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Top 10 Best Music Apps

Top 10 Best Music Apps

Remember when we all used to secretly download music online and fear the repercussions, the years we would spend rotting away in jail for that one download of “Umbrella” or “If I Ruled The World”? Because for me, it stands out vividly in my mind. However, thankfully, the times of “illegally” downloading songs are in the past. With the advent of apps or rather mobile device applications, we can listen to any song at any time with the touch of a button. 

Still, not all music apps are created equally, so today we present to you the top 10 best music apps to meet your streaming needs:

1. Spotify

Spotify offers listeners over 30 million tracks to listen to or to add to playlists for free. But where Spotify hits the mark is in the way it allows users to find new music. Its Discover Weekly feature provides users with a playlist specifically selected for them every Monday.

2. Soundcloud

If you’re an up-and-coming musician, you probably have this streaming service on your phone or you’re downloading it right now. With its ability to allow listeners to create their songs, remixes, and playlist to their desired sound, this app is a win for garage band artists who dream of becoming the next best thing and for listeners who just want more control over what they’re listening to. 

3. Deezer

This French streaming service has been giving its stateside users over 90 million sweet songs and hit playlists, since 2016. It also boasts a high number of subscribers as well, due, in part, to its previous affiliation with Cricket Wireless. 

4. Apple Music

Apple Music was once the most anticipated streaming service before users finally got it and saw its many hiccups and issues with navigation. Nevertheless, Apple didn’t go down without a fight and fixed many of its problems. Today, the service has great features, like an easy-to-navigate system and playlists made by actual people, rather than robots.

5. Tidal

Beyoncé. and Jay-Z never play when it comes to music, so when they first bought into this music streaming platform, it was a shock when it took a nose-dive. However, this isn’t to say that Tidal is still off the rails, but rather that it had a few growing pains. After a few months in the shop, this streaming service (now majority-owned by Jack Dorsey’s company Block) has better sound quality than most other apps, with hi-res and Dolby Atmos surround sound for all audiophiles who want crystal clear streams, and a higher payout for artists who receive a hefty 10% cut of your subscription fee. Power to the people and to the playlists.

6. Qobuz

Like Tidal, this app offers hi-res sound and also beats Apple Music and most other top-name apps with its record number catalog of 70 million tracks. However, this service comes later in the list for its less than stellar lists of music. This platforms’ tracks are sadly geared towards classical and rock enthusiasts. 

7. Shazam

You know when you have a song stuck in your head, but can’t quite remember the name of it? Well, like most problems we have nowadays, there’s an app to fix it. Shazam is great for finding the name of a song that you heard in passing while at a store, friend’s place, or on the radio. The app listens to the song and provides you with the name of it and the artist. Now that you have the song, you can save it as a tag and share these tags with your friends and view their tags as well.

8. iHeartRadio

Who said radios were obsolete because with iHeartRadio you get the best of both worlds: both a radio and a music streaming platform. iHeartRadio allows you to easily discover nearby radio stations and also gives you the option to listen to podcasts and create music stations. And you haven’t even heard the best of it yet: rather than waking up to the annoying buzzing of an alarm clock, this streaming service allows you to set your favorite song as your morning wake-up call.  

9. Amazon Prime Music

For those of you with tight wallets, Amazon Prime Music has you covered. If you have a Prime membership, you can get Amazon Prime Music for free. For only $8 a month, Prime members have access to millions of songs, as well as 1,000s of remixes. 

10. Youtube Music

Youtube isn’t just for skits and watching influencers fight over makeup and money, but on this platform, you can also listen to thousands of songs. And similar to Amazon Prime Music, if you sign up for an ad-free YouTube Premium account, you get YouTube Music thrown in with no extra costs to you, so you can have your influencers and music too.

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