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TODAY   |  March 29, 2013

Get Appy! Try two great music apps

In this week’s edition of “Get Appy!” TODAY’s Sara Haines shows Kathie Lee and Hoda two great music apps: musiXmatch, which provides lyrics to songs, and Hype Machine, which reveals the hottest songs in the blogosphere right now.

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>>> it's time to get "appy sara. "the hottest apps and websites.

>> so excited about this. all about the music.

>> especially for you, hoda.

>> let her go for it.

>> first up is a free app called, over here, music match , music with an x. it generates the lyrics for any song you're listening to and can instantly identify anything in a store.

>> let's stay here for a minute.

>> is it like shazam?

>> it has that recognition but you can't hear it right now but -- the lyrics are in sync with the music. so not only will you sing on time, but hoda, you will get the words right.

>> i love that.

>> karaoke.

>> it's like your own personal karaoke machine .

>> don't do that and drive at the same time.

>> never. next up, now that you have the lyrics, we have something called hype machine . over here on this screen here you'll see it takes what everyone's talking about on music blogs and let you know what the next hot thing is. if you pull up this track, i've never heard of this, aaron smith , it gets you ahead of the trend.

>> she is ahead of the trend.

>> she is.

>> la, la, la, la.

>> also a website --

>> but what a lyric.

>> let's go past that.

>> how do we know what's the next thing?

>> it's aggregating on an algorithm over 1,500 blogs.

>> are you kid? did you set that up?

>> i did not. it's taking what everyone's writing about and putting it in one place.

>> okay. i'm excited about both of those because it had blake shelton on there.

>> i did that on purpose.

>> you cannot lose.