How To Search For Music By Genre Or Label On Spotify

Spotify lets you search for a track of your choice, or it lets you search tracks by album, artist, or perhaps a radio station. What it doesn't let you do is search for songs by genre. It isn't that Spotify hasn't sorted its library into genres. That's unimaginable for a music service and Spotify is no different. The genre's are definitely there and you can even search a particular genre of your choice if you know how to do it. Read More

How To Turn Off The Apple Music Splash Screen In The Music App [iOS]

Apple Music is a subscription based music service that, because it's from Apple, is forced on to you when you open the Music app on your iOS device. When the service first debuted, users were offered a three month trial even if the service wasn't available in their region. You could of course dismiss it and proceed to your music library. The screen continues to appear each time you launch the app and many times, it's gotten stuck on my device. I've had to turn my WiFi off, quit and relaunch the Music app just to get to my music until I found the Off switch. If the splash screen is a source of annoyance for you, here's how you can disable it. Read More

Use iTunes Home Sharing To Stream Music From The Desktop To Your iPhone

If you own an iPhone model with low storage, it's likely you cut corners to manage your space better. You likely have to keep space free for the apps you need and thus have to keep fewer photos and music files on the device. One way to conserve space on a device is to use apps like Spotify to fuel your music needs but if you're mostly working next to or near a desktop, you can use Home Sharing to get music from your PC on your iPhone without needing any extra apps. Here's how. Read More

Stream Videos For Songs In Your iTunes Library To Chromecast

A while back we shared an app called Jukebox that allowed you to listen to music stored in your Dropbox account. The app connected with your account, scanned it for music, and allowed you to play it from its music player. With Jukebox, you can create playlists, and play songs on loop or repeat. If you're looking for a way to cast your music to a Chromecast, then Music TV is the answer. It's a free iOS app that will let you select songs from your iTunes library and play them over the Chromecast. It searches YouTube for a video to go with it and casts it when the song is played. Read More

Watch Music Videos For The Songs In Your iTunes Library [iOS]

Music takes up substantial space on our phones. Rarely, if ever, would you save a music video to your phone because it takes up considerably more space and the videos are on YouTube anyway. Perhaps what you might like better is if you could just jump to the music video for one of your favorite songs without having to search for it. Vusic is a very simple and very awesome free iOS app that syncs music from your iTunes library and lets you watch official music videos for all songs that have one. The videos are played from YouTube. Vusic doesn't download the videos and instead streams them live when you want to watch one. Read More

Play Music From Your Dropbox Account When You’re Offline [iOS]

Dropbox has always made sure your files are on whatever device you need them to be. It's one of the best apps in the market for syncing and backing up files and it's saved lives on occasion with its version restore feature. What the app and service aren't used for is backing up music. Audio files can be played from its mobile apps but the experience is far from what you'd get if you could play music from Dropbox via an actual music app. Meet Jukebox, a free iOS app that can download music from your Dropbox account and let you listen to it in a proper music player. Read More

Share Song Links And Give Users The Choice To Listen In YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, Or Deezer

We share songs with friends in lots of different ways. We can post them on social media and share them over the many messaging apps we use to keep in touch with friends and family. SongLink is a URL generating app that is built for just such a purpose. The app generates links to songs and when they're opened, the recipient is asked which of five supported apps, iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, or Deezer, they want to open the song in. A recipient need only set the preference once and from that point forward, all song links that you generate from SongLink will open in that app for that particular user. Read More

Use The Hashtag Symbol To Find An Artist’s Music Only Channel On YouTube

YouTube is where you can find and listen to just about any song you want. For even the more obscure, underground, and not-so-widely distributed songs and artists, chances are you can find their work on  YouTube. What some people might not know is that for some of the most popular artists, there exists an exclusive Music channel by them. The music channels feature only audio and no videos. The quality of the sound is often better and it makes for easier streaming compared to listening/watching a Vevo video. Unfortunately, a simple search on YouTube will not lead you to the music channel. To find it, you need to add the # symbol before your search. Read More

Use The Mono Audio Channel For Better Sound When Using One Earbud

Music helps us concentrate on work but with you can't always have your earbuds in when you're working. It annoys anyone who needs to talk to you. Simply getting your attention while you work and listen to music turns into a chore for people and it impedes work. The safe way to go about it is to perhaps only listen to music through on earbud. Listening to music with just one earbud doesn't make for a great experience but it doesn't have to be that way. Simply switch to the Mono audio channel and you will have an infinitely better listening experience through just one earbud. Here's how to switch to the Mono channel on iOS, Android, and Windows. Read More

Find The BPM For Any Song By Entering The Title & Artist Name

Music is more than just a distraction; it helps us block out unwanted noise and conversation while we work, it helps us sleep, it helps us regulate our moods, and it helps us avoid having to talk to people on the train. Music varies in genres and everyone has their own taste but music itself has to be of a certain type to suit the purpose you're using it for. More precisely, you would listen to faster paced music for something like exercising or going for a run, whereas slower and more mellow tones would be preferred if you're trying to relax. One simple way to identify the 'pace' of a song is by using its BPM i.e., beats per minutes, and Song BPM is a service that lets you do just that. Read More

