Pocket your music: Good Examples of Music-related Mobile App Designs

In a world of mobile applications music-related programs occupy one of a leading position. They are definitely one of the most sought after.  One of the main reasons for such popularity is that you not only become a happy owner of tech-savvy extension, but you can also get pleasure of truly advanced and exquisite background for your music satisfaction.

Intense competition effectively stimulates designers on creating something out-of-the-box. Generally they prefer to recreate interfaces that strongly resemble accustomed music-oriented devices which surround us in everyday life. Designers easily breathe virtual life into forgotten radios, retro record-players or modern synthesizer, utilizing them as a concept for mobile music app interfaces that look simply astonishing.

In our showcase you will find fresh lively examples of music mobile app interfaces that have stylish, competent and refined appearance.

Mobile Music App Designs

MixTape – iOS Music App by Marco Nenzi features realistic tape-themed background and old-style computer font in order to recreate a feeling of 80’s.

MixTape - iOS Music App by Marco Nenzi

New Music App by Amit Rai looks vibrant and sophisticated. Warm photo background and light almost transparent widgets add to application outward neatness and delicacy.

New Music App by Amit Rai

Rocket Piano UI design & concept for app by Isabel Aracama is a musician-oriented app that gives great opportunities for those who adores playing the piano. UI looks truly advanced and skeuomorphic.

Rocket Piano UI design & concept for app by Isabel Aracama

T3 Player App has highly-detailed light grey interface that radiates simplicity and cleanness. Comprehensive interface is able to provide a great deal of advanced controls.

T3 Player App

Turntable Player iPhone App Concept by Ivan Gapeev has a top notch design that charms users with exceptional graphic-driven DJs’ stuff, including amazing metal knobs, illustrated turntable and much more.

Turntable Player iPhone App Concept by Ivan Gapeev

FlatPlayer by Ehsan Rahimi utilizes trendy flat style by freeing interface from superfluous effects and unnecessary skeuomorphism. On the whole, app looks elegant.

FlatPlayer by Ehsan Rahimi

iPhone Music App. Concept by Enes Danış uses dark theme and magazine-inspired layout where every element gets its own place in the grid.

iPhone Music App. Concept

Music App UI (iPhone) by Piotr Kwiatkowski boasts of nice work on details, featuring light circular buttons, charming turntable and harmonious color scheme.

Music App UI (iPhone) by Piotr Kwiatkowski

MUSIC APP by Roy van Laar skillfully blends together flat controls and skeuomorphic loading bar. All in all, application looks harmonious with slight retro touch.

MUSIC APP by Roy van Laar

Player – Music Player App by Ilya Boruhov looks truly refined and accurate. Clean interface, subtle details and wonderfully incorporated shadows easily distinguish app interface from others.

Player - Music Player App by Ilya Boruhov

Earbass – Music On The Go! by Quintavious Shephard ably mix together monochromatic vivid background, grid-based layout, bold soft typography and vibrant components with subtle gradient.

Earbass Music On The Go! by Quintavious Shephard

Carl Cox by Jonas Eriksson has a lively professional vibe. App allows you to feel as a real music creator, providing beautifully executed DJ’s tools.

Carl Cox by Jonas Eriksson

Moodsnap by Tom Junker fully relies on your emotional state and recreates appropriate background for your current mood, featuring photo-based background and couple of essential controls.

Moodsnap by Tom Junker

NightFever app by Michael Nunes establishes slightly glamorous nightclub atmosphere by means of dark color scheme and flickering neon-like user interface elements.

NightFever app by Michael Nunes

BeatsLarge iPhone Concept by Jonathan Kelley has a ravishing photo-based stripe layout where each song is furnished with image, distinctive title, “Play” button and specific color code.

BeatsLarge Iphone Concept by Jonathan Kelley

SoundBeats – Believe Your Ears by Florent Hancquart glows with freshness and originality that are primarily achieved due to skillfully chosen color scheme.

