Musicians turn to apps

This Day In Music August 3, 2011 Comments Off

Musicroom.com the largest online music retailer in Europe is seeing an additional boom in iPhone / iPad apps specifically aimed at budding musicians. Apps which feature digital sheet music versions of songs by such acts as The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton are showing increased sales as musicians take to learning their favorite songs from their iPhones or iPads.

In the past month Musicroom.com has released apps by two of the biggest acts in the world – Coldplay and Adele as well as a Music Theory app, which was tested by accomplished musicians and theorists, and is aimed at the younger end of the market.

New York based Director of Digital Publishing Tomas Wise commented, ‘sales of our sheet music based apps have far exceeded expectations- over half a million musicians have downloaded our apps and counting. Clearly, there is a huge demand for these products. We are confident sales will continue to grow as we accelerate our release schedule and improve our offering.’

Musicroom.com was the first company to release an official app by The Beatles on iTunes and now has over 40 apps available for download. There are many more guitar, ukulele and piano apps in the pipeline for release during the coming months.

Their Freestyle app which enables you to write and record your rap on the go has been a huge hit with rappers and MCs and has seen downloads hitting over 100,000 and has been Top 10 in the iTunes chart in over 40 countries.

Musicroom.com who have offices and music retail shops in the UK were amongst the first to launch apps into this market and had success with the guitar and drum tuition apps Killer Riffs and Killer Beats.

In this tech-savvy world, musicians of all levels can benefit from using modern technology to learn and improve their playing skills. In addition to apps, programs like Garage Band have enabled players to record themselves in the comfort of their own bedrooms and offices with professional results.

Many established stars like Snoop Dogg and Damon Albarn of Gorillaz have written and recorded songs on their iPads, and this is just the beginning… Click here to see the full range of Musicroom apps

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