The iPhone is pretty much the phone of choice for the hardcore music lover. Designed to integrate fully with the mighty iTunes, the phone’s internet connectivity and formidable built-in iPod make it idea for enjoying all your favourite tunes wherever you are. Whether it’s live recordings, concert dates or personalised streaming radio, here are ten apps that’ll bring all of the bands you love straight to your phone.
1. Wolfgang’s Concert Vault
Wolfgang’s Concert Vault is a free app which offers all iPhone and iPod users the ability to get the world’s largest selection of live concert recordings wherever they are. You can listen to the most popular concerts and a choice of radio stations from the 1960s right through to the latest releases.
2. Audiogalaxy Mobile
Audiogalaxy Mobile is a free app which allows you to stream music from your computer to your iPhone from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. This means that you don’t have to constantly change your playlists because your phone is running out of space. You can have access to your complete music library with the touch of a button.
3. Last FM
Last FM offers listeners access to radio stations, the latest charts and it also offers listening recommendations and events. It works with any iPhone with the iOS 3.0 software or newer and as long as you have Wi-Fi or 3G access you are ready to go. Be aware that streaming radio to your mobile device through this app requires a subscriber’s account.
4. Shazam and Lyric Play
Shazam and LyricPlay are ideal for any music lover. The app is completely free in the Apple store enabling you to view the lyrics whilst you listen to a song. If you don’t know a song that you really like that is playing on the radio, just hold your phone up to the radio and let the app identify it for you. This way you can purchase the song and use LyricPlay to learn the words.
Slacker is a free app which is available through the app store and offers you the access to millions of songs and artists. Create your own radio station and enjoy unlimited music for free with seamless and high quality stereo sound, when connected to the internet through Wi-Fi or 3G.
iCar radio streams internet radio onto your phone even when you have a bad internet connection. The stations play quality sound even on GPRS networks. The app itself lets you search for radio stations either alphabetically or by station, enabling you to access to many radio stations and music on the go.
7. We7 Radio
We7 Radio enables you to personalise your own radio stations on the move. You can create stations, have themed stations and save stations. The We7 radio app then takes your music selection into consideration and creates selections for you, the station does all the thinking and will help you create a great playlist which continues to improve and adds new music all the time. This app is also free.
8. HiDef Radio
Hidef radio is a free app offering you free music stations where you can listen to over 30,000 music, talk, comedy, news and sport stations from your mobile phone. Stream the stations live through the internet. You have the option of setting up your own station or searching for the stations you enjoy.
Muziic offers all iPhone users free internet radio, videos and on-demand music. It enables you to build your own playlists, browse thousands of albums and search by artist to get the best radio stations on your phone while on the move.
10. 977 Music
977 music works on both 3G and Wi-Fi enabling you to stream HD quality music to your phone wherever you are. You can browse the radio stations, skip between them with ease and find the ones that you love. The app is free in the app store.
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