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Sirius XM is a radio subscription service which provides most of their content commercial free. You have most likely have seen a Sirius XM enabled radio in a car and might even already be a subscriber, but did you know Sirius XM is also available on iOS?

The Sirius XM app for iOS enables subscribers to keep jamming or listen to their favorite talk show while not in the car. Using the service through the app does include some extra features, including being able to listen to shows on demand, pausing events, songs or shows, and starting at the beginning of a song when tuning to a station with TuneStart. Read on to see if including Sirius XM Internet streaming is right for you.

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There are an abundance of music apps for your iPad. You’ve got radio stations, music services, music tagging apps and let us not forget how your iPad can work as a fully functional iPod, too. The question is no longer, “How can I get my music on my iPad?” But is now, “What is the perfect music for this moment in time?” Songza has devoted its existence to the answer of this very question.

Songza is a music discovery service designed to play the perfect tune for whatever mood or activity you are doing. Think about Pandora and how it designs its stations based off of other artists and songs. Songza does the same thing, but bases its music off of activities such as “Relaxing at Home” or “Cooking.” Let’s find out more after the jump. (more…)

Music is one of mobile’s most competitive sectors. Consumers enter into the fray the minute they purchase an iOS device, with iTunes serving as their initial music player. But no matter how good your collection may be, inevitably it will become stale. That’s when you’ll start seeking out a way to get exposed to new music and where the real battle for your attention begins.

OneTuner Pro hopes to become your favorite music-discovery app by streaming stations broadcast in about 75 different languages from more than 180 countries. With the added 60-plus genres of music and talk available, along with a personalized social media news feed, OneTuner Pro warrants some exploration. (more…)

There is much debate over when the first music video was made, with some claiming they date as far back as the 1920s. However, it was in the 1980s and ’90s that music videos really became a regular part of pop culture. Now, the makers of the popular app djay have brought us vjay. It gives you the opportunity to wow your friends by creating and mixing your own music video mashups similar to how a DJ (at least good ones) combine two songs.

If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your parties, will vjay provide the best party entertainment since the days that MTV actually played music videos? Read on to find out my thoughts. (more…)

Combined with an ever increasing range of hardware, the iPad is becoming as popular a device on stage for musicians as traditional stomp boxes. When taking the considerable cost of owning one amplifier – never mind multiples – and a few simple pedals into account, your pocket may be thanking you for looking at using software rather than more traditional setups.

With solutions like AmpliTube already available on your iPad, AmpKit+ is already making headway into the market. However, the question on your lips – does it sound the same as the real thing?

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The act of listening to music on the iPad has long felt like a case of function-over-form, like using an appliance that you don’t really notice, much less care how it looks. Since the iPad’s release, the default Music app has only undergone one major design change, from humble iTunes re-skin to its current wood-paneled state. Track 8 from Ender Labs has higher aims, “borrowing” a few UI elements to make your music look every bit as good as it sounds. Read on past the break for the review of this unique and beautiful music player.

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The music player built into the iPad is perfectly fine. It does everything you need it to do, and it’s easy to use. However, it could be argued that what is missing is an element of fun. And that is where the Beat Blaster app steps in. It’s designed to have that retro Hi-Fi look and feel, and pulls it off rather nicely.

It isn’t just about looks though. Beat Blaster has a nice array of features that allow for music playback in the style of a Hi-Fi from the late Eighties. But it does let you get on with choosing some songs from your library and playing them just like you would from the Apple music player. The main difference being, Beat Blaster does it with style. Does it work for the long term though? Could it really be used as a replacement for the default music player? Lets take a look.

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If you have listened to the buzz about the music industry lately, you have heard of Spotify. Spotify is an online music service with a huge library of millions of songs. Although the Spotify app on the computer is free, adds pop up from time to time, and you can’t go mobile. All of this changes with Spotify Premium. Ads are gone, and you can access your Spotify library on all of your mobile devices be it iPhone, Android, and now the iPad.

Previously, to listen to Spotify on the iPad, you had to download the iPhone app. This was useful, but highly unproductive. If you have ever used an iPhone app on the iPad, you know the feeling of only using half of your iPad’s potential and pixels. Now all of this has changed with a completely new redesign just for the iPad – and it sure is beautiful.

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I enjoy music a lot and I’m on a constant quest to discovery new music. Lucky for me there are a ton of resources and applications today that allow for a music nerd like myself to explore to almost endlessly. One of the places I always turn to is NPR.

National Public Radio produces a lot of amazing content. They seem to pay extra special attention to music with some solid regular programs such as All Songs Considered and World Cafe. There are others as well and when all combined they produce a substantial amount of high quality music related content. I say "content" because this ranges from live audio or video concerts, full radio programs, interviews, album previews and even things as basic as articles. Wouldn’t it be great to herd all of this stuff into one place? Thankfully NPR agrees and has created a specific iPad application aptly named NPR Music.

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When it comes to creating music in a cost-efficient way, more and more people are turning to their iPads for the solution. The drum machine market alone could be considered fairly large on the iPad and features a large range of applications – many of which are either easy to use but lack in features, or have lots of features but are extensive to learn.

Fingerlabs have created a drum machine that looks to combine an easy to use approach but with plenty of features under the hood…

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