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The Music Box Subscription Box Review – December 2014

The Music Box Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Box

The Music Box is a monthly subscription service that sends you music and music-related gifts. They hand pick emerging artists (keeping in mind your favorite genres) and send you new music every month. They offer 3 subscription options: The Box is a monthly box delivery containing items like CD’s, posters, stickers, wristbands, t-shirts, and more. Another option is the Envelope, which gets you a monthly compilation CD with 10-14 different artists. The Bundle package gets you both a music box and the envelope.

Because the Music Box curates every subscriber’s package with their individual music preferences in mind, my box will vary from others. This is a review of the Bundle.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Music Box Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Items

The Subscription: The Music Box

The Cost: $10/month for the box, or $5/month for the envelope

The Products: In the Box, you can expect 4-6 items like CD’s, posters, stickers, wristbands, t-shirts, etc. In the Envelope, you can expect 1 mixed CD with 10-14 different artists featured.

Ships to: US, Candada (+$5 for shipping) and Australia (+$9 for shipping).

The Music Box Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Vol2

This is the Envelope, the mixed CD that is an option to be subscribed to monthly itself or can also come in the Bundle (along with the regular box). It has 20 tracks on it and, flipping through them, I really think I like a lot of them. Unfortunately, there’s no track list – not printed on the back, not slid inside the envelope with the CD, and the tracks on the disk are named, either (just “track 1,” track 2,” etc). Sure, I can find the names and artists of all the tracks by spending some time searching online, but I think they should have included a track list.

I do want to point out that this isn’t a Christmas/Holiday CD. I know it’s the December box, but nothing in here is holiday related, like I expected. However, this might actually be a good thing, since I know not everyone celebrates Christmas.

The Music Box Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Candy Cane

This is the info card for the main Music Box, and they threw in a mini candy cane.

The Music Box Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Daylight

Daylight Broadcast (rock) – 2 full albums, “Action!” and “Home is Where You Make It”

I rather like Daylight Broadcast. Their style definitely fits within something I’d listen to. I’m not in love, but I’m happy to find a new band I like.

The Music Box Subscription Box Review – October 2014 Ocean

Jane Marczewski (singer/songwriter) – 1 full album, “Ocean & Sky”

Andrew Varner (pop/rock) – 1 full album, “Shades of Red”

Both of these albums are actually pretty good! The one by Jane Marzewski is my favorite discovery in the box, though. Singer/Songwriter is my favorite genre, and her style is just what I enjoy listening to quite a bit.

Verdict: All in all, I’m happy with this Music Box. They definitely did a better job at paying attention to my music taste and preferences this time. I liked the envelope/mix CD, too, but I feel like a track list is a really easy and basic thing they should have included. In my October Music Box, I feel like there was a lot more included. Not only were there CD albums, but there were also codes for digital downloads and even some non-music treats thrown in. I’m happy with my December box, but this is a difference I did want to note.

What do you think about the Music Box?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, The Music Box Reviews| 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. For just the envelope version, is it $5 total or do you have to pay separate shipping?

    • Never mind, shipping is free 🙂

  2. The app is shazam and works great 🙂 play the song, hit the app and it listens for a few seconds and tells you the name of the song and band 🙂

  3. I’m so happy with my Music Box subscription!

    The track names all came up on iTunes when I played it/saved it in there, so perhaps that will pull it up for you?

  4. Liz, you can find out what the tracks are if you have the Kazam app on your smartphone. Open it up while a song is playing and it tells you the artist, title and album name. I use this all the time, maybe 5% of the time is doesn’t know the artist.

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