You remember what it was like, that great feeling of flipping through releases in a record store, looking at the artwork, flipping it over to check out the tracks, see what the record label is, maybe see a picture of the artist. Will you give it a spin? Or even buy it just from the artwork?!
We’ve been working hard. The Sleevenote web experience is here.
For several years we’ve been adding artwork for users of our original app version of Sleevenote. A lot of it comes from online and a decent amount we’ve asked record labels for. The thing is, as an app it was all stuck behind a system that required a listener to have added an album to see artwork. For the last year, we’ve been working on building out the Sleevenote offering. As well as attempting to launch a hardware product (we’ll come back to that), we’ve built a full design tool for labels to upload art; Spotify and Apple Music support; full booklet support, all in a beautiful responsive UI design that gives a full-screen album art experience for digital music.
With the web player, we have built a place where you can browse everything added so far (artwork is still owned by labels and provided to encourage you to listen to the album, more streams baby!). It’s a small selection in the great scheme of things but we gotta start somewhere, and there are some great albums in there, believe me..
Check it out - The Sleevenote Artwork Player
supports Apple Music and Spotify* (*on desktop for the time being)
We’re busy getting in touch with labels and artists so that more official artwork is added and shared with music fans. If you are a label or artist that would like to add artwork for your releases, head over to the Design Tool, and we also have some FAQs to check out, for anything else get in touch.
We have some more exciting blog updates coming soon, give us a follow.
Tom & Chris