What follows is a new twist on our This Week In Music Apps series. Instead of simply bringing you a selection of the most interesting new music apps, we’re grouping them into themes. This week’s theme is web apps for your browser.
- Speakerfy: How To Listen Together/Alone with iPhone, Android Friends
- Hands-On with FocusRite iTrack Solo, Recording Interface for iOS
- Audio-3D Player for iOS Adapts Sound for Specific Headphones
- Music App for Cancer Patients Promises Relaxation, Energy, More
- Crossfader: Dancing To Remix Music to Dance To
- If You Don’t Remix with Ninja Jamm, You Probably Never Will
- SuperGlued Aims To Help Concertgoers Use Smartphones Without Upsetting Even More People
- Samsung’s Galaxy Camera, the Android for iPhone People, Doubles as a Music Player
- Lanyard: Relive, Share Memories from Your Concert History
- BandPage Helps Artists Sell ‘Experiences’ to Earn Money On The Side
Are you having trouble
cyberstalking keeping up with your favorite artists on all of the various networks where they appear? Emuze fishes the sea of information posted on by celebs on social so you can see all of an artist’s Instagram photos, Vimeo and YouTube videos, Soundcloud uploads, Facebook posts, and tweets all in one place. Emuze is not exclusively for musical artists and the ones that are there are fairly mainstream (Taylor Swift, Snoop Dog, 50 Cent Ellie Goulding, 3OH!3, and Calvin Harris). If you’re not sure which celebrity you’re obsessed with, the handy wall pictured to the right lets you see what all these famous folks are up to at a glance.
22 Tracks (Free)
With four cities to choose from and and 22 genre playlists (with… you guessed it, 22 songs each) this numerically-obsessed, dance-music-slanted web app offers a decent-sized collection of music, as new tracks replace old ones throughout the week. The number stays at 22, as the new replaces the old.
The app’s About section leads to another gem: the 22 Tracks blog, curated by top DJs from major European cities including London and Paris. With a new music video posted daily with commentary, 22 Tracks offers another neat way to discover new sounds that might warrant a bookmark, depending on your taste. Occasionally, the blog has longer posts. Did you know that listening to new music rewards your brain?
22 Tracks is available as a free web app, which is why it’s on this list. You can also get it on iOS for $2, or on Android for free.
At Noisetrade, it’s cool to grab whatever you want and download it for free, ignoring the pleas for a tip. All the bands who put their music there ask is that you “pay” with your email address, a tweet, or a Facebook post. Yes, it’s viral marketing, but if you want the music in question, one could easily make the argument: Who cares? Besides, if you like the music, you might want the band to have your information anyway.
The site offers albums from somewhat established artists, like a great live album from Guster, a remix album from Young the Giant, and a live album from The Civil Wars, as well as albums from more up-and-coming artists. The design is nice and clean, and looks like Rdio pretending to be Kickstarter. Some of the music was annoying to my editor [ed. note: I added that], but it’s helpful that Noisetrade includes a “for fans of” section, to help you find the undiscovered artists that might appeal to you.