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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  • Leah November 24, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I’m going to try this on a few of Maroon5s songs. Salem loves them but many aren’t appropriate for Her.

  • Janet W. November 24, 2014 at 5:38 am

    I look forward to using it on Sophie B. Hawkins’ song “**mn I Wish I Was Your Lover”.

  • Beth R November 24, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I would enjoy listening to Miranda Lambert’s baggage claim

  • HS November 24, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I look forward to using musicBleeper on Taylor Swift “Picture to Burn”.

  • Adrienne gordon November 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Some of the Katy Perry songs

  • D Schmidt November 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I would love to bleep some MC Chris song about Star Wars my Husband likes.

  • Nicole Dz November 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I would use Music Bleeper app for the song with Miguel and Mariah Carey, Beautiful.

  • Geoff K November 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I’d probably bleep some of the words in Nicki Manaj’s “Anaconda” – or perhaps all of them!

  • Margaret Smith November 24, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Some Bruno Mars songs.

  • Tara T. November 24, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Katy Perry and Maroon 5

  • Carrie November 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” would be the first song I would use it on

  • Seyma Shabbir November 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I would use it for Iggy’s Fancy!

  • Latanya November 25, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Some beyonce songs

  • Katherine November 25, 2014 at 6:23 am

    The adam guy on the Voice

  • Amy Pratt November 25, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I would use it on Forget you

  • nickie November 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Katy Perry and Maroon 5

  • Rae L. November 25, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I would use it for Miranda Lambert’s Baggage Claim.

  • Kim Kihega November 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I would listen to Taylor Swift’s Blank Space.

  • Ann Fantom November 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Katy Perry’s California Gurls

  • Harolde November 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Cheap Trick – Surrender

  • Jessica Beard November 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I would get the latest Carrie Underwood soundtrack.

  • Jessica To November 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I would use it on Thrift Shop.

  • Barbara Montag November 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I’m looking forward to hearing Who Knew by Pink.
    thank you

  • Rachel Travis November 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I would listen to Maroon 5!

  • Leigh Anne Borders November 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

    A couple of songs from Katy Perry that my kids like.

  • Autumn B. November 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

    All of wyclef’s music – I love it and so do the kids but I don’t love the language!

  • Cindy November 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    One Republic songs.

  • Serge B November 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Some Chris Brown songs

  • Kelly D November 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I might use this on some Eminem songs.

  • Kathleen November 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I would use it on Black Widow by Iggy Azalea

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • courtney b November 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    pussy cat dolls- dont’cha?

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  • Kathleen Whitney November 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    “Take Me To Church” Hozier

  • Daniel M November 29, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    anything of Eminem’s

  • heather s November 29, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I would get maroon 5 and r5

  • amy pugmire November 30, 2014 at 12:08 am

    deorro by 5 hours.

  • Bessamy November 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I would bleep Everythings Just Wonderful by Lily Allen. I would bleep her whole album. The songs have good tunes but they are not for all company. Thanks for the chance!

  • steve weber December 1, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I would bleep all the rap music my nephew listens to.

  • Jake B December 1, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Meg Myers yep shes awesome

  • robyn pars December 6, 2014 at 6:55 am

    there’s a new song i heard on the radio i don’t know the name for sure. I think it is called funk. I really like it and would look forward to listening to it.

  • amy d December 7, 2014 at 2:14 am

    i would listen to my favorite song.iggy- black widow.great song

  • Danielle December 7, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I really like “Bang Bang” from K’naan featuring Adam Levine

  • Jamie Brigham December 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I’d love to get Shake it off by Taylor Swift and any Maroon 5 songs…. Plus any Blake Shelton songs.

  • danielle Marie December 8, 2014 at 4:49 am

    i have to go with eminim songs. i love him but hate some of the lyrics.

  • Ian December 10, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Migos – Pop That

  • Claudia December 12, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I am looking forward to listen to maroon 5 animals, Thank you!

  • janna johnson December 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    kanye west flashing lights

  • tammy farrar December 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    some of the katie perry songs

  • Kim H December 15, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Old Incubus songs

  • Breanne December 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Nicki Minaj songs

  • Lisa V. December 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I would listen to Loving Every Minute of It.

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