Music Apps

Want to know about the most noteworthy apps? Check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of Best Music Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of iOS music applications.

Buy Bloom on the App Store

Brian Eno's Bloom is an Unrivaled Music App

Bloom is a truly unique music app by English musician and father of ambient music Brian Eno. Eno and his collaborator, musician/programmer Peter Chilvers, created a one-of-a-kind app, that allows the user to both create and enjoy unique pieces of music.

Buy Cosmovox on the App Store

Cosmovox - An iPhone Theremin

For anyone interested in the world of electronic music, Cosmovox is a great app to have on your iPhone. Portland-based developer Leisuresonic has created a motion-controlled synthesizer that offers over 45 different musical scales and uses the accelerometer to track the user's motions, mapping them to the musical pitches of the selected scale.

Anthem Music Video is a Moving Picture Show for Music Discovery

Anthem Music Videos bills itself as Pandora for music video.  Anthem creates music channels of your favorite artists — you tell Anthem your musical tastes and the software will make suggestions just like other music discovery services.

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Last.FM 2.0 - Update makes App Rock Even More

The free music streaming and discovery app Last.FM (reviewed on AppCraver in early September) just got better. The recently released update for Last.FM offers great improvements to user-friendliness and design, making it more comprehensive and less confusing to use.

FlyCast - Surf the Web While You Listen to Your Tunes

The developers of FlyCast held nothing back when they released their music broadcasting app. Since its release to the App Store,  FlyCast has generated quite a few comments, and it seems most everybody liked the app.

Buy iKoto on the App Store

iKoto Is a Wonderful Japanese Harp Simulator

If you liked Pocket Guitar, you will love iKoto, a beautifully designed iPhone rendition of the traditional Japanese stringed instrument. Released yesterday, with only one review on the App Store, iKoto is easy to miss.

FlipBook Celebrates 1,000 Movies With a Sale

AppCraver recommends Flipbook -- see the FlipBook review. The developer, Josh Anon writes to let us know that the price will be reduced -- today only! I wanted to let you know that in celebration of having over 1,000 movies posted to and 400,000 downloads of FlipBook Lite, we are going to have a half-off sale for FlipBook (normally $9.99, on sale for $4.99) on Friday, September 26. 

Buy Better Ears on the App Store

Train Your Musical Ear with Karajan Beginner

Karajan and Karajan Beginner are ear training apps from Holger Meyer that are a step above many ear training programs. Beginner is a free lite version of the $14.99 version and has a lot of the features of the original version minus the advanced stages of training.

iFestival is a Great Start, but Needs More Participation

If you love music festivals then iFestival is a promising app that you should keep an eye on. Even though it was just released September 9, this iPhone app for music-lovers and concert-goers already feels polished and ready for the masses.

Buy PocketGuitar - Virtual Guitar in Your Pocket on the App Store

PocketGuitar is Amazing

I've seen a lot of great iPhone applictions, but it's been a while since I've seen one as clever and entertaining as PocketGuitar. PocketGuitar turns your iPhone into a virtual guitar, allowing you to strum and press strings as you would on a real guitar. 

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LastFM App Rocks for Station Surfing from Your iPhone

Most people are familiar with Pandora, the music discovery service based on the Music Genome Project. Fewer people (including myself) have followed the evolution of CBS-owned LastFM. Originally known for their iTunes plugin called "AudioScrobbler", the idea of LastFM is to suggest music based on what other people listen to.

Buy AOL Radio on the App Store

AOL Radio is Free, but Limited

If there was no competition, I would be tempted to recommend AOL Radio, the free internet Radio compilation app from America On Line. The app has one huge thing going for it — the price (Free).

Buy Tuner Internet Radio on the App Store

Tuner Internet Radio Claims 4000+ Streaming Stations on the iPhone

I've never quite seen the point of Internet Radio on the desktop. But with the advent of "Tuner Internet Radio", and other radio apps on the iPhone, the concept makes sense. Now you can plug your iPhone into your home stereo or your car and you have 4000+ radio stations at your fingertips.

Simplify Media - not Quite Ready for Prime Time

Simplify media is a combination desktop / iPhone app that allows you to connect to your entire music collection (includling songs that you haven't uploaded to your iPhone)

Beatmaker is a sophisticated remix tool for the iPhone

In the late 1990's, a product called MixMan allowed you to create your own remixes of popular artists loops on your PC. Now, there is an equally sophisticated product called BeatMaker for your iPhone.