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Find out more about the albums, artists and songs you love.

Have you ever wondered who is behind the music you're listening to right now? Who are the writers, producers, and everyone who has credits for it? Or also which samples have been used in this song, and which songs have used it as a sample? And what is the story behind it, interesting tidbits and facts?

MusicSmart is the answer to all those questions! It integrates with your music library in the Music* app, so you can get in-depth information about the songs that you listen to. Powered by knowledge from many different sources, MusicSmart can aggregate** and share the following details about an album:

- The album cover in high-resolution (3000x3000)
- The release date and the list of genres
- If it is mastered for iTunes or not
- The record label and copyright info
- And editorial notes from the Apple Music team

And for each song, you'll be able to get information such as:

- Notes with the meaning, trivia and interesting facts
- The list of credits containing who was responsible for each aspect of the track, such as:
- Writers
- Engineers
- Producers
- Vocals
- Video directors
- And more
- Which songs it uses as a sample
- Which songs have used this song as a sample
- Interpolations
- Remixes
- Music videos
- Live performances
- And more

And for each artist:

- Stage and legal name
- Hometown
- Birthdate
- And age

You can also use the Action Extension integrated with the Music app to get these details without having to leave the app***.

* MusicSmart only works with your Music app's music library. Regardless of whether it's an Apple Music or local library. As long as your music library is accessible via the Music app, you can use it with, no Apple Music subscription required.

** The amount of information available for each album and song depends on the data sources used by MusicSmart. Some users have noticed that MusicSmart does not work very well with certain musical genres like Jazz or Classical. If your library consists mostly of those genres, then you may not want to buy it.

*** Due to a limitation in the sharing feature of the Music app, the Action Extension only works with albums and songs from Apple Music. But you can use the main app to get the same details about your local, non-Apple Music albums as well.

What’s New

Version 1.1.3

You can now listen to the artist's popular songs using the Music app! Just tap the play button and MusicSmart will add them to the queue and start the playback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

pzfuk ,

Another fantastic music app from this developer

I love music and, while I appreciate the huge benefits of streaming through Apple Music, I do miss the detail that you used to find on the cover and inside sleeves of vinyl LPs.

I’ve been using the MusicHarbor app - which lists upcoming music from my favourite artists - for some time now. So, I was excited to read that the same developer had created MusicSmart.

It provides a huge amount of extra details on the tracks in my Apple Music library, along with hi-resolution album covers and detail on the artists and other performers on albums.

What I’ve found most interesting so far, though, is to see which of my albums have been Mastered for iTunes. I’ve been surprised at some of the results. Major artists - who I’d assume would automatically Master for iTunes - don’t always.

If you’re very into your music detail and like to delve deeper into your favourite albums, this is a fantastic app for the price.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for this great review! I also use this feature a lot, to see which albums have been Mastered for iTunes! In the last update I changed the name to Apple Digital Masters because the program was rebranded last year.


The app we were missing

Long review short: this app is the booklet you find in the CD’s boxes that where long time missing. It’s wonderful to have it back and to get to know better the songs you like most.

Developer Response ,

I'm glad that you liked the app! Thanks a lot for your review!

samsoin2 ,

Great app

Really useful and informative for people who want more than just the music

Developer Response ,

I’m happy you liked it, thanks for the review!


Marcos Antonio Tanaka
10.3 MB

Requires iOS 13.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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