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4 Apps for New Music Discovery

by Annette

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Here at AIAIAI we love to discover new music and therefore devote quite some time to do just that. There's a certain satisfaction in digging up little-known gems. However, recent years have seen a boom in great apps that help you discover new music and if you have an iPad or iPhone, why not use the means at your disposal?

Discovr

This is one of the Apps that are good if you want to find new artists related to your own favourite bands. When you open up the App, it scans your iTunes library, which will make it significantly easier to remember which artists you actually already listen to. You press on an artist and it instantly shows a web of artists similar to the one you began pressing. You can get a taste of the music that you discover inside the App without even leaving it or you can instantly play the artist on Spotify; it simply opens up Spotify for you on the artist’s page. This works on both iPhone and iPad.
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Aweditorium

This App is great for all you indie-music-loving cats. It is basically a map with all the featured bands and artists on which you press a random title that opens up the given band's photo, songs, videos and pop-up text while you listen to their song. The band itself furthermore creates all the information available on its page. Although some of the artists are already pretty well-known, there are some unknown gems hidden here and there. The Aweditorium only works on iPad - and it’s free, which is always nice.
Aweditorium

Ghostly Discovery

We've written about this before, but the app is still great, so we'll just big it up one more time: Our friends over at Ghostly International have also released an App, so that people can discover the Ghostly International and Spectral Sound music catalogue. You start with setting the mood that you are currently in, then the style, then you press “discover” and it creates a playlist to match your mood. It works very well if you just want a playlist to listen to while on the go, without having to do that much - except knowing more about great new music, of course. You can get more information in the link below. The Ghostly Discovery app works on iPhone.
Ghostly Discovery

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This App works almost the same way as Aweditorium, but it's a bit more advanced. It also focuses predeominantly on what you might call the 'underground' scene, but has a lot more unsigned bands featured, and more genres to choose from. Here, all the artists are colour-coded according to which genre they play and they are arranged in a kind of a planet that you can click on. So instead of randomly clicking on an artist, without knowing much about them, you can choose to click on an artist with the colour of the genre that you would like to hear. It works universally on both iPhone and iPad as well as on your computer.
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