Grab 8 Great Music apps for Mac for $39 including TuneUp, Tracks, Flip4Mac Studio, Boom for Mac, Ondesoft Audio Recorder, more

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Starting today, StackSocial offers The Mac Music Bundle for $39. That’s $316 off and the lowest price we could find for this 8-app bundle. It includes MegaSeg DJ, The T-Pain Engine, Tracks, Flip4Mac Studio, Boom for Mac, Ondesoft Audio Recorder, SOS Online Backup, and TuneUp. Head below for descriptions or over to StackSocial.

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Spotify for iPad finally lands in the App Store

There were leaks last month showing what might have been our first look at the Spotify iPad app, but today the company officially launched its long-awaited app with a blog post and the video above. The free app has already landed in the App Store as a universal download (an update for users of the iPhone app), and the service offers a 48-hour free trial for non-Premium subscribers with the ability to increase it to 30 days.

Our iPad app looks great. We’ve included Retina graphics and high-definition album art to make browsing a pleasure. Enjoying all the world’s music instantly on your iPad has never been easier. And with the brand new full-screen view and AirPlay integration, Spotify and your iPad are perfect for each other, both as your pumped-up living room stereo and your lean, green music machine when you’re on the move.

Compared to Spotify’s iPhone experience, the iPad app has been completely redesigned with a layered UI more familiar to Facebook iPad app users and packs most of the service’s features apart from the recently launched Web apps. It also includes a new full-screen mode with Retina graphics to take advantage of the device’s display and AirPlay support. Missing is “Collection” view and few other features only accessible through the online service.

The full set of features, as described by Spotify community manager Andres Sehr, is below:
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A look at 'the average' iTunes library

TidySongs, a popular iTunes organization application, has taken a look at around one million iTunes libraries over the last two years and has reported their findings.

  • The number of songs in an average customer’s iTunes library is 7,160.
  • The average number of songs missing album artwork is 4,230
  • The average number of songs in an iTunes library missing the name of the artist is 490.
  • The average number of songs missing track or year information is 1,984.
  • The average number of duplicate songs is 814.
It would be interesting to see how many of those 7,160 songs per library are from iTunes, or for that matter, paid for.  Remember the average person who needs to tidy up their music probably has more iTunes than the overall average Mac user.
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