What are most-downloaded music apps these days? Glad you asked.

SensorTower is a company that monitors how apps are doing online. They analyze what’s going in the app stores of Apple and Google, covering apps released for both iOS and Android.

When it comes to music, what app is king? Spotify. It was the most-downloaded music app globally, installed more than 20 million times in just July alone, marking an increase of 35% year over year. Fun fact: India apparently accounts for 25% of downloads.

Here are the top 10 overall downloads across the planet when it comes to music apps.

  1. Spotify
  2. YouTube Music
  3. Drum Pad Machine (a Cyprus-based beat-making app)
  4. Shazam
  5. SoundCloud
  6. Gaana (an Indian streaming service)
  7. Smule (a social media singing app)
  8. Deezer
  9. KuGuo (Chinese streaming service)
  10. Wynk Music (another Indian streaming music service)

Breaking things down to iOS:

  1. Spotify
  2. KuGuo
  3. YouTube Music
  4. QQ Music (Chinese streaming app)
  5. Shazam
  6. SoundCloud
  7. NetEase Cloud Music (Chinese streaming app)
  8. GarageBand
  9. Quanmin K Ge (Chinese karaoke app)
  10. Amazon Music

And finally, Android:

  1. Spotify
  2. YouTube Music
  3. Drum Pad Machine
  4. Shazam
  5. Gaana
  6. Smule
  7. Wynk Music
  8. StarMaker (karaoke app)
  9. SoundCloud
  10. Deezer

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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