Alas! Let the powers of music and tech combine! It’s South by Southwest time again y’all, which means our favorite techies, musicians, musical technicians and technical musicians join together for two weeks of uninterrupted music and techy fun. Music is a part of our daily lives and thanks to some of our favorite developers we’re able to access and even create our own fab tunes 24/7 these days. Whether you’re an old school radio fan, missing the mixtape or jonesing to create some tunes of your own these guys have got you covered.
For y’all who will be at SXSW this year, keep an eye out for some of the folks who help bring tingly bliss to our ears on a daily basis — and for those of you who won’t be drowning in the queso infused madness turn up the country, perfect your Southern twang, close your eyes and bask in musical bliss with the help of some of our fave music apps.
For the Radioheads
TuneIn: For you old school radio folks; whether you’re craving some groovy tunes, looking to catch the game or just trying to keep up with the latest news and talk radio, TuneIn has you covered with over 100,000 radio stations and two million on-demand programs streaming from every continent. Listen to TuneIn in your car or on your mobile device — plug in, turn up the volume and tune in to TuneIn for all your radio needs!
8tracks: Looking for something fresh and new to listen to? Interested in discovering new music curated by music lovers from around the globe? With 8tracks you choose from more than one million FREE playlists, curated by people who know what they’re talking about. Enjoy online “mixtapes” for your every mood with handcrafted playlists from 8tracks.
For the Creators
Songify: Gone are the days of the tone deaf lyricist who can spit a fab rhyme but has no rhythm — with Songify everyone can be a rock star. Just speak your lyrics (or your thoughts, or whatever you feel like, really) into your Android device and Songify magically turns your speech into a song! Have a blast with your friends creating silly songs, or woo that girl you’ve been dreaming about since the 6th grade with a beautiful melody of love with the help of Songify.
SoundCloud: Want to share your sick beats with friends, maybe even the world? SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where you can create sounds and share them privately or publicly to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. Record a song or beat and upload to SoundCloud and share your music with the world and listen to music from other up and coming musicians.
For the Enthusiasts
Beats By Dr.Dre: Enjoy an amazing end-to-end all encompassing music experience with headphones, devices and services from Beats By Dr.Dre. Now you can truly feel the emotion and hear the music the way artists intended it to sound from the studio.