The iPad & Musicians

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering mobile and tablet accessories today released an infographic illustrating the current state of how the iPad has penetrated the music industry.

According to statistics taken from Facebook’s Advertising Tool, approximately 7.5% of guitarists, bassists, pianists, drummers, and vocalists own an iPad. Bassists were reported as the lowest iPad users at 6.27% ownership, while pianists were the highest users at 8.73% ownership.

The popularity of the iPad within the music community has largely been attributed to the quality and variety of native applications designed to offer musician a new selection of creative and convenient ways to compose, perform, record, and learn.

Since launching in 2010, the iPad® has been adopted by many professional musicians including world-class keyboardist, Jordan Rudess.

In an interview on MacLife about using iPad apps to create music, Jordan said:

“We live in an age when distortion is king. And while there are some purists who will always look for the highest-end solutions for making music, I’ve started breaking out my iPad in concert with Dream Theater, and no one has complained yet!”

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