Good music enriches our lives.
Art is distinctly human. And any attempt at giving a machine the ability to discern good music from bad is merely an attempt at humanizing a machine. So why are we letting our machines perform our music discovery? It makes sense when you consider the unprecendented and overwhelming amount of music available at our fingertips. Countless hours of recorded music exists at tap of a smartphone screen and even the most devoted music listener will struggle to find all of the diamonds out there. So we try to map out a music genome or our streaming services tell us what people with similar collections are listening to. These things aren't bad. They're useful to fill the funnel. A starting point for our music discovery journey. But they'll never be perfect and we know there will always be good music out there we have yet to hear.
Cafuné Cafe is not going to replace your current music discovery methods. We're going to augment them. We're going to do it for free, we're going to come to you, and our product will always have a human touch. Once a month, we will send a curated playlist of new music to your inbox. No accounts or logins required.
No over-the-top comparisons, rankings, or ratings. Just a list of good songs.
A Note About Money
As if our access to the world's catalog of recorded music wasn't impressive, we have mostly free access to it, depending on your tolerance for ads.
Music, and art in general, is as expensive to produce as it is difficult. And the general public's reluctance to pay for it makes it an increasingly harder thing to profit from. While technology has made it easier than ever to produce and distribute a piece of recorded music, the resources required to pull off the hits we enjoy every day are still massive. The music industry at large is not just an economy; it's an ecosystem. Purchasing music is the best way to encourage the production of more of it. The music ecosystem thanks you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it really free?
How do you make money?
Well, we don't really. Let us know if you'd like to sponsor a playlist.
Are the songs safe for my child's pure ears?
Why a Youtube playlist? Can you make a < insert other service > playlist instead?
Youtube, while not a traditional streaming service, is the most prevalent platform. We also try to include Spotify links to playlists. But yes, we can potentially create links for your preferred platform as well. Let us know on our twitter and we'll look into it.