacy

So what are you waiting for? Download now and Karaoke anytime, anywhere!

Questions or awesome ideas? Write [email protected] or find us on social media:
www.wurrly.com
https://facebook.com/wurrly/
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Please note: devices like iPhone 5c and older, iPod Touch 5G and older, iPad Mini 2G and older are not fully supported due to hardware limitations. Some features may not be available and you may experience technical difficulties.

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Truly Unique Music

Finally, we found an app that will let you experience unique music that uses elements you won't find on the radio or in your typical discovery app. Get ready to really go deep and find some awesome music unlike anything you've heard before.

Radiooooo

Take a trip down a musical memory lane

Radiooooo

Call a taxi

For those who want to go back in time and hear certain types of music during a specific decade

Radiooooo is a simple app that lets you do one thing: go back in time and hear specific types of music that were popular in a country during a given decade. The app has a minimal design that is easy to use and you can easily pick countries and decades. There is also a taxi feature that lets you listen to the music of multiple countries at once during a specific time period. It's a cool little app that will broaden your musical horizons.

Why we love it

It's a cool app that helps you discover popular music in a country from the past.