What makes a good music app?

Music apps are the latest in the long line of media that people have used to store and listen to music. Apps like Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, and Deezer give users access to stream their favourite songs from large, diverse music libraries for a monthly subscription fee or for free with advertisements.

The advent of streaming media has meant that music lovers no longer need to own physical media on CDs, tapes, or records, or the devices that play them. The global music mobile app market has experienced massive growth since its inception and is currently valued at around 10 billion USD. 

While the rise of music apps has caused CD sales to plummet, music piracy has also been drastically reduced due to the ease, convenience, and low price of streaming.

What is Spotify?

One of the world’s top music streaming apps, with around 300 million monthly subscribers.
Users have unlimited access to an extensive library of music and podcasts.
Paid, premium subscription plans include individual, duo, family, and student.
Paid, premium subscription plans include individual, duo, family, and student.
Spotify is available as a mobile app on Android and iOS, a desktop app, or through a browser.
Premium subscribers can download songs to their devices to listen to offline.
Spotify generates personalised “mixes”, which are playlists containing your liked songs as well as recommendations based on your listening history and favourite artists, songs and genres.

Before you start developing your delivery apps

A unique selling pointThere is intense competition among music apps, each offering a few different features in order to get an edge over the others. These include high fidelity music, podcasts, social feeds, lyrics, and videos. Having a niche or a unique feature is essential for helping your app stand out and attract users.
Basic functions – These should include the ability to sign up, search for music, discover new music, create playlists, and the option to download music for offline listening.
Subscription model – The subscription model and prices need to be determined, which are heavily influenced by the target audience.
Development time and costs – Music apps can have a lot of features and functions that need to work seamlessly. This means that the build time for an app like Spotify can be up to 6 months. The costs for development will run between R800 000 and R1 million.

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