I am aware that "Unsplash for music" is a very high goal and I am far not a good coder. Nevertheless, I believe in being able to get closer to this aim TOGETHER.
That's why I'm looking intensivly for qualified feedback like:
- what are main issues to solve?
- what are basic features to provide?
- is „staying ad-free“ a must?
- do you think a kickstarter crowdfunding campaign would be appropriated?
Warm regards and a big Thank You from Germany.
One thing I noticed: I just wanted to buy you a coffee, but the help-me-stay-add-free button at the bottom kept moving away because of infinite-scroll :)
Regarding staying ad-free, I'd say it really depends on what your goals are and what your actual product is. I'm not a specialist (by far) but I'd first try to validate the market fit before trying to raise funds (Kickstarter or however else).
Here are some features I would like:
1. Allow downloads without having to change windows.
2. If the song is already downloaded, the UI should indicate that: so i know what I've downloaded and what I haven't.
3. Perhaps, make some recommendation for an offline music player that defaults to downloaded location. Explanation: For those of us who are just getting started with offline music, it's hard to find a player that can play the music.
And, don't forget your primary value prop:
Offline/royalty free music is awesome because it doesn't use Data and its free.
How do you compare to https://incompetech.com/music/ or rather, how do you plan to distinguish yourself from the existing grandmaster of royalty free music?
1. add autocomplete to your search box.
2. make it easier for people to give you their email address (i.e. least intrusive as possible modal that disappears after an email address is submitted).
3. pressing play on one player should pause any other players.
What do others think about URL and Name - should we change it?
Wowa and friends vs open music platform.
Regardless, I think it's a great idea and look forward to exploring it more. If you do change the URL, please make sure this redirects, or has a link to the new site so I can find it again!
Interesting project, I directly put it in my list of cc0 content which I can use for my tiny side project games
Edit: also, the tracks that I’ve listened to are great! I’ll definitely be looking here for a future project. Thanks for doing this, and I wish you success in keeping it going and making it profitable!
I think this clause coflicts with CC0, or prevent bundling into FLOSS (e.g. GPLed one). Am I wrong?
For example, Pixabay's image, which has such a clause in the license, was recently banned using with WordPress theme (because WordPress is GPLv3).
I am getting very nervous about such a clause, but I know CC0 is weak for trolls... Annoying.
I added this one to make it even clearer:
"So you can be safe and sure: You can make commercial projects by using all music on WOWA, you just can't sell the music as it is or create another "WOWA" with this music."
- 'no copyright'
- 'you just can't sell the music as it is'
It is not possible that all of these things are true at the same time.
For example by claiming CC0 you have waived 'all of [your] rights to the work worldwide under copyright law', but then you try to assert the right to tell me not to sell them? How do you think this works?
if I read the official CC0 Page it fits completely
I will study the topic even more and provide a suitable declaration.
IANAL, but yes, I think your license is not CC0.
CC0 is "public domain". It is intended to
abandon all copyrights. So if you want to publish music under the license, you can't argue any restriction.
And, Unsplash license is currently not CC0. It WAS originally CC0.
I like your philosophy, so I want to agree with you, but I cannot help concerning about licensing issues on FLOSS or mix-in usages...
I think they also have a great business model in general.
One nice to have feature would be to stop the currently playing track when I click on play.
Worth submitting it here:
How to add it to this github?
"WOWA is licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the music for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the creator or us."
There's not a ton of tracks now, but it might be useful to add a genre label and bpm, alongside the track names, to make it easier for people to narrow in on what they're interested in.
To give appropriate thanks to you all, I decided to provide a new exclusive free short track which I posted privatly.
You can find it here:
For me - I’m gonna roll up my sleeves now and implement some of the feedback on the website with the help of some of you contacted me and offered their support.
All the best.
T H A N K Y O U !!!
One thing that I immediately thought about: I'm preparing to ramp up a (non-tech) YouTube channel and I'm a bit worried somebody will claim ownership of any do-whatever-you-want free music I would use to de-monetize or copyright-strike my channel. I know big sites like Epidemic, AudioJungle or Audioblocks have some sort of legal structure in place to protect their commercial clients. Any thoughts on that?
EDIT: I can't grammar.
As a Music Artist I found out early, that Music-Copyright is not trivial - just because someone says a song is copyright-free and submit it, it really is - still someone else can claim ownership rights on parts of the song etc.
I realized that I can't easily get some songs from the internet and put them online. I decided to give my own music away for free as I can assure the rights and I only used license free material in the music. In the hope others will follow.
To answer your question: All submitted songs to wowa.me will be checked and reviewed one at a time on quality and ownership. I use tools to ensure this song is not already registered etc.
Furthermore every submitter has to accept terms of submission.
But you got me on two important things:
1. Submitting System needs to validate email-realness via double-opt-in or so.
2. How multiple commercial usage can work? Example: artist uses the free beat/soundtrack and publish this new song (with vocals) to all platforms (spotify, itunes and youtube network) Question: Will YouTube copyright mechanism take effect if another artist uses same free beat with other vocals?
So I think we will concentrate on unique soundtrack music which is not suitable for putting vocals on top but everyone can use them in videos, apps & co. of course remix and them etc.
Scaling will be supported by AI and more personell in future I assume. Thankyou
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Basically all is left is a white page with some unstyled text and DOWNLOAD links, which let me download MP3 files.
Of course I could click in the address bar and disable content blocking for this site, but that's an all or nothing switch and I'm not sure I want tumblelog.js I didn't inspect it but its name doesn't inspire trust.
Not sure if this is the HN effect but i'm unable to play anything unfortunately - I can click play on multiple songs at a time with lots of crosses appearing ( presumably to stop playing - i'm not sure? ) but with no sound actually playing
In as much as, take care of your https, you expire next month.
And the numerous cookies that are implanted, including those of a counter that you have hidden somewhere, those of tumblr, those of doubleclick, yahoo ..
Adblock blocks an item Which apparently is also hidden somewhere. Because when I deactivate it, I can not reach what it is.
This is a tumblr? Turned? Too much for a site with 19 songs.
Likewise, it is appreciated as something that is free.
I'm sorry for my English. Good luck with the project.
For now I'm already starting to work with some of you who offered to support the project technically and to build it on a more scalable solution. stay tuned (newsletter)