Author Topic: You're missing a big opportunity to make money: macOS needs Musicbee  (Read 505 times)

shinyturtle

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Hello guys,

I'm not particularly sure why there's no proper music management/player software for macOS as Musicbee (nothing is even close to it), and yet a lot of people are looking for something like it!

If the developers would go into making it happen, and make it a paid macOS version of Musicbee, it would sell like hot cakes! It's literally a completely empty field that desperately needs to be filled.

Please think about it.

phred

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The simple answer is that Apple wants control over everything. And to make it more difficult on third-party developers, Apple continually changes parts of its OS all the time. So most developers, MB's included, simply gave up as it isn't worth the time to put up with Apple's BS.

The bottom line here is that a Mac version of MB just ain't gonna happen.
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shinyturtle

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Got it, thanks for the reply!

However, I think this is one of those examples the situation has been assessed incorrectly, perhaps with an emotionally charged decision. Yes, a free Musicbee would be indeed a waste of time and resources. But given that an entire platform's userbase is literally starving for a proper player, they'd 100% gladly pay for it.

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So most developers simply gave up

This is very very false. It's a known fact that developers favor Apple's ecosystem, as it's more lucrative. People who own Apple devices tend to be more financially stable, and thus that market is more willing to pay for software. It's not a coincidence that most apps are much more polished on the iOS front, compared to Android. Same for Win/Mac. (I use both).
Oh, and did I mention that most artists, musicians use a mac?

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The simple answer is that Apple wants control over everything.

Frankly, every company wants as much control as they can get. Apple is just the one that succeeded with getting away with larger amount of control in comparison to other companies and platform makers.

All aside, a Patreon funding might be a viable way to collect money to cover the development costs...To me, it seems like the team is having a hard time believing that they could make money from a paid mac version of this software.
Last Edit: January 26, 2023, 09:09:41 PM by shinyturtle

phred

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I do not speak for Steven (MB's developer.) He is not in it for the money. He is the sole developer of MB and he does this as a hobby. He has a life and a job and doesn't want to be tied to providing non-stop support for users. Granted he does have a presence on the forum, but support is typically user-to-user here on the forum.

Lastly, I suggest reading this: https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/FAQ#Will_MusicBee_be_ported_to_Mac/Linux/other_OS?
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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Posting screenshots is here
Searching the forum with Google is  here

shinyturtle

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He is the sole developer of MB and he does this as a hobby.

Ah, now I understand. Well, that's a completely different scenario.

Thank you for your fast replies, and thanks for developing Musicbee! Guess I will continue using it via CrossOver (emulation).