SoundBeats - Believe Your Ears by Florent Hancquart

Ringtonium 3 represents comprehensive interface for those who wants to create their own ringtones. Metallic knobs and buttons have a lively glaring vibe.

Ringtonium 3

My16 – iPhone App by Maria Helena Cunha beautifully combines together greenish components and dark elements thus the first ones look as a bright spots with slight hip-hop touch.

My16 - iPhone App by Maria Helena Cunha

76 Synthesizer Concept by Jonas Eriksson looks truly advanced and professional with capably made synthesizer-inspired interface. All elements are accurate and plausible.

76 Synthesizer Concept by Jonas Eriksson

Music Player App by Emile Rohlandt includes exceptional gear-themed background with wonderfully injected luminous blue graphics that instantly strike users’ eye.

Music Player App by Emile Rohlandt

Radio Express iOS app by Martin Schurdak has a light interface with a yellow as a secondary color that brings a note of optimism and cheerfulness.

Radio Expres iOS app by Martin Schurdak

MTV Mobile & App concept by Andrew Couldwell takes on minimal approach, utilizing two-color scale. Due to a large amount of white space, plain graphics and regular typography, interface looks clean and fresh.

MTV Mobile & App concepts by Andrew Couldwell

Music Player Application by Ernest Gerber conveys a soft and warm experience with refined buttons, light grey background, subtle gradients and bright pink accents.

Music Player Application by Ernest Gerber

Music App Interface by Alex Bender uses grid-based layout, showcasing albums and songs in a well-organized manner. Dark color scheme in conjunction with slightly glossy gradients and clear outlined components look simply zingy.

Music App Interface by Alex Bender

RITMO FREE MUSIC APP by PromoBeat Smartphone Apps introduces professional interface with wonderfully visualized settings that easily enchant users with glowing knobs and amazing backlight.

RITMO FREE MUSIC APP by PromoBeat Smartphone Apps

Rocmo Music App by Jeet Sean gets the feel of nature from its green interface that prettily intertwined with light controls, circular elements and smooth shapes.

Rocmo Music App by Jeet Sean

iOS Music Player App by Dmitriy Haraberush keeps things simple and open. Dark interface which is diluted by gold elements has a nice musical vibe.

iOS Music Player App by Dmitriy Haraberush

Interphono – iPhone app by Abraham Vivas is marked by amazing slightly unpredictable interlacement of colors. Huge monochrome blocks, which radiate modern flat style, look vivid and saucy.

Interphono - Iphone app by Abraham Vivas

Less Than Four days by Abraham Vivas uses a great deal of rough textures and abstract glim-inspired images.

Less Than Four days by Abraham Vivas

Groove! Simple metronome App by Tom Reinert closes our collection with its minimal dark interface that includes only several basic controls.

Groove! Simple metronome App by Tom Reinert

Reflection

Generally designers refer to minimal approach that in most cases pays off. By and large successful music application interfaces need not only great technical side, but also distinguishable rather simplified intuitive controls that should grab users’ attention by means of skillful and high-detailed execution.

What’s your favorite music application? Does it have pleasant interface? What do you think about interfaces in our collection? Do they look out-of-the-box?

Nataly Birch

I'm an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol. In my spare time I read books, play board games and volleyball.

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7 Comments
  1. Philippe Converset May 31, 11:57 am

    You might also want to take a look at KidZik, the music player for children on iPad http://www.kidzik.com/. Its design is of course much more childish but it brings an innovative way of displaying track list and is extremely easy to use with almost no text at all.

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  2. Tyler May 31, 10:00 pm

    I think you (the author) might mean “outside-of-the-box”? Out-of-the-box means ready to go from the default.

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  3. PG Jun 2, 10:29 am

    Surely there must be some slick designs other than those for iPhones…

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  4. Kim Jun 20, 8:03 am

    Hello, are these actual apps or just designs?

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  5. Stefan Jun 28, 7:49 am

    Very surprised that the great music creating app “Figure” by Propellerhead isn’t here. They were “flat” long before it became the talk of the town, WITH innovative functionality to boot.

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