David Guetta iPhone app [Review]

  • November 7, 2009 9:58 pm

photoWe originally looked at David Guetta’s iPhone app a couple weeks ago. Though at that time I didn’t have a copy to officially review. That has obviously changed. After spending a good day playing with the app, I can honestly say that David Guetta has figured out how to make an iPhone app, engaging with his fans, and offering up a compelling product that could even lead to new fans. Creating a reason to spend money on music is something that many content owners somehow fail to grasp. They think that simple raising the price somehow magically ads some mysterious value. The more intelligent who are able to cut through propaganda know that isn’t the case. Several artists including Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor have managed to break into this vast digital world that seems to elude so many in their line of business. But they aren’t alone. Other musicians and artists in other countries are figuring out that being viral and engaging in digital technologies increase their value as well as their content. Musicians such as David Guetta, a french based DJ, recently released an iPhone app. If you’re thinking this is a basic iPhone app with a couple songs, some old repeat news, and gimmicky calendar schedule for tours, you’ll be surprised to learn that it’s so much more. So did David Guetta succeed in making a music app centered around his work that actually makes me want to dig deeper?

 
We can all appreciate the live Twitter feed, David Guetta news headlines, and tour tracker within the app. But two things really stand out. (1) Most of David’s entire collection is available to stream through the app. (2) A nifty mixing area allows you to take David’s labors of love and twist them into your own digitally enhanced masterpieces.

  • **I was unable to get the mix feature to work on my iPhone. I’m not sure at this time if it’s a region issue but I’ll keep you posted…

The music that you can stream through the app is quite impressive and as already mentioned, spans most of his work. Further adding some value, you have the option to purchase songs or albums via iTunes right from the app making the process a bit more streamlined and faster. +1

There aren’t many musicians who have released iPhone apps that have actually enticed me. While getting your content out there in various mediums is certainly something worth doing, many musicians fall short by simply charging money for an “app” that plays a few songs and gives users a few wallpapers. If more musicians followed David Guetta and actually engaged fans with unique and interesting content and features, well, then the music scene would be fairing a whole lot better in the digital age. Of course, it isn’t always the artists who are in control of their lives or jobs. But that’s an entirely different conversation…

If you’re a long time fan of David’s or looking for something new, why not give his app and music a chance. You’ll never know until you try.

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