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Top 10 Music Magazines For You And Your iPad

The iPad is such a good magazine/ebook reader and we want you to enjoy the best possible reads. We have selected our top 10 music magazines to get you started, take a look at these, you won’t be disappointed…



SPIN Play is a new concept in music discovery from the publishers of SPIN magazine and The app is free to download and includes a steady feed of news and reviews delivered directly from For $1.99 per issue (or a $7.99 annual subscription), users receive 60-plus streaming songs and 30-plus streaming videos—curated by SPIN’s editors—along with every page of SPIN magazine redesigned for the iPad, the kind of forward-thinking, authoritative editorial content and stunning photography on which SPIN has built its brand. Each issue enables consumers to watch and listen to artists as they read about them, resulting in a totally immersive experience. SPIN Play represents the next generation of SPIN as a cross media platform company and a premiere resource for music discovery.


Interview Magazine for iPad – The Rihanna Issue


Interview Magazine for iPad – The Rihanna Issue
What’s new
Free Access to Other Issues
iOS 4.2 compatible,
Fixed Video player


Hoodgrown Magazine


Hoodgrown’s purpose is to cover urban music in a street oriented, yet intelligent manner. One of the unique aspects of Hoodgrown magazine is that it fosters the discovery of new music and artist whether they’re on a major or independent music label.

What’s new
*Users who are upgrading, please delete the original app and then re-download it. You’ll also have to re-download your previous issues. Download speed is based on your connection and can vary from 5-30 minutes.

– polished Interface
– pause, resume and cancel downloads
– archive issues
– better Issue preview
– push notifications


Letter to Jane Magazine: Late Autumn


-Fashion, art, and music’s best are all here in the latest issue of the iPad’s first DIY zine, LETTER TO JANE magazine. “Late Autumn” is a new kind of magazine for the iPad that brings new innovation and ideas to the medium with great art and design.

What’s new
New Updates Based on Your User Feedback!
-Added Pinch and Zoom to Photos.
-Redesigned Text View With New Font and Dynamic Text Sizes.
-Slight UI Update For Even Better Navigation.
-Improved Transitions and Smoother Page Swipes.
-Improved Some Text Formatting.
-Minor Bug Fix.


The College Journal


College art, fiction, film, music, and poetry from around the world at your fingertips. An advanced multimedia magazine app, designed specifically for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, puts you in touch with the art and artists. Listen to songs in their entirety, watch complete films, have poetry read to you. Zoom in and out of the artwork, get lost reading the short fiction. All material is student-submitted, original, and exclusive, delivered directly from campuses nationwide to your hands.


Music Tech Magazine


Music Tech is the world’s most practical music recording and production magazine. Every issue is packed with hands-on features written by professional producers and engineers, software walkthroughs for all the key packages, Ten Minute Master guides to technologies and techniques, and the very latest product and software news and reviews. One issue of your choice is included with the app purchase.

What’s new
New User Interface
Preview Option
Issue Management
General Bugs Fixed


Music Week


Music Week is the UK’s leading music business magazine with extensive coverage of news, analysis, charts and events for music in all genres. The free app offers a limited preview of the current issue – you can upgrade to full access within the app. With full access you can read the complete current issue as soon as it is published, and also access a growing archive of back issues.

• Pinch or double-tap pages to zoom.
• Swipe or tap the page edges to flip to next/previous page.
• Use the animated thumbnail view to flick through the pages.
• Search a single issue or the entire collection (requires subscription).
• Tap any page links to web sites, email addresses, phone numbers or maps.
• Tap contents-page links to jump to a particular article.
• Sync the latest issue to your device for offline reading (requires wi-fi).
• Network connection required otherwise.

What’s new
New in this release:

• Fixed thumbnail display in iOS4
• App will finish syncing in background on iOS4
• Added double-page spread view for iPad
• Added French localisation


MusicTech Focus


Get to grips with the new Kong drum designer, Dr Octo Rex, live sampling and advanced multi-core support, thanks to our specially commissioned workshops, guides and features. Plus there are hands-on tutorials to help you bring Record 1.5 into your set-up.


Premier Guitar


Enjoy Premier Guitar Magazine in a format that’s as mobile as you are!

The Premier Guitar App is a one-stop-shop for guitar, amp and pedal reviews and information. Packed with the latest complete Premier Guitar print magazine issues, plus the latest gear news and all of Premier Guitar’s video demos, factory tours and rig rundowns, you’ll have all the gear knowledge you need on the go.

– Current and past issues of Premier Guitar Magazine, absolutely free!
– Brilliant replica format, just like the print edition you know and love.
– Text-formatted articles designed for maximum mobile readability.
– Download each issue, then return any time for offline reading.
– Search the archive of available issues.
– Bookmark your favorite articles.
– Share your comments with other readers.

This app includes issues dating back to October 2009. New issues will be available for download monthly.


Hi-Fi Plus Magazine


Hi-Fi+ is Europe’s premier English-language high-end audio magazine. Whether it’s the latest in digital audio technology or the best turntable you’ve ever heard, Hi-Fi+ magazine is the ultimate audiophile authority.

Their goal is clear; to seek out the finest audio components money can buy. Music is the soundtrack to all our lives and they think that the better that soundtrack, sounds the more enriched our lives can be. A good audio system can open up new avenues of music that might surprise you. We don’t differentiate; it could be a classic valve amplifier or a state-of-the-art music server – if it sounds good, they want to know and want to tell you about it. The difference between good sound and great sound lies in the details… and they are obsessive about detail.

Hi-Fi Plus Magazine is not constrained by measurement or bogged down in stuffy old paradigms.


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