The Best Free Music Apps
February 22, 2017 (No Comments) by Dean Fitzgerald

Human beings are, by nature, scabby pricks. Everyone loves getting things for free because it’s who we are. So when anyone hears that there are apps that provide things for free, we’re all over it!

Human beings also love music, because music gives us a point of release, it can reflect or change our mood, keep us entertained, and it can allow us to express emotions in a way that we feel comfortable. That, and Ed Sheeran. The man is an international treasure and probably great craic on a night out. So a combination of the two is something that we simply can’t resist.

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Free music apps provide entertainment in a (mostly) legal manner that can take us to another place even if we’re just on a bus. Except for people who play the music with no headphones or have it so loud you can’t even think. Everyone has had some experience with this. If you don’t then you’re that person and you need to re-evaluate your life choices.

The best apps are simple, straightforward, have a massive store of music, and of course are free. Here are four of some of the best out right now, all of which are available on both Android and IOS. This isn’t a be-all-end-all list, so don’t be afraid to explore other apps as well.

Spotify

Ah, Spotify. The modern provider of tunes for every single prinks session you’ve been to. Spotify provides a near limitless selection of songs and artists to choose from, and it’s extremely easy to use. There’s no Taylor Swift though, but nobody’s perfect (except Ed and Tay-Tay).

One drawback of Spotify is the advertisements. Free music comes at a cost of having the hole bored off you every few songs. The ads can be annoying and frequent so it’s well worth it to get a huge choice of free, legal music to cater for all your house party needs!

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Unfortunately, Spotify free only works with an internet connection. However, if you’re desperate for some music and the Wi-Fi where you live is shocking, you can buy the monthly premium option, download songs to play offline and live like a king among peasants (Yes I know this article is about free apps but premium is great too).

Plus, you can make your own playlists or use one of the 1000’s on offer, to create a seamless transition between songs, and you can queue songs to come up next.

SoundCloud

This app is a little bit different, as it allows other users to upload their own work. This means you can find loads of homemade music, and get an early look at some up-and-coming artists before they’re cool. Then just add a flannel shirt and glasses, you don’t need to become a hipster. However, if that’s your thing then you will probably appreciate the full run down on being an Irish hipster.

soundcloud-music

Seriously though, SoundCloud is great for discovering new music, and you can follow other users and get updates on any new music they have. You can create your own playlists too on the iPhone to share your playlists so your friends can also stop living in ignorance of non-mainstream music.

Pandora

Pandora is great for streaming music, and it tailors to your personal preferences too. When you start listening to certain groups and bands, you will be given suggestions of similar artists so you can broaden your horizons while at the same time staying with the genre of music you prefer. It makes a station of your favourite artists. It’s adventurous, but not too adventurous, much like changing from Tayto to King crisps without deciding to eat healthy instead.

pandora-music

Pandora does require internet connection, but the buffering is smooth and music is of high quality. Again, ads are there because the music doesn’t pay for itself. You think these people make music just because they love it? As the saying goes, ‘if you’re good at something, never do it for free’.

YouTube

Alright hear me out, YouTube is pretty great. ‘Look it up on YouTube’ is a phrase spoken by many a curious soul who wants to see a man getting hit in the nether regions or watch conspiracy theories. And it’s good for music too. Now, when I say YouTube, I don’t mean using the MP3 converter so you can illegally download songs, you criminal!

YouTube lets you see the music video too, which gives each song a more ‘artistic vibe’. You can watch ‘We Found Love’ by Rihanna and remember when she got kicked off a farm because she was too scantily-clad. That legend of a farmer didn’t even remotely care who she was, hilarious.

YouTube does have ads as well, but there is an option to skip most after five seconds. Between songs there can be that awkward few seconds of silence, but after that the party goes on.

youtube-music

If any of these music apps appeal to you, then by all means go ahead and download some of them. Feel free to look around and find an app that suits your style best, just don’t be one of those guys that downloads music illegally. It’s not cool, lads.

Dean Fitzgerald
Can relate any life problems back to GAA. Has an interest in sport of all kinds, including even cricket for some reason.

