Top 10 Best Music Apps for 2020

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Whether you are stuck at home, or you want to feel that magic of travelling alone, music has always worked wonders in changing the situations and environments in an efficient way. It has improved our mood and has helped us to relax at many instances. That’s why Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher said ‘Without music, life would be a mistake.’

And with time, music became more and more popular and accessible for everyone. How? All thanks to the emerging technological advancements and the introduction of mobile apps, music became available on the web, and that made it more accessible. Although there are many sources to listen to your favourite songs, mobile apps are a great source if you are in a hurry or not in a reach with other sources like TV, radio, etc. Furthermore, in today’s digital era, people got more engaged in their work and that’s where the music apps gained immense popularity in the global market.

Here are a few statistics by Statista that reveals the actual status of music apps in the global market:

1. The total revenue in the music streaming sector amounts to $15,678m for the year 2020.

2. Music app market is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 5.8%.

3. The current user penetration in the music app industry is approx 8.1% and it is expected to rise to 10.1% by the year 2024.

The facts mentioned above accurately predict that the trend of music apps is surely going to increase in the coming years. So, why not build your music app and launch it in the global market to gain more profits! Well, at least that’s what many marketers have thought in recent times and as a result they launched their feature-rich music apps on the global platform. So, in this article, we will discuss the top 10 best music apps that are trending on the global platform.

Best Music Apps for Android and iOS Users in 2020

  1. Spotify
  2. Pandora
  3. Google Play Music
  4. Amazon Music
  5. SoundCloud
  6. Apple Music
  7. iHeartRadio
  8. Deezer
  9. Shazam
  10. AudioMack

1. Spotify

Spotify-Music-AppSpotify holds the first position in most widely used music apps amongst the global audience. According to a report, as of 2019, Spotify had almost 10 million subscribers that are actively leveraging the app to access good music. The app is also popular as it can be operated from almost all the devices ranging from smartphones to tablets. You can even follow a particular artist and can sync their favourite tracks seamlessly using the Spotify app. What’s more? The trending music app even allows you to create radio stations that will play a list of songs relevant to your first few initial choices.

Features

  • Ad-free music
  • Offline support
  • Personalized recommendations
  • An extensive range of music tracks
  • Can be accessed from any device

Available For: Android and iOS

Read: How to Develop Apps Like Spotify?

2. Pandora

Pandora-Music-AppAnother music app that comes to our mid when we talk about the best music streaming apps is Pandora. You can stream impeccable music on the go using this amazing and melodious music app. As per Statista, in 2018, the total number of active users utilizing the Pandora app was almost 75.9 million in the USA alone. That eventually shows the popularity of the app amongst the global audience. The working of Pandora is quite simple; you need to mention the desired artist’s name and the app will give you a long list of tracks relevant to that artist. Moreover, you can even rate the track as per the streaming quality and speed. Additionally, the app even allows you to save your favourite radio station to listen to them later.

Features

  • Play songs on-demand
  • Save your favourite radio stations
  • High-quality audio
  • Offline support
  • Unlimited skips and repeats

Available For: Android and iOS

3. Google Play Music

Google-Play-Music-AppGoogle Play Music is yet another popular music streaming app that is specifically curated by the music experts. It is an amazing and feature-rich music app that is offered by the search giant Google. With Google Play Music, you can seamlessly listen to your favourite songs by either searching them on the smart search bar, ior looking them in their respective category. Furthermore, the app even offers you some melodious tracks as per your mood, viz., happy, sad, sleepy, romantic, and so on. You can even create a personalized playlist with a limit of 50,00 music tracks, a significant number amongst all music apps available in the global market.

Features

  • Radio stations curated by experts
  • Smart recommendations
  • A wide range of music categories
  • Multiple-platform support
  • Users can store upto 50k tracks in one folder

Available For: Android and iOS

4. Amazon Music

Amazon-Music-AppAmazon music has shown tremendous growth in the last couple of years. This amazing music app lets you listen to all the amazing music tracks at one place. Not only that, but it also provides you smart suggestions  based on your past search history. Additionally you can upload almost 250 songs on the platform using Amazon music app. And the best of all, you can give the voice commands to Alexa, an AI virtual assistant to play your favourite songs from the Amazon Music app.

Features

  • Curated playlists and stations
  • Online and offline support
  • Seamless integration with Alexa
  • Support Amazon Music and Prime Music songs
  • Smart personalized recommendations

Available For: Android and iOS

5. SoundCloud

SoundCloud-Music-AppIf you are someone who is always looking for a personalized and custom music tracklist, the SoundCloud is the perfect option for you. The robust platform consists of numerous music tracks uploaded by various users and other artists. The users can customize their list and can be accessed seamlessly through an iPhone or an Android smartphone. Additionally, the users can even download their favourite track while leveraging the SoundCloud mobile app. The app also offers some amazing music from independent artists, and musicians.

