The LA Phil has made a “conductor hero” app for the iPhone called Bravo Gustavo. It’s free, and surprisingly fun.

Right now, you get to conduct two movements from Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Expect more tunes to come in software updates.

The LA Phil's app, Bravo Gustavo

The LA Phil's app, Bravo Gustavo

In case anybody was wondering, this is the right way to create an iPhone app to promote an artist: come up with something simple and cool that’s related to what the performer does, give it away, and enjoy the exposure that results. You’re not going to make any money from it, so treat it as PR, not direct marketing.



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  1. Jimmy #
    October 1, 2009

    If only it made you grow hair like his too. Now that would be something.
    Lovely idea – kudos for putting something like this out there…

  2. Vicki Allpress Hill #
    November 22, 2009

    At last. Sensible advice about iPhone apps.

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