With all the noise pouring out of their pockets, it seems like more teens are using smartphones for music than they are for talking with their friends. Music apps are some of the most popular in online stores, downloads, and sharing tunes has become big business for some Internet companies. The most popular music apps among teens are popular for a good reason — they’re the best.
Teens and Music
Surveys show that teens’ loves their smartphones, spending hours and hours on them each day. Almost half of all British children aged 12 to 15 own a smartphone. According to one study, a large portion of them use smartphones while they’re eating and even in bed. According to the research, two-thirds of teens with smartphones have downloaded apps to their mobiles. Further research shows that around 90% of people listen to the radio. Currently, around 36% of them listen to digital radio, a hugely popular smartphone service.
Muve Music Sessions with J. Cole helped increase the popularity of the Muve music app, but Cricket’s contribution to music was doing well even before the rapper started talking about it. Cricket Wireless offers unlimited music downloads through Muve music, which gives teens tons of ringtones and ringback tones, not to mention access to all the latest tunes.
Muve music operates like a music rental program, because while the tunes are playable on the phone, they’re not transferable to other devices. Since teens use their smartphones for music more often, the app’s limitations aren’t a problem for many. Meanwhile, Muve music sessions with J. Cole can be watched on video-sharing sites and plenty of other places on the Internet.
Teens use lots of music apps on smartphones that help them organize and play music they’ve downloaded, but digital music is also highly popular. Streaming music services work like the radio, offering constant tunes by genre. Pandora, SoundCloud, Buzznet and Last.fm are the most popular digital music services for smartphones in the United States and Canada.
Streaming music doesn’t have to be downloaded. Like the radio, it can simply be turned on. Some commercials do interrupt the free services, but even the free digital music offerings are highly customizable. Listeners have the option of skipping songs they don’t like, and give positive votes to the ones they do. Teens using smartphones to listen to music often download apps that allow them to listen to their downloaded tracks, as well as those that allow for digital streaming.