Features

  • Access to over 20 million songs
  • Smart suggestions based on  listening habits
  • Offline support
  • Personalized playlist
  • Customized lists of songs

Available For: Android and iOS

Read: How to Develop Apps like Soundcloud?

6. Apple Music

apple-music-app

When it comes to personalized services, Apple never backs off. That’s why, whether it’s camera apps or music apps, Apple always delivers the best to its users. Apple Music is one such robust app that provides the users with some amazing music tracks. It offers ad-free music streaming with over 60 million songs to choose from. Additionally, the users can even download their favourite tracks and can listen to them in an offline mode.

Features

  • Offline access to music
  • Downloadable tracks
  • Exclusive content
  • Extensive list of music
  • Multiple-support over various devices

Available For: iOS

7. iHeartRadio

iHeart-Music-App

 

When you are looking for a versatile music app, iHeartRadio always tops the list. This robust music app facilitates podcasts through which the users can create their radio stations. It is also a non-commercial platform with some amazing versatile features. Furthermore, you can access music lyrics, autobiographies of the artists, and can even share your personalized stations with your group.

Features

  • Live and Local AM and FM stations are available
  • Offline support
  • Customized radio stations
  • Shareable content
  • Song on-demand

Available For: Android and iOS

8. Deezer

Deezer-Music-AppIf you are an iOS user and probably looking for an amazing music app other than Apple Music, then Deezer is something for you. Yes, you guessed it right! Deezer is again a melodious music app that is specifically designed and developed for all the iOS users out there. The app is free and plays the best of the global hits. It also offers offline support so you can  enjoy your favourite track in an offline mode. Personalized playlists, and versatile features are some other perks of downloading this robust music app.

Features

  • Personalized recommendations
  • Offline support
  • Shuffle mode
  • 56 million songs to choose from
  • Versatile music app

Available For: iOS

9. Shazam

Shazam-Music-AppShazam is another excellent music app that lets you listen and share your favourite tracks using your smartphone. The app offers you some mind-blowing music tracks with the name of the song and its artist so that you can know more about that particular track. Furthermore, the app even allows you to share the track while you are watching it on Youtube. The best, you can even get the lyrics of your favourite song, or a new song while using the Shazam music app.

Features

  • Access to music lyrics
  • Youtube functionality available
  • Syncs with social media accounts
  • Support on the Apple Watch
  • User can add music playlist on Spotify or Apple Music

Available For: Android and iOS

10. AudioMack

AudioMack Music App

Last but probably not the least is AudioMack. AudioMack is considered as the best music app for an offline mode. That means, you can get almost thousands of amazing tracks with an option to download them, so that you can listen to them even in an offline mode. The music app is free for both the Android and iOS users and has access to over 4 million offline songs. The best of all, you can record the song in your voice and can share it seamlessly with the app community.

Features

  • 4 million offline songs
  • Access to trending music
  • Free music streaming
  • Users can create their own sounds
  • Seamless sharing options

Available For: Android and iOS

How to Choose the Best Music App?

Now that you know the best trending music apps available for both the Android and iOs users, a common question that may come in your mind is how to choose the best amongst all! So, here’s what you need to know before downloading any music app.

1. The Music Genre

The first and foremost thing you need to consider while selecting a perfect music app is its catalog. Meaning, you need to categorize the apps that are in your list on the basis of their genres. For instance, you may be interested in Pop songs, or in Jazz music. So, you only need to download the app that can provide you a long list of songs over that particular genre.

2. Type of Subscription

Subscription fees is yet another very crucial aspect to look for while downloading a perfect music app. Does the music app offer a free or paid subscription? Whether there is any trial period to use the app or not? The answers to all those questions will surely help you to connect with a perfect music app of your choice. Also, remember that many free subscription music apps will showcase lots of ads while playing music tracks.

3. Availability in Your Location

Availability is also one of the vital factors that needs to be addressed before finalizing your list of best music apps. So, before deciding anything, check whether your preferred music app is actually available in your location or not.

4. Versatile Features

Last but not least is the features of the music app. Now, these days, with the advancements in technologies, many new and powerful features are being offered by almost all the mobile apps irrespective of their domains. Same is with music apps. For instance, many music apps today offer smart AI functionalities to deliver more personalized content and to deliver high-quality customer service. So, all in all, look for the best features that can enhance your music streaming experience.

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