The Apps of Music

On August 5, 2009

Music lovers have more apps by the day to satisfy their listening interests. Just this week, iLike was the newest offering to jump into the app universe. On the web, iLike describes itself: “iLike is a service to help you organize your music, share your music tastes, and discover new music through your friends. iLike provides a buddy-list for your iPod – it helps you discover new artists based on what you’re already listening to, and it helps you browse your friends’ music libraries and share music suggestions with each other.”

With its initial launch, the free app for the social music engine provides info about nearby concerts, no matter what your neighborhood and provides links for tickets and even directions for shows. Future versions are expected to tap more deeply into iLike’s other features, such as music organization.

iLike links artists and current or potential fans by acting as a landing space for bands’ apps. The iLike app presents 250 band apps and provides a simple demo and pricing structure for bands to create their own apps that will sync on iLife and Facebook.

Other offerings for Music Apps: On the free side, the app for Swing Out Sister (all of you 80’s light music fans might remember them) provides not only concert info, but also the band’s videos and photos, and samples of new songs.

One of the most exciting aspects of this growing home for musician’s apps is the possibility of really getting to know the bands next big tour, or their next tune.  Its the easiest way to get the latest information quickly.  With so many apps in the app store now, lots of them being music based, which ones keep you moving?