Four top apps for music lovers

Four top apps for music lovers 300x165 Four top apps for music loversIf you’re a music fan then one of the sim only deals from Everything Everywhere might be the ideal way to expand your horizons and improve your knowledge. That’s because there are a huge number of music-related apps on offer to smartphone users. Knowing where to start can prove challenging, so here are a few we think are worth looking at.

Spotify

At one time listening to a song meant you either needed to be in possession of it in some format or else cross your fingers that it might come on the radio. Of course, all that’s changed today with a whole world of music being accessible through your smartphone. Spotify is perhaps the most comprehensive collection of music available to users for free, albeit with advertisements and certain restrictions on usage. Regular users might prefer to go for its Premium service, which costs £9.99 per month and allows playlists to be made and tracks to be listened to offline, without ads or limits.

Last.fm

Sometimes you may not feel in the mood for a particular album or playlist, so why not consider giving Last.fm a try? The app allows people, including those who own 4g phones, to listen to a radio station for a particular artist, which will include tracks it thinks you might also like. So for example, if you’re a fan of The Smiths it might offer up solo tracks by Morrissey or something from fellow Manchester bandJoy Division. You can even use the app to find out what live shows are coming up in your area.

Shazam

If you ever find yourself liking the sound of a track you can hear but can’t quite put your finger on what it’s called, or who it’s by, then Shazam could provide you with the answer. The app ‘listens’ to the sounds around your handset and – more often than not – is able to identify it. From there you can find out more about the artist and even purchase the song from iTunes if you wish.

Vevo

Ever since The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star appeared on TV sets when MTV launched back in 1981 music has been about much more than just the sound. These days videos are part and parcel of the promotional process for artists and are looked forward to by fans. Vevo offers a huge number of high-definition videos and live performances from across the genres, so is well worth investigating.

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