Gabb Music: The Best Music App for Kids
Remember what it was like to get your first car? These days, that’s exactly how kids feel when they get their first kids phone. To many kids, a phone represents freedom.
It’s 2022 and there haven’t been any highly rated music apps for kids. Until now.
Here are a few pieces of research that make music’s impact clear:
- Children typically listen to 2.5 hours of music a day.
- Music can relieve tension and boredom.
- Music helps adolescents deal with loneliness and controls mood, and can help kids in their process of identity formation.
- Music provides kids a way to achieve group identity.
- Studies show a correlation between listening to explicit content, like lyrics glorifying violence or sexual promiscuity, and similar behaviors in adolescents.
This puts parents in a tricky position–we want our kids to gain all the positives music can offer, without exposing them to all the negatives it can also provide.
Gabb saw a need, so they launched Gabb Music.
Kid-Friendly Music Apps
If you’ve searched Google Play or the Apple app store, you may have come across apps like Baby Mozart or Sesame Street Makes Music.
These apps are geared toward teaching kids about music, how to make music, or are games that use classic tunes like nursery rhymes. These aren’t helpful if you want an app that lets your kids play music they want to listen to.
Prior to Gabb Music, the best options for kid-safe music streaming were “kid versions” of apps that were obviously made for adults.
What this typically resulted in was one of two things: 1) basic parental controls that can be toggled on within the adult app, but that do a poor job of properly protecting your kids, or 2) a watered-down listening experience for your kids that offers them kid-sung covers of hit songs and nursery rhymes that they–especially teens–are not interested in.
After revolutionizing kid-safe tech with Gabb Phones and Gabb Watches, we heard from parents across the country asking us to do the same for music streaming. So we did.
Gabb Music is The Largest Kid-Friendly Music Library in the World
Gabb Music, the biggest kid-friendly music app library, is a unique music streaming app built especially for kids and teens. It was designed to give them access to millions of songs from all genres and eras, but without the risk of exposure to inappropriate content.
Using a first-of-its-kind process, Gabb Music scans millions of songs using industry-leading tools. LyricFind’s state-of-the-art solution LyricIQ, along with Gabb’s own proprietary technology and human review, Gabb curates the world’s safest music catalog for kids and teens.
It doesn’t just bleep out explicit lyrics or blur videos, it removes offensive songs entirely and doesn’t allow music videos at all. It offers your family a curated library of clean music.
This way you don’t have to stress about inappropriate content slipping through the parental controls that were added to adult streaming apps as an afterthought.
It’s music streaming with the peace of mind parents are looking for. And the library of music kids are looking for.
Our music curation team is constantly updating and adding custom, clean mixes so your kids can discover new music and enjoy old classics, without the fear of stumbling across something they shouldn’t. These mixes include genre-specific collections like “Alternative,” “Pop Punk,” or “Reggae” as well as mixes based on mood, activity, holidays, decades, and more.
Currently only available on Gabb Phone and Gabb Phone Plus, Gabb Music is exactly what happens when kids are the top priority in tech innovation.
Has your family used Gabb Music yet? Tell us what you think in the comments!
- “Listening to Music and Watching Music Videos.” American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
- “Impact of Music, Music Lyrics, and Music Videos on Children and Youth.” American Academy of Pediatrics.
liv on Jun 14, 2022 11:32 AM
i havent gotten the app on my phone yet, but it says its all up to date. why?
Gabb Wireless on Jun 14, 2022 03:25 PM
Thank you for reaching out Liv. One way to troubleshoot this is to turn your phone off and back on a couple of times. This should solve the problem. Please reach out to our customer service team if you are still experiencing issues.
nora on Jun 16, 2022 08:50 AM
hi, is there a way to view all genres to find a mix you want? i have to keep tapping through other mixes to get to one i cant see otherwise, and i havent been able to find kpop, but thats on the website. can you help me find the kpop mix?
Gabb Wireless on Jun 20, 2022 09:58 AM
Hi Nora, thank you for reaching out. Gabb Music does not allow searching of certain artists. It is more like a Pandora version of the platform. When we release Gabb Music Plus, users will have the ability to search certain artists and playlists to be able to play exactly what they're looking for. This is still being fully developed but should roll out in the coming months.
Cristie Mercer on Aug 08, 2022 10:44 AM
Is there a place where I can see some samples of the country artists that will be on the Gabb music plus app?
Gabb Wireless on Aug 15, 2022 04:22 PM
Hi Cristie, thank you for reaching out! Right now, anyone who has Gabb Music can get a taste of what the artists will be on Gabb Music Plus. There is not currently a way to search artists and songs without the subscriptions, but we will take this feedback to our team.
Jeremiah on Sep 26, 2022 10:46 AM
Love the concept. However, without a list of genres and examples of artists, I cannot make a fully informed decision to proceed with a subscription. Although various typically unhealthy items are filtered, I also want to know what positive influences are allowed - specifically spiritual influences, "some" Disney music, and movie theme music, (instrumental & vocal). Did a quick google search but not finding much.
Gabb Wireless on Sep 27, 2022 12:06 PM
Hi Jeremiah, Thank you for reaching out and providing your feedback. Gabb Music is a large library of clean music. Each song has been automatically and then manually filtered to make sure it complies with our standards. Most Disney music has passed standards as well as gospel music. Anything with swears, innuendo, drugs, or anything blatantly inappropriate will not be available on Gabb Music.
Allison on Oct 17, 2022 05:05 PM
I love that you have this! I’ve been searching for something exactly like this for my kids. My issue is that I would love to have the availability to purchase and download it onto my I phone. My youngest isn’t old enough for a watch/phone yet but I would love an option that he can choose the musicals we ride in the car. Is this an option?
Gabb Wireless on Oct 19, 2022 03:34 PM
Hi Allison, thank you for the compliments! We are lucky to have your support. As of right now, Gabb Music only works on Gabb Phones but we are hoping to make it available to all phones in the future so follow along on our social channels and look for updates.