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

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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

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

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

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!

Introducing our new site

Today is a massive day for our awesome team at Jukedeck — after months of really hard work on some really tough problems, we’re opening up our site into public beta. And we’d love it if you gave it a try. 🎉

What’s Jukedeck?

If you’ve ever uploaded a video to YouTube, you’ll know how hard it is to find music you can use. The songs you’ve bought on iTunes are off limits due to copyright restrictions, and stock audio libraries are hard to navigate and expensive, with tracks that are the wrong length for your videos and a few decent tracks that you end up hearing everywhere. There’s no way of easily finding original, affordable music for your videos.

With Jukedeck, we want to solve this problem — by letting you create your own unique, royalty-free music at the touch of a button.

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How does it work?

We’ve tried to make the process of sourcing music as easy and intuitive as possible; so you can create an original piece of music in a few clicks without knowing anything about music.

Like most stock audio sites, you can use keywords to specify the kind of music you want. Unlike most stock audio sites, you can choose exactly how long you want your track to be, and even set the instruments that are used and the exact beats per minute if you want a bit more control.

The reason you can do this is that we’re not just going and fetching you a track from a library — we’re composing a new track, just for you, on the spot. We’ve built an artificially intelligent system that can write music on its own — the tune, the chords, everything — which means the track you get is unique and has never been heard before.

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We’ve been in private beta for the last few months, with some amazing video creators using our music and giving us great feedback that’s helped shape how we’ve built the product. To date, over 100 days of music has been created on the site, and videos using our music have had 16 million views — all thanks to a small handful of creators. We’re really excited that today we can open it up to everyone.

So, if you’re making a video that needs music, please do give it a go — and let us know what you think! 🙂


ps A massive shoutout to Paddy, Rob, Jonny, Pierre, Lydia, Alkis, Marco, Gabriele, and the rest of the team who aren’t on Twitter.