“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 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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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Tout App

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In a nutshell, Tout builds sales apps for salespeople. And, it’s all layered on top of the foundation of the interwebs… email communication.

With the flip of an e-switch (we just came up with that!), you can have Tout reminding you when to email prospects, use macros instead of re-writing the same email over and over, see who is opening your email, and about a hundred other incredible useful email sales tools. Tout really wants to speed up the sales process for your organization.

That seems nifty to us.

Check out what their customers are saying about Tout by clicking on the video above. The videos are just shy of gushing…and really, can you blame them? More sales makes everyone happy, and Tout makes it easier to ring the “bell” more often. We’re thrilled they used Tunefruit to find the right music for these videos, too!

Click on this handy dandy screenshot of Tout’s site to get more info. RIGHT. NOW.

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: BITE Beauty

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This latest featured stock music license gives this fruit (Mango) an opportunity to make plenty of fruit jokes (our featured license is BITE Beauty), but….no. I’m not doing it. I will not bite.

Dang.

Ok, so a little bit about BITE Beauty. Bite Beauty is a natural lip care company operating out of downtown Toronto. Their mission is to create lipstick that is high performance and healthy enough to eat for women everywhere.

As they say on the site…

“This is where we keep our inspirations – things we see, things we hear, things we wear. We’ll share what we can and teach what we know.”

This video is a sweet little wrap of what happens behind the scenes at a BITE Beauty shoot. As you would expect, it looks pretty much like a photo shoot for Tunefruit…eh…not really.

Check out BITE Beauty here:

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Tunefruit Tech and Music Mashup: Vinyl is Back!

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Snap.  Crackle.  Pop.  No, I am not talking about eating a bowl of Rice Krispies.   That is the familiar, or not so familiar sound (depending on your age) of playing a vinyl record.  To the surprise of many, vinyl is back.  In 2013, there were 6.1 million vinyl records sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That is a 33 percent increase in sales from 2012.  For comparison, in 1993 there were less than 1 million records sold.  The surge is attributed to the fact that some buyers now want a tangible product.  Something that they can touch and feel.  

There is also the sound quality.  Since MP3s are compressed, certain frequencies are left out.  This can leave the listener with a less than ideal listening experience, even if they don’t know it.  I would agree that vinyl has an undeniable warmth to it that has yet to be re-created digitally.  Back in the 90s, producers of R&B Neo-Soul tracks would add a “static” track to their productions, with the crackling, to give it that dusty groove feel.  It gave the song some character.

I also wonder if there is a psychological component to it.  You actually have to sit down and listen to a record, as opposed to being on the train, going for a jog or just plain multitasking.  Perhaps our concentration is more focused in that regard, allowing us to perceive the music as “sounding better”.

With vinyl coming back into the retail space, will we also see this resurgence in other areas?  I wonder if DJs would ever go back to carrying crates of records?  These days, all you need is your MacBook Pro, Serato software and controller, an MP3 playlist and you are on your way to playing your next party.  Trust me, that setup is much easier on the lower back.  This resurgence overall is definitely a surprising development, since we have been told for so long by several entities and authorities on the matter that vinyl was absolutely dead and it would never come back.  Oh, how things change.  

What do you think? Drop a comment in the comment section below.

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: Cornell Forge (prod. by Malone & Co.)

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Our latest stock music license comes from the studios of Malone & Co. They produced this awesomely metal brand video for Cornell Forge Company. Cornell is an American forging company (family-owned and open for more than 80 years!), and they can forge just about anything a customer needs. Like what? Well, glad you asked, buddy…

They handle press, hammer, near-net, and net forgings. This fruit has no idea what any of that is, but just watching them work the steel in video makes me want to find out 🙂

Want to learn a little more about Cornell Forge Company? Click below:

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Sprint (prod. by Elevate Pictures)

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Elevate Pictures, based out of C-Town (do people call Columbus this?), Ohio (it’s high in the middle, yo) produced this nice motion graphics project for Sprint using some sweet, sweet Tunefruit music.

