Tired of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and other atrocious artists calling themselves musicians? Music lovers around the world complain that there is no good new music on the airwaves nowadays. There are hungering for something new and something different.
The problem with the music industry is not the lack of talent, but the lack of publicity for these new talents. It takes a quite some time before a well-talented artist or band hits the limelight nowadays due to the excessive media focus on the existing music artists. The good news is that such days may be well behind us thanks to that great device called smartphone.
The smartphone is the solution to all our music needs thanks to the large number of music apps in the market. Here are Top 5 mobile apps to help you discover new music.
With over 50,000 radio stations at its disposal, you will always find something new to hear on TuneIn Radio. The interface is very user friendly and its search option is quite good. The first time you start up this app, it configures itself to your choices and brings you a list of the latest music of your selected genres next time you start up. Apart from music, this nifty app allows you to listen to podcasts, shows and even sports news should you so desire.
SKY.FM Internet Radio
There are over 35 radio channels offered by SKY.FM Radio and all of them have something good to offer. These channels are monitored and directed by hardcore music enthusiasts and therefore you will be hard pressed to find a song you dislike. There various categories of music available like Rock, New Age, Smooth Jazz, 70s amongst others. There is also a Top40 category available if you want to listen to the best songs on this app’s airwaves.
Band of the Day
Band of the Day provides you with exactly the thing it advertises in its name. That thing happens to be a new band to listen to every single day. It means that every day you can hear something new and different from the previous one. Quite a number of musical genres are supported by it but not all and metal lovers might want to give this app a miss. Another feature of this app happens to be the history of 30 days. You can go back and listen to the band of each day up to 30 days only. Every new band you hear has around 5 songs available for free streaming while you have to pay for the rest.
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This beautifully simple app brings you music with a twist. The app has a search function from which the entertainment starts. After searching for your favorite band, artist, musical genre or song, this app creates a sort of personalized radio station based on your preferences. These stations play songs which are similar to your favorite musician or genre. This app allows you to create as many stations as you want which you can sort based on track name or the artist’s name.
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Possibly one of the best music apps in the market now, Discovr Music does what it is named for and that is discovering new bands and new music. The interface happens to be one of the simplest you can find. Upon entering the name of a band or musician, the app will go on to display six more artists whose musical styles are akin to the one entered. These are display as circles linked with a line to the main entry. Clicking on the circles will bring forth six new bands or artists similar to the chosen one. Double tapping each circle allows you to listen to the songs or read the bio-data of the band.
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Author Bio – Sunil Khale is a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and has since devoted his life to blogging on technology with PriceCheckIndia, where you can find the latest Samsung touch screen mobiles and compare the prices of the latest devices easily.[divider]