Apple’s App Store brings increased music functionality to iPhone, iPod touch

“When it was unveiled in June, Apple’s new iPhone didn’t appear to offer anything new for music fans,” Antony Bruno reports for Billboard. “But thanks to the subsequent launch of the App Store on iTunes, iPhone users can download a host of applications to add new functions to the device. Many of them are music-oriented and all are made specifically for the iPhone.”

“The weekend after the new iPhone’s release, more than 10 million applications were downloaded through the App Store. Some are free, some carry a fee, and most also work on the Wi-Fi-compatible iPod Touch.,” Bruno reports.

Here are some of the more notable music apps available. All are free, unless otherwise noted.

• Pandora
• AOL Radio
• Last.fm
• Shazam
• Midomi
• MooCowMusic: Band ($9.99)
• Intune, GuitarToolKit ($4.99)
• Tap Tap Revenge
• Jamd

More info in the full article here.

12 Comments

  1. Pandora and Shazam are my current fave music apps.

    Broadcast radio beware!

    Freedom of press is limited to those who own one.
    ~ H. L. Mencken

    Freedom of broadcasting is limited to those who can. (anyone)
    ~ iWill

  2. I’m in love with Pandora. I’ve bought about 20 songs because of it. I love how it displays the album artwork along with the current song it’s playing, and how easy it is to bookmark songs to come back to later or to buy them with one click from iTunes. Tuner is also a great app, but you don’t get album artwork and it cuts out if you stray out of a wifi/3g area.

    I’ve been saying for years that I wanted internet radio in the car, but I always thought it would be some built-in device like an XM receiver. I never thought my phone would finally bring internet radio into my daily commute.

    AM, FM, XM…watch your backs. You all suck compared to internet radio.

  3. @smoothie: AM and FM don’t have to watch their backs. Their Clearchannel and RIAA overlords are busy trying to buy legislation that will hit internet radio stations with so many outrageous fees that, if those bills pass, many will be forced to shut their doors.

    Granted, some could relocate outside the USA, but many will not.

  4. Give me a way to get to iTunes Music Store via Edge or 3G

    Not just wifi and wifi alone

    With 3G now it can’t be due to size of individual files, since app store has 4+meg downloads

    But ‘total bandwidth/data amounts’ could be a factor when moving all the songs they could sell – a LOT – and furgeddabout movies.

    The airwaves/cloud would be overwhelmed, imagine a week ago.

    But, in time, that could be solved fairly easily.

    So – let’s go with this for the *real reason* – is probably something in some fashion with the Record/Movie Companies and the cut/$plit they want

    Greedy Bastards sure like to keep shooting themselves in the foot – fscking idiots

    Oh well, in time, in time

    BC

  5. Oh yea

    PS

    Would appreciate feedback on this:

    Anyone familiar with the programs – like befree4phone/backitymac/?/etc – that allow iPhone to connect back/remotely to Mac/Desktop at Home, and ‘control’ it via iPhone

    Is it possible to have that Desktop Machine go to iTunes Music Store, buy a song, download to Desktop, then access that file on Desktop from iPhone and play the song over iPhone, dig ?

    If so, then please tell me which program can do that, I’ll pay real money

    Thanks, BC

    and will pass on any jailbreak methods, ty

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