5 Cool Concert Apps

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There’s nothing like seeing your favorite bands rage live and in glorious person. But concert and music festival venues? They need some serious re-booting. First, you lose your friends in the massive stadium crowds. Then you can’t find a bathroom that hasn’t been trashed by the Insane Clown Posse. And where was that beer cart with the super-short lines again?

At last, you can stop experiencing concerts like a cave troll. You and your phone are smarter than that. Here are 5 awesome concert apps to try that will track your friends and important venue landmarks, plus help you shoot and share some awesome videos.

1) Bandsintown. First, you need to know who’s playing, where, and when. Bandsintown tracks your favorite musicians and sends you concert alerts when they’re playing nearby, creates a “concert cloud’ of bands playing locally, suggests recommendations based on your favorites, and connects you to hundreds of sites to buy tickets from so you can shop the lowest ticket price. On iTunes and Google Play. Free.

2) Z Location. Once you know your venue, instantly flag and name the locations of your parking spot, those clean bathrooms, short vendor lines, or uncrowded exit doors on this scarily fast mapping app. Share these must-have spots with your friends via text, email, Twitter, Facebook. On iTunes and Google Play. Free.

3) MyMusicCloud. Of course, we have to mention our own awesome store-and-play music app. Get pumped up for the show by creating a portable music playlist and taking it with you throughout the day — on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or Samsung smartwatch and Smart TV. Doesn’t matter if it’s an Apple, Android or Windows device, MyMusicCloud speaks all OS languages and you can listen without wifi too. On iTunes, Google Play, Windows, and Samsung TV app store. Free.

4) Glympse: Never text “Where R U?!?” again with this free app that tracks exactly where your friends are before, during and after a show. Create a group, add friends, and their movements and locations are shared and updated on maps in real time. Send group messages to keep everyone en pointe. On iTunes, Google Play, Windows Apps. Free.

5) Vyclone. Too far from the stage to get that really cool shot? No problem. Just log in to Vyclone and this app pulls videos, photos and sound from others at the same event and mashes them all together for some super cool videos. Appear ultra-popular as people from other groups are mixed into shots or add your own arty camera angles and closeups. On iTunes, Google Play, Windows App stores. Free.

These apps were live and usable as of June 2015 but, after that, YMMV. (Your mileage may vary.)

Updated: How to Listen to MyMusicCloud Songs Without WiFi

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We’re making it easier and more intuitive to use the MyMusicCloud store-and-play service all the time, and we’ve upgraded it again. You already know our app makes your music library available on every device you use – PC, laptop, tablet, phone and even smart watches and smart TVs.  But another cool thing about our cloud-based music delivery service is that, with a few simple swipes, you can listen to your songs while offline — on a plane, subway train or even rappelling down a Tasmanian rock-face.

So how do you access your music when you’re offline? Here’s a quick user tip from our tech squad.

Songs you want to hear without wifi first need to be “downloaded” to your phone or tablet. There are a couple easy ways to accomplish this …

1. On our mobile app, press and hold any track, album or artist. A menu pops up with the option to “Download to Device.” Select it to make that track/album/artist available for offline listening.

2. Separately, there is also an option to download all content you add to your “Q” automatically. You can turn this option ON or OFF in the ACCOUNT section of the app. When this function is ON, any music you add to your Q to listen to is downloaded to your device automatically.

Music that has been successfully downloaded will display a small blue arrow icon. The arrow means that music is ready for offline rocking.

We hope this user tip helps you use our MyMusicCloud app and enjoy your music anywhere. For more tips, visit our Help & How To section here on the blog or click over to our new Support Center. In the Support Center, you’ll find answers to other people’s FAQs, and you can post questions of your own for our tech team to answer.

Tired of technology? Contact a human on our Support Team directly by filling out this form ..

How to Use the MyMusicCloud App on Your SmartWatch

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Did you know you can listen to your digital music collection right from your smartwatch? Besides being able to place calls and dictate texts, you can rock out to your  favorite songs and playlists with the MyMusicCloud app on Samsung’s new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear S smartwatches.