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The Best Free Music Apps
February 22, 2017 (No Comments) by Dean Fitzgerald

Human beings are, by nature, scabby pricks. Everyone loves getting things for free because it’s who we are. So when anyone hears that there are apps that provide things for free, we’re all over it!

Human beings also love music, because music gives us a point of release, it can reflect or change our mood, keep us entertained, and it can allow us to express emotions in a way that we feel comfortable. That, and Ed Sheeran. The man is an international treasure and probably great craic on a night out. So a combination of the two is something that we simply can’t resist.

the-best-free-music-apps

Free music apps provide entertainment in a (mostly) legal manner that can take us to another place even if we’re just on a bus. Except for people who play the music with no headphones or have it so loud you can’t even think. Everyone has had some experience with this. If you don’t then you’re that person and you need to re-evaluate your life choices.

The best apps are simple, straightforward, have a massive store of music, and of course are free. Here are four of some of the best out right now, all of which are available on both Android and IOS. This isn’t a be-all-end-all list, so don’t be afraid to explore other apps as well.

Spotify

Ah, Spotify. The modern provider of tunes for every single prinks session you’ve been to. Spotify provides a near limitless selection of songs and artists to choose from, and it’s extremely easy to use. There’s no Taylor Swift though, but nobody’s perfect (except Ed and Tay-Tay).

One drawback of Spotify is the advertisements. Free music comes at a cost of having the hole bored off you every few songs. The ads can be annoying and frequent so it’s well worth it to get a huge choice of free, legal music to cater for all your house party needs!

spotify-music

Unfortunately, Spotify free only works with an internet connection. However, if you’re desperate for some music and the Wi-Fi where you live is shocking, you can buy the monthly premium option, download songs to play offline and live like a king among peasants (Yes I know this article is about free apps but premium is great too).

Plus, you can make your own playlists or use one of the 1000’s on offer, to create a seamless transition between songs, and you can queue songs to come up next.

SoundCloud

This app is a little bit different, as it allows other users to upload their own work. This means you can find loads of homemade music, and get an early look at some up-and-coming artists before they’re cool. Then just add a flannel shirt and glasses, you don’t need to become a hipster. However, if that’s your thing then you will probably appreciate the full run down on being an Irish hipster.

soundcloud-music

Seriously though, SoundCloud is great for discovering new music, and you can follow other users and get updates on any new music they have. You can create your own playlists too on the iPhone to share your playlists so your friends can also stop living in ignorance of non-mainstream music.

Pandora

Pandora is great for streaming music, and it tailors to your personal preferences too. When you start listening to certain groups and bands, you will be given suggestions of similar artists so you can broaden your horizons while at the same time staying with the genre of music you prefer. It makes a station of your favourite artists. It’s adventurous, but not too adventurous, much like changing from Tayto to King crisps without deciding to eat healthy instead.

pandora-music

Pandora does require internet connection, but the buffering is smooth and music is of high quality. Again, ads are there because the music doesn’t pay for itself. You think these people make music just because they love it? As the saying goes, ‘if you’re good at something, never do it for free’.

YouTube

Alright hear me out, YouTube is pretty great. ‘Look it up on YouTube’ is a phrase spoken by many a curious soul who wants to see a man getting hit in the nether regions or watch conspiracy theories. And it’s good for music too. Now, when I say YouTube, I don’t mean using the MP3 converter so you can illegally download songs, you criminal!

YouTube lets you see the music video too, which gives each song a more ‘artistic vibe’. You can watch ‘We Found Love’ by Rihanna and remember when she got kicked off a farm because she was too scantily-clad. That legend of a farmer didn’t even remotely care who she was, hilarious.

YouTube does have ads as well, but there is an option to skip most after five seconds. Between songs there can be that awkward few seconds of silence, but after that the party goes on.

youtube-music

If any of these music apps appeal to you, then by all means go ahead and download some of them. Feel free to look around and find an app that suits your style best, just don’t be one of those guys that downloads music illegally. It’s not cool, lads.

Dean Fitzgerald
Can relate any life problems back to GAA. Has an interest in sport of all kinds, including even cricket for some reason.

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