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Five of the best free music-related iPhone apps

From listening on the go to streaming tracks from your PC

As well as communicating on the go, your smartphone also offers the ability to play music and watch videos when you're on the move. For all the music fans out there, here's five free apps to improve listening on your iPhone. These apps will do everything from letting you stream music from your PC onto your handset to identifying songs for you.

Shazam

Shazam is a music identification service that let you hold up your phone while the track is playing. The app will then send you a tag with the track name and artist as well as a 30 second preview. You can tag as many tracks as you like per month, and the app even offers links to iTunes where you can download the full song, along with the ability to share the track on Facebook and even learn the lyrics.

Vevo

This app lets you search and watch a catalogue of 25,000 music videos from more than 7,500 artists from your Apple smartphone. Just like Shazam, the app even lets you purchase the tracks from iTunes or share with friends and family through Facebook and Twitter.

We7 Radio

This app from online music streaming service We7 lets you listen to music on your iPhone from one of its themed station, or alternatively, you can create your own from any genre, artists or theme. Currently in beta, the app even offers offline playback.

DJ Music Mixer by Malibu

Ever fancied yourself as a DJ? Then this app could be just the thing. It lets users produce your own mixes from tracks by the likes of Major Lazer and Mowgli. Like a professional. You can mix from dual decks that automatically beat-mi and even add sound effects or loop a specific baseline from one song and add a melody from another..

Audiogalaxy Music

If you'd rather not import all your music store on your PC onto your iPhone then this app from Audiogalaxy will let you stream audio files direct to your phone, even over 3G connections as well as Wi-Fi.

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