Music apps

11 underrated music apps you should download right away

When people think of music apps, they probably think of the basics – Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, to name a few. However, there are thousands of apps that people create every day that can be both useful and entertaining for any music lover. Check out 11 underrated music apps you absolutely must download below.

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Qello Concerts – Free; IOS, Android
This app lets you watch live performances of full concerts on your phone. They have tons of artists including all the time low, 5 seconds of summer, Korn and Sweet Charlotte. If you ever feel disappointed that you can’t see your favorite band in concert, Qello Concerts will make you feel like you’re at one of their shows.

Musixmatch – Free; IOS, Android
Musixmatch will connect to your Spotify or Apple Music account and give you song lyrics as you listen to them. The music app even translates the lyrics into other languages. There is also a feature that will identify a song that is playing. It also serves as a social media platform as you get points for adding, syncing, translating and reviewing lyrics to make the library as comprehensive as possible.

lazy radio – Free; IOS, Android
This radio app breaks down stations by genre and weekly specials, which is a great way to listen to music without having to make a decision. You can add songs, albums, artists, and playlists to your library for specifically curated content.

Optimistic – Free; iOS
UpBeat integrates Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud and lets you create playlists and share them with nearby phones via Bluetooth. People can vote for their favorite tracks and can even add their own songs to the list. It’s a perfect music app for parties or just when you and your friends want to share new music with each other.

JamCam – Free; iOS
This music app lets you make short videos of yourself with 15 seconds of almost any song playing in the background. It’s a great way to show off your musical tastes and create fun videos to share online.

Groupsintown – Free; IOS, Android
Bandsintown lets you set your location and sync your music library to see which bands will be touring near your town. It also allows you to buy tickets and find venue information right on the app. This app is the perfect tool for any gig lover to stay organized.

WhoSamples — $3.99 on IOS, free on Android
This app is a must have for music fans. It allows you to identify the origins of sampled, covered or remixed songs. It’s interesting to see where some artists got their inspiration from, and you’ll probably find some new music there.

record bird – Free; IOS, Android
Never miss a new version of one of your favorites again. Record Bird connects to your Facebook, Spotify and Apple Music to scan the artists you listen to and notify you when one of them releases something new. You can even add your friends on the app and share builds with them.

Emoji Song – Free; iOS
OK, you probably don’t need it at all, and you’re probably bored after five minutes, but it’s kind of hilarious. This app removes song lyrics and replaces them with emojis, and the user has to guess the song titles. It’s free, so why not give it a try?

alarm clock for me – Free; IOS, Android
This alarm clock app lets you wake up to any song from your music library. It also has a sleep timer feature that offers different soothing sounds to fall asleep. The app even tells you the weather, so it pretty much has it all.

SpotEQ — $2.99; iOS
This equalizer app is specifically connected to Spotify and will allow you to make your music the best it can be. It’s only a few bucks, so if you really like to play around with audio, it’s definitely worth it.