iOS (iPad Only): Music discovery apps are a dime a dozen these days, but newcomer to the field Music Hunter promises to help you discover not only music that you've never heard, but music you already know and love.Instead of reinventing the wheel, Music Hunter uses the suggestion engine built by The Echo Nest and a visually stunning front-end built by the indie music site We Are Hunted to help guide you through categories, search for new bands, add and save favourites, and buy songs that you like. The app starts you off by letting you choose a genre and a "theme". For example, you can select anything from indie, pop, electronic, classical, jazz, and more as your genre, but choose "let's dance" to get you pumped or "low energy" to chill you out.
Once you've made your selection, the grid of cover art changes to match the list of songs that Music Hunter has found for you. Tap any of them to play it, or let the app play songs for you. If you don't trust the genre and theme selector, you can always search for an artist and see artists that Music Hunter thinks you'll like based on the one you provided.
You can use Music Hunter to listen to music, but the thrust of the app is to get you to buy the songs you discover. You can tap any of the buttons at the bottom of the app to favourite a track you hear, learn more about it and the artist, share the track on Twitter or Facebook, or buy it from iTunes. Music Hunter will set you back $1.19 in the iTunes App Store.