We'll keep this update nice and short but we thought it was worth sharing: We just launched the new email design and layout this morning. All emails sent through your SourceAudio site will appear in your clients' email bodies just like the image above. It's a much cleaner layout PLUS we've embedded the album art when tracks and albums are sent, and playlist art when sending a playlist*. You still have the opportunity to add your own custom message to each outgoing email so nothing there has changed. For those of you with custom email formatting turned on (you know who you are), you'll want to disable your custom formatting to take advantage of this new, clean, much improved email format. Enjoy and send away!
Custom email format tool path: Dashboard > Email Format (turn the custom format switch to "off" at the top to use this new layout!).
•One small note about images in emails: Web-based email clients (Gmail, Yahoo, MSN etc.) often strip images out of emails and there's not much that can be done about it. To reveal the album/playlist art you can click "display images" when you open the email. Email applications like Outlook, Apple Mail etc. should display the images nicely by default.
SonicSearch is here and it's now available on all SourceAudio network sites!
SourceAudio is proud to announce the release of Sonic Search, a technology which will radically reshape the way music is searched and discovered. Developed entirely in-house, Sonic Search allows users to upload any audio file and return results that are musically similar to the song the user has uploaded.
Here's how SonicSearch works:
- Every song in the SourceAudio cloud is analyzed by SonicSearch to generate a unique fingerprint for that song based on the instruments used and specific musical indicators
- When you upload a song to find a similar result, the uploaded file goes through the same process and is compared with our SonicSearch index to find your matches
- Matches are rated and ranked by their similarity to your uploaded track and can be further refined with filters or keyword searches
- Quick tip: Drag & drop also works for quick and easy uploading...give it a shot!
Co-Founder and CEO Geoffrey Grotz comments “Search, particularly in the world of sync licensing, has relied entirely on metadata...which has been a below average experience at best. By analyzing the signal a musical piece generates we’re able to find similar signals and when combined with metadata refinement the results are absolutely astounding.”
Sonic Search initially will launch across the 208 SourceAudio member sites which include industry leading music labels, ad agencies, broadcast and production companies. Additionally, Sonic Search can be integrated into proprietary and other 3rd party music search and delivery systems.
For site owners and admins: To enable or disable SonicSearch on your site, just go to your Admin Panel > Edit Site Settings > Search and set your preference on or off.
One final thought: SonicSearch will continually be improved upon and new releases will be made available on a regular basis. You'll notice the already high-quality matches get even better and better over time. We're never done making this the best platform available anywhere!