Xander’s 5 Must-Have Music Apps for Mainers
Technology has become more and more prevalent in how we consume our music, and we at WCYY have officially joined the party! In celebration of the launch of our new WCYY App, here’s a list of some of my favorite apps for anyone who can’t turn their tunes down!
We’ve all had that moment when we’re listening to the radio, and a new song comes on that we haven’t heard before. Rather than having to ask your friends if they know it, and embarrass yourself trying to sing it to them, just use this handy little app! It listens to the music you have on, and pulls up the info for you.
You may be familiar with SoundCloud, but if you haven’t dug around for new music on it, you’re missing out. It’s a haven for cool and creative music you wouldn’t find in a record store – from 80’s throwback rock to music made entirely out of OSX sound samples, you’ll be hard pressed not to find something you’ll like.
Have you ever missed your favorite band coming through Portland, because you live outside the city and missed the flyers outside the venue? Sign up with BandsInTown and follow your favorite bands for updates on tours, and alerts when they’re playing nearby.
Haven’t we all wanted to be rockstars at some point? Well this is your first step! Yousician is an app that helps you develop Piano, Guitar, Bass and Ukulele skills right on your phone, at any difficulty level. Future superstars, take note!
5) The WCYY App!
Seriously guys, how could this NOT be on here?! Stream us live, see the news we’re talking about while you listen, and interact with us here at the station on our awesome new app. Now available for iOS and Android!
Get the best music news, local alerts, weather coverage and traffic updates in the Portland area with the new WCYY app! Listen to the live stream of your favorite WCYY DJs and tweet or call the show directly from the app. Make instant requests and receive timely notifications on breaking news, contests and more! Save articles and viral stories for reading later and share on Facebook and Twitter.
• Listen to 94.3 WCYY anytime, anywhere, right from the app
• Push notification for breaking news, weather, contests, shows and more
• Stream music, weather and traffic updates live from 94.3 WCYY Radio
• Read the latest news, watch videos, view photo galleries & listen to audio content
• Submit Photos/Videos directly from the app
• Apple CarPlay & Android Auto modes let you to stay focused on the road while listening
• Get the latest weather for your area plus a 5 day forecast
• Do not disturb modes for alerts (weekend and after hours)
• Save articles for reading later (supports offline viewing)
• Features full multi-tasking with background audio and controls
• Share the latest news via Facebook & Twitter
• Supports AirPlay feature for wireless streaming to your AirPlay-compatible device
• 3D Touch added for iOS Devices
This is the first version of the 94.3 WCYY app with many more features planned. Please share your feedback from within the 94.3 WCYY app by clicking the ‘Send App Feedback’ link in the menu.”