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Arranger Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on November 19th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: A LITTLE OFF KEY
Get ready to embark on what is perhaps the most bizarre musical adventure ever! Just be ready for a few stumbling blocks along the way.
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Say Hello to Hello Music

Posted by Rob Rich on December 22nd, 2011

The concept behind the Hello Music website is a simple but brilliant one: provide members with information regarding all manner of deals and sales, on all kinds of musical goodies. The Hello Music app does pretty much the same thing, only on iOS. In other words, with an account on the website and the app on a phone, anyone looking for great deals is covered.

The site, and by extension the application, will per-negotiate discounts on a set (and limited) quantity of various items. These range from tangible objects such as amps, pedals and such, to less tangible things like studio time. Since quantities are limited the deals don't last long (usually around 48 hours), but with a handy-dandy iOS app to monitor these deals on the go it becomes much less of an issue.

Setting up an account on the website is free. The app is free. Suffice it to say, any musicians with even a little interest in savings (and an iPhone, of course) need to take a look at this.

In Awe Over Aweditorium

Posted by Chris Hall on December 7th, 2010
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Music discovery is a rapidly changing, rapidly evolving industry that is just blowing up with fantastic new ideas all around us. Gone are the days where we all used to read magazines like Rolling Stone or listen to the radio to find music, we are even past the era of music videos littering the cable airwaves. The tech/music savvy are now using apps and online services like Pandora, Slacker, and YouTube to find what's new, and even those new age mainstays are falling by the wayside. With millions of new songs being released in this digital age, we need a smarter, more interactive way to find the music we crave.

Music start-up, thesixtyone, has launched a beautiful new form of music discovery on the iPad called Aweditorium. The basic ideas is a put a bunch of up-in-coming indie artists in a digital space that is easily navigable and extremely inviting. In the app, you get a big grid of artists to choose from, with each grid piece able to be expanded and experienced. Once you click on a grid piece, the band's "single" will start playing and you will be treated to some "Pop Up Video"-like information about the band and their happenings. If you really like the band, you can also watch the included interviews and other videos that are within the page.

Finding music has never been more fun, with tons of digital content available at your fingertips. There are no hoops to go through either, with all the content in the app (and the app itself) being entirely free of charge. The app has speed to kill too, allowing you to quickly navigate through a sea of new artists with just a few nifty touches.

If you like indie music and you want to find yourself a new band or twelve to listen to, be sure to give Aweditorium a whirl. It's prettier, more informative, and more ambitious than any other music finding app out there. Pick it up for free today.