This post made possible by the musicBleeper app. All opinions are my own.
Cuss. We’ve all heard it. Some of you may even do it. I personally don’t cuss. Haven’t in a long time. That said, I often hear expletives fly around me. Whether at the gym, watching television, watching a movie, or listening to music, it seems that the prevalence of cuss is pretty high. When I can, I remove myself. At the gym, I walk away. When it’s on the television, I switch the channel. When it’s on a movie, I fast forward. Since I’ve never been able to find a viable solution for eliminating the expletives in music, I am very selective on which artists I will listen to. I’m a firm believer in the old adage, “Garbage in, garbage out.” I just recently learned about the free musicBleeper app, which is available for download in the App store, and think it could be a viable alternative. It’s like ClearPlay for your ipod. I like fast paced upbeat music when I work out. Most of the music that has the tempo I like for working out has a lot of cuss in it. Now I can eliminate the expletives with musicBleeper and keep the song. Score.
musicBleeper is a censorship app that allows you to personally control the words you feel are inappropriate in your music. Now you can relax and listen to music with your children without being embarrassed or worried about profanity or inappropriate language. It can be custom tailored to your own personal taste. Simply choose from among 91 words in PG-13, R and Religious categories to customize the words they want to skip or silence based on your children’s ages, religious affiliations, personal morals or family values.
How musicBleeper Works:
- Once the app is downloaded to an iOS device and parameters are set, the app immediately starts scanning and scrubbing the songs that live on the device.
- If a song title is shown in bold, it has already been scanned and scrubbed for offensive words. If the song title shows in grey scale, it means the song has not yet been scanned and scrubbed, but will be available soon.The words and phrases noted are removed from all songs on the device – users can select either “skip” or “silence.”
- The ability to manage the app is password protected, so parents can identify the words they want eliminated, without children having access to change them.
- The app can be turned on and off, so parents can turn the app off when children are not around. This feature is password protected as well.
There’s a short demo video on www.musicbleeper.com which you can check out to see how it works.
I primarily use an android phone, so I’d love to see musicBleeper on the Android operating system, too (I hear it’s coming by end of this year or beginning of next year!). I’d also expand the actual unsafe words list. At present, it’s primarily profanity and sexually related words, which is awesome, but I’d add words that relate to suicide, guns, gangs, and such, which are more popular in some music. It’d be awesome if users could submit their own unsafe words list to the app to have them added. I definitely see the usefulness of this app and think it would benefit many parents.
Now musicBleeper would like to give one lucky reader a $50 iTunes gift card, so you can expand your music library and give musicBleeper a whirl! Download musicBleeper in the App store to give it a try.
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