In today's appisode of The D-Rob and Sol Show, Freddy calls in wondering about the best apps to use for finding music news. Freddy used to be in a band and likes to be in the know; he recently changed devices going from a Blackberry to an iPhone and needs some suggestions.

D-Rob and Sol suggest some mobile-optimized websites first such as AOL Music, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. These are not apps, but websites that have been formatted specifically to work on your mobile device. AOL Music is even broken up into categories so you can search country music, for example.

As for Apps, Sol is a big fan of Zite for the iPhone which crawls the web looking for matches to your interests. If, for example, you are a country music fan like Sol then you can type in an artist's name and Zite will pull articles from the internet about that artist. The guys also suggest Flipboard which can also aggregate information for you, but they prefer Zite.

Freddy really wanted to know if there are apps that tell you when an artist is in town. Turns out, there are two D-Rob and Sol suggest trying out. Songkick and SuperGlued are two apps that use your iTunes library to see who you're interested in, then they send you a notification if any of those artists are heading to your town.

Have you used any of these apps to get your music news? Tell us what you think in the comments below!



In today's appisode of The D-Rob and Sol Show, Freddy calls in wondering about the best apps to use for finding music news. Freddy used to be in a band and likes to be in the know; he recently changed devices going from a Blackberry to an iPhone and needs some suggestions.

D-Rob and Sol suggest some mobile-optimized websites first such as AOL Music, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. These are not apps, but websites that have been formatted specifically to work on your mobile device. AOL Music is even broken up into categories so you can search country music, for example.

As for Apps, Sol is a big fan of Zite for the iPhone which crawls the web looking for matches to your interests. If, for example, you are a country music fan like Sol then you can type in an artist's name and Zite will pull articles from the internet about that artist. The guys also suggest Flipboard which can also aggregate information for you, but they prefer Zite.

Freddy really wanted to know if there are apps that tell you when an artist is in town. Turns out, there are two D-Rob and Sol suggest trying out. Songkick and SuperGlued are two apps that use your iTunes library to see who you're interested in, then they send you a notification if any of those artists are heading to your town.

Have you used any of these apps to get your music news? Tell us what you think in the comments below!