Almost Any Song Can Be Family-Friendly with MusicBleeper {Giveaway} – Frugal Novice

Almost Any Song Can Be Family-Friendly with MusicBleeper {Giveaway}

Note: This is a partnered post with musicBleeper. All opinions are honest and are my own. Music Bleeper has also provided the giveaway prize.

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Since having three kids, I’ve listened to more kids’ songs that I can count.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me a good rendition of Old MacDonald now and then, but I enjoy my own music a whole lot more! I’m sure many parents feel the same way, but might not be able to listen to songs they like because of one word that happens to be in the lyrics. Thus, they’re relegated to silence or kids’ music in the car.

The musicBleeper app was created to solve that problem. musicBleeper is a user-defined censorship app that allows users to determine exactly which words they feel are unsafe or inappropriate in their music. Designed for parents listening to their music with children, or anyone who would prefer their music without profanity or objectionable phrases. Even if you don’t have kids, but (like me) you’d rather not hear profanity in your music, you can use the app for yourself as well. musicBleeper provides 91 words that can be eliminated based on children’s ages, religious affiliations, household morals or family values.

Vikas Vanjani is the CEO of musicBleeper, and his vision for the app was inspired by his own experience listening to music with his kids (aged 8, 6, & 2 at the time). I love knowing that it was created with children in mind.

musicBleeper is a free app available in the iTunes store. Here’s a little more about how it works:

  • Once the app is downloaded and parameters are set, the app immediately starts scanning and scrubbing songs that live on the device.
  • If a song title is shown in bold, that means it has already been scanned and scrubbed for offensive words. If the song title is in grey scale, it means the song has not yet been scanned and scrubbed.
  • 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 users can identify the words they want eliminated, and no one can change them.
  • The app can be turned on and off, so parents listening when children are not around can turn the app off if they’d like.

We tried out musicBleeper on Brian’s phone and found a song we could test it out on. There’s an intuitive menu of settings letting you customize the app exactly to your liking. You can see below the “Manage Unsafe Words” option – I’ll spare you the screen shot of potentially offensive words, but you’ll be taken to an extensive list (91 items and growing) of words to select from to bleep out. This allows you to hand-pick which words you want to avoid, which is a big highlight of its service.

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Another thing I really like about this app is that you set a username and password when you download. Then you’re the only one that’s able to change settings, so you don’t have to worry about your kids making changes you don’t want.

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The above screen shot is an example from the musicBleeper company, but you can see how your music list will look when you download the app. The greyscale titles are ones that haven’t been “scrubbed” yet but the clock icon next to Radioactive shows that it’s currently being processed. One note – make sure to give the app a little time to scrub your songs! The app goes through each song and finds the words you’ve deemed offensive.

I’d recommend that you check this app out. For one thing, it’s FREE. You can’t really beat that; it’s risk-free! And I truly think you’ll enjoy having an option to make music kid-friendly at the push of a button. You can download it here or scan this qr code with your phone to be taken right to the download page in the iTunes store:

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Check out more about the app in this video:

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musicBleeper has provided me with the opportunity to give away a $50 iTunes gift card, and it even ends in time for this to be used as a Christmas gift! There are some great high-entry options just for downloading the free app or reviewing it on iTunes, too.

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    I am looking foward to listening to some Maroon 5 songs :)

  • Candice Hull December 15, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I really love the Pitch Perfect sound track and as someone above me said, some Maroon 5 songs that I am currently listening to on headphones
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  • Erica B. December 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Lots of songs!

  • Karen December 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Nine Inch nails.

  • Brittney House December 15, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I would listen to a Beyoncé song.

  • Crystal F December 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I would use it on Centuries by Fallout Boys. I can’t remember if it has any bad words or not. Thank you!

  • Karen Drake December 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I can’t think of any songs I like that need words bleeped out but I would love to win the itunes card.

  • Rachel Ellis Freer December 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I would use it on Mackelmore songs.

  • Laurie Emerson December 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I am looking forward to Blank Space by Taylor Swift.

  • Richard Hicks December 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Might want to use it with Kanye West

  • Carolyn Daley December 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I would use it on some of Cee Lo Green songs.

  • tina d reynolds December 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Dang near everything lately pharrell and bruno mars for sure

  • Sarah L December 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I love Broadway tunes.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Rosey December 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I look forward to playing ‘Rude’ by Magic.

  • Sand December 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Everybody f**ks. I’ve heard a cleaner version of it.

  • Donna Kellogg December 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I want to use it on my sons entire playlist some of the words used in songs lately are outrageous

  • Bryan E. December 16, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    “Body Party,” Ciara

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