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Song Buddy for Windows

By Wide Angle SoftwareFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Song Buddy

  • Learn more about the music you're currently listening to on iTunes and discover similar artists.
  • Last updated on 3/20/2014
  • There have been 4 updates

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Song Buddy recognizes the music you're listening to and provides more information about the artist and quick links to other resources. Whether you just want to know a little more about the music you're listening to, or you'd like to find similar songs, this app can give you what you're looking for through its intuitive and functional interface.

When you install Song Buddy, it runs from the taskbar in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. As you listen to music, either through iTunes or Windows Media Player, a notification will pop up on the bottom of your screen alerting you that there is information available about the current artist. Clicking this notification will expand the window to show a mini-bio of the artist. In this window, there are also links to Wikipedia, Facebook, Spotify, and iTunes that you can use if you're interested in getting more in-depth information, sharing what you've learned, or finding more music. Additional tabs in the Info window take you to a list of the artist's albums, a schedule of their upcoming events, and a list of similar artists you might be interested in.

You can also search for an artist by name through the toolbar on the top of the info window, and the settings menu gives you options for configuring notifications. This is a fun, free app to play around with, especially if you like music trivia or are always trying to find new artists to listen to.

What's new in version 1.05

Version 1.05 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

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Full Specifications

February 11, 2014
Latest update
March 20, 2014
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Learn more about the music you're currently listening to on iTunes and discover similar artists.

Song Buddy is your own personal music guide which lets you learn more about your favorite artists and discover some new ones.

This easy to use software integrates with your desktop's notification centre and automatically detects the music you're currently listening to using iTunes or Windows Media Player. Song Buddy displays the name of the currently playing song and the artist and lets you quickly look up the artist's profile, browse their photos and previous releases. The software also allows you listen to samples of the artist's albums and share the music you're listening to with your friends on SMS, Twitter and Facebook.

Furthermore, Song Buddy enables you to search for artists by name and find out when and where they're playing concerts, as well as providing suggestions on similar artists to the ones you're listening to.

Song Buddy proves to be a useful resource for a music lover and can be downloaded and used for free, without needing to sign-up or create a user account. Song Buddy is also available as an iPhone/ iPad app on the iTunes store.