Apple’s Top 20 iPhone Music Apps

The iPhone is a huge hit, not just as a phone, but as a new platform for music.

There are now hundreds of iPhone music apps, ranging from Internet radio apps to music toys to experimental music apps.

Today Apple announced its top iPhone Apps for 2008 (App Store link).  Here are the top 10 commercial and free iPhone music apps:

Top Paid Music:

  1. PocketGuitar
  2. Drum Kit
  3. Ocarina
  4. Pianist
  5. Band
  6. Tuner Internet Radio
  7. Beat Maker
  8. Guitar Toolkit
  9. Harmonica
  10. Guitarist

Top Free Music:

  1. Pandora Radio
  2. Shazam
  3. AOL Radio
  4. Midomi
  5. Mini Piano
  6. iheart Radio
  7. MixMeister Scratch
  8. FlyCast Mobile Radio
  9. Last.FM
  10. DigiDrummer Lite

Apple’s list is a popularity contest, so it misses interesting music apps that don’t have mainstream appeal. 

What apps do you think should have made the list, but didn’t?


18 thoughts on “Apple’s Top 20 iPhone Music Apps

  1. For a great chromatic instrument tuner, try PitchMaster! Well worth the $0.99, less than the cost of a replacement battery for your existing tuner.

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  2. of course Apples top 20 lists are useless.. i really wish they would separate the music apps into sections, its really annoying to search through all the internet radio and stupid band apps to find actually music tools….
    i second the vote for Bebot.. good sound and unique controls!
    i also like Aura (ambient drones and leads), of course Eno's apps Bloom, Troupe and Air are very nice, though somewhat limited.
    Star Melody is also nice, somewhat similar to Bloom but with lots more control.
    Mujik is also a lot of fun, though its more for just playing around than actually creating something new
    Sound Warp is a very cool sound manipulation tool, though ive only just begun playing around with it..

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  3. of course Apples top 20 lists are useless.. i really wish they would separate the music apps into sections, its really annoying to search through all the internet radio and stupid band apps to find actually music tools….
    i second the vote for Bebot.. good sound and unique controls!
    i also like Aura (ambient drones and leads), of course Eno's apps Bloom, Troupe and Air are very nice, though somewhat limited.
    Star Melody is also nice, somewhat similar to Bloom but with lots more control.
    Mujik is also a lot of fun, though its more for just playing around than actually creating something new
    Sound Warp is a very cool sound manipulation tool, though ive only just begun playing around with it..

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  4. I really like Maestro, just $0.99 and several features. Drag'n'drop, sharps, flats, Beats Per Minute, Save, Load, Share, free updates… Simply amazing!!

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  5. I really like Maestro, just $0.99 and several features. Drag'n'drop, sharps, flats, Beats Per Minute, Save, Load, Share, free updates… Simply amazing!!

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  6. hey guys, im extremely new at this..im actually looking forward to creating beats that are alike to Dubstep..overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals…..basically im looking for an app that i can play with all the time for fresh ideas..maybe something like noise.io. but catered more for dubstep beats….any ideas?

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  7. iPhone Apps For Fashionistas – Mardo Fashion Quiz – $1.99: Think you are the Ultimate Fashionista? Test your style knowledge with Lady Mardo’s Ultimate Fashion Trivia on your iPhone or iPod. With Questions from over 10 genres of the fashion industry, this iPhone trivia game is fun for anyone who has an interest in Fashion.

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