We're very happy to announce a small but powerful enhancement to the metadata export tool found in every SourceAudio music search and distribution site. The next time you access your metadata export tool you'll notice that you have a few more options to play with. Instead of downloading your entire database every time you want to work with a spreadsheet, you can now identify subsets of metadata to download to a spreadsheet making metadata updates easier than ever.
With this new tool you can now export spreadsheets by:
- Individual or multiple catalogs
- Individual or multiple labels
- Track publish date ranges
The track publish date ranges are great because if you know you published a bunch of tracks in the past week and only want to work with the metadata on those files, you can go back one week with the date selection tool and export only the metadata for those most recently uploaded and published tracks. This should really speed up the amount of time you spend working on your metadata.
We hope you enjoy this new improvement and as always, there's MUCH more coming soon!
Introducing the new Sonic Search API
SourceAudio's proprietary audio-signal-processing and frequency-analysis search technology called "Sonic Search" -- which already comes standard with every site on our network -- has made another huge leap forward just a few months after its initial launch. Companies who want to tap into all of the benefits of audio-initiated music searching can now integrate the best signal-processing technology available into their own stand-alone site via our new Sonic Search API. Through the API your users will be able to search for music on your own website by uploading an mp3, pasting in a SoundCloud URL, or pasting in a YouTube URL and Sonic Search will return results from your music catalog that are musically similar to the track used to initiate the search. It's really that simple.
How does the API work?
SourceAudio's development team has prepared standard API documentation that any web programming team will be able to follow for seamless integration of Sonic Search into your own site. Once the API is integrated SourceAudio will scan and index each track in your music catalog and then you're ready to go.
Why use Sonic Search?
There are several business, user experience and market-driven reasons why Sonic Search is becoming increasingly important in music licensing.
1. We know that more and more music buyers are looking to sonic matching & signal processing search technologies to aid them in their music searches. Metadata is great, but signal processing + metadata is even better and Sonic Search is the solution.
2. In several head-to-head comparisons against similar technologies, SourceAudio has won out every time in both the quality of the results and the overall user experience.
3. SourceAudio built Sonic Search from scratch, wholly owns every piece of it, and has dedicated development experts in-house who continually update, improve, tweak and perfect the algorithms that deliver you the best search results possible. We're dedicated to maintaing the best signal processing tech available anywhere.
How do I get API access?
Getting API access is simple. Just send an email to our sales team at sales[at]sourceaudio.com or fill out our contact form found here and one of our reps will get back to you right away.
SourceAudio already makes participation in the YouTube Content ID system simpler than ever and we've just taken it one step further: Tap into detailed revenue & performance reporting with our fully-integrated reporting dashboard that's now available to all Admins on the network. With this new reporting dashboard you can have a live look into your total revenue earned to date, the total number of videos you have claimed in the system, your top performing videos & tracks, and detailed monthly revenue reports.
For those of you who are already enrolled in the YouTube Content ID System program through SourceAudio, you can see your reports right now in the new "YouTube Content ID" section of your Admin Panel. You'll have historical performance data in there right now so have a look and pull any reports you need. For those of you who aren't on board with SourceAudio's YouTube Content ID System program you're probably missing out on this great revenue stream for your business. SourceAudio makes file uploading and video claiming easier than ever - just contact Dan or Andrew to let them know you'd like to get started and we'll take it from there. No need to provide updated hard drives or anything on your end - we've got your music files on our cloud servers already so the hard part is already done. We'll sync your music over to the YouTube Content ID System and you can simply sit back and watch your revenue performance through this new dashboard and reporting feature. We know there are several libraries already on board who are earning thousands of dollars each month through this program so if you want in on the action and you'd like to track your performance through this great new reporting tool just let us know and we'll get you all set up!