“Loving it” Weekly April 23rd Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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We took a few weeks off, but we’re back, and fruity than ever! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our stock music library that I (Guava) just absolutely love!

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1. “Turkey Sticks” –  Driekelvin

We’re gonna start this party with a healthy dose of pure zany quirk.  I mean, the track is called “Turkey Sticks” – and that’s actually a really good name for it.  This 8bit silly chip tune is perfect for a game app, a cartoon, or any video that needs piles of smiles.  Mario’s in da’house ya’ll!

2. “I Am The Shit” –  Little Pioneer

Yet another well named pick: “I Am The Shit” – kinda says it all.  Imagine if Kid Rock scored a Steven Soderbergh film.  A vegas-style heist where the thieves all wear cowboy hats, pull up on Harleys, and take the booty back to the trailer park to party with strippers.  It’s a little rock, a little hip-hop, and a lot of attitude.  It’s the shit.

3. “Raindrops” – Fredlmusic

OK, it’s raining outside.  This track totally sets that mood.  It’s a little sad, a little lonely – Are the raindrops a metaphor for tears?

4. “African Celebration” – TOYINVENTION

Let’s all take a musical journey to Africa.  Elephants are dancing.  The natives are making baskets.  Jeff Corwin is making Facebook friends with the local wildlife.  The Lion King will sleep tonight.

5. “Happy Ride” – Kubed

A crazy kooky funky track probably best described as “glitch hop” – This unique, strange wonderful creation might just be the ticket if you don’t know what you are looking for or how to describe it.  Sometimes music searches are like that.  You want something you haven’t heard before.  Like this.

6. “Shiny Happy World” – AGsoundtrax

A walk in the park.  A stroll on the boardwalk.  Ukulele, a little glockenspiel – a pep in your step.  It’s a shiny happy world and we just live in it.

7. “Looking at the Stars” – EGproductions

Sparkling celestes and beautiful orchestrations create a magical whimsical fairytale land.  This is absolutely the musical storybook that begins “Once Upon A Time…”

8. “Big Band Opener” – Digital_Harmony

Live from New York – It’s Saturday Night!

Tunefruit Tech and Music Mashup: Will Tidal Be A Tidal Wave?

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Just what we were all desperately waiting for – a new music streaming service. If you have had enough of the others, there is now one more to try. Tidal is a music subscription service for audio and video files. The focus is apparently on sound quality.  It also promises exclusive songs and videos from artists. Backed by 16 musical artists, including Jay Z, the service launched a few weeks ago to much fanfare.

Initial reception, however, has been somewhat frosty. Most of the criticism revolves around Tidal’s business model. There is no free plan, only two paid tiers – $9.99 and $19.99. This makes it difficult to compete with the other competitors like Spotify who offer free services. Also, the launch was viewed by many as an attempt by artists to grab more money from the consumer.

I wanted to get the opinion of an actual artist and music lover (besides myself) instead of just listening to critics. What do critics know anyway? So, I reached out to Nicolay, from the critically acclaimed group The Foreign Exchange. I asked him what his thoughts were on Tidal. “The large majority of fans of the artists that were on that stage when Tidal launched don’t really care about sound quality”, says Nicolay. “They play music from their phones, iPads, computer speakers, Bluetooth boxes, etc. At the same time, the large majority of music listeners that care about sound quality (aka “audiophiles”) are not a fan of the artists on that stage.” Did he think there was marketplace out there for lossless streaming? “Perhaps, but either way it would be a niche thing the way that Neil Young’s Pono player is a niche thing. At least in the near term.”

It looks like we will have to wait to see how this all actually plays out.  In the meantime, I think I might just continue to stream my free Spotify radio.

cantaloupe 1ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Derrick Pryce (known as Cantaloupe at Tunefruit) is a music producer and keyboard player based in Atlanta, GA.  His current release is entitled Kebomusic Presents: The Experience, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. In addition to music, he is very much interested in technology, entrepreneurship and venture capital. He thinks mixing them all up would be fantastic. For more information, check out www.kebomusic.com.

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Slothlove

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Well…I think this has to be the cutest Tunefruit Featured Music License we have ever showcased.

I mean…come on. Sloths? And they appear to be lovely….thus Slothlove. OMG. This book of photos, expertly shot by Sam Trull, a photographer and sloth rehabilitator living in Costa Rica, is available for purchase in a variety of formats, and would literally be the cutest book in your entire house, apartment, library…whatever.

As Sam says…

For Slothlove, I have compiled my absolute best sloth photos and paired them with inspirational stories of survival, heartbreaking tales of loss, and interesting sloth facts; my goals are to help people appreciate these amazing animals for more than their obvious cuteness and to inspire a desire to help protect all wildlife and natural habitats.

Click below to buy it now! Hurry, because this cuteness won’t last forever.
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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Online EU Training

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Our latest Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License is from the fine folks over at Online EU Training. Online EU Training helps those who dream of a career with the European Commission, European Parliament, the EU Court of Justice or any other EU institution. (And seriously, how awesome is the motion graphic work in this video!?).

As Europe’s #1 EPSO preparation site, Online EU Training offers the widest range of materials for all stages and levels of the EU institutions’ selection exams. Our registered users have access to practice tests, webinars presented by experts in the field, a wealth of e-learning materials, as well as classroom training and coaching services to master the methodology behind the selection exams – and get that EU job!

It takes time, dedication and a lot of practice to reach success, but with over 80,000 registered users and many years of experience, Online EU Training has helped thousands of EU officials land their dream job.

Click below to learn more about Online EU Training:

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