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10 Free Apps For Gigging Singers!

Count it Off, BandFriend, Soundcloud - the apps that matter to singers

Got an upcoming gig? We found some apps that may help - from the creative process to the stage!

After considerable time browsing app stores and trying out some of the most recommended apps for singers, musicians, artists, etc., we narrowed it down to 10 that you may just want to check out!

1. Count it Off – Setlist Metronome

This app provides an easy way to dial in those tempos for a live gig.

You can save that perfect tempo for each of your songs and then create customized setlists as well. Great for gigging artists, choir directors, worship leaders, and of course drummers! Easy to use, and metronome offers visual and vibration options. Discover more on their website. Download on the Apple App Store. (Available on iOS only)

2. BandFriend

Connect with other singers & musicians for opportunities in your area and beyond.

This social platform enables singers/musicians to show off their work in their profile, post and share music/videos to a user feed, and interact with other creatives via DMs to connect and collaborate on recording, gigging, and songwriting projects. Discover more on their website. Download on Google Play and the Apple App Store. (Available for iOS and Android devices)

3. Learn to Sing – Perfect Pitch

Ever wanted an app that’ll help you hone in on your ability to sing on key? This is the one!

Slide your finger to any pitch, listen, and aim to sing that pitch. Functioning like a tuner for the voice, the visual will show exactly how far below or above you are from hitting the note right on the money! App also includes warm-up exercises and sing alongs. Discover more on their website. Download on the Apple App Store. (Available on iOS only)

4. Canary – Book Gigs!

Create a music profile complete with your bio, links, and rate, and hang in there for gig leads to come your way!

With a 4.6 star rating, this app seems to be working for independent artists all over who wish to get some local gigging opportunities. Discover more on their website. Download on Google Play and the Apple App Store. (Available for iOS and Android devices)

5. Harmony Improviser

Provides a playable grid of chords in a selected scale – making charting and songwriting so much easier!

Choose your key, and voila! You’ll have chord options organized relative to the key you selected. Great for beginners seeking to build familiarity with various chord types, and for gigging singers seeking a quick tool for chart writing, harmonization for a new song, or accompaniment to a vocal warm up. Download on the Apple App Store. (Available on iOS only)

6. Count it Off – Setlist Metronome

Record your voice, throw a harmony down, and add some effects as you sketch out those BGVs or a new song idea.

Great for singer songwriters who want to experiment with a musical idea. App offers ability to track up to three parts and even select one of their backing beats to help bring everything to life. Discover more on their website. Download on the Apple App Store. (Available on iOS only)

7. Decibel:dB Sound Level Meter

Protect your musical ears with a decibel meter that accompany you to a live show, the studio, or a club!

Utilizes heightened technology to measure the frequencies of your environment via your device’s microphone. Open it up at a gig, live show, sporting event, and if it’s over 90 dB, get those earplugs in! Download on the Apple App Store. (Available on iOS only)

8. Bandsintown Manager

Syncs with your Facebook artist page and enables users to update their show calendars, notify fans, and create posts.

With a 4.6 star rating, this app seems to be working for independent artists all over who wish to get some local gigging opportunities. Discover more on their website. Download on Google Play and the Apple App Store. (Available for iOS and Android devices)

9. Scatability

Exactly as it sounds, this app is geared to develop your skills at improvising – boosting your creative chops while on the road!

In the free version, you receive a 7 song scat pack. Each recording in the pack features a professional vocalist scatting over the top of a familiar tune or progression. Best part? After becoming familiar with the track, you can remove the vocalist and try your own improvisation(with the ability to record your performance!) Download on the Apple App Store. (Available on iOS only)

10. SoundCloud

Yes, it has been around for a while, but it is still very handy as a trusted source for sharing your music.

Create a profile, store your music, follow users (and be followed), share links on social media – pretty straightforward right? It’s also important to keep in kind that SoundCloud is integrated into so many other musical platforms making it easy to share your work on online promo kits, forums, etc. and add the lil orange widget to your website. Discover more on their website. Download on Google Playand the Apple App Store. (Available on iOS only)

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Jay Rin

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Jay Rin is a Nashville, TN based Americana/Pop singer-songwriter and musician with a haunting voice, rocking spirit, and a bit of “whimsy” in her style. Jay graduated with a Commercial Music – Voice degree from Belmont University in 2017, and has since spent her time gigging in the Nashville area and writing, recording and producing new music.