No Lick Music

Five no copyright tracks every week. Unsplash for music.

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#1 Product of the DayMay 06, 2018

I'm talking with artists on a daily basis building the No Lick synth. Musicians realize music distribution is a way to promote yourself, and sadly enough no longer a major sales channel.

Our 2500 early No Lick users ask frequently if the app can be used to produce copyright free music.

1 + 1 = 2. Today marks the start of No Lick music.

Reviews

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    James McKinvenDigital Marketing Executive, First Base
    Pros: 

    Great idea. Really liked the music. Free.

    Cons: 

    For this stage, none.

    This does exactly what it says it does, well. 5 tracks, every week. They are 5 good tracks as well. The ambition to be the Unsplash of music is bold, but if they get the right people on board, then I'd love to see it happen. The creator community is crying out for something like this. I hope you scale this. Nice work.

    James McKinven has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Free 5

    Cons: 

    Boring, little use for my purposes

    Lackadaisical. More features need to be implemented for app or it seems something a six year old could have written

    George Gettings has used this product for one day.

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Krishna De@krishnade · Social business & live video strategist
Thanks for creating this @bproost - would love to see more of a balance of non-vocal music for use in video and podcasts if at all possible!
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Bart ProostMaker@bproost · I make things 🤖 that make music 🎹
@krishnade my pleasure! And unlike many djs I do take requests :) I'll make sure next batch includes non-vocal music as well.
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Krishna De@krishnade · Social business & live video strategist
@bproost Terrific!
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Krishna De@krishnade · Social business & live video strategist
@bproost I've added you to my curations and also my resource list for my digital marketing workshops too!
Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
Reminds me of the early days of Noon Pacific. Where do you source the music from for now and how do you plan on scaling it @bproost?
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Bart ProostMaker@bproost · I make things 🤖 that make music 🎹
@amrith Looks clean! Discovering new music has been a hobby of mine since childhood. The only thing I changed is: every time I get excited about a new artist I discovered, I check if they licensed their music and if not, I send them an email asking for approval. Unsplash is a great best practice when it comes to scalability. As soon as the collection is noteworthy I'll turn the site into a searchable library, but I'll never charge for anything. Instead right now there's a 'hire me' button at the bottom of the page (Unsplash is made by Crew, an agency that get most of their leads in through Unsplash). As a matter of fact I've been approached already just now for a new freelance job. Hopefully later, when the hardware synth is here, it would be a great way to boost sales for that.
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Michael Sitver@msitver · I build things
@amrith @bproost Interesting! How do you make it searchable in a way that's helpful for the people looking to use this type of music?
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Bart ProostMaker@bproost · I make things 🤖 that make music 🎹
@amrith @msitver I'm thinking tags would be at least just as important as genres. non-vocal could be a popular tag, but moods like uplifting, or scary could help too. Since originally I make synthesizers, adding samples (e.g. sound effects) is on the roadmap too. It would be quite easy to categorize and filter songs and samples, and suggest similar sounding examples on the go.
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Michael Sitver@msitver · I build things
@amrith @bproost Mood is great. You should let users post embedded video examples of each song in use.
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Bart ProostMaker@bproost · I make things 🤖 that make music 🎹
@amrith @msitver That is a very interesting idea!
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Nick Nish@nickjnish · Developer and Product Lover
I love this idea. This can be a huge boon for young content creators in the video and audio industries. For the artists, are there any plans to provide them with analytics or feedback so they can inturn grow their following (or get more opportunities)?
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Bart ProostMaker@bproost · I make things 🤖 that make music 🎹
@nickjnish I've been thinking about that. Now that I fixed a problem from the video creator side, I'd love to think a bit more about the artist side too. After all, they are the generous ones making this all possible.
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Ben Ingignieri@ben_ingignieri · Creative Designer | www.bjidesigns.com
Wow really cool idea! Nowadays it's pretty hard to come by copyright free tracks/ images. Unsplash, Nappy etc are great resources and now this! pretty sweet 👌
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Bart ProostMaker@bproost · I make things 🤖 that make music 🎹
@ben_ingignieri Thanks! Signed up to the newsletter on the site already? The email list just crossed the 2000 mark :)
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Ben Ingignieri@ben_ingignieri · Creative Designer | www.bjidesigns.com
@bproost No I haven't yet! But I will check this out 🔥
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James Lau@james_lau · Founder, Xempli.com
What a great idea! Thanks for creating it. The challenge will be to maintain the quality of music.
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Bart ProostMaker@bproost · I make things 🤖 that make music 🎹
@james_lau Thanks! I'm getting several job offers and No Lick Synthesizer downpayments in, just via the footer of the site. This is definitely sustainable from my side. Hopefully the bigger the website gets, the bigger artists I can feature.