A year on from winning TechCrunch Disrupt

A year ago, we won TechCrunch Disrupt in London, launching our site — a site that lets video creators make unique music for their videos using AI — on stage.

Lots has happened since then. Here are some highlights:

  • People have made nearly 1 million tracks on our site (which makes Jukedeck MAKE one of the largest libraries of music in the world)
  • Tens of thousands of YouTube videos have used our music, from cat videos to massive YouTube stars
  • Brands like Coca Cola have used Jukedeck for their music
  • We won a Cannes Innovation Lion
  • We’ve stepped up our R&D efforts, recently announcing that we’ve created the first song composed and produced entirely by neural networks

It’s great to be back on stage at Disrupt. To mark the occasion, we made a video that pays tribute to tech pioneers everywhere. Enjoy!

Meet the Jukedeck team Marco Selvi

Originally fCopy of Marco_327A0971rom Milan, Italy, Marco moved to the UK to study Physics at Cambridge University. He then completed his MPhil in Scientific Computing before joining Jukedeck.

He’s worked in our composition team for over a year now, applying cutting-edge A.I. techniques to music. Marco also has a keen interest in the hardware side of computing and can regularly be found building servers with his bare hands!

Amongst the team, Marco is known as a bastion of both Italian and English culture and regularly heads off to orchestra rehearsals after work. Read more about Marco below.

Role at Jukedeck: Software Engineer in Music Composition

Background: MPhil in Scientific Computing and MSci in Physics from Cambridge University. Previously studied Violin at the Conservatory of Pavia. He started playing in orchestras as a child and has performed ever since in Italy, Cambridge, and now London.

Obsession with music began when: At 5, he was given the choice of playing piano or violin, and chose the latter because you can serenade people with it (you can take the man out of Italy and all that…)

Instruments: Violin, Viola, 5-string violin, piano

Vinyl of choice: Rodrigo y Gabriela – Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Marco building a new server, which we named “Ada” after Ada Lovelacewho predicted in 1843 that one day a computer program would be able to write music.

The Jukedeck Watchlist #3

As summer hots up and school ends for another year, we wanted to share with you a selection of delicious recipes from Jukedeck creators that keep cooking simple but scrumptious.

Whether you’re looking for tasty, quick and healthy food, an ingenious way to turn simple cereal into a summer bake, or inspiration for getting your kids involved in their nutrition, the main ingredient in these videos is creativity! Yum.


Will and his daughter Kyler prepare tender salmon with a fresh herby sauce, and encourage everyone to cook creatively with their loved ones.


Katie Reed of amotherthing.com turns a breakfast cereal and lemon cake mix into lemon crunch bars.


For a quick summer tabbouleh packed full of flavour check out Josselin in the Kitchen‘s Taboulé Libanais (French-language recipe)


NotQuiteNigella makes fries by baking slices of avocado with cheese, breadcrumbs and spices. We think this irresistible appetizer is worthy of Nigella herself!


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The Jukedeck Watchlist #2

Last month we started sharing the Jukedeck Watchlist with you – a selection of some of the epic content shot by Jukedeck creators that we’ve loved watching as a team.

This time we wanted to celebrate tech reviews. Whether it’s a new Android release, a comparison of two vlogging cameras, or even the ideal settings for your mouse to help with video editing, these awesome reviews ensure we’re up-to-date and, to be honest, leave us coveting these video creators’ stash of neat tech!

Enjoy. As ever, if you want to get in touch please email us at hello@jukedeck.com


Here’s Larry Dickerson giving the lowdown on the latest Android N operating system.


Carlos Pegueros (AKA PremierReviewer) gives his first impressions – and an audio test of – the Zoom H4n Pro, a high-end handy recorder with advanced features such as time stamping and phantom power.


Tomas Villegas takes tech reviews to the next level by going beyond the basic features of the Logitech MX Master mouse to explain the custom function keys he finds most helpful for video editing.