So how does it work? If you’re a MyMusicCloud user, you already know you can store all your music for free in our cloud and play up to 250 songs on any laptop or desktop, tablet, and smartphone, regardless of brand. Now, it’s easy to sync our music app to your smartwatch too.

STEP 1. Make sure you’ve downloaded the Samsung Gear Manager app onto your smartphone and that it’s synced to your smartwatch. The Gear Manager controls how your watch looks, and which apps you can download to it.

STEP 2. Turn on your Bluetooth and open Gear Manager on your phone. Select Samsung Gear Apps and click on the Category tab. Tap “Entertainment.” The MyMusicCloud app is available for free here in Samsung’s Apps store.

STEP 3. Download the app, and make sure it appears in your My Apps window by tapping “View App in Gear Manager.”

STEP 4. Open the MyMusicCloud app on your Samsung phone, and just go to “My Apps” on your smartwatch to launch our music app. Now you can choose songs or playlists from your collection to play, rewind, or pause by touching the watch face. (As always, you’ll need to have uploaded your music to our cloud beforehand using a desktop, laptop, or tablet.) You’ll also need a Bluetooth headset to enjoy your jams.

Available in a variety of colors, the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear S smartwatches cost $299 with most U.S. carriers, such as AT&T.  Although they use the Tizen operating system and not Android, our MyMusicCloud app is also available for Android devices in the Google Play store.

Confused or got a Samsung Gear smartwatch question? For the quickest answers, watch the How To videos on here on Samsung’s Support Page. Or, email us at support@mymusiccloud.com, and we’ll do our best to answer it.

See how easy it is to sync your music across all your gadgets in our demo video below.

Help: How MyMusicCloud Works and FAQs

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How many songs can I store? What do those phone icons mean? How do I make a playlist? If you’ve just joined our cloud-based music delivery service or are curious about some of these dashboard features, here are answers to these common FAQs.

How many songs can I store?
MyMusicCloud enables you to upload and store your entire music collection in our cloud completely FREE, so you can access it anytime on up to 10 devices of your choice. You can upload your songs using our Desktop Sync Agent, Dropbox and Google Drive, or by simply clicking the blue Upload arrow icon, found in the top right-hand corner of the dash on our web portal (see image below). The Upload icon opens a box that helps you select and import your music, so you can enjoy any of your 250 songs free seamlessly on any mobile phone, tablet, laptop, Samsung Gear smartwatch, Samsung Smart TV, and more. It doesn’t matter which carrier or brand you have, your songs are always available to play on- or off-line. Don’t want limits on your music library? Choose the “Unlimited” membership and play any song you own for just $40 / year (less than the cost of 1 frappuccino a month).

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How much memory do I have left? At the top of the dashboard is the “Account” button. Click on that and a usage bar pops up showing how many songs you’ve uploaded and how much memory is left. If you’ve exceeded your free 250 songs, a CLOUD tab will also appear in the top navigation bar. To move songs you’re tired of back into the cloud, click the Playable tab on the left, hover over any track and click the “-” icon to send the track to storage. Then you can rotate new ones in.

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What are the phone icons for? Once in MyMusicCloud, your songs are automatically sorted by tracks, albums, artists, and playlists. On the web version under TRACKS, the phone icon indicates whether that song is synced with your mobile device or not, so it can be played offline. Phone icons with a check mark represent synced songs; grayed-out phone icons with a slash through them are un-synced songs. Accidentally un-synced songs from your phone or tablet? You’ll need to sync them through the website. Read how to recover them here.

How do I play, sync, or delete songs? Move your cursor over a song title and click twice to play it. You’ll also see a blue triangle, or “more” menu button, appear in the lower right-hand corner. The menu button helps you select songs to play next in your listening queue (at right); add a tune to an existing playlist; edit the title of a song; sync it with your phone; or delete it

How do I create a playlist? Just highlight the song you want, click the “more” button and choose “Add to Playlist.” A new window pops up asking you to name the new playlist or add the song to an existing list. The playlist then appears in the bottom left corner of the dashboard, and also on your mobile device once you’ve downloaded the app. (Right now, you can only create and edit playlists on our Web dash, not phones.)

