Gadgets We Like: Groovebug, The iPad Music Magazine + Search Engine

Groovebug takes music discovery to a new level.  This iPad app brings together a media magazine with a music discovery engine, at no cost to the music fan.

This app works well for anyone who likes to stay on top of the latest news and music from their favorite artists.  Groovebug takes care of the legwork of the exploration.  It scans your music library to identify your favorite artists, and then gathers artwork, bios, videos, downloads, news from music blogs, and recommended artists.  What results is a magazine to swipe through, with page after page of music, information, and suggestions of similar artists, all in one place.

If you’re someone who puts on a song, and then opens 4 or 5 tabs on your computer to read up on the artist, find his or her videos, or check out more music to download, this app will make your life a little more organized. It does the work for you, so you’re left to scroll through the info on your favorite artists and maybe even find a few new bands to check out.

Download Groovebug from the iTunes App Store

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  • Tim

    How do artists get paid with Groovebug?  If the app is free and it doesn’t use advertising, how will they pay the artists?

    • Anonymous

      never head of Groovebug, ill check it out.

      I will say this, for any entity to use a recording of a song they have to compensate the songwriter and entity that controls the recording or they are violating copyright

      • Jeremiah Seraphine


        Groovebug plays 1) music you already own 2) previews from iTunes with links to buy and 3) videos from Youtube.  We will soon stream selected music by artists who give permission – in order to promote new releases. We are not a music streaming service, we are a way for users to explore their own libraries and discover new artists through a multimedia magazine-like experience.  

        Jeremiah Seraphine
        Groovebug CEO and Co-founder

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  • Digital Magazines

    Looks interesting – I’ve just been blinded by spotify the last few months, so maybe this will help find more music, thanks :)