The restrictive walled garden approach to library management benefits only the industry. It’s nothing more than a way to tie paying customers to their respective products, and offers no real feature advantage, nor does it encourage the innovation our industry badly needs.
I find this approach to be unacceptable, which is why I made Rekord Buddy.
This has been a passion project over many years. It was the first to market and enjoyed enough success that I could make it my full time gig. But recently I’ve been struggling with something, and that’s how my beliefs conflict with my actions. By selling Record Buddy as a product and then as a service, I’m profiting from the poor practices of the DJ industry, albeit in a bid to provide a solution to this bad practice.
That ends today.
As of today, October 9th 2020, Rekord Buddy is a free app and will become open source software before the end of the year, free for anyone to use and modify as they wish. Without revenue, I’ll continue to support and develop it more as a labour of love, but user support will minimal and sporadic. Rekord Buddy did what it set out to do. What happens next is up to you. Join me and let’s make it fulfil it’s motto and stay the one and only “By DJs, for DJs” app out there.