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No Lick Music

Five no copyright tracks every week. Unsplash for music.

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Amrith Shanbhag
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?
Bart Proost
Maker
@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.
Michael Sitver
@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?
Bart Proost
Maker
@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.
Michael Sitver
@amrith @bproost Mood is great. You should let users post embedded video examples of each song in use.
Bart Proost
Maker
@amrith @msitver That is a very interesting idea!
Krishna De
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!
Bart Proost
Maker
@krishnade my pleasure! And unlike many djs I do take requests :) I'll make sure next batch includes non-vocal music as well.
Krishna De
@bproost Terrific!
Krishna De
@bproost I've added you to my curations and also my resource list for my digital marketing workshops too!
Markus Schuette
@krishnade @bproost DJ Request!
Ben Ingignieri
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 👌
Bart Proost
Maker
@ben_ingignieri Thanks! Signed up to the newsletter on the site already? The email list just crossed the 2000 mark :)
Ben Ingignieri
@bproost No I haven't yet! But I will check this out 🔥
James Lau
What a great idea! Thanks for creating it. The challenge will be to maintain the quality of music.
Bart Proost
Maker
@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.
Faraz Ahmad
Nice work, congratulations on the launch.
Kees Romkes
Amazing Bart, also great music! Will love to make vlogs with these! Just a thought, I signed up for the mailing list - no double opt in is required there, please be aware that you _need_ to have that privacy wise. Also, any tracking that happens with download and whatsoever? Couldn't find any privacy policy there. (sorry for the boring talks, but I want to keep this service alive, not killed by lawyers!)
Bart Proost
Maker
@kees_romkes Good points! I didn't expect so many people to sign up for the newsletter honestly. I'll work on the flow + add double opt-in. Right now all I have running is GA and Hotjar. I'll make sure the service is 100% legal and will stay that way.
ryanmtaylor
I shoot all kinds of video with a drone and finding open source background music can be a real issue. I appreciate your effort and hope this is a bookmark that never 404s for me :)
Bart Proost
Maker
@ryanmtaylor Thanks! I'll make sure of that. I promise the closest thing to a 404 it will ever return is a tr-808.
Nick Nish
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)?
Bart Proost
Maker
@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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