Play Music From YouTube & Soundcloud From The Title Bar In Chrome

YouTube isn't just the largest collection of videos on the internet, it's also where you can find the largest collection of music videos (artist produced and fan made). People create playlists of music on the site and it's often used to listen to music as if the service were a radio. The problem with listening to music on YouTube is that you're also streaming the video which is unnecessary load on your internet connection, and you have to keep the site open in a tab. Meet UpNext Music Player, a Chrome extension that lets you play music from both YouTube and Soundcloud from the title bar. You can search for music, create playlists, and even import them. It also features top charts of trending music from various genres that you can listen to. Read More

Search Apple Music Playlists And Listen To Them On Your iPhone

Apple Music, now that it has arrived, is here to stay. Maybe some people will fight it but like all things Apple launches it will certainly inspire new services and apps to be developed. If you're loving Apple Music and have discovered new songs and artists, Playlist Hunt is a web service that you will want to check out. It's like the Product Hunt of playlists created on Apple Music. You can view playlists submitted to it daily, submit your own playlists, and even import one to listen to on your own phone. It also has a search feature that you can use to find a playlist that suits your tastes. Read More

Pin Your Favorite Albums & Playlists To The Start Menu In Windows 10

The Start menu in Windows 10 is not what it was back in Windows 7. If that worries you, rest assured that the changes made to it, every single one of them, are simply awesome. The Start menu in Windows 10 is much like a dashboard for everything featuring awesome live tiles and a lot of great customization options. In short, you're going to love it and you're going to love pinning just about anything and everything you need to quickly access on a daily basis. We've already discussed how you can pin a website to the Start menu and today, we're going to show you how you can pin a playlist or an album or song to the Windows 10 Start menu. Read More

Get Lyrics For Music In The Notification Center On Your iPhone

If there's one thing we all do, it's sing along to our favorite songs when we're sure no one is listening. Sometimes you just know the lyrics to a song, and other times you don't. Whatever the case, and whatever your need is, Musixmatch is a free iOS app that's puts the lyrics to whatever song you are currently playing, in the Notification Center. Musixmatch is itself a full fledged music player that can play the music in your library and it even fills in for album art where it's missing but its widget is what makes it stand out. You can play music in the default Music app, it can come from your library, iTunes Radio, or Apple Music, and Musixmatch will show you the lyrics. Read More

A Quick Look At The New Music App In iOS 8.4

iOS 8.4 has been released and the big news about this update is that it brings Apple Music to all supported devices. What those not interested in Apple News may not know is that it also means a fresh and very different look for the Music app. We're taking a quick look at the UI improvements that have been made to the app and will only be touching on Apple Music as part of the UI and not how great/terrible a service it is. Read More

Look Up What Song Was Playing During A Scene In A Movie Or TV Show

Music plays a very important part in both movies and TV shows. It is so important that it has its very own category at the Oscars. Often, the music score or the tracks included are the only redeemable quality for some movies and TV productions, and at other times, many tracks rise from obscurity to mainstream music solely because they were part of a popular motion production. TuneFind is a crowd sourced service that lists songs that were played during a movie or an episode of a TV show. The songs are listed with a brief description of what scene they were played during, and users can authenticate or question a listing, as well as submit a new one. Read More

How To Add Album Art & Update ID3 Tags For Music In Windows

Managing a music library takes time and effort. Unless you start out with the mindset to keep things organized, you will eventually end up with some cleaning up to do later on. The clean-up might be time-consuming if you need to update the ID3 tags or it might be simple like finding album art and adding it to your music files. If you use Windows Media Player or the Music app (Windows 8 & 10), here's how you can add album art to a music file and update its ID3 information without needing any extra apps. Read More

Get Alerts For Upcoming Concerts And Find Festivals In Your Area

If you love music festivals or concerts you might be looking for an easy way to find them or learn about upcoming events. Maybe instead of searching for an upcoming festival or concert, it would be nice if they found you. Concert With Me is a very smart web app that finds concerts and gigs in your area. You can import your music preferences from Facebook or Deezer. Alternatively you can enter your favorite artists' names and get an email alert when they are on tour. It's also a good tool, with plenty of customization options, for finding a music event that you can enjoy. Read More

Compare Music Prices On Amazon And iTunes To Find The Better Deal

iTunes changed the way music was bought and sold. The revolution it brought around had a major impact but with the passage of time we've seen several large companies enter the fold, all aiming to make it easier for people to buy, and artists to sell their music online. Noteworthy among the new names are Google, Amazon, and Spotify. That said, we now not only have a simple way to buy cheap music, we also have choice when it comes to where or who we buy it from. Services compete for users now and if you're in the market for some new music, Tunemiser is a little tool that you can use to see whether Amazon or iTunes has a better deal on an album or a track. Read More

Control Music Library From iPhone Notification Center

I've never considered replacing the default Music app on my iPhone with a third-party one. You may or may not agree that the app is perfect but it gets the job done. You can still find a lot of music apps in the App Store and some of them are exceptionally popular. That said, even if you're perfectly satisfied with the default music app, you might want to give Musica - Widget Player a try. It's a free iOS app that, as its name implies is first and foremost a widget. The logical question to be asked is, do we need a music widget in the Notification Center when we can already play/pause songs, skip to the next or previous ones, and control volume from the lock screen and control center. The answer is yes because this widget-app puts your entire music library, all your playlists, and the shuffle and repeat song controls in the Notification Center. Before iOS 8, you could only get something like this on your iPhone if your device had been jailbroken. Read More