Parents' Guide to


By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Create, remix, share with powerful music-production tool.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Music
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Is It Any Good?

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The more you tap and swipe, the more stellar features you’ll find for creating, remixing, and sharing music. The starting tutorial and the website’s help section are great, and once you’re familiar with the features, it’s remarkably easy to pick instruments, add notes, and create your own songs. There’s a lot to like about the free version of Medly: You get 16 instruments and more than 100 loops, and you can choose to keep your music on your device, export it, or share it. It’s especially appealing that you don’t have to share your creations, but you can do so flexibly if you want to. Buying a subscription may not be necessary, especially for younger kids; instead, encourage kids to explore all of the built-in loops and instruments before you spring for a spendy membership or extra sound packs. Overall, this is a great tool for empowering kids to play and experiment with music-making.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Arts : music
  • Skills: Creativity : making new creations, producing new content, Tech Skills : digital creation
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($4.99 per month for monthly membership, $34.99 for an annual membership. In-app purchases from $2.99-$9.99 each)
  • Release date: June 19, 2019
  • Category: Music
  • Topics: Music and Sing-Along
  • Publisher: Medly Labs Inc.
  • Version: 5.3.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Last updated: July 15, 2019

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