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 people make every day that can be both useful and entertaining for any music lover. Check out 11 underrated music apps that you should definitely download below.
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Qello Concerts — Free; IOS, Android
This app lets you watch live performances of full-length concerts on your phone. They have tons of artists including All Time Low, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Korn and Good Charlotte. If you’re ever feeling bummed 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 link up with your Spotify or Apple Music account and give you the lyrics to songs as you play them. The music app even translates 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.
Slacker Radio — Free; IOS, Android
This radio app breaks down stations by genre and weekly specials, which is a great way to listen to music and not have to make any decisions. You can add songs, albums, artists and playlists to your library to get specifically curated content.
UpBeat — Free; IOS
UpBeat integrates Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud and allows you to make playlists and share them with phones nearby through Bluetooth. People can vote on 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 allows you to make short videos of yourself with 15 seconds of nearly any song playing the background. It’s a great way to show off your music taste and make fun videos to share online.
Bandsintown — Free; IOS, Android
Bandsintown lets you set your location and sync up your music library to see which bands will be touring near your city. It also allows you to buy tickets and find venue information right on the app. This app is the perfect tool for any concert lover to stay organized.
WhoSampled — $3.99 on IOS, free on Android
This app is a must-have for music nerds. It allows you to identify the origins of songs that are sampled, covered or remixed. It’s interesting to see where some artists got their inspiration, and you will probably find new music through it.
Record Bird — Free; IOS, Android
Never miss a new release from one of your faves ever again. Record Bird hooks up 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 releases with them.
Emoji Song — Free; IOS
OK you probably don’t need this at all, and you will most likely get bored with it after five minutes, but it’s kind of hilarious. This app takes out lyrics of songs and replaces them with emojis, and the user has to guess the titles of the songs. It’s free, so why not try it out?
Alarm Clock For Me — Free; IOS, Android
This alarm clock app allows you to wake up to any song in your music library. It also has a sleep timer function that features different soothing sounds to fall asleep to. The app even tells you what the weather is, so it’s basically got everything.
SpotEQ — $2.99; IOS
This equalizer app is specifically connected to Spotify, and it will allow you to make your music sound the best it can be. It’s only a few dollars, so if you’re really into playing around with audio, it’s definitely worth it.