Chris from DailyTekk checks out two affordable VR headsets. We want both.


Tom (AKA TomKnowsWhatsUp) gets specific and compares two Canon cameras he’s used for vlogging – the Legria Mini X  and the G7x.

Unlimited free downloads 🎉

We’re pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, you can now download an unlimited number of tracks on Jukedeck for free!

If you’re working on your own or you’re part of a small business, we’ve removed the limit on your free downloads. All we ask is that, if you use a free track, you credit us when you do.

So, if you’re in need of some music, head to jukedeck.com and download away!


FAQs

What’s happening?

  • Individuals and Small Businesses can now download an unlimited number of tracks for free – all you have to do is give us credit.
  • If you’d rather not credit us, it’s just $0.99 per download.

How do I credit Jukedeck?

  • To provide proper credit, include the following text as part of, or somewhere near, your content: Music from Jukedeck – create your own at jukedeck.com.

The Jukedeck Watchlist

At Jukedeck, we often end up watching a selection of videos over drinks on a Friday and love discovering the videos shot by Jukedeck creators.

There are so many imaginative people with passion topics out there, we never know what we’re going to see next! And we want to start sharing some of this diverse content with you.

So here it is, the first Jukedeck Watchlist…a showcase of some of the artists who film their talent in action and create their soundtracks with Jukedeck. Whether it’s painting, sewing, or digital art, there is somebody out there to watch, learn from, and be inspired by. 

Amélie Berton

Amelie Berton - artist portfolio 2015

Amélie Berton

Amélie Berton Photography - speed edit - Dancing the Dreams...

Paul Richmond

Female Model Nude Oil Painting Time Lapse demo, figure from the back - Studio Sneak Peek 13

VamosART

Hole in the Hand, Drawing Cool Trick Art

Clara Nartey - Artist

Stitch the Sketch Episode 5 (Thread Sketching)

That’s all from us for now. As ever, if you want to chat or provide feedback on Jukedeck, get in touch at hello@jukedeck.com

New faces, more music

Here at Jukedeck, music is at the heart of our team. Each one of us is is either a composer, instrumentalist, singer, producer or DJ – some even claim to be all five! 

We talk, play and share music; if you ever swing by our office, you’re likely to find someone playing the piano or mucking around on the drum machine.

Above all, we’re always learning from each other, so it’s great when fresh talent joins the team. And in the past few months we’ve welcomed a host of new faces, all of whom add something exciting to the mix. Take a moment to meet them.


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Srikanth Cherla

Machine Learning Researcher

Pedigree: PhD (candidate) in Music Informatics from City University, London, focusing on applying Machine Learning to the analysis and synthesis of musical data. Over three years in industry, applying machine learning and signal processing to both musical and non-musical applications.

Musical Background: Guitarist with a particular interest in playing Rock and Heavy Metal music. Performed extensively in the Hyderabad rock scene during his undergraduate years, as part of his band, Insomnia.

Vinyl of Choice: Soft Machine – Third


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Katerina Kosta

Machine Learning Researcher

Pedigree: PhD (candidate) in Music Informatics from Queen Mary, University of London, focusing on applying Machine Learning to the analysis and synthesis of musical data. BA in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a degree in Piano from the Filippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens.

Musical Background: Pianist, composer and singer, who has performed in a large number of chamber music groups, bands and choirs.

Vinyl of Choice: Pink Floyd – Animals


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David Trevelyan

Software Engineer, Music Production

Pedigree: PhD in Physics, MSc in Physics with Distinction and a First-Class MEng in Mechanical Engineering, all from Imperial College London. Professional composer and producer, with work published by three record labels.

Musical Background: Jazz pianist and guitarist, with a deep love of music technology. Co-founded the Imperial College London Music Technology Society.

Vinyl of Choice: Herbie Hancock – Headhunters


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Nicolas Chausseau-Gaboriault

Software Engineer, Music Composition

Pedigree: Degrees in Musicology from the University of Montreal and Software Engineering from Concordia University.

