Yousician is one of the most established music-education services, charging subscriptions for its app teaching people how to play a range of instruments and sing. However, the company also has a longstanding secondary product called GuitarTuna, a guitar-tuning app that has been downloaded more than 140m times. Now Yousician is bringing a subscription model to that app too, based on licensed music.
A new feature called GuitarTuna Play will let its users segue neatly from tuning into playing a range of songs on their guitar, courtesy of a catalogue of “thousands” of compositions from the rock, pop, folk, alternative and country genres. The subscription costs $7.99 according to GuitarTuna’s app store listing. The launch follows a $28m funding round for Yousician in April 2021 from investors including Amazon’s Alexa Fund.