Search Exclusions: When You Know What You DON'T Want - Melodie
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Search Exclusions: When You Know What You DON’T Want

Ever find yourself looking for a track without a certain something? Let’s say you want a sad / melancholic track but without piano?  Our latest Search Exclusions feature allows you to do just that.

Changing the search type from a regular search inclusion to a search exclusion is as easy as toggling the “+” or “” icon beside each selected keyword.

Melodie Search Exclusions 3


On the Browse Music page, add keywords using any combination of the options below:

Using Search Bar

1. Type a keyword into the search bar (click any suggested keyword); or

Melodie Search bar exclusions

Using Menus

2. Click a keyword from any menu (i.e. Genre, Mood, Instrument etc).

Melodie menu search exclusions


Regular Search

Include search results featuring this keyword.

Melodie Regular Search Keyword

By default, selected keywords will appear in pink featuring a “+” icon indicating a regular keyword search.

Search Exclusion

Exclude search results featuring this keyword.

Melodie Search Exclusion Keyword

Click the “+” icon once to switch to a “” search, excluding results featuring that keyword.

We’re an inclusive bunch, but decided to make an exception for this little gem. We hope you love this feature as much as we do.

Find out more about our full set of features, including AI powered reverse-audio search tools in the Melodie User Guide.

Melodie Music

Melodie is a music licensing platform, founded by a family of composers, musicians and sound designers - all with a deep understanding of the essential role music plays in storytelling. Our purpose is to connect and inspire Melodie artists, content creators and employees - growing a benevolent, diverse and sustainable business.