Clear Channel extended its iheartradio Internet radio app to the iPad, where it is one of the few streaming music services available. Like the iPhone versions, the iPad app simply lets users stream music from any of the company’s 750 radio stations that simulcast online. It also lets users share stations and videos via Facebook, Twitter and email; save favorite stations and songs; display artist images while tracks are streaming; and use various search tools.
Korg iElectribe- Gorillaz Edition
The Gorillaz unveiled their version of the existing music-making app Korg iElectribe, letting users create new music using music from the band’s new album, among other resources. The $10 app includes 128 sounds created and 64 pre-programmed patterns all created by the band for the app. With them, users can mix together their own tracks and upload them to services like SoundCloud for others to hear. They’re selling only 10,000 versions of the app as part of a “limited run” but may sell beyond that.
The Ferocious Few: Pocket Rock-It
This app uses augmented reality to insert footage of the band playing over any image captured by the iPhone’s camera. Just point the camera phone at whatever background you choose and launch the app, which then overlay’s footage of either the guitar player or drummer over that image on the iPhone’s screen. With two phones, both band members can be seen. The app is free.
The app lets friends display what songs, artists and albums they’re listening to most, listed in order of popularity based on common data aggregated from users connected to each other via the app. Lists are created based on ownership, frequency of plays, and recently heard tracks. And all songs can be sampled, with links to iTunes for sales.