In a similar vein as Wizard Rock band such as Harry and the Potters, brony music takes inspiration from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and its fandom. One of the most accomplished bands to date are the Beatle Bronies, a Beatles cover band who recorded an entire Abbey Road parody album called “Apple Road.” And there are apparently enough similar artists to require an entire app and an in-fandom chart for current hit singles. Right now, the number one song is a country tune called “Apples to the Core.”
Screengrab via Bronytunes
Previously only available as a web app, Bronytunes is now available for iOS devices via Apple’s App Store, allowing users to easily discover new albums and stream from a library of more than 7,000 brony tracks. The app was created by Jacob Pritchett, a 21-year-old student who previously founded Bronynet, a popular members-only social networking site in the My Little Pony fan community.
With the advent of things like Bronytunes, we’re beginning to wonder when the brony takeover will end. An all-brony video streaming site? Oh wait, that’s already a thing, along with live radio and podcasts. Brony dating? Done. At this point, the only things left are real-world services like brony healthcare or brony college, but -- oh, wait. At least one of those already exists as well.
Perhaps it’s time to just give up and accept the inevitable: within the next couple of years, the bronification of the Internet will be complete.
Better go and pick out your cutie mark while there’s still time.
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