Music for short films

A couple of beautiful short films have caught our eye of late, both of which make use of our music .

In ICON – Irene of Thessaloniki, Finnish filmmaker Joonas Nieminen combines immersive camerawork with a cinematic soundtrack to tell the story of how a religious icon is made. Stunning.

 

And in The Lane of Time, Belarusian Antos Spiasivyh uses stop-motion to depict a lane ‘which becomes a witness of civilization with final understanding of historic recurrence’.


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You can now set the climax point 💥

We’re thrilled to announce that you can now set the climax point of every track of music you create on Jukedeck. 🎉

This means you can choose the exact moment your track peaks in intensity, giving you music that’s perfectly synced to your video. Check out this example (where we’ve set the climax at the point the couple hit the water), or simply login to Jukedeck and create a track to give it a try!


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A Cannes Lion 🦁

A few hours ago we received a wonderful phone call. The judges at the Cannes Lions Festival – The International Festival of Creativity – were on the line to say that they have awarded us an Innovation Lion for our artificially intelligent music composer.

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It’s a massive honour to win, particularly given the quality of the field, and fantastic recognition of the team’s work over the past months. We’re only sad that we can’t be in Cannes this evening, as we hear they throw a good party. 🛳 🎉

Listen to our library of music

Creating your own music is a hugely rewarding experience. And that’s why it’s a focal point of Jukedeck.

But sometimes you don’t have time to wait for a track to be created. Sometimes you just need music now.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that you can now browse a library of pre-made tracks on jukedeck.com. Simply login, then click Browse to instantly listen to music from a library of thousands of tracks.


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When you find one you like, you can download it straightaway, or click edit (  )  to change the duration or tempo so that it is perfectly customised to your content.

Finding the perfect soundtrack just got faster.

N.B. Tracks from the browse library aren’t unique to you, as everyone has access to the same library. So if unique tracks are your thing, simply create tracks as usual!

Introducing three of the team

In the past few weeks the Jukedeck office has been enlivened with the presence of three new faces. Between them they play six instruments, and their arrival injects the team with fresh doses of funk, pop and jazz experience. They’ve already made an impact on our music, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board.


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Kevin Webster

Software Engineer, Music Composition

Pedigree: PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London, and over three years of postdoctoral research experience in the UK and Germany. Former department head at Tech Music School (now BIMM London).

Musical Background: Nine years in the music industry as a composer, arranger, performer and educator. Plays organ, piano and keyboards, and has a particular penchant for funk grooves.

Vinyl of Choice: John Martyn – Solid Air


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Matt McVicar

Machine Learning Researcher

Pedigree: PhD, M.Sci and M. Res in Engineering Mathematics from the University of Bristol, focusing on Machine Learning for music analysis. Spent two years in academia at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan and Columbia University in New York, the latter on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Musical Background: Registered guitar tutor, with a double grade 8 (both with distinctions) in electric and acoustic guitar. Has played in various function bands over the past ten years.

Vinyl of Choice: Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy


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Eliza Legzdina

Operations

Pedigree: Previously worked as an Executive Assistant at a London financial technology startup. MA (candidate) in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. BA in Music & Technology from University of East Anglia.

Musical Background: Operatic performance scholar at university and was also part of a contemporary jazz ensemble. Dabbles with the piano, and is a published backing vocalist and ex-choir girl. Loves (and produces) soul, RnB and hip-hop.

Vinyl of Choice: Mama’s Gun – Erykah Badu

Silent music

Amidst intense media speculation, Jukedeck today announced the release of a new genre of music: Silent.

“People have been demanding silent music for months,” says Jukedeck co-founder Patrick Stobbs. “And while distilling the essence of muteness and encoding it into a Macbook Pro was tough, we’re delighted today to be able to offer it to them.”

The company cites as its inspiration 4’33”, a piece by mid-twentieth century composer John Cage. “We’ve taken what Cage did and tried to build on it,” explains Stobbs. “If you listen carefully you’ll hear direct references to his work, which we’ve run through our machine learning algorithms to concoct what’s hopefully an incredibly personal, meaningful brand of silence.”

Jukedeck user Lynn Hodgson commented, “In the riotous cacophony of the modern world, I thought that silence was something money couldn’t buy. I was wrong.”

Head to jukedeck.com and select the ‘Contemporary’ genre to create your own silent track of music.

 

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5 minutes to 5 seconds

We’re thrilled to announce that you can now edit a track after it’s been created.

Simply create a track, then click edit (  )  to change the duration or tempo.

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You can shorten tracks, lengthen them, slow them down or speed them up – whatever you wish.

If you’ve ever made a video, you’ll know how long it takes to adjust the music whenever you need to change the length or pace of your content. Now you can do this at the touch of a button!