Tech blogger Paul Sawers made his pick of 15 of the best music apps of 2012 for web, iOS and Android drawing on the wide range of web and mobile apps covered by The Next Web. They include some we've previously covered at Hypebot plus a few we haven't gotten to yet.
Here are Sawers' picks for top music apps with links to and descriptions from their websites.
15 Top Music Apps Of 2012
Lanyard (web/mobile/spotify) - "Lanyard is a mobile, web and Spotify app that enables you to create a visually stunning online journal of your live music memories."
Radical.fm (web) - "Radical.FM is the personal broadcasting and music & audio content delivery service that enables anyone to discover, connect, and communicate in real time."
Instinct (web) - "A new way to learn guitar."
Qusic (web) - "Qusic tracks the music you love and tells you when it's released."
Richseam (web) - "Richseam lets you discover music through the collaborations and connections of your favourite artists."
Mixtaping (web) - "Create, share and discover mixtapes with your friends"
Vjay (iOS) - "The mashup machine for your music and videos."
Indie Shuffle (iOS) - "Unlimited listening, no ads, and curated new music from hundreds of genres (indie rock, hip hop, electronic, remixes and more)."
Sonarflow Music Player (iOS) - "Sonarflow iTunes makes it easy to find and download new bands and artists you'll love with just a few quick taps."
WhoSampled (iOS) - "Access the worldâs largest database of sample-based music, cover songs and remixes, and discover who your favorite artists have sampled, or whether your favorite songs have been covered or remixed!"
Beatsurfing (iPad) - "The organic midi controller builder."
Chirp (iOS) - "Chirp 'sings' information from one iPhone to another."
Songkick Concerts (Android) - "Get a personalized concert calendar based on your music and your location."
SnapNPlay (Android) - "Snap a picture of sheet music and watch the notes light up in time as you hear the music played back to you."
Interesting list. So what are your favorite music apps of 2012?
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