The Best Phone Apps For Music Lovers

Did you know James Brown is the most sampled artist in music right now? Have you ever wanted to listen to live recordings of concerts you wish you had gone to? From WhoSampled to Concert Vaults to Bandsintown, these phone apps will help you music lovers stay at the top of your game.

WhoSampled

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We’re not over Drake’s surprise album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, but did you know that “Legend” samples Ginuwine’s “Anxious”? WhoSampled allows you to see how your favorite songs connect to those you might not have even heard of. You can stream tracks in YouTube and share your findings. WhoSampled was featured in the App Store’s “Best of Year” list, and the company partnered with Universal Music to create a site honoring James Brown, who happens to be the most sampled artist of all time.

Cost: $2.99

Available for iPhone and Android.

 

Bandsintown

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Every die-hard fan of an artist stalks Ticketmaster or Live Nation for concert dates to see them perform. Bandsintown does the stalking for you. The app lets you know when your favorite artists are coming to your hometown, and you can sync it with other music apps on your phone for a customized listing of concerts in your area.

Cost: Free

Available for iPhone and Android.

 

Beats Music

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Launched by Beats by Dr. Dre, Beats Music is a streaming service with perhaps one of the most unique methods of curating songs: The Sentence. With this feature of the app, you get a soundtrack for your mood, what you’re doing at that particular moment, or what you want to be doing later on.

Cost: Free to download.

Available for iPhone and Android.

SoundHound

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Finding new music is easy, but finding new music that you like isn’t. SoundHound is a music discovery app that gives you song recommendations and lets you know when new music is released. The app allows you to identify songs, see their lyrics, and share your findings.

Cost: Free to download.

Available for iPhone and Android.

 

TuneWiki

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When you love a song, you want to sing along to it, but unfortunately, memorizing lyrics doesn’t always come easily. TuneWiki allows you to listen to your favorite songs with scrolling lyrics on the screen.  You can also create images with the lyrics to your favorite songs and share them on social media.

Cost: Free to download.

Available for iPhone and Android.

 

Concert Vault

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Live music lovers, make this your jam. Concert Vault lets you listen to high quality versions of live concert audio and video recordings of performances by your favorite artists. The app’s library includes thousands of concerts dating back to the ’50’s, and you can stream concerts from its video library as well.

Cost: Free with Concert Vault membership. Try it out for free with the two-week trial period.

Available for iPhone and Android.

[Photos: iTunes App Store]

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