Blue Note Records proudly presents the Blue Note 75 app – a ground-breaking new app available exclusively for iPad that celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary jazz label which has represented The Finest In Jazz Since 1939. Now available exclusively on the App Store, the app presents a new digital format – developed in partnership with the London-based digital music and creative technology agency playDEF music – which allows users to play owned Blue Note music in-app or directly purchase music including albums Mastered for iTunes available via Blue Note’s dedicated global iTunes destination: iTunes.com/BlueNote.
Additionally, for the first time ever, the Blue Note 75 app uniquely allows premium subscribers of music streaming services Spotify, Rdio and Deezer to stream Blue Note music from within the app itself. This new format makes it effortlessly and excitingly easy for fans to immerse themselves in Blue Note Records, providing a rich user experience by creating a space to explore and discover music spanning the entire history of the label from 1939 to present.
The Blue Note 75 app allows fans to approach Blue Note’s deep catalog in multiple ways, including an interactive timeline of cover art flow which traces the label’s evolution from the early jazz of Sidney Bechet to the trailblazing bebop of Thelonious Monk, from Horace Silver’s quintessential hardbop thru Ornette Coleman’s avant-garde flights, from Jimmy Smith’s grinding organ soul jazz leading to Donald Byrd’s funky R&B fusion and on into today’s modern explorations such as Robert Glasper’s unique blend of jazz with hip hop, and beyond jazz with eclectic artists ranging from Norah Jones to José James.
The Blue Note 75 app is introduced on video by Don Was, the current President of Blue Note Records, and also has a dedicated magazine-style story section tracking news, features and artist spotlights to connect fans directly with the music. The 100 essential Blue Note LPs chosen by Was to mark the 75th Anniversary will feature digitally in the app to coincide with their on-going release on vinyl. Once downloaded, Blue Note 75 app users will see the content of the curated app grow as the label continues to release new music and thrive into 2015 and beyond.
“Carrying on the great tradition of innovation at Blue Note, our new app for iPad takes the digital music experience deeper,” said Was. “The app has a wonderful vibe to it that draws you into the mystique of the music and offers endless hours of discovery whether you’re a new fan or a connoisseur of the label.”