Musical Background: Classical and jazz pianist. Has also played in a rock band and composed electronic music compositions for short films, art pieces and videos.

Vinyl of Choice: Com Truise – Galactic Melt


Jason Storey

Web Developer

Pedigree: Full stack developer specialising in Node.js, Javascript, HTML5 and interaction design, as well as the production of digital artwork. Spent 6 years working as a software developer for Unruly Media and video-sharing app, Vyclone. Outside the office, he contributes to and maintains many open source projects, several of which are tools for composers and built on the web audio API.

Musical Background: Plays piano, guitar and percussion, and studied classical composition at the Academy of Contemporary Music and jazz composition and audio production at Birmingham Conservatoire. Is an Apple Certified Logic Pro engineer as well as a composer and guitarist in a 6-piece band signed to Rogues Records.

Vinyl of Choice: Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel

New Faces

October was an exciting month for Jukedeck. In particular, the team expanded and we’re delighted to introduce you to our new team members!


Gabriele Medeot

Gabriele Medeot

Software Engineer

Pedigree: MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Rome and BA in Computer Science from University of Trieste. Disploma in clarinet and music theory from the Conservatory of Trieste.

Obsession with music began when: He realised all the great classical composers were amazing improvisers and that improvisation was the natural next step on from classical music.

Instruments: Clarinet, Saxophone, Irish flute

Musical background: Many orchestral and chamber music performances, ska, blues and folk bands, busking. Participates in Irish music sessions when he can.

Vinyl of choice: De Andrè and PFM – Il Concerto


Marco Selvi

Marco Selvi

Software Engineer

Pedigree: MPhil with Distinction in Scientific Computing / MSci degree, both from Cambridge University. Violin degree from the Conservatory of Pavia.

Obsession with music began when: At 5, he was given the choice of playing piano or violin, and chose the latter because it’s better for serenading.

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Piano

Musical background: Played in orchestras from the tender age of 7. Performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Italy and at Cambridge.

Vinyl of choice: Rodrigo y Gabriela – Rodrigo y Gabriela


Samer Abdallah

Machine Learning Researcher

Pedigree: PhD in Machine Learning for Music Informatics from King’s College London and a BA in Physics from Cambridge University.

Obsession with music began when: He first heard Sade‘s saxophonist, Stuart Matthewman, which inspired him to get a saxophone and start listening to jazz.

InstrumentsSaxophone, Flute

Musical background: Largely self-taught, but also took a course in Jazz theory at Morley College. His PhD and post-doctorate research took him into the depths of music theory and philosophy.

Vinyl of choice: John Coltrane – A Love Supreme


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Lydia Gregory

Head of Growth

Pedigree: Set up and ran an auction house & dealership of stringed instruments with two ex-Sotheby’s directors. Previously, Music at Oxford University, then Management Consultant at Accenture.

Obsession with music began when: She realised that noodling around on the piano was a great way to postpone homework.

InstrumentsSinging, Piano, Clarinet

Musical background: Various singing, including recordings on the Hyperion record label and tours to China, Japan, Mexico and New York City. Once had a brief engagement singing underground in a modern art installation. Never practised the clarinet enough (sorry mum).

Vinyl of choice: Original 1956 recording of My Fair Lady (the one with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison)


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Alkis Livathinos

Music Producer

Pedigree: MEng in Computer Science from the University of Patras, Greece. Five years’ experience in Music Production and Sound Design, creating tracks for the likes of HP and Visa.

Obsession with music began when: He moved the family cassette player to his room at the age of 7 and started recording what he later found out to be called ‘mixtapes’.

InstrumentsPiano, Percussion, Ableton Push

Musical background: Various piano and post-rock performances, and numerous compositions for film, theatre and video games.

Vinyl of choice: Ioannis Xenakis – Metastasis