Setlists 4+

Bombing Brain Interactive

Designed for iPad

    • 2.1 • 156 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


New Version 2.1 - Now with backing tracks and metronome!

Catalog your repertoire. Prompt your lyrics live on stage. Keep everyone in sync.

If you perform live on stage, alone or with a group, Setlists will make you a better professional. Forget carrying around heavy binders of paper and writing up tonight’s set on a napkin with a Sharpie. Setlists puts your entire song catalog into one simple app for your iPad or iPhone. Organize your songs into sets and prompt the lyrics and chords during live performance on multiple devices for everyone in the band.

Setlists is a free download, so you can see why so many use Setlists as their song organizer and lyric prompter of choice. With a one-time in-app purchase, you can unlock all of the unlimited and advanced features Setlists has to offer.[1]

Song Catalog
Store information about every song in your catalog. Artist, title, tempo, duration, key signature, lyrics, and now even chords. Your catalog will store all the information you need to design the perfect set for tonight’s performance.

Lyric Prompting
Prompt your lyrics like a pro. Full screen and in the font and color of your choice. Advance with a simple swipe or with the touch of a Bluetooth foot pedal or hand switch. Alternatively, if you have your hands full with an instrument, auto-scroll your lyrics at your desired pace.

Chord Changes
Add chord changes to your lyric sheets in a variety of styles, with fingering charts for guitar, ukulele, baritone ukulele, banjo, 5-string banjo, and mandolin. You’ll never have to worry about forgetting that chord progression again.

Backing Tracks (new in 2.1)
Select a track from your iTunes Library to play as a backing track for a song!

Metronome / Click (new in 2.1)
Choose a BPM for a song, turn on the new click feature, and let Setlists keep you on tempo!

Bluetooth Foot Pedal Support
Control lyric prompting from a variety of Bluetooth foot pedal and hand controlled devices, including those from AirTurn, iRig, Cicada and more.

Jam Session
Those who perform in a group can keep everyone in sync using the Jam Session feature. Connect an additional iOS device for every member of the group, and each performer can have his or her own view of the lyrics, the upcoming songs in the set, or both.[2]

Sync and Backup
You spend a lot of time organizing your song catalog and entering all that precious data. Now you can back it all up using iCloud or Dropbox. Have an iPhone and an iPad? Now you can keep your catalog in sync on all of your personal iOS devices.[3]

Apple Watch
On the watch, you can see current and upcoming song information and advance to the next song with a tap on your wrist.

And Much More…
*Import songs in .txt, .rtf and .docx formats, from a variety of sources, including Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and iTunes. Or search for songs on the web to quickly copy lyrics.
*Export songs once they’ve been formatted, to share or keep a backup copy.
*Add songs in ChordPro: Setlists is now compatible with the ChordPro format.
*Use Rich Text formatting to add bold, underline, and multiple colors to your songs.
*Print or email your songs or sets right from your iOS device. (Requires an iOS compatible printer)
*Keep notes on any song you like, such as keyboard patches, number of repetitions for a chorus, who starts the song, etc.

Download and try Setlists today for free, and see why it’s the professional’s choice.

1. Pro upgrade unlocks unlimited songs and sets, unlimited Jam Sessions, and backup/sync to all your iOS devices.
2. Split view mode available on iPad only. Pro upgrade will unlock unlimited Jam Sessions. Each participating device must be upgraded.
3. Backup and Sync require Pro upgrade.

Setlists was made by and for performing musicians. We value your feedback! If you have any feedback or questions about the app please let us know at:

What’s New

Version 2.1.7

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

-Fixed an issue with centered text justification in live mode

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

JonnyAction ,

Once was great, what happened?

I have years invested into this app but sadly must find another. Customer service would once return emails and now does not. Bombing Brain, WHY have you abandoned this great app? This app worked great with iPad 4 but technology must keep moving. An iPad 4 is now slow and unresponsive to new iOS updates. I recently purchased an iPad 6 in hopes of getting setlist back to its original luster but found Setlist to be even more glitchy. So now I sadly must move away from Setlist, an app that has seen me through years of gigs. I sent one last email to customer service begging them to update the app so it worked better with more current iPads and a more current iOS..... nothing. I’d be willing to pay a subscription fee if they actually updated this app. Sadly I’m now searching for another app to move my 400 songs to. Ughhhhhhh

Vicki Barnes ,

Not a bad app but no support.

I have used this app for over two years now. I will admit it does have a few issues but most of them tend to be self inflicted if you don’t know what you are doing. However, if you are looking for something to create a setlist and keep a song catalog with lyrics it works pretty darn well. I have had some syncing issues, but found out how not to have them. It is in the order in which you do things that causes the issues. If you only make changes to one of your devices the other ones sync up fine. Just make sure that your iCloud back up is turned on in the tools portion of Setlists. Close the program and reopen it on your “sub devices“, and the changes occur as they should. The problems start when you start making changes on the other “sub devices” devices. Make one device your main device and make changes there only.
If you start seeing duplicate songs in your setlists on your “sub devices“, just delete everything off of them and let them re-sync to your main device.
I also have the issue on the iPhone only where you open a song and it goes to the last page of the song previous.
I just use my iPhone version to print off lists if necessary.
I contacted support once but never got an answer. I figured everything else out on my own so I don’t really need them.
I personally think the app is worth it, and really is fairly easy to use.
I would have rated it at five if support were available.

Raynaldo Martine ,

Top shelf App

I play music six nights a week, and while I only need the lyrics for a couple songs that week, I need all of this song tiles to look at to browse for the next song to play. This app is perfect for that. I made a category for fast dance, one for absolute favorites, one for slow songs, one for country, etc.
Everything is easily readable in the dark venues. My only wish list is, sometimes prospective clients asked for a song list, and rather than “sharing“ separate set lists, I wish I could send my whole catalog. Unfortunately, that part is kind of a pain. Still, with all the other features, this app is absolutely top shelf! Most of these apps are made for beginners, but I would highly highly recommend this to professional as well!

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