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The Top 5 Apps for Songwriters and Music Makers

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The 5 best apps of 2020 every songwriter and music maker should have their hands on!

Best apps for songwriting 2020

Want to know which are the best apps for songwriting that every music maker should have their hands on?

The technological landscape appears like it’s accelerating annually and it is!

Due to these rapid changes and the modern world being evermore about the internet, the music industry has been inundated with new digital marketing tools and techniques.

Music has always been an important part of the entertainment world and the media.

The industry has seen many ups and downs throughout the ages but it continues to survive and will survive forever.

With amendments and innovations in technology, music has come a long way including the way in which we record and publish our songs.

We are now living in an era where you and every other musician and songwriter can make professional music from the comfort of your own home and then publish it online for the world to hear!

These innovations have not only changed the way we consume songs but it also has changed the consuming behaviour of your fans when it comes to your music.

There are so many digital tools and apps out there, you’re probably not quite sure where to start.

Over the past few years, smartphone apps have become more and more popular amongst musicians, and that’s why we’ve made a list of helpful apps for artists and songwriters to help your creative process become easier and more efficient…

Let’s dive in!

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Songwriter’s pad

Dealing with a writer’s block? Know you’re not alone in this. With Songwriter’s Pad, you’re able to create lyric ideas based on different categories of emotions. If you’re looking for sentences or rhymes that are sad or joyful, this app will help you find the right lyrics and words that stick. 

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The benefits:

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  • Simple interface
  • Words and sentence ideas
  • Syncs between different devices

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Garageband

Garageband is pretty well known to Mac users. But as a touring musician, you’ll probably want to travel light, so how about this app for spontaneous inspiration?

With this free music creation tool, you can quickly create songs with a multitude of instruments all in your pocket on your iPhone or iPad.
Unfortunately, GarageBand is not available for Android.

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The benefits:

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  • Smart instruments you can take everywhere in your pocket
  • Multi-take recording
  • Audio units

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FourTrack

FourTrack is the answer for all your magical moments of inspiration and creativity.

In the moment, when inspiration hits, you’ll want to record it, without letting the inspiration pass and go to waste.
This app is a simple-to-use four-track recorder that helps you start creating demo recordings.
FourTrack contains a number of useful mixing plugins as well: an EQ, compressor, and limiter. 

The benefits:

  • CD quality recording
  • Responsive touch controls
  • Easy import and export

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Splits

Splits is one of the must-have apps for songwriters who collaborate!

Jeopardized metadata is a huge problem in the music industry, but Splits can help you to make sure the ownership of the metadata stays with you and those who you choose to collaborate with.

With Splits, songwriters can keep track of their contributions to any song they work on starting from the studio to generating contracts to constructing the splits.

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The benefits:

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  • Track necessary information
  • Contributors and splits easily to select
  • Agreements can be generated between all parties

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Suggester

Stuck with music composition? Here’s an app that helps with writing chord progressions.

Suggester allows you to create progressions, including chords and secondary dominants.
It also includes various types of scales to figure out one-of-a-kind melodies.

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The benefits:

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  • Easily finds chords that go together really well
  • Easy and efficient to use
  • Includes Roman numeral notation

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Do you think your music is ready to go pro but you’re not quite sure where to begin or how to prepare for studio time?

No worries, at Indiy, we are an online marketplace for musicians, the place to buy and sell your music and we believe artists should have complete ownership of their content. 

As an artist, we believe you should be in charge of your own music, which is why we gathered these useful pointers for you.

Thanks for reading and if you want to keep growing as an artist, here is some more information for you about mastering your music professionally, just click here to continue learning.



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