By The Nation
The app, originally introduced onstage at Macworld ’04 by Steve Jobs and John Mayer, has grown to be the most widely used music app in the world – and is now on a billion iPhones, iPads and Macs globally.
Apple created the app to help “democratise music-making” for everyone, and since its release the app has done just that – helping novices and professional musicians alike bring their passion for music-making to life.
Educators around the world are also using GarageBand in their classrooms to inspire young people to create music for the first time, Apple said in a press statement.
There are even many examples out there of popular songs that were created with loops and sounds right from GarageBand. Below is a timeline with a few, fun GarageBand milestones over the years in case you want to use for a story around this anniversary.
January 2004: GarageBand debuted at Macworld by Steve Jobs with John Mayer
April 2005: NIN release “The Hand that Feeds” as a GarageBand project file that fans can remix
December 2005: T-Pain creates his first album, “Rappa Ternt Sanga”, in GarageBand for Mac
March 2007: Rihanna’s “Umbrella” built with GarageBand bundles drum loop “Vintage Funk Kit 03”
March 2007: Fall Out Boy records “Thnks fr th Mmrs” in GarageBand for Mac
November 2007: Duran Duran releases GarageBand version of “Nite-Runner” that fans can remix
February 2008: Usher’s “Love in This Club” built with GarageBand bundles synth loop “Euro Hero Synth 02”
February 2008: Ting Tings record “Great DJ” on GarageBand for Mac
April 2008: Radiohead release “Nude” as GarageBand project file that fans can remix
2008: “It Might Get Loud” documentary shows Edge from U2 using GarageBand on his laptop
2009: Learn to Play and Artist Lessons announced on GarageBand for Mac
May 2009: St Vincent creates “Actor” album in GarageBand
March 2011: GarageBand for iPad announced
November 2011: GarageBand for iPhone announced
October 2013: GarageBand 10 for Mac with new design announced
August 2014: Haim records “My Song 5” in GarageBand
June 2015: Marc Maron interviews President Obama in a podcast recorded in his garage using GarageBand for Mac
January 2016: Live Loops feature added to GarageBand for iOS
May 2016: GarageBand for Greater China announced with traditional Chinese instruments
April 2017: Steve Lacey produces the Kendrick Lamar song “Pride” using GarageBand for IOS.