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Apple Celebrates GarageBand's 15th Anniversary with Software Retrospective

Time passes, time flies, and the GarageBand still firm and strong, fortunately. You may not remember, but it's been a decade and a half since Steve Jobs introduced music production software with a "little" help from singer-songwriter John Mayer at Macworld 2004:

Today (January 6, Sunday), GarageBand completes the 15th anniversary of a successful story: Today, it is the most widely used music app in the world and is in more than 1 billion of iPhones, iPads and Macs around the planet.

Apple, of course, could not let the date go blank and shared a retrospective of the debutante's key events over his 15 years of history:

  • January 2004: Official announcement on Macworld by Steve Jobs and John Mayer.
  • April 2005: Nine Inch Nails lana Design “The Hand That Feeds”, which fans can remix by GarageBand.
  • December 2005: T-Pain creates their first album, “Rappa Ternt Sanga”, at GarageBand for Mac.
  • March 2007: "Umbrella", Rihanna's hit, created with drum loop “Vintage Funk Kit 03” from GarageBand.
  • March 2007: Fall Out Boy Records “Thnks fr the Mmrs” in GarageBand for Mac.
  • November 2007: Duran duran lana back of Nite Runner that fans can remix by GarageBand.
  • February 2008: “Love in This Club”, by Usher, created with synthetic loop Euro Hero Synth 02.
  • February 2008: Ting Tings Records “Great DJ” in GarageBand for Mac.
  • April 2008: Radiohead lana Nude as a GarageBand project that fs can remix.
  • 2008: Documentary “It Might Get Loud” shows U2's The Edge using GarageBand on his laptop.
  • 2009: the resource Learn to Play announced.
  • May 2009: St. Vincent creates album "Actor" at GarageBand.
  • March 2011: GarageBand for iPad announced.
  • November 2011: GarageBand for iPhone announced.
  • October 2013: Apple launches new GarageBand for Mac with fresh look.
  • August 2014: Haim records the music “My Song 5” at GarageBand.
  • June 2015: Marc Maron interviews Barack Obama on a podcast recorded in his garage using GarageBand for Mac.
  • January 2016: GarageBand for iOS gets support for Live loops.
  • May 2016: GarageBand for China arrives with traditional Chinese instruments.
  • April 2017: Steve Lacey produces the pipe “PRIDE”, by Kendrick Lamar, using GarageBand for iOS.

Quite a story, isn't it? And you can be part of it right now by downloading GarageBand for macOS or iOS for free on your device and letting your creativity and talent reign. Maybe the next music star in the world is not there and just needs a little push to emerge? 😉

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via MacRumors