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May
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SourceAudio + Shazam: Make Your Music Discoverable in the World’s Largest Music ID App

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» NEW: SourceAudio Makes It Simple For You to Include Your Catalog In Shazam

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Shazam. For those of you who don't use it on a regular basis, Shazam is a mobile app that recognizes music and TV around you. It is the best way to discover, explore and share the music and TV you love. Over 450 million Shazam users have "tagged" over 12 billion songs and counting. It's an amazing app, available now in the Apple and Android stores and we encourage you to download it today. You'll love it.

If you host music on SourceAudio you can now easily and instantly deliver your catalog and metadata to Shazam, making your music discoverable by the hundreds of millions of users tagging and learning more about the songs they hear everyday. There's no cost to you to at all for you to be included in their system.

» How It Works

1. Visit the "Programs & Opportunities" section of your Admin Panel. Review the Shazam Music Submission Agreement and sign it electronically by following the simple steps we lay out for you.

2. Once you've signed the agreement we will deliver it to Shazam. One of our friends on their team will countersign the agreement, return it to us, and we'll deliver the executed copy back to you.

3. Once the agreement is in place you're all done. We will deliver your music and metadata to our partners on the tech team at Shazam and you'll be in their system in no time at all.

» What Do Users See When One They Tag One of My Songs?

Anyone watching a show, commercial, trailer, YouTube video, or any other media that is playing your song can "tag" your song to learn more about what it's called, who performed it, and where they might be able to get their hands on it. Using a fingerprinting technology, Shazam can quickly display your song's title, the artist, the album name and the album's artwork. If you have ISRC codes in your metadata Shazam can display links to purchase your music at iTunes and Amazon. Pretty powerful stuff.

We encourage you to give it a shot. Make your music and brand discoverable by hundreds of millions of users on Shazam today!

12
May
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NEW: All Languages & Characters Now Supported on All SourceAudio Sites

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» Administer, Manage, and Present Your Site in Any Language

Do you need a version of your site to appear in a specific language? Do you have 3rd party agents or partners in foreign territories who need to present your music and metadata in their local language? If you answered "yes" to either of those questions, this new powerful & flexible platform enhancement will solve all of your foreign and local language issues. As of today all SourceAudio sites can be fully customized to display ALL languages and characters. This isn't just a typical translation tool we've all seen before that misses many of the language nuances that translators can't catch. This new tool empowers you to take full control and customize your site to meet your specific foreign language needs.

One important point of clarification: Sites can only be managed and displayed in one language. This new enhancement is not a dynamic, geo-location-based language presentation feature; this is a tool that allows you or your partners to manage and control stand-alone, distinct SourceAudio sites in any foreign language which is the only way to ensure that your site and language always display perfectly.

» Metadata, Navigation Elements, & More -- It's All Supported

Using the new foreign language enhancement is as easy as managing your site and metadata English, with just one slight workflow modification needed when it comes to your metadata. Here's how it works:

Site Elements: To change the text/language on your site elements like field names, site organization labels etc. just go into the "Terminology" section within the Appearance tab under Edit Site Settings in your Admin Panel. Type in the foreign language equivalent to all of the terms displayed, click "Save Changes", and you're set.

Metadata: To import your metadata in a foreign language via spreadsheet, save your .csv in "UTF-8" format (easily done in Excel, Google Spreadsheets etc.) and import it as you would import any other spreadsheet on your site. To edit your metadata on individual tracks or by using the rules tool, simply use the in-page editing tools as you normally would in English.

» Questions About Foreign Language Support & Possibilities?

We'd love to hear your questions about our new foreign language enhancements and the international opportunities it can open up for you. Contact us anytime and one of our team members will get back to you right away.

Enjoy!