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Artwork FM: Single Frame Music Video Creator

Artwork-fmLee Martin is a developer who has created all sorts of curious web contraptions to market music. Occasionally he also whips out a useful tool for musicians. Most recently he came up with Artwork FM, a web app that takes an image and an audio file to create a single frame music video. Martin describes it as a "gateway drug to a suite of simple apps I'm building for the music business in attempt to scale up my own development efforts." Should be an interesting process!

I first came upon Lee Martin when I found out about Glnk, an ecommerce tool to adapt iTunes links to the country of the user.

But most of Martin's work seems to center around the kind of music marketing projects you'll find on his blog.

Artwork FM from Lee Martin

Artwork FM is a very simple tool that allows you to upload an image and an audio file and receive a music video in return. You can then upload that to such fine establishments as YouTube or Instagram. You can even embed it on your site or blog with the Artwork FM HTML5 video player.

This "gateway drug" will soon be followed by Unlock FM, a "new widget which offers fans a simple way to preview your music and download it in exchange for joining your email list or tweeting a message."

Head over to to exchange your email address for news of the widget's release.


Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch) also blogs at DanceLand. Send news about music tech startups and services, DIY music biz and music marketing to: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.