Want to learn more about Elevate Pictures and the totally awesome video and film work they provide to clients? Of course you do. Click the screenshot below, dude.

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Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: mNectar (prod. by Explainify)

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Those incredible mavens of motion graphics, those wizards-of-explainer-video-goodness are at it again with this Explainify-produced video for mNectar.

mNectar is sorta cool. They allow app companies, publishers, developers, etc. to have potential customers sample their app inside of in-app advertisements.

So instead of just some boring and staid ad experience, you can actually play around with a new app without having to download it first….a try-before-you-buy experience that’s hard to beat. Because…it’s literally free. And that is FREE-king awesome.

Check out mNectar right here:

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Show Them You care…With Valentine’s Day Stock Music From Tunefruit

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Show Them You care…With Valentine’s Day Stock Music Tracks From Tunefruit

Ahhh Valentine’s Day…the single solitary day each year when we get to show those who matter most in our lives how much they mean to us. No, we’re not talking about  our spouses, we’re talking about our customers! At Tunefruit, we love celebrating Valentine’s Day because it’s on this day that we get to showcase some of our favorite sweet and sentimental tunes- tunes that can help you build a long-lasting connection with the special men and women in your life you just couldn’t be without- your customers. And when your customers make a connection between you and these sexy Valentine’s Day sounds, they’ll be forever yours.

At Tunefruit, finding the right Valentine’s Day-inspired track is simple; not only do we have a wide range of lovely, romantic musical selections, but each track has been hand curated by a team of musical experts (and after listening to hundreds of hours of love songs and dreamy ballads to prep for the holiday, they’re really in the mood to make some serious commitments to some very lucky individuals)

But before you dive headfirst into Tunefruit’s vast ocean of musical-love, let’s talk about the three types of Valentines Day Tracks. We hope this makes your music search even easier.

The “Up-tempo, Energetic” Valentine’s Stock Music Track

Sometimes, Valentine’s Day can be a good time to tell someone, “I know we’re still getting to know each other, but I think you’re really swell.” If you want to show you care without coming on too strong, use a fun, peppy track like Brighter Day in you Valentine’s-inspired video.

The, “Candlelit Dinner” Valentine’s Day Stock Music Track

Who can deny the magic of a passionate evening spent in the company of that special someone. Whenever I hear a song like Valentine’s Romanza, it makes me want to do something nice for someone that means a lot to me. Maybe this Valentine’s Day, I’ll make a reservation for two at that new restaurant that just opened up downtown. I think it’s called, Fat Hank’s Rib Depot. Use this track in you video if you want to tell your customers, “You mean so much to me.” Ribs are romantic, right?

The, “I love you, marry me” Valentine’s Stock Music Track

This type of track is a real tearjerker. Every time I hear a song like Wedding Vows, I well up inside with feelings of tenderness, and cry out, “I just want to be loved!” Then I call in sick from work, put on sweatpants and eat and entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream while watching Love Actually. Use this song in your Valentine’s Day track to tell your customers, “I want to be with you forever.”

So there you have it. This Valentine’s Day, we hope your heart is filled with love, and the bond you share with your customers is stronger than ever. Take these next two weeks to really evaluate your most important relationships because before you know it, the holiday will have passed you by, and you’ll have to wait an entire year for another chance to say, “I love you.”

And from all of us at Tunefruit, happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Yulair

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The latest project from Wonderlust Media is for the company Yulair, a neat-o idea of are-you-ready-to-fly-anywhere-right-now air travel on-the-cheap.

So many dashes…but it’s the easiest way to explain what they do, you know?

Here’s their philosophy…

Yulair is the new way to travel!

It means including travelling in your lifestyle and being ready to leave for destinations and trips you haven’t even imagined. That’s our way to discover the world.

With Yulair you need to be flexible in your schedule and in your destination choices. When a good offer pops, you should be ready!

Want to go to Budapest in February for less than a grand? Of course you do, brother. Pack your bags, there’s nothing stopping you. Unless you have a job….or a girlfriend. Or a kid. But seriously, this fruit thinks you get the idea.

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