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.
It would be nice to be able to set music to slideshows.
WE NEED TO BE ALLOWED THE OPTION OF ADDING MUSIC! All the other websites have the option. And for those of us that PAY should have the right to have the option to add music by the click of a button. Not be stressed out by spending countless hours trying to figure out a way to add it through html, I have tried and cannot figure it out. Then have to pay someone extra to add in the html. I will not be renewing if there is not an option to add music by the time I have to pay you for another year!
Allow users to enter HTML to play music hosted at another site they have. This would provide a feature that was omitted from New Smugmug that was a major asset to legacy SM that made SM stand out above all other photo sharing services. Come now when will you guys see that was wrong to leave this out?
Pictures are more meaningful if we view it with music. Copyright issues will block all of us. Could Smugmug talk with Pandora foe a join operations? Pandora will not play the same music every time, however will play your style. I would love to add a Pandora options to the slideshows or the whole site. www.photo-graphika.com
Having an option to add music to the website/slideshow. That just makes the experience more memorable while taking a look at the photographs
would love to be able to upload a song or two to have the option of playing in a gallery...
Allowing Smug Mug users to add optional music so that viewers could enjoy that along with viewing the photos would be nice
MUSIC! Add music to albums for easy listening in the background! :)
We need our MP3 files!!!!!
It would be great to be able to upload music to our site.
Trying to embed music is too complicated
I import my photo slideshows into my newspaper's Web site. I'd like to be able to add audio to these.
Uploading music with your shared images would be a great feature to add.
We need music available for the site, this will help some photographers who's work is inspired by music, helps people get a better feel about photos.
Not perfect, but I've just worked around the lack of this feature. You can customise the look and feel of any gallery - when you are editing this you can add content to the page; I added a YouTube video of the music I wanted, set it to autoplay and then reduced the size so that it was small enough not to intrude.
As I say, far from perfect.
Anastasia B commented
I'm surprised SmugMug still doesn't have this option! I'm a Pro member and would expect that to be a given, a bit disappointing, especially since I've decided to redesign my website and migrate hosting to SmugMug.
Ramesh Mangudi commented
I would like to add music tracks to my albums... this needs serious consideration...
Music that plays with a slideshow is the ONLY thing missing from SmugMug- with it, and you guys are AMAZING!!!!!
Is there any update as it when Smugmug will allow embedding music/audio files to the new Smugmug design?
Aimee Radic commented
I agree with the comments below. Although, I am disappointed in the amount of anonymous opinions here.... I would like the option to add music to my homepage. It adds a certain "touch" that puts me above my biggest competitor in this area (website-wise).
Please let me know what I need to do (as a PAYING customer) to allow such a thing.
Still no music....really? This must be a simple fix..
For the love of "music" please ADD music option to smug mug PLEASSSSSE!!!
Wont renew with smug mug if it isnt added
all the other hosting websites allow it, and especially for us that PAY TO HAVE A WEBSITE, it should be offered
I'm surprised that there aren't more people requesting this considering the number of professional photographers' websites that utilize audio tracks.
Regardless, I think it is an option for those who want it.
Jacob Lucas commented
I would very much like to be able to add an audio track to a slideshow I'm preparing. The HTML widget on the new SmugMug seems to prevent use of object and embed tags to allow audio to be added.
Please fix this. We should be able to have control on adding audio or not. Thanks!
Yes! Why hasn't this happened already? Pay the royalties and pass the cost onto us - we want it!!!
I would like to have the option to play music in the background on my website. I would like the music to play continuously without interruption even when I go from page to page. There should also be an option to "auto play" and "loop" the music. I hope this can be implemented very soon.
This would be really great to have!
Brett Ross commented
I too would like to put music in the background of my pictures ... and as far as I can see, many other photographers as well! ... so SM, I think it is time that you now post your own reply to our suggestion and state "when" it will happen ... like this ... I'll start it off for you...
"Dear Loyal NEW SMUGMUG customers. We've listened to all of your wonderful and creative suggestions and we are now pleased to announce that "MUSIC is in the air, and it is now SMUGMUG bound!", so as of (date *** very soon!) you can now hear your choice of music soothingly playing behind your creative galleries! ...
get the idea??!!
Thanks in advance.
I would like to request that you add the ability to have music playing as part of a smugmug website. Not only would I love to have music on one of my pages, I have a musician client whose music has been given to me to use. Please do consider adding this feature. It is my understanding that it was a possibility in legacy, and cannot begin to fathom why you would take it away. Thank you.
I agree with shanna, other websites have the feature of uploading music to their site. It's definitely a tone setter for marketing.. people love music & it engages them into looking @ the full website sometimes because of listening to music.. supply & demand.
This is simple - The ability to play music at some other site was a feature of the Legacy Smugmug. We should not need to request this. It should have been released with "New Smugmug" on day one! The person making decisions about New Smugmug content simply has no idea how music adds to a slideshow.
So everyone knows how it is done in Legacy:
Insert the following html commands in the "gallery description"
<embed src="http://www.your.site.com/nameofmusic.mp3" width="144" height="45" autostart="true" loop="true" />
I won't use New SM until I can do as I did in old Legacy.
Dear Smug Mug, please heavily consider adding music to your galleries, we are getting flooded from our clients that other photographers are adding music to their gallerys. Now I understand you guys just made a major upgrade, but you still need to keep up with other sites like Zenfolio where you can add music and at a cheaper yearly price. I cannot see us staying with a service that does not offer this feature when my clients are specifically requesting it. We have to stay competitive in our Market in order to win our lions share of the business, so please consider adding it soon!