Discovering new music

silvermoon

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What apps have you used in the past or now to build your song library? I've been meaning to check out iTunes Radio to see what that is all about. I'm not looking for any specific genres of music, just wanted to explore other artists. I have SoundHound and Shazam, but I detect more songs with SoundHound than I did with Shazam and so that is no longer on my phone.
 

Ledsteplin

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What apps have you used in the past or now to build your song library? I've been meaning to check out iTunes Radio to see what that is all about. I'm not looking for any specific genres of music, just wanted to explore other artists.
You can pick several stations you like on iTunes Radio. Then as you hear songs you like, you can purchase them for your iTunes music library. Or sync them to iTunes on computer, if you have them. Then to your phone. You can't add songs direct from Soundhound to your iTunes music library. You can search those songs in the iTunes Music Store and purchase them. You probably know that. But the way you worded your post... :)
 

silvermoon

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You can pick several stations you like on iTunes Radio. Then as you hear songs you like, you can purchase them for your iTunes music library. Or sync them to iTunes on computer, if you have them. Then to your phone. You can't add songs direct from Soundhound to your iTunes music library. You can search those songs in the iTunes Music Store and purchase them. You probably know that. But the way you worded your post... :)
How much is the cost of a song to purchase? I generally download music off the internet and then copy those songs directly to my phone with the USB cable. I knew about searching songs in iTunes. :)
 

Ledsteplin

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How much is the cost of a song to purchase? I generally download music off the internet and then copy those songs directly to my phone with the USB cable. I knew about searching songs in iTunes. :)
Don't you have to sync songs to iTunes first, before adding them to your iTunes library? I'm not familiar with all that. I don't have music stored in iTunes on the computer. I buy my songs in the iTunes music app on the phone. That's not the best way, but it's what I've had to do. Most are $1.29 per song. Some are .99. I need a new computer! :)
 

silvermoon

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Don't you have to sync songs to iTunes first, before adding them to your iTunes library? I'm not familiar with all that. I don't have music stored in iTunes on the computer. I buy my songs in the iTunes music app on the phone. That's not the best way, but it's what I've had to do. Most are $1.29 per song. Some are .99. I need a new computer! :)
Yes, I left that part out. I open up iTunes and add them to the Library. From there, I can drag the songs to my phone while it is connected. I just gave my desktop away that was 5 years old and replaced it with a laptop.
 
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Spotify is fine for me. Did you notice the graphic overhaul in its latest version from yesterday! Never heard of 8tracks - just installed it on my iPhone ;) If you are interested in free streaming try also Tunebash and Tunebow