Lifetime License?

Hello there! Just wanted to ask of there are any plans to introduce a lifetime license for the app.

I have an aversion to the subscription model and would never choose to go down that road. Please understand that I have no problem with paying (I have purchased the beginner’s course books and DVDs), but the continuing monthly or yearly subscription model is something that I simply don’t get and will never agree to.

I don’t know maybe I’m old :slight_smile: Anyway, thanks for listening and hoping that I receive some good news in the future.


Tagging @larynejg

Same. Buying is much better than renting

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I never used the app but my understanding is that it can be helpful for beginners.
Lifetime access would be a redundant feature for most people, who will have moved on.
Why not simply purchase a full year’s access? (if that’s only available on a repeat subscription model, surely you can sign up for a year and cancel?) :thinking:

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Hi Nikos,
Welcome and I wish you a lot of fun :sunglasses:

And What Brian taps here is what I wanted to tap too, it wouldn’t go well with your guitar journey if you used this app for many many years…

Ps:I didn’t use the app either because I started just a little earlier than the app existed ,but I know how it works and sounds and now 3 years later (and a little earlier too) I wouldn’t need or want to use it anymore…I understand your aversion to subscriptions, I hate that myself, but in this case I would really make an exception…
I hope this helps you with the decision,

Greetings ,Rogier

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I go along with Brian and Rogier on this one when it comes to the app. I’ve found myself using it less and less now as I’ve improved. IMO once you get to a point where you’re happy with chord shapes, most of the time, you’ll find yourself wanting to play along to the original recording or a good backing track in the original key.

Don’t get me wrong, the app is absolutely invaluable for both the early journey, tools such as the OMC tracker and most importantly learning songs, songs, songs (TM @Richard_close2u ) and allowing you to develop with less frustration by slowing tempo etc. but you do outgrow it so a lifetime license in some ways would be a waste (again imo!!). And plenty of other ways to still contribute as you already do, whether that’s through the physical products or other courses, music theory, strumming etc…

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lifetime access to the beginner app would be equivalent to lifetime access to a driving school. once you know, you know. after grade 2 or 3 it becomes you have the skills to press on. now if one day they add the intermediate grades, that might be beneficial.


On board with the replies already posted.

I loved the app, great tool, gets you playing music early. So helpful and encouraging. But, after a while you gots to move on. It is a beginner tool, 1-2 years at most if you actually practice and progress. 2 years is probably pushing it.

If I used the app now? It would be holding me back.

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I can’t see it becoming a lifetime subscription as the costs incurred for licensing fees for the songs included in the app need to be recovered. And to keep the app fresh you would want the latest songs added along the way. If you have an aversion to the subscription model and will never choose to go down that route then there are other ways to support JG and you could always learn the songs through Justin’s song lessons (creating your own chord sheets) and play along to the original records slowing them down by other means.

Thank you all for your responses. Yes, I do see your very valid point here that this is probably an app that is aimed at beginners and as such, it wouldn’t make much sense to introduce a lifetime license. I was under the impression that the app included all the lessons (even the more advanced books and lessons), which at least for me, would be valuable for many years to come.

If there aren’t any plans to expand on the content, then yes, I guess lifetime would not make much sense.

Thanks again everyone.

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One thing to add in relation to @brianlarsen comment is that a one year subscription includes the strumming course saving you $39. Not sure where you are on your learning adventure but if the strumming course included is of use to you then may be worth a year’s subscription and then cancelling at the end of the year.

Hello Nikos :grinning:

Welcome to the community. Have lots of fun!

You’ve started an interesting topic here, and I’d like to join the queue, because I’m not a fan of subscriptions either (in general), but would like to buy some more stuff here, too.

Concerning the song app, I can see a lot of very good points in this thread already, but I’m also thinking of other lessons like the music theory course.
Parts 1 and 2 are free (and great!), and I’d love to continue it when I’m in Grade 3. But unlike the strumming course there just seems to be a monthly or annual subscription :worried:

And speaking of payment … an option for PayPal would be nice.
It works well for donations already, so maybe it can be made possible for purchases like merch or jam tracks, too?!
Well, my wishlist is quite long today …

Thanks, Nikos, for bringing up this topic :slightly_smiling_face:
Enjoy your musical journey here :guitar:

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Hi there!

Thanks for all the great feedback; please keep them coming!

For the app - Musopia doesn’t plan to make it a lifetime purchase.

We always want to make other products on the site the most accessible possible for you, so I’ll bring this to Justin’s attention.

We’d love to integrate PayPal into our payment system, but we have some backlog we need to fix first. But we’ll get there.




Thank you Laryne for your lightning fast response - and for caring so much about everything here. :slightly_smiling_face:
It is very much appreciated! :blue_heart:

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