“Loving it” Tunefruit Weekly Stock Music Playlist for July 20th

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It’s July, and you’re a little parched, but what will quench this thirst? Well buddy, Super Duper Amazing Stock Music Straight From The Cow (uh….well, really our amazing artists, but we were heading the whole milk-from-the-cow route) will do the job.

Check out our latest HOT tracks that we wanted to highlight this week:

Prost! Oktoberfest Drinking Music” – Matthew Reid

OK, it’s not October (Oktober?) yet, but that’s no reason to not enjoy a cold one and this spirited drinking-compliant polka.  As the title says, “Prost!” (that means “cheers” – a salutation intended to be accompanied by a beer.)  Bottoms up!

Rainbow After the Rain” – Evdokim

Ukulele tracks are all the rage these days.  Bonus points for handclaps.  This cute, bouncy and extremely cheery track brings not only all that, but some whistling as an added bonus.  Piles of smiles to brighten your day.

For Triumph or Tragedy” – vpedulla

You would think that “Triumph” and “Tragedy” would not represent the same piece of music, but in this case they absolutely do.  This epic and heroic orchestral track sounds a little like the olympics, as set in Middle Earth.

Pure Joy” – John Judd

If Katy Perry made a track for a kickstarter campaign it would probably sounds something like this.  It’s teen energy and youthful spunk combine with a positive uplifting spirit that would bring motivation to any presentation.

Crazy Train” – ikoliks

Best described as “Punk Rock Surf Music” – at least up until the unexpectedly “Wild West” sounding breakdown in the middle.  Perhaps this is what it would sound like if No Doubt and Green Day had a child that scored a Quentin Tarantino film.

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Visual Commerce™ by Marxent

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Our latest featured stock music license appears to come from the future. A future where married couples will no longer pick the wrong countertop for their kitchen.

This is a future that I would most assuredly like to live in.  BUT WAIT! It’s totally not the future, it’s right now. The folks over at Marxent developed this 3D solution that allows companies to virtually show-off their wares (countertops, windows, cabinets…you get the idea, right?) in the context of a client’s personal surroundings (THEIR kitchen, THEIR bathroom). This pretty much takes the guesswork (and, let’s face it, marital strife) out of the equation of making decisions around big home purchases. AMEN. 

Click on the snapshot above to watch the video on how this software works. 

Here’s a little more info on what Visual Commerce can do:

Major purchase decisions are complex and even terrifying at times. The wrong choice can be costly to fix and heartbreaking to live with. VisualCommerce™ takes the fear out buying.

VisualCommerce™ 3D Virtual Reality Design Studio & Showroom is the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality SaaS that helps customers visualize and customize high-consideration products. VisualCommerce™ leverages Qualcomm Vuforia and Unity 3D technologies.

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality modes
  • Use with a GearVR headset, holoroom or portable markers
  • Available as a branded app or SDK
  • Host, manage and publish infinite products
  • Manage collections and update content easily
  • Provide customers with endless configuration options
  • Combine with estimator tool, ecommerce, social and more
  • Backed by market leading visualization R&D

Click below to check out Marxent and all of their fancy dealings:

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Slider Lapse (Kickstarter)

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Hey, we’re a little late to the Slider Lapse party (that’s how we like to think of Kickstarter projects…giant parties with craft beer, no door guy, and sweet, sweet indie-dance rock playing), but that’s ok, because we still HAVE 35 hours for us to get the word out about this neat-o gadget for video enthusiasts that want to do time lapse filming and slide while they do it.

It’s like the electric slide, but totally different.

Ha.

Click below to check out the video, and then go and pledge a bunch of moolah so the world can have this AWESOME new gadget!

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Virtuous (video prod. by Tomahawk Visual Effects)

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Our newest stock music for video license is from the fabulously fantastic folks over at Tomahawk Visual Effects. BTW…their URL is TMHK.TV…what if we decided to do that? What would it look like? Let’s try it…hold…working…here we go:

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I don’t know…doesn’t look as cool as TMHK…and that’s ok, because these guys (and maybe girls, who knows?) are way cooler than us. Their client list is chocked full of cool clients that obviously like their video to look amazing…seriously…go check out the work that Tomahawk is doing. It’s totes yummy. We would know.

In this specific case, they did a very sweet little explainer video for Virtuous, a site that works as a non-profit CRM for charities.

Check out more of Tomahawk’s projects here:

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: HospitalitySeeker.com

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Our latest featured stock music license is for the fantastically fine folks (the three F’s!) over at HospitalitySeeker.com.  They help people buy, sell, and lease, hotel, tourism, and leisure properties in Italy (yes, it’s shaped like a boot). This fruit feels like he could have eliminated a few commas in that last sentence, but our 6th grade english teacher would be muy infeliz.

Ammirite?

You can also figure out the market value of your property on HospitalitySeeker.com, too. Which is pretty cool, especially if you want to become a real estate mogul like Donald Trump, or at least Thurston Howell III (Look it up, he apparently owned all of downtown Denver!).

Gilligan’s Island jokes aside, head over to HospitalitySeeker.com right now to find out more.

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“Loving it” Weekly May 13th Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our stock music library that I (Guava) just absolutely love!

1. “Digital Funk” – Max Power

What’s old is new again.  Classic old school disco funk with the modern twist.  French dudes with robot heads would love it.

2. “Don’t Try to Catch Me” – Libra Music

Don’t even know what to make of this one – except we hear so much music around here that something this truly different and unique is sure to catch our ears.  It’s odd kooky wacky downright strangeness might be just the thing when you need the unexpected and indescribable.

3. “Slap That Bass” – Porrazzo

As advertised, there is lots of slap bass in this track.  It’s classic flea – old school “Uplift Mofo Party Plan” era Red Hot Chili Peppers.  It’s sure to uplift your party.

4. “Funny Acoustic Funk” – Ilyatruhanov

Immaculate guitar recording and performance.  Bright bouncy happy summer fun.  Good times!

5. “Dragonheart Epic Heroic” – Peter M.

If you’re gonna name your track “Dragonheart” it better deliver soaring epic grandeur – big drums, triumphant horns, and just when you think it can’t get any bigger it better take it up a few notches.  This track does all of that and more.  You bring the dragons and we’ll supply the soundtrack.

6. “Beautiful Soul” – stevecollom

OK, since we obviously couldn’t get any bigger than the previous track we had to step in a different direction.  This beautiful acoustic track evokes feelings of being at peace – one with nature.  Shimmering acoustic guitars and light piano undertones make a pastoral setting that makes us want to unplug and take in the scenery.  Good idea actually – I’m outta here!

 

Tunefruit Tech Talk: AG Watermark Generator

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So, this little Tunefruit Tech Talk blog is the perfect place to talk about the cool new invention of one of our artists, the great, the fantastic, Mr. Adi Goldstein.

First things first…go check his cool tracks out right now: AGsoundtrax Stock Music Tracks

Ok…now that you have heard his awesomeness with the musical notes, check out what he’s built for fellow composers to better protect their music online: AG Watermark Generator

What is it? Glad you asked. According to Adi:

“AG Watermark Generator is an intuitive program that enables you to insert an audio signature in the tracks you compose. The software allows you to insert audio fragments in your songs that play on top of the original sound, thus creating an audio watermark. It is easy to use and ensures an accurate preview of the result.”

Click below to checkout this really cool music producer must-have:

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“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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