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RockMyRun offers two tiers of memberships: Standard (free) and Premium. Standard memberships have access to standard mixes, get 1 download of any standard mix per month and unlimited listening to standard mixes in the RockMyRun app.
Premium memberships come in 3 lengths: monthly, quarterly and annually. With a premium membership you get access to ALL the mixes available at RockMyRun. You receive a number of downloads based on the length of the membership: 3 downloads per month for monthly, 9 downloads per quarter for quarterly and 36 downloads per year for annual. These downloads do not roll over to the next month - they are use or lose.
All memberships automatically renew unless otherwise cancelled.
The only difference between standard mixes and premium mixes is the length of the mix: Standard mixes are 45 minutes or less in length, premium mixes are over 45 minutes.
If you had credits before memberships were implemented, those credits were converted to free months of premium access - each credit provided 1 month of premium access, up to 6 months. We think you'll find you get access to much more content with the membership than you would have with the credits!
Absolutely! As a standard member you can download 1 standard mix per month from RockMyRun.com and you get unlimited streaming and off-line listening to standard mixes within the app.
If you're not sure how you received a premium membership, you were probably one of our awesome Run Rockers prior to when we implemented our membership service. IN that case we gave you a number of free months of premium membership based on how many credits you had prior to the switch. You have not been charged and we don't have ANY of you payment information stored. When your free premium membership expires, you will automatically go back to a standard member and will not be charged.
If you decide to cancel your premium memberhship your will remain a member until the end of your current membership but you will not be billed again. After your membership ends, you will return to being a standard member and lose access to all the premium mixes (i.e. no fun).
RockMyRun is a product of Rock My World, Inc., a business focused on providing GREAT running music for active people. Specifically, RockMyRun provides running mixes, designed by popular, professional DJ’s that will increase the enjoyment and performance of a person’s workout or race.
People interested in a more enjoyable running experience come to RockMyRun and are able to find mixes that have music they love, in a variety of lengths, genres and with or without explicit lyrics. Plus, all of the mixes have a listing of the songs that are in the mix so runners always know what expect from a mix.
In addition to the website, the service is currently available via an app for iPhone's, iPad's and iPod touches, with plans in the works to launch an Android app as well.
Run Rockers are people who believe in the power of music to inspire, motivate and drive. These are the people for whom the right song at the right time can make them bob their head, sing out loud, pump their fist in the air, run faster, and run for longer because of how the music affects them.
We know it’s not always easy to download stuff from websites so we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible. After you use a credit to get a mixes, here is what should happen:
- If you're on a PC you should see a link that says "Right-click and select 'Save As..'"
- If you're on a Mac you should see a link that says "Hold control,click here and select 'Download Linked File as..'
Follow those instructions and save the mix somewhere on your computer. This will start the download process.
It will depend on the length of the mix and the speed of your internet connection. In general it should take between 3-5 minutes to download a mix.
More than likely you CLICKED the link instead of RIGHT-CLICKING the link (or holding control and clicking the link if you're on a Mac). Hit back in your browser and Right-click the link. If you have trouble try re-downloading by going to the "My Mixes" link in the top right of the site.
After your mix has downloaded to your computer, pull the mix into your favorite music software (i.e. iTunes, Google Music, etc.). From there simply sync with your MP3 player like you would with a regular song.
Syncing can be kind of tricky because different people have different settings. We recommend using the RockMyRun iPhone app to make things easier, but if you're not into apps, we recommend the following:
- Open iTunes, plug in your iPod into your computer and click on it under devices
- In the summary tab, check the box that says "Manually manage music and videos"
- Go back to iTunes where your mix is located
- Drag the mix into your iPod
- The mix should sync
- When you are finished go back the iTunes and Uncheck "Manually manage music and videos" so that everything is back to normal
Absolutely! Here's how:
- Click the "My Mixes" button in the top right
- You should see your mixes listed
- Click re-download
- Right-click the link that shows up and select "Save as.."
Doh! Looks like something caused the download to be cut off before it finished. Please simply try re-downloading by following the re-download instructions above.
