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Looking for the perfect end-of-summer soundtrack? These seven indispensable music apps will have you rocking out in no time.


For the next generation of digital crate-diggers, Soundcloud is a great way to discover those lesser known tracks. Listen to a treasure trove of user uploaded music including unique covers, awesome remixes, and groundbreaking new material. You can follow artists to stay up-to-date on new releases, and save your favorite songs for quick access.

TuneIn Radio

Wish you could listen to authentic, British rock radio? How about K-Pop direct from Seoul? TuneIn Radio makes it all possible. The app provides access to a massive collection of radio stations from across the globe, which can be streamed live via your mobile device of choice. With over 100,000 stations to choose from, you can discover great new talk radio shows and music every day.


Most people have heard of Spotify, but the music streaming service has a few new features that are definitely worth mentioning. Now, in addition to its comprehensive music library, the app offers a new running feature that uses sensors to detect your average steps per minute, then creates custom playlists full of your favorite songs with tempos that match your pace.

For just $10 a month, you can listen to all the on demand music you want, and save your favorite songs to your mobile device to avoid data-streaming related costs.


Trying to make a new playlist for a first date, a blow-out house party, or your next, grueling workout? Don’t worry — Songza has you covered. This music concierge service uses parameters like current mood, activity, or even time of day to curate the perfect playlist for any situation. And the best part? Songza is completely free with zero audio ads.


Videos are still an integral the music experience these days, and now people can explore the visual side of their favorite artists with Vevo. In addition to its extensive library of HD music videos from top bands and artists, the app also allows users to make playlists and save their favorites for later viewing.


Shazam represents the long-awaited solution to an age-old problem: now, when you hear an amazing new song on the radio, you don’t have to spend all day humming the tune to your friends in order to figure out who wrote it.

Simply activate the app and it will immediately identify the song in question, then provide you with links to streaming services, music videos, and discographies. It even makes suggestions for new songs and artists based on your musical tastes and tendencies.

Qello Concerts

Qello Concerts captures the magic of the live-show experience and delivers it directly to your mobile device. For just $5 a month, the app lets users access its substantial collection of concerts and music documentaries spanning a wide range of genres from the 1920s to the present day.

Qello also provides free access to one or two songs from each concert. so you can sample the service before committing to pay for it.

Build Your Own!

If you’re someone who likes to march to the beat of your own drum, try using Infinite Monkeys to build your own music app. With its intuitive user-interface, no prior programming experience is necessary, which means anyone can create exciting, new apps for just a dollar a month!