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Music makes everything better!

Being able to upload songs for viewers to play for each gallery can set the mood for each different photoshoot you are presenting.

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    shannashanna shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    IraIra shared a merged idea: Link to customer music site  ·   · 
    Cozmic DaveCozmic Dave shared a merged idea: please make it possible asap to upload audio files  ·   · 
    Jim BurkeJim Burke shared a merged idea: allow us to tie music together with photos...and if people want to buy the music, link them to the site where they can purchase it.  ·   · 
    RickRick shared a merged idea: Allow music to be played while viewing pictures. Can put people in a transcendent mood.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Add a music embedded music option for slideshows.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: I would like to have the ability to add music to the website. This would be a great feature! Thanks!  ·   · 
    GregGreg shared a merged idea: Add the ability to play music in slideshows  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: WE NEED MUSIC!!!  ·   · 
    IraIra shared a merged idea: HTML to play music at subscriber other webspace  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: MUSIC  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Having an option to add music to the website/slideshow.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: add music to the slide show function in SmugMug like Phanfare does  ·   · 
    TimTim shared a merged idea: Can you make it so we can add music to a gallery? Would be pretty cool.  ·   · 
    NEILNEIL shared a merged idea: MAKE IT EASY TO ADD MUSIC TO A PHOTO ALBUM. CUT AND PASTE A CUT FROM MY FILES  ·   · 
    Ursula DubrickUrsula Dubrick shared a merged idea: Offering a choice of music to go with viewing of photographs might be nice  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: make music available with slidedshows and videos  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Allow for music files to be uploaded to Smugmug so that we can play a song while viewing a photo album in slideshow or manual mode  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Allow users to add music to a particular Gallery that plays with the slideshow view option  ·   · 
    BilliBilli shared a merged idea: Music  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: add MP3 uploading capabilities  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: audio as found in Zenfolio  ·   · 
    Colleen SoudanColleen Soudan shared a merged idea: Music uploads to our site  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Easier music embedding  ·   · 
    Steve ZwillingerSteve Zwillinger shared a merged idea: Add music as a possibility for slideshow view  ·   · 
    tjosephtjoseph shared a merged idea: Integrate Streaming Audio Services (Pandora)  ·   · 
    Shannon FieckeShannon Fiecke shared a merged idea: enable users to add audio tracks to their photo slideshows  ·   · 
    Gary LeonardGary Leonard shared a merged idea: Add music to shared galleries  ·   · 

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      • Jeane BreenJeane Breen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        After spending days loading my pictures on SmugMug, I find out there is no music component. This is hugely disappointing! WHEN will it be added? Do I need to go back to iPhoto? So Sad!!

      • IraIra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Be able to play music located at customer owned site via an HTML string. This request is no different than what is possible at Legacy SmugMug.

        I don't know how ling it will take you to realize how music adds another dimension and professionalism to a slide show.

        I have refrained from changing to new SM because of this omission.

      • Rhonda MaritnRhonda Maritn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am a musician as well as a photographer. I would like a feature added so I could upload music to my home page. I would not need licensing since it is my own music.

      • aaronAdminaaron (Product Manager / DGrin Admin, SmugMug) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @L.A: Although there is a large library of free music content on the internet, almost all of them require some type of license or use agreement to be in place prior to allowing us to play the songs. Partnering with a service that provides this would be one way to do that, yes.

      • L.A.L.A. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Aaron,

        You said that it would require proper licensing! What kind of licensing would this entail? Couldn't you guys just partner with photofocus.com? Their music is free and legal for individuals who would like to add music to their slideshows. And there are a million other sites just like it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add an option to hear music during slideshow. Especially when viewing on TV via Roku. The slideshow would be much more affective.

      • aaronAdminaaron (Product Manager / DGrin Admin, SmugMug) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Allen: There are several blockers for adding music but the biggest one revolves around ensuring proper licensing of music that would be used with the slideshows. We could partner with a 3rd party service, for example, but that requires integration, signing up for an account with the 3rd party, etc.

      • AllenAllen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I too would like to see SmugMug make background music available for customers slideshows. You say you are concentrating on developing other awesome features, can you tell us why you won't add the music capability at this time?

      • Gavin HardyGavin Hardy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Actually quite shocked that I've just discovered I can't at least embed a Spotify playlist into my site. Serisously, there needs to be a way of adding music to a site. Music can be quite an expression of an "artist"

      • DanDan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow us the ability to listen to music while viewing our beautiful slideshow. It's LIKE printing in B&W vs. COLOR. Or a like a handicap person that can see and is deaf. We can send a man to the moon. This feature can be coded yesterday. Today, I look forward to seeing this feature added to smugmug tomorrow! Thank you. A valued Smugmug customer.

      • RolandRoland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add a functionality to upload music files and provide a 'music' content block for adding it wherever we want.

      • IraIra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have requested nothing more than what I was able to do with Legacy SmugMug. That is via a bit of HTML at the Gallery, link to mp3 that I have at other webspace

        How SmugMug does not see this as a MAJOR void in New SmugMug is beyond my comprehension. Offering other music features in addition to what we had would be good also.

        It's simply boring to look at a slide show with music. If the viewer does not like to hear it, they can mute it.

        When the feature I described is ported to New Smugmug I will move over. Until then, no way!

      • wilwil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For a paid photo sharing service, I see music as a basic / given feature. Please add this feature ASAP.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please pay attention to these comments and the votes and work on givi g us what we are asking for, specially Music OPTIONAL. all the other sites have it, I dont see whats so hard about adding it.
        the awesome feature your working on should be MUSIC!!!

      • Jim BurkeJim Burke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to be able to upload my own music. In fact. If Smugmug was smart, they would make a deal with iTunes or some other music service to use their music in exchange for placing a link on the page to purchase the music the viewers are listening to and make it a profit deal. Come on Smugmug, get innovative.

      • Brett RossBrett Ross commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have shown my clients their Wedding Photos in my Gallery on Smugmug and they love it, smile and say WOW! .... I have then shown them the same pictures in a Video with the appropriate song (usually the song they danced to at their wedding), and they Cry.... ! ... and then I say WOW! ... need we say more?!

        Come on SmugMug ... you guys are great at what you do ... lets work TOGETHER and bring music, and that sentimental touch, to everyone.

      • GaryGary commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Keep it high on your list. It is really great for non-business-to-business applications. Check out how Phanfare did it. It was pretty slick.

      • robertrobert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would even be a attraction just to get traffic & networking, that song that makes a difference in ppl lives... & breaking the smiles on their face viewing the moments captured... please A.S.A.P.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would love to have this as an optional feature. I think it can add so much to a photography website and really set the mood for clients looking through your work. I'm shocked it is still not an option.

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