Most likely your having a problem with the cookies on your computer. Bsst way to fix this is to delete your cookies. The steps on how to do this will depend on your browser. Here is a link that explains the steps: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cookies
Right now, the only way to change those is to email us at email@example.com
Running With Music
There are numerous scientific studies that have shown the positive effects of music on runners and people working out. However, we’re not scientists so we have a different explanation:
Music is inherently emotional and passionate. As a result, listening to the right music can create emotional reactions in people. The right music can put you “in the mood”, make you sad, scared, nostalgic, happy or energized. We all have songs that when we hear them make us think of times in our life when we felt a certain way and can some times elicit a physical response (even if it’s just a head bob).
Our view is that this ability music has to affect our physical, mental and emotional states can be harnessed to affect our performance in physical activities such as running. We think after listening to a few mixes you’ll feel the same way.
Yes and no. For some people, they rely on the speed of the music to pace themselves. They get into a rhythm of running and timing their steps to the beat. While this is works for some it can become a bit robotic and disregards the emotional effect that music can have. After all if were all about BPM we could just run to a metronome and be happy.
Our view is that BPM matters, but doesn’t matter as much as the meaningfulness of the song to the listener. You probably have songs on your current playlist that aren’t the “right BPM” for your stride, but that elicits a fond or powerful memory. Or perhaps, even though a song maybe slower, the lyrics of the song are so powerful that they make your legs churn. We think that reaction is more important than just BPM.
We have spent hundreds of hours testing various mixes with runners of all different skill levels and experience. As a result we feel like we understand what a runner goes through when training for a race or working out. Runners get bored, need motivation and need to keep their brain focused as they are cranking out the miles.
As a result we have constructed all of our mixes to, for the most part, conform to the following guidelines:
- Good mix of both mainstream and under-the-radar songs
- DJ remixes of songs that you can’t hear anywhere else
- Increasing intensity & energy of songs or the lyrics in the songs as a mix progresses to help keep your energy up as you fatigue
- A new song every two minutes or so: Long enough to hear enough of a song that you like, short enough that if you don’t like the song it will be over soon :)
- Interesting effects included in mixes like scratching, flange, echo’s, high-pass filters etc.
- Frequent “build ups” (portions of the mix where the beat doubles up, then doubles up again and again and again)
- Infrequent major “breakdowns” (portions of the mix without music or beat)
- Specific lengths that correspond to how long runners typically run for (e.g. a 30 minute mix vs. a 41 minute mix)
The funny thing about music is that everybody has different tastes! We work to try and accommodate all different preferences in our running mixes. If you aren’t seeing something you like, let us know! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to make a mix that fits your needs.
So you've got skills? Nice! Shoot us a note at email@example.com with your soundcloud/mixcrate/mix.dj page so we can see your skills at work. If it looks good, we'll give you access to be able to submit mixes into our system.
The iPhone App
The RockMyRun iPhone app allows you to skip the process of downloading first to a computer and then transferring the mixes to your iPhone/iPod/iPad. Additionally, the app lets you:
- Browse and discover new mixes while on the go
- Stream mixes instantly when on 3G/4G
- Download mixes while on Wi-Fi on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Skip tracks you don't like while playing a downloaded mix
- Share your experiences with mixes right within the app
First, we want to thank you for taking the time to beta test the app! We couldn't have released the app without you!
We will not be able to support the existing beta app but you can feel free to continue to use it as long as you like.
Unfortunately no. You can only skip ahead when the mix is downloaded within the app.
Unfortunately not. The app can only play mixes that you downloaded within the app. However, you can do that easily while on Wi-Fi after logging into the app and hitting the sync button.
Yes! What you will need to do is use the app to download mixes while you're on Wi-Fi. Once a mix is downloaded, you can turn off Wi-Fi and take it for a run.
Yes! You can play & stream your RockMyRun mixes while you use another app to track your runs.
First check out our video. It gives a brief idea how to do various things in the app.
If you're still having issues with the app, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.