** Featured on MacStories, 9to5Mac, MacMagazine & more! ** MusicSmart shows credits and additional details for albums and songs available in your Apple Music, Spotify, or local music library. Discover who makes your favorite songs, from writers and producers to engineers and other collaborators. Go further with details about the artist, popular songs from the album's collaborators, samples, interpolations and remixes used, and movies/TV shows in which they participated. MusicSmart integrates with your music library* and gathers music knowledge from different sources, aggregating them into an easy-to-use app. It also offers a handy Action Extension on iOS and iPadOS that you can use from the Music app to read the details about the currently playing song. You can also use Shazam to see the liner notes of songs playing around you. Available details for albums: • Album cover in high-resolution (3000x3000) • Release date and the list of genres • Whether it is an Apple Digital Masters or not • Record label and copyright info • Editorial notes from the Apple Music team • Links to reviews of the album on Metacritic, Pitchfork, and AllMusic Available details for songs: • Notes with the meaning, trivia, and interesting facts • Writers • Engineers • Producers • Vocals • Video directors and more • Which songs does it use as a sample • Which songs have used this song as a sample • Interpolations • Remixes • Music videos • Live performances • And more Available details for artists: • Name and AKAs • Profile picture • The list of popular songs • The list of movies and TV shows it appeared on • Links to social media profiles • Bio * MusicSmart supports your local music library, Apple Music, or Spotify account. You can use it as long as your music library is accessible via the Music app. No Apple Music or Spotify subscription is required. ** The amount of information available for each album and song depends on the data sources used by MusicSmart. Certain musical genres, such as Jazz and Classical, may not have many details available. *** The Action Extension only works with albums and songs from Apple Music at the moment. But you can use the main app to get the same details about your local, non-Apple Music albums and Spotify albums.
I hope this app gets better. I don’t use Apple Music, but I bought this app based on a couple glowing reviews that said it works with your library in addition to Apple Music. It can’t find the vast majority of my library, whether downloaded from iTunes or copied from CDs. They touted that it’ll tell you which musicians are credited on albums and tracks like I miss from the liner notes of yore. But it doesn’t do that on the few songs it was able to identify. Instead it offered a links to music videos or banal snippets about the artist like where they were born. Not at all what I was expecting. Frankly I’d like my money back.
This is a concept that’s been a long time coming. But serious aficionados and collectors will find it disappointing. You’ll find plenty of info on newer releases and for pop recordings, but what shows up on even very well known classic albums is often erroneous or bare bones. First, in spite of what some of the online reviews say, I didn’t find any original liner notes for any of the albums I checked on. And many, many famous albums that have sold millions of copies show up with generic or worse album art (Apple Music itself is much more likely to have correct album art). BB King’s Live at the Regal shows up with a generic “Electric Blues 101” album artwork; no musician lineups or songwriting credits on Pet Sounds or any Beatle albums. How is this even possible? Somehow, though, MusicSmart reveals accurate age, birth city and middle names for even the most obscure artists - not 100%, but for a high proportion of albums in your Apple Music collection. Search is an annoyingly missing feature. And, again, songwriting credits, which must be legally registered with every song still under copyright, are somehow missing. All that said, I give the app 2 stars because there is the potential, if the developers can ever link it up with a decent database, to provide all this info and more within the structure of the app. And the depth of info provided for a lot of newer popular albums is kind of amazing (sample sources for newer big selling hip hop albums is a really cool feature). Looking forward to the developers getting this one right in future updates, or if it finally inspires Apple to finally embed full liner note, album art and artist info within Music, that would be worth the $1.99 too.
Developed by Loop Apps LTDA.
MusicSmart - Liner Notes is ranking in Music & Utilities
Last update was at Sep 19, 2022and the current version is 1.3.4.
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