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5 music apps to download now!

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You know how important music is to me, especially when I’m traveling. I would never get in my car or on a plane without my iPod!

Even with more than 2500 songs on it, though, I get bored and am always looking for new music. When someone gives me an iTunes card for a gift, I’m as happy as the girl on the card!

Lately, friends have been suggesting a number of music apps, all of which are available on the iTunes store. I haven’t tried them all yet but am definitely intrigued. I’d love to hear what you think of these: 

1. Ecoute

Many people consider Ecoute the best iOS music player, letting you listen to your iTunes music without iTunes. This means it’s lighter and uses fewer resources, yet it still allows you to enjoy your entire library.

2. Musio

A new take on the iOS music player, Musio gives you fast access to and interaction with your iTunes library through swiping gestures. You simply swipe to add or delete songs from your queues or playlists.

3. Spotify

If you love being introduced to new music, Spotify is awesome. It streams your favorite songs and artists and then surprises you with ones it thinks you’ll like. You can even browse the playlists of friends, artists and stars.

4. Soundcloud

Soundcloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them. When you record and upload music to Soundcloud, you can easily share your music with your friends or publicly on blogs, sites and social networks. The app allows you to search for new artists and to listen to songs in your feed.

5. Shazam

Have you ever heard a song and wished you knew the title so you could buy it? That happens to me all the time, and Shazam has been amazing! I’ve been in restaurants or stores and fallen in love with a song, so I quickly tap the Shazam button on my phone. It recognizes the song and gives me the name and artist, as well as purchasing options and lyrics. I love it!


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I don’t know how I lived without Shazam! I use it almost every day!

  2. I’ve only used Spotify and Shazam. I love them both.

  3. I love Spotify, I will have to check the others out thank you. x

  4. Elizabeth O. says:

    I am head over heels with Spotify! I think it’s one of the best music apps ever!

  5. Spotify is one of my favorites. I have been looking for more music apps to download.

  6. I don’t have any of these, and I’ve never heard of them! I must be living under a rock. I’ll have to check them out!

  7. I do like Spotify and I have heard of Shazam. Great apps!

  8. I use Spotify every day and night it has amazing music on it I love is so much I don’t know what i would do without it.

  9. Spotify helps me to release my stress, I love listening in music. I’d like to try those apps.

  10. I love Spotify and use it almost daily. I would also add Pandora to your list. Between them both, I never have to actively search for new artists; music I end up falling in love with comes right to me.

  11. My kids love it when they get I Tunes cards as gifts. I will have to try a few of these new apps. Spotify sounds like one i would love. It is always fun discovering new music.

  12. Spotify is my favorite music app. I use it all the time!

  13. Currently only using Spotify. I will have to check the others out. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I’m going to have to play with these on my next trip. I never have anything to listen to!

  15. I only know Spotify. I will have to check out the others.

  16. Debbie Denny says:

    These sound like good apps. I have not heard of a couple of them. I have used Spotify

  17. Spotify is awesome. A lot of my colleagues at work use it and they swear by it for all their music needs.

  18. I have found a lot of great music with shazam and soundcloud. My son loves soundcloud, He is always finding some new rapper he enjoys and following them. It’s great to have so much access to music.

  19. I haven’t heard of any of these. I’m headed over to check out Shazam.

  20. Why have I not hear of any of these until now!? I so need to check them out!

  21. I’m using Spotify and I love it. I will check out the other apps. Thanks for the list.

  22. My son has Soptify on his phone and loves it. I have heard a lot about Shazam. I haven’t downloaded yet but I think I may now. My favorite app is iheart radio – I listen to it everyday.

  23. I love Shazam and I use Spotify as well. I’m like you, no matter how many songs I have, I always want more.

  24. I love Spotify and Pandora. I use the ad versions at the moment. I also listen to my favorite radio station online too.

  25. CourtneyLynne says:

    I’m going to have to check some of these out! I just love music!

  26. We have shazam!! The others I haven’t seen before so I will have to check them out 🙂

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