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Four must-try music apps for Apple devices

Entering the Apple App store can be a daunting prospect if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for.

Hopefully, this list will make that journey a little bit easier for music lovers. 

So strap-in audiophiles because there are a lot of treasures to be found.

Here are four of our favourite music apps:


Ever hear a song but just can’t place it? 

Well with this app you can say goodbye to the days of standing around and scratching your head as a song rushes by you.

Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by more than 100 million people each month to identify music, get song lyrics, and to discover the music that artists discover themselves.

Key features: 

  • Lyric Syncing: With new lyric-syncing users can see a song’s lyrics in real time, enabling them to not just sing along to any song they Shazamed but also master those words.
  • Streamlined Results: When users Shazam a song, they’ll get the results and one big photo of the artist behind it.
  • Faster Playlisting: Connected to Apple Music or Spotify? ‘Add to’ playlist now takes one less tap.

djay 2 for iPhone

Ready to rock your next party? 

Introducing djay 2, the next generation of the world's best-selling DJ app and winner of the Apple Design Award has been redesigned from the ground up.

djay transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a full-featured DJ system. 

Integrated with both your iTunes music library and Spotify, djay gives you direct access to all your favourite songs and playlists. 

Users can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode to let djay create a seamless mix for them automatically. 

Whether users are a professional DJ or a beginner who just loves to play with music, djay offers a powerful DJ experience on an iPhone or iPod touch. 


Yousician is your personal music tutor for the digital age. 

Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. 

The app listens to you play and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing.

Their curriculum, designed by expert music teachers, will help musicians of all levels improve, from complete beginners to professionals.

Step-by-step video tutorials guide users through each lesson. 

The app includes over 1,500 missions & exercises, with hundreds of videos, covering all the skills users need including sight reading sheet music, classical and pop songs for Piano, and for Guitar and ukulele you’ll learn chords, strumming, melodies, lead and fingerpicking.

Sing! by Smule

Put a recording studio in your pocket. 

This app lets users Karaoke solo, with friends, or singers of all levels around the world. 

Users can duet with major artists like Ed Sheeran and Luis Fonsi as well as use audio effects and video filters while singing their favourite karaoke songs.

Key features: 

  • Sing along to millions of songs with music and lyrics.
  • Sound like a pro! Add studio polish with audio effects.
  • Use pitch correction to get real-time feedback on your singing.
  • Apply video filters to make your recording look more professional.
  • Share what you make on a 50M+ global platform.
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