February 11, 2014:Shuffler.fm’s Pause Magazine iPad app is like a Flipboard for music


Shuffler.fm is one of our favourite ways to find new music, up there with Hype Machine in its ability to dig out gems in all manner of genres from the music blogosphere.

The company already has a (very good) app, but today it’s launching a second one: an iPad app called Pause Magazine that promises “the best of the music web in 2013”.

That means songs, obviously, but also videos and reviews, features and interviews from a range of sites, including the likes of Pitchfork, Fader, XLR8R and Resident Advisor, among others.

It’s all held together in a slick iPad magazine format, offered as a free download from Apple’s App Store. The obvious comparison is to something like Flipboard, except with a focus on music and music writing.

Four more issues will be released this year, according to Shuffler.fm – so while this first issue covers the whole of 2013, the next ones will focus on three months at a time.

“The Internet is a treasure trove of music goodness. With Pause you don’t have to trawl through the web’s best music content. Pause does this for you in collaboration with the web’s leading voices in music culture,” said Shuffler.fm’s Tim Heineke in a statement.

Update: the app has a launch gremlin affecting audio playing on its charts. Shuffler.fm tell us that this will be sorted in the very next update.


Stuart Dredge
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