We hope this how-to guide makes it simpler for you to navigate our cloud-based music delivery service and free music apps. For more tips, visit our “Help & How to” section on the homepage of our blog. Got a question we haven’t covered? Pose it below and we’ll reply right back. You can also email us at support@mymusiccloud.com.

Viral Video Alert: Watch Halloween House Sing Thriller, Bohemian Rhapsody & Dark Horse

Ready for some spooky musical fun? Halloween home decorations have grown from simple carved pumpkins to elaborate LCD light shows set to music, as we discovered last year when we invited you to Watch a Halloween House Sing ‘What Does the Fox Say.’

This year, we found a fun, new singing house to spotlight. The Thomas House of Naperville, Illinois sings 30, yes, 30, different songs, according to owner Nick Thomas.

Using dancing LCD lights shaped like pumpkins and monster mouths, the two story home appears to “sing” along to hit songs by Katy Perry (“Dark Horse”), The Kongos (“Come with Me Now”), AC/DC (Hell’s Bells), Eminem (“Till I Collapse”), Queen (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and, of course, our favorite, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Plastic skeletons, ghouls and tombstones in the home’s yard perfectly complement Jackson’s epic zombie hit. (Or maybe those are the remains of his disapproving neighbors. Muhahahaha.)

We’ve posted a few versions of the singing house below for you to enjoy and share with friends. Happy Halloween from the musical monster mashers at MyMusicCloud.

Thriller


Bohemian Rhapsody

Dark Horse

 

We’ve Added New Smart Features to Our Free Android Music App

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Android phone and tablet users, now you can do more than ever with your music on the go. Our new MyMusicCloud app is now in the Google Play store and gives you much more creative control, whether you’re listening on- or off-line.

The upgraded app includes more of the web portal’s “smart” features, such as our convenient song lyric fetcher and artist recommendations. We’ve also made the menu choices more intuitive, and the band photos richer and larger. And, as always with MyMusicCloud, you can store and play your music on any computer, smartphone, tablet or Smart TV, regardless of operating system.

When you update the MyMusicCloud app, here’s what you’ll get:

• Portable playlist management: Create and edit music playlists right on your tablet or smartphone

• Smart playlist suggestions: Enter a track, album or artist and instantly receive a playlist of similar singers and songs from your collection

• More music control: Now, you can sync, unsync and delete songs from your device anytime

• Like Adele, Eminem or Ariana Grande? Enjoy music recommendations for similar albums and artists

• Access to lyrics, concerts, and artist biographies right on your screen

• Both full-screen and mini-player options

We’ve also added a complete features menu when you press and hold any track, album, artist or playlist; full control over track upload/download (WiFi, 3G, etc); mobile account and device management; continuous new music syncing; and improved song, artist and album search.

Download it today and see for yourself in the Google Play store.

Introducing the MyMusicCloud App for Your SmartWatch

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Wearable tech just got a lot cooler with the April 2014 launch of the new Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches. These watches aren’t just sleeker and lighter than the original versions, they also come with several sweet new features. Besides enabling you to place calls and text, you can now rock out to your entire digital music collection like a boss.

That’s because the watches feature a new MyMusicCloud app, so you can access all your music from our cloud. Jam to Jack White, bliss out to Passenger, spin to Beyonce or whomever you love via your Samsung Gear 2 and a Bluetooth headset.

So how does it work? If you’re a MyMusicCloud user, you already know you can store all your music for free in our cloud and play it on any lap or desktop, tablet, and smartphone regardless of brand.

Now, when the MyMusicCloud app is open on your Samsung phone, just launch the MyMusicCloud app on your Gear 2, and choose your songs or playlists by touching the watchface. (As always, you’ll need to have uploaded your music to our cloud beforehand using a desktop, laptop, or tablet.)

Available in charcoal black, gold brown or wild orange, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches use the Tizen operating system (not Android) and cost $299 with most U.S. carriers, such as AT&T; buy one along with the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and you’ll get $50 off the bundle.

Got a Samsung Gear 2 or Gear 2 New smartwatch question? Share it with us in the comments below and we’ll do our best to answer it. To learn more about all the cool new features available to MyMusicCloud members, check out this article on